Pourhouse Restaurant
Pourhouse Restaurant

Pourhouse Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pourhousevancouver.com/
  • Phone: 6045687022
  • 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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Pourhouse Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)neighborhood gem (18)vibrant bar scene (13)romantic (13)special occasion (13)great for lunch (12)good for groups (11)hot spot (10)late-night find (7)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • dine out
    cork
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous place
    NadjVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food was great and as always the drinks were amazing. The staff is always so helpful in introducing you to new cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seafood for days
    vancouverdivine
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Vibe :)
    Meggie
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I loved the vibe of this restaurant and the service was awesome. Very helpful and friendly :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet
    Seizmeaux
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved the band!
    lulu
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    and food and drinks were great too, the bartender is awesome! He has all kinds of delicious libations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expanding menu items
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    could expand the menu for main entrees. seems limited.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the middle of things
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    A lively fun place with a packed bar scene, good food, good wine and good service. Just too noisy for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bone Marrow - to die for
    foodnerd
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Loved the personalized cocktails and also the bone marrow was to die for! Definitely a fun place to dine with a group of friends :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Solid!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I'd never heard of this restaurant. Found it on OpenTable. Perfect for quiet business lunch. Excellent food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Jazz Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stuck in the corner
    Tarina
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    While our first visit four our anniversary was amazing, this time the seating (with reservations) was horrible. There was 6 people celebrating anniversaries & birthdays and we literally had to move the tables in and out for us to get in and out of the corner. The food was good, but again very unclear as to what items were. Really disappointed after building it up to our friends to be stuck in a corner when we had made reservations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timer
    canuckfans
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No so good
    dc2013dc
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Our server was quite rude. Burger had to be sent back as it was undercooked. Would not recommend this restaurant to my friends. Drinks were very expensive. Service was not very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night outing
    Executives
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    2 coulples wanting a nice night out to catch up but found the atmosphere, too noisy to talk, too dark and the food was really mediocre and overpriced. I am a fan of trying new places, this one is not worth a second visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mackerel was phenomenal...
    gstwnwrkrVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Mackerel was phenomenal... Good to stray off the lunch special sometimes!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING dinner date!
    laurb
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annoying music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    In a restaurant that is open for lunch, catering to tourists and locals it shouldn't be necessary to have to raise your voice over the music to be heard. Hard rock, Led Zepplin, Hendrix may be fine for a bar or club but not for lunch. Even though it was mentioned to the manager it was shrugged off. I hope they enjoy it by themselves.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great drinks, service & food
    Hollett
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We experienced a very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    We experienced a very good dinning experience .The food was very good and the service was excellent.',Its a must for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Splendid Tasting
    FoodieFun
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, food and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mac n cheese to die for
    impressed
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Pourhouse!
    esoteric
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, 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.
  • Gastown gem. Delicious oysters
    eatingUSAVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    pocamom
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Staff were excellent, the food was great and very different from the majority of other establishments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    Gossip
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat at the bar and had a great
    wines123VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    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.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good venue
    MetoYouVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Good venue with great beers and decent yet pricey food for quality you get. Had an issue with OT reservation but they resolved it no problem. Great customer service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pourhouse is a Gem !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so very tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with family
    Coco
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE the Pourhouse!
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Absolutely amazing food! The burger is heavenly, the Centennial (bourbon cocktail) is delicious, and the grilled brussel sprouts are so yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and excellent service
    crossoverVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    The starters (Grilled Cheese with Spicy Tomato Soup and Steamed Manila Clams) were much more impressive then the 10 oz steak (it was their daily special) we ordered. They used too much black pepper and I could barely taste the beef. The dessert menu was a bit too ordinary. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I would probably come back here for the drinks only and perhaps order some starters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fancy food and drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for the spaghetti and
    gstwnwrkrVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Went for the spaghetti and meatballs, and it was phenomenal...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch special fantastic as
    gstwnwrkrVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Lunch special fantastic as always. But the bourbon recommendation at the end made it a memorable meal. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have gone here for family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Have gone here for family dinners, business lunches, and end of day drinks; will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply EXCELLENT on all fronts....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic