Pourhouse Restaurant
Pourhouse Restaurant

Pourhouse Restaurant

  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
Pourhouse Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (25)romantic (19)good for groups (17)special occasion (17)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (14)hot spot (14)late-night find (11)notable wine list (10)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • late night dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Went here to celebrate our anniversary, food was great as always. The only issue was that we were seated on a 2 person table that was squeezed between two large groups. I was sitting about 1/2 foot away from the person at the table next to me, there were free tables elsewhere that did not fill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place for lunch
    Localguy28
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Nice friendly place for a lunch. Great service, good food. Took a chance based on the reviews and was not disappointing. As Arny once said "I will be back"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pourhouse exceeds expectations
    TravelingAround
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Excellent food, even better cocktails! Knowledgeable, attentive staff. Reasonable cost given quality of food and drink, and great ambience. Went there 2 nights ago, and already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Go!
    FoodYumYumYumVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I never write reviews but my colleague and I enjoyed it so much I had to share. Absolutely delicious meal! I can't wait for a date night to take my husband!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The pourhouse
    Vanfood
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Really good service Really good food and presentation Awesome menu Best drinks in vancouver Good atmospher
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great choice for lunch or dinner
    Craftbeer2Food
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The atmosphere is amazing in this place. Spacious booths, long old world bar, marble floors. Excellent food and service. Great lunch menu. I plan to come here for dinner soon. They take their food seriously. Great craft beer list too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Jauma
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food and superb service…. We had several appies and wine before the Opera.. One of the best places around Gastown and in Vancouver
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pourhouse
    cdo14
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Nice place in Gastown. We had a reservation for 4 and had 4 additions who they happily accommodated. Restaurant was empty in early evening, but picked up later on. Decent drink menu, though only a single vodka selection. Food was good, burgers not necessarily cooked to order, but server was very efficient about returning food to the kitchen. Fries were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    Mmmgood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We loved that the menu catered to all tastes from vegetarian to a steak eater. The food was delicious and the service exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    amk1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had the most amazing meal at Pourhouse! The food was outstanding, all 4 of us commented that it was one of the best meals we had had in sometime, and our waitress was amazing! The fact that everything is made from scratch and from product sourced locally is impressive. We will definately be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gastown Gem
    MzTrix
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Looking for great food and amazing cocktails? The Pourhouse in Gastown is the spot. You won't find a run-of the mill menu here so come hungry and ready to try fresh food that will make your tastebuds! There is live music on the weekends so that is something to consider for those looking for a quiet, intimate spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    melike
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Best service I have ever had. Their attention to detail was noticed. Go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Wednesday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a great dinner. The menu was accessible and strong food dislikes were accommodated. The food was prepared and presented excellently. Good space in a great location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOUD MUSIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food, great service, but loud thumping music will keep us from coming back
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hoping it was an "off night"
    MsFoodieBee
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place for cocktails
    kristin
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    the cocktail menu at the pourhouse is awesome! everything we tried was great, and the servers were very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary
    DustinLovesKaren
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Schauby
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service & Food
    Enetsgr8pics
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Enjoyed watching the cook prepare lunches. Great lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 262 reviews are from the Pourhouse Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre- theater gem
    Phoebe
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night Out
    JoanBF
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A fun and lively spot for a bite before the theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for lunch
    dorothy111
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Our server seemed overly rushed and distracted, but it was a great lunch, good food in a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food and Great Service
    ZumbanistaVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great beer. Great food. Great service. Great causal decor.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gstwnwrkrVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Oh, the burger. Where have you been all my life? And great wine selection too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing ambience
    DjAVO
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • gstwnwrkrVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Even though my lunch mate bailed out at the last second, it was wonderful to go back to Pourhouse… Even alone!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food! Great service!
    foodiegoodie
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food, atmosphere and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for every occasion!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience!
    StevieWonder
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love the band, love the ambiance
    lulu
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    Tony1954
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comfort food at their best
    jjow
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    Grizelda
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.