I went to Pourhouse for the first time one evening with a lovely girl for dinner - and that was a really great choice! Also a Sunday night, live Jazz, the atmosphere was really nice and vibrant. The service was prompt and friendly, recommendations well delivered. Food was delicious! We tried a few starters: Scotch Egg, Bone Marrows, and Pork Croquette. We love the Scotch Eggs, elegantly presented and tasted great! As for mains, I wanted to try their T-bones but was sold out, and only had the strip loin. The strip loin was cooked to my expectation - medium rare, it was juicy, pink in the centre, tender. Well done! The other main we had was Steelhead trout it was done perfectly too, crispy skin and nice centre. Great Place :D
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time in the restaurant
Second time in the restaurant and I have not been in the bar area but understand it is also very good. Will definitely come again. Nice menu, food is great, and wine selection is fine.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cauliflower steak is an amazing
Cauliflower steak is an amazing non-meat dish. The meat dishes ordered by my group were well loved too. The cookies & espresso...doesn't get much better than that.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Simply EXCELLENT on all fronts....
Simply excellent. The food, the service, the attentive staff, and did I mention the food! Wonderful stuff. I can't NOT go to the Pourhouse when I am in the Gastown area of Vancouver.....it would be a shame not to. ENJOY, I know you will.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have gone here for family
Have gone here for family dinners, business lunches, and end of day drinks; will keep coming back.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lunch special fantastic as
Lunch special fantastic as always. But the bourbon recommendation at the end made it a memorable meal. Thank you!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for the spaghetti and
Went for the spaghetti and meatballs, and it was phenomenal...
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fancy food and drinks!
The service was excellent! The waiter asked us what type of drinks we liked and brought my girlfriend a surprise drink. Both of our meals were delicious. The table next to us could smell it and were checking it out. The ambiance of the place is really cool and classy. It was a nice romantic birthday dinner but i could see myself coming back to the bar part for fancy drinks and tasty appies. We are very happy we went there. It's a bit pricey but worth it. The drinks can add up!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE the Pourhouse!
Absolutely amazing food! The burger is heavenly, the Centennial (bourbon cocktail) is delicious, and the grilled brussel sprouts are so yummy!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining with family
The food was very unusal, old style English with a twist. The cocktails were incredible. Our server knew a lot about both the drinks and the menue. She made excellent recommendations. The price was fair, not overly expensive. I would definitely go back!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
so very tasty
what a great meal... I have wanted to go to this place for a long time. My son & husband have been numerous times and bragged how good it was!!!! now I know. It is very good
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pourhouse is a Gem !
The best burger and scotch eggs in Vancouver, or anywhere !
The service is beyond awesome, the food awesome, and the drinks amazing and different.
As a self proclaimed foodie, this is one of Vancouver's dining experiences that can't be missed.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
It had been a couple years since I lived in Vancouver, and was hoping the Pourhouse was as good as I remember it--I was not disappointed. Food was excellent (I had a chickpea croque mousier), and the beer selection is fantastic. A great evening overall
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sat at the bar and had a great
Sat at the bar and had a great meal. The bartender is a very energetic mixologist who knows his stuff, the burger is over the top. Its a must. Go, enjoy and have a drink or two.....
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best dinners I have ever had - the food was amazing. Definitely listen to your servers recommendations - you may try something new and love it! If you like seafood try the steelhead trout- quite possibly the best dish on the menu.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Staff were excellent, the food was great and very different from the majority of other establishments.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gastown gem. Delicious oysters
Gastown gem. Delicious oysters and fish, and the latenight menu is a perfect accompaniment to their extensive drink list and cocktail menu. Would recommend their absinthe service!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Pourhouse!
First I should preface my comments by saying I have been to Pourhouse over a dozen times. So if you want to take what I say with a grain of salt then I'll understand.
The service here is always spectacular. My date and I decided to "try" a particular bottle of beer (the large ones to share) and we absolutely HATED it. I've never sent back a beer before but I honestly could not stomach it (cherry nonsense) and they took it back no questions asked.
The wait staff are always accomodating and attentive. The menu is great and all items are well presented and prepared. (I do however completely dislike all of their salads. Pretty tasteless.)
Try getting the Devils on Horseback. Very flavourful little appy.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
mac n cheese to die for
The food is outstanding. The beets in the salad were perfectly cooked and the salad light and fresh. The mac n cheese is fabulous. It's cheese-y, the panko bread crumbs were crunchy; the cheese was both white sharp cheddar and gruyere cheese which was the perfect cheese combination. I finished the meal with the chocolate bar which was remarkably light, chocolate-y but not too sweet, and accompanied by a salt caramel ice cream. The meal was delectable and I highly recommend it to all.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the 2nd visit to Pourhouse, and after trying a couple of starters & the delicious burger, opted for several smaller plates as I wanted to try more flavours. Devils on horseback, the mac n cheese, Scotch egg and brussel sprouts a must. But what a happy surprise the chocolate crispy dessert was- if you're a chocolate lover, make sure you have room to at least share.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, food and drinks
The restaurant has a modern yet warm atmosphere. Liked the variety of speciality bar drinks that could be customized to one's taste. The menu selections were interesting; liked the vegetarian options. Price-wise not bad but would have liked to seen more medium to lower price items. The service could not have been better.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We experienced a very good
We experienced a very good dinning experience .The food was very good and the service was excellent.',Its a must for dinner.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great drinks, service & food
My girlfriend and I went to The Pourhouse for her birthday and had a great time. The drinks were expertly made, they had a good craft beer selection (including my favourite beer Back Hand Of God Stout) and the food was delicious. Both of us also commented how well the staff worked together. From bartender to waitress to kitchen staff, they all helped each other out and made sure our meals and drinks came in a timely fashion. I would 100% go here again.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING dinner date!
I am a huge fan of the Pourhouse Vancouver for cocktails and small plates. It is probably my favorite place in Vancouver - it has a great ambience - lots of candle light and its just a great spot all together. I have NEVER been there for dinner and the experience was incredible. We had a bottle of the quails gate pinot which was excellent, we had the brussels and mac and cheese as a starter. The mac and cheese was the best I have ever had at a restaurant. I had the spaghetti and meatballs which were amazing. Such a simple dish elevated on so many levels. One of the best meals I have ever had. My boyfriend had the burger which he loved. We had the cookies with ice cream and esperesso for desset. GREAT experience, great food, great service!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mackerel was phenomenal...
Mackerel was phenomenal... Good to stray off the lunch special sometimes!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I googled "restaurants near Rogers Arena" to find a spot for a pregame meal with my son and two clients and picked Pourhouse Restaurant based on one review I read about their burgers. I am very glad I did. The burgers were amazing. The fries were lacking - greasy and boring. Some nice chunky home style fries would have been nice but the burger more than made up this shortcoming. I would for sure go again but would choose a side of salad instead of the fries.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Jazz Spot
The Sunday night music was fabulous, as was the decor... something out of the Jazz age.
The waiters were friendly, and informative, but stretched. We often had to flag someone down for the next drink or dessert.
The french onion soup was wonderful, and dessert was large - could have shared easily.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I'd never heard of this restaurant. Found it on OpenTable. Perfect for quiet business lunch. Excellent food.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bone Marrow - to die for
Loved the personalized cocktails and also the bone marrow was to die for! Definitely a fun place to dine with a group of friends :)
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
In the middle of things
A lively fun place with a packed bar scene, good food, good wine and good service. Just too noisy for us.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
expanding menu items
could expand the menu for main entrees. seems limited.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
loved the band!
and food and drinks were great too, the bartender is awesome! He has all kinds of delicious libations.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM