Fets Whisky Kitchen
Fets Whisky Kitchen

Fets Whisky Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://whiskykitchen.ca/
  • Phone: 6042557771x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Burgers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Whisky Whisky Whisky now that's entertainment!
    We have over 630 different whiskies in house and are one of only 21 Scotch Malt Whisky Society Partner Bars in the world. Very Rare Cask Strength Single Barrel Whisky
  • Special Events: We host monthly Whisky Pairing Dinners, please visit our website for details ( click on the Events tab www.whiskykitchen.ca ), and be sure to sign up for our mail list to keep informed.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Charles & William
  • Public Transit: The #20 Victoria bus route, northbound stop at Charles St and Commercial Drive stop # 51228

    Southbound stop at Williams St and Commercial Drive stop # 51238
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is metered parking on Commercial Drive and free parking on Salsbury to the north and Coptton to the south
A word from Fets Whisky Kitchen
We are Southern Inspired & Whisky Infused!

We love our whisky and cook with it every chance we get: Southern Fried Chicken with whiskey chicken gravy, Makers Mac’n Cheese and natural pork back ribs with our house made 40 Creek BBQ sauce are a few of our whisky infused entrees.
Some of our Southern influenced dishes are: Jambalaya and Rosemary French Toast with Fried Chicken and maple syrup.

We use local free run chicken and eggs, house made organic burgers and Oceanwise seafood.

Fets Whisky Kitchen has been a family owned and operated establishment since 1986. We are Vancouver’s Premier Whisky Bar with over 630 different bottlings and Vancouver's home of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
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Fets Whisky Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.3
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (6)great for outdoor dining (5)special occasion (4)great for lunch (4)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Lulu256
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food good. Service not. Waitress was super slow, not friendly (not rude either) and she forgot aone of our requests (pita bread and dessert menu).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun!
    Leahchatter
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food. Drinks came really slowly, but it is a cocktail bar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Whisky Selection & food!
    renaissance1980
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The staff at Fets Whisky Kitchen spent the time explaining the high-end whisky selections and also some value brands which I enjoyed. The food was very good and portions were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A favorite!
    SSario
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great place overall for any meal of the day! Will definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively but casual
    FEtzandfriend
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Met a friend I Cherish, at Fets to catch up. Perfect ambiance with sidewalk patio seating on the vibrant commercial drive scene. Whiskeys are the specialty but good beers, good food and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Foodiepics
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The menu looked amazing, lots of cool whiskeys, the whiskey sour was amazing. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to try any food because the service was horrible. The waitress left us while we were asking her questions... while we were talking to her. She went to serve another table and never came back to grab our order. Also we ordered shots and 30 minutes passed and they never came, the waitress never came back so we though we would just settle up the bill for our drinks and go somewhere else. While we were settling the bill the restaurant still tried to charge us for the shots that never came and said "they are on their way" I have never been to a bar where it took 30 minutes to simply pour shots out a bottle.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most Outstanding Service
    cgarchitect
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were in town for a conference and I sought out the Whisky Kitchen obviously for their exceptional list of Whiskies. A few of us went on Tuesday and came back Friday with a group of seven because we enjoyed ourselves so much the first time. The owner Eric was there on Friday and treated us to one of the most impressive displays of customer service I have seen in a VERY VERY long time. To put this into context, I spend 90-120 days of every year on the road and that means eating out over 300 times a year all around the world. Given this is whisky, this could have been a very pretentious experience, but Eric is anything but. His enthusiasm for whisky, desire to share that with others and the outstanding personal service was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome for brunch
    chinaeyes13
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Friends and I went for brunch over the weekend. Service was great. We drank a couple caesars each and the brunch menu was delicious. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • -A
    Blondie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The meal was decent. There were three (3) of us dining and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the Brussels sprout salad. Be prepared to have a spinach salad with about 10 halved Brussels sprouts. Also, "beets" in the salad is about 10 julienned pieces. Salad dressing was nice. Salad could use a goat cheese to top it all off. Quite a simple salad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.3
    • Food3
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Fets Whisky Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Food, Friends and Family
    Foodwithfriends
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been to Fets many times. The food is always good and the ambiance great. The owners care! Great brunch, awesome burgers, and over 600 kinds of Whiskey!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as always
    Kazza
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Never disappoints. We had a reservation for 10 and had 15 show up, very accommodating and a fun great staff. Thank you Fets for a great birthday celebration for my husband!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whisky, whisky, whisky!
    annniieeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Given the name, Fets does not disappoint in the whisky department. Amazing selection of whisky from all over the world, varies in price range & quality so anyone can find a whisky to try - if they want to! The service was good. Our server was friendly but not overly intrusive. The Black Truffle Sachettes were amazing! Little pouches of deliciousness.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome customer service
    Jamesology
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Our waitress was so awesome. She checked on my friend and I every couple minutes but did it in a way that it was not annoying. Actually, she started joking around and the table near us also joined the fun. A patty for two turned into a group of 8. And yes the food was good. I had ribs, two drink special, and a liqueur. My bill only cane to 57$. Thats pretty good about hen most restos would of cost me 80$
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant had a lovely
    TOdinerVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    This restaurant had a lovely heated patio. I came here because I wanted some authentic southern cooking. While their food was ok, the menu did not have a lot of southern options. The jambalaya I ordered had uncooked rice and my guest ordered a salmon dish where the fish was also uncooked. The server took the salmon back, had it cooked further, and literally came back and tossed it back on her plate. No apology. Given the quality (or lack thereof) of the food, I do not think the prices were justified.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    Andtully
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great food and drink, in a smaller sized room. Service was efficient and courteous. Extensive whiskey list. Recommend reservation on weekend night, we were there at 6, and the place filled by 7:15.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit dissapointing
    Pammy54VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This was our second time here. First time was great. We had the same waitress this time but she was not great. One of our friends ordered the fried chicken. It seriously looked like two chicken wings next to the other orders we saw later. I mentioned it and she said that they are all the same and by weight. Weird how the girl next table over had 3 very large pieces. She gave him his coffee for free as a gesture. Really. Dessert maybe. I would still go back but now we know what to expect.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Started off well
    Amateurfoodie
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    It started off well with a welcoming atmosphere. Brunch menu was great with good portions. Service started off attentive. Then as it got busier, service was not attentive, to say the least. Took 20 minutes to get the bill. We called in early in the morning to get a high chair and another table got both high chairs with only an email 20 minutes in advance. They pointed the blame at me, the one who made the reservation that I did not make the request at that time. Course, the call in the morning should have sufficed anyway - the manager said "no one told me". Not sure how that is our issue. Nothing done to compensate. Not even an apology. Funky atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Great Service
    SSario
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went there for my fiance's bday with a group of ten and the services was great! brought in my own cake and they were totally flexible and brought it out at no extra cost! Can't go wrong with anything on the menu! Got one of their signature dishes (southern fried chicken) and it was just lightly crispy, range free chicken! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, unmatched whisky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great food, unmatched whisky selection, great service and cool place. What else can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly great
    Blondie
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I didn't know what to expect, going to Fets, but I was really impressed. Their wines and beers are so reasonably priced, it is refreshing to see. The only feedback I would give... I had a salad which consisted of lettuce, onions, shredded beets and some brussells sprouts and it was $12!!! I found that quite pricey for a simple lettuce filled salad. I got chicken and it ended up being a $17 salad. I am a little rabbit and eat salads all the time and am used to paying about that price for a salad with a protein. But I found $12 for a salad really high when there are only four (4) simple ingredients. Either way, they did it well. My partner had the ribs which were fall off the bone and had a sweet touch to them. Great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    allworld
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Service was great. Whiskey was even better. Have the ribs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious. Service was excellent. Amazing scotch list. It's a great neighbourhood place with a mix of families, couples and friends hanging out. Lots of comfort food on the menu.- great variety of choices. Definitely going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre theatre dining
    Seajay1VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Close to The Clutch. Good value. Friendly and helpful service. Excellent scotch and bourbon choices. Varied menu. Overall a very pleasant atmosphere and experience.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night
    GSXR
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This place has pretty good food as I remembered it a few years ago. Had the chicken burger and it was delicious. Service was tentative and were on the ball.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great. The whiskey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The food was great. The whiskey was awesome. In really whiskey/scotch list. I would bet the biggest in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A whisky-lovers dream!
    Patricia604
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    If you enjoy or want to learn more about whisky, this is the place. The whisky selection is wonderful (including rare limited edition whiskies). Imagine bottles of whisky from floor to ceiling but don't worry, the servers are very helpful guiding you through your choices. Cab or take transit so you can indulge; this isn't the place to enjoy just one drink. You'll want to try another...and another... The food was good but the blend of spices, heat and salt in our jambalaya was a little off so next time we'll sample another of their many tempting food choices. (The food at neighboring tables looked great too!) Bring your non-whisky drinking friends along too, there's lots of choices for them -and maybe you'll turn them into whisky converts.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    annon
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Unbelievably awesome food, I had the ribs and they actually fell off of the bone. My girlfriend had the fried chicken which was almost as good but still very good. The server was also very helpful with giving suggestions. Definitely give it a try, we're going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very impressive whiskey list.
    Tony
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Very impressive whiskey list. Great varieties on the menu for food. They have vegetarian and gluten-free options listed, and their meat is listed as free-run organic poultry. All around great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special ...
    MetoYouVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    ..... Which is too bad since the menu reads well but execution was mediocre. Our server was very helpful and suggested good options, only the kitchen was unable to execute them. Too bad .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for family brunch
    Galu
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Known for its whiskey, its a secret so far that Fets also does good brunches. We had a pre wedding brunch there with a 4 year old and 6 adults and the food and service were great. The table was set up so we didn't feel in the way but still in the heart of the place. I was very relieved and pleased as we had people from out of town and needed a place to be a good example of Vancouver and that wouldn't make us wait in line for mediocre food and service with attitude. Go there for brunch before its discovered and you have to wait in line. I like the polished atmosphere as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • casual
    dawne
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    if you like whisky the place for you, by themselves or in cocktails. had a good homemade soup and my friend enjoyed his fish cakes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Food was great... will return for their great omelets!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun location and food
    Dinefun
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    We spent Sunday dinner here at a little southern bar gem. If you need a little spice in you life and good food this is a good chioce. Very good service a great bar local wines and brews, and imports too. This is a good chioce for a wonderful stop. Thx so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding whisky menu, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Outstanding whisky menu, and that's where it all ends. The food wasn't very good, quite salty, bland, and heavy. And in my opinon quite over prices for what we received.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate