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Pourhouse Restaurant
Pourhouse Restaurant

Pourhouse Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pourhousevancouver.com
  • Phone: (604) 568-7022
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday - 11:30am - 12:00am
    Thursday - 11:30am - 1:00am
    Friday - 11:30am - 2:00am
    Saturday 5:00pm - 2:00am
    Sunday 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: J-C Poirier
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Pourhouse has live Jazz music every Sunday night starting at 7:00pm.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Waterfront Skytrain Station is a block up the street. A nice and easy walk down Water Street to Pourhouse.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is an EasyPark located directly next to Pourhouse with entrance and exit on both Water Street and Cordova Street. Very easy and convenient to park, good rates, nice and close.
A word from Pourhouse Restaurant
A century ago, North American cuisine wasn't quite as fancy as today, but full of simple purpose: flavours you craved that left you satisfied. We look to create that feeling and sense of place. Making food that fills the room with mouth-watering aromas, and savoury tastes that are unabashed. We want to share our infatuation with food - serving dishes that smack of home, and made with hearty ingredients by someone who loves what they do. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, great service, but loud thumping music will keep us from coming back"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We visited Pourhouse two years back and fell in love with the food/service/atmosphere. I told my fellow travelers to get ready for some of the tastiest food around - excited to start the trip out right with a great meal. I was sadly surprised that the food was good but forgettable, the service was rushed, and the desserts were boring. The charcuterie, and marrow starters were nice - the highlight of the meal - but we could (and maybe should) have just gone to Salt for that. Also, if you are going to have chocolate chip cookies on your dessert menu they should be notable as anyone over the age of 12 can make good choco-chippers. They were bland and dry - tasted like butter/salt/vanilla were cut way back or missing. When simple breaks bad!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We decided to visit this location to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. The unit used to be a wonderful restaurant called Rossini's, where we first made it official in 2004. We were greeted and given a booth, and our server told us right away about the evening specials. We proceeded to order some fantastic drinks, they don't call it Pourhouse for nothing. The appetizers, and mail meals were amazing, geniunely fantastic food. The evening was capped by a great lemon tart on the house as it was our anniversary. Overall one of the best dining experiences we have ever had as the server, drinks, food and ambience were fantastic. We will be back!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "It was our last send off for friend visiting vancouver we could fit 7 but i wouldnt arrange for a bigger group than that They loved the layout and decor Food was great our waitress was very informative but not over the top We were all happy with our meals If there was one thing if say the pour house burger was a bit bland but the pattie was great The mush room tart and pork shoulder were delish Well be back"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The absinthe drip was great, our server coached us through the fascinating cocktail options. Excellent menu options and friendly staff. A great evening with great value."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Enjoyed watching the cook prepare lunches. Great lunch menu."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Visited on a recent business trip with a colleague and we were both really impressed with the menu and the waitresses knowledge of it. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Fabulous food and service before seeing 'Wicked' at the QE. Raves about the White Manhattan cocktail. Delicious! Atmosphere fun and upbeat"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "A fun and lively spot for a bite before the theatre."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our server seemed overly rushed and distracted, but it was a great lunch, good food in a fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "One of our party of 4 had dined at The Pourhouse before and recommended it. Our server was excellent and helped to relocate us to a more comfortable booth when we asked. Killer selection of creative cocktails, mostly off-menu, so make sure to ask for those not listed. The menu was varied and provided good choices for each of us, including one vegetarian. It's mostly comfort food, which fits right in with the dark and homey decor. The only drawback is there's no patio, so perhaps a better fall and winter choice overall. We dined on a week night and the place was busy, good to see. Prices were average and everyone enjoyed their experience. We would certainly return again."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great beer. Great food. Great service. Great causal decor."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Oh, the burger. Where have you been all my life? And great wine selection too."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "What a great find in gas town! First time ever experiencing oysters, they were delicious! The best part of the entire experience however, was the live music they play every Sunday evening. Gave off a great vibe and made for quite the relaxing evening. Highly recommend this place to anyone! "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We really liked a). Roasted Bone Marrow with Sea Salt, Pickled Radish, Parsley, and Grilled Bread, b). Cauliflower Steak, Red Quinoa, Cucumber & Mint Raita, and c). Grilled Cheese with Spicy Tomato & Fennel Soup. The Pork Chop, Herbed Pomme Puree, Sauerkraut & Bacon tasted quite good, but the pork was a bit overdone and tougher than I like. The atmosphere is really hip and lively. The staff are really friendly and enthusiastic. It's a good place to be."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Even though my lunch mate bailed out at the last second, it was wonderful to go back to Pourhouse… Even alone!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "pros: great food! great server! Must try the bone marrow,scotch egg and rustic apple pie for two! The atmosphere was wonderful but a bit noisy. cons: the hostess has a bit of an attitude."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had a small group for a casual Friday business meeting. This place is perfect For a couple beers and some good food. The bar is great too if you want to hang out longer. Staff Was very nice."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The menu for both food and libations read simply but artfully, as the dishes are presented. Nothing here is pedestrian nor is it over the top. For a great quality meal look no further. The drink menu is merely a gateway into what these folks are able to create. Son't get an "old standby" here without asking for guidence on an alternative. The bartenders and servers here are masters, making some of the best cocktails in Vancouver (and probably all of BC)."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food, atmosphere and the people is always the reason I choose The Pourhouse. Thank you to Derek for making a special drink for my daughter who now has a favourite place to go!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love trying different restaurants we haven't been to and Pourhouse did not disappoint. Loved the food. Loved the ambiance and the service was fantastic! Thank you we will definitely come again and again!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The ambiance, food, service and prohibition style cocktails were all amazing! I would definitely recommend the Pourhouse Restaurant to anyone who is interested. The rustic bayou atmosphere paired with the exposed brick and wood beamed iron industrial decor make this venue a spectacular experience. The knowledgeable staff and well-skilled bar staff were heads and shoulders above the rest."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This is such a great place for a night out. The band I always go see on Sunday nights (7 - 10pm) is the Pourboy Trio, last Sunday of the month. I have taken many friends over the last few months and they always want to come back. Food is so tasty, who knew comfort food could be this special. And Patrick the bartender is par excellence! He is truly a scientist when it comes to making an amazing cocktail, even the non-alcholic type! It's always worth the drive in from the burbs, and a nice early night before a long work week."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I did not know anything about this place when I made a reservation, but it was close to my client's office so I thought I would try it out. Food was great for lunch (try one of the Scotch eggs). Simple food made well."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "i've heard much about the pourhouse and so was excited to try it out for the first time. i was not disappointed! our server was friendly and attentive, and the food that arrived was delicious. i couldn't get enough of the pasta dish that i ordered, and the brussel sprouts side was spectacular. i will definitely come back again!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Bacon club is a wonderful addition to the sandwich and beer options!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Hi Love Pourhouse, I go all the time, and take people there for business lunches and dinners. Our server was appropriate at all times, but cold and I read her as annoyed, but she never did anything inappropriate. She didn't seem like she liked working there. Also we ordered lunches and she forgot our beer and ginger ale, didn't notice till we left. But I paid for it, in the lunch special. cheryllee fast"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I picked this restaurant for my friends bachelorette party, as our in between spot between events. The atmosphere was energetic yet relaxed. Our server was helpful and attentive but not overbearing. The food and drinks were delicious! I had been to Pourhouse on a few occasions before, for late night cocktails. This was my first time sitting down for a whole evening. Definitely will come back again! To top it all off, there was live Jazz music after 8pm (it was a Sunday night). Which just happened to be perfect for the bride as that is one of her favorite things!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Made reservations here for dine out...turned out we actually didn't order that menu but ordered a bunch of appi's instead. The food was great and loved the decor. My husband has now found his favourite place as they have perfected the whiskey sour! Great restaurant...will go back for sure!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Yay for Pourhouse! I was there (again) Sunday night, January 26 2014, and had such a good time. No tv's!! No music that tries to make me feel I am in a club instead of a restaurant!!! Twisted Fork on Granville street have also clued into that people don't want to watch sports to deafening beats! Their menu is small but always good. Tried their organic vodka over ice and the waiter generously brought fresh lime and lemon juice to mix with. Delicious! Mid evening a really great jazz band started up! I recommend this place in a heartbeat!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We had the dine out vancouver menu and it was scrumptiously well thought out in terms of variety. Absolutely enjoyed every bite. Very impressed with the cocktails. The bartender will make you a cocktail not listed on the menu but based on what you tell him you enjoy in terms of liquor preferences and balance of flavours. Cocktails are in the 19th centre pre prohibition style."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food was great and as always the drinks were amazing. The staff is always so helpful in introducing you to new cocktails."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Prior to arriving I did not realize the extreme use of seafood in your dishes. The friend I went with is allergic and therefore had to basically choose from spaghetti or a burger. There was nothing spectacular about the spaghetti."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I loved the vibe of this restaurant and the service was awesome. Very helpful and friendly :)"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Visiting Vancouver for Christmas we met friends and family here for a first dinner and catchup. Very friendly service. Dark but interesting interior. Located near the downtown waterfront. Great bar. Lively patrons. My daughter likes to stop when she's returning to Seattle from Whistler. Great frites and the trout is outstanding. Short but competent wine list."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "and food and drinks were great too, the bartender is awesome! He has all kinds of delicious libations."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "could expand the menu for main entrees. seems limited."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "A lively fun place with a packed bar scene, good food, good wine and good service. Just too noisy for us."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Loved the personalized cocktails and also the bone marrow was to die for! Definitely a fun place to dine with a group of friends :)"
    Dined on 11/13/2013