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The Keefer Bar

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135 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
((604)688-1961
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night

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  • 24
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing craft cocktails!

Two friends and I stopped in for drinks before dinner and were amazed! The cocktails are inventive and varied. Every one we tried was delicious. The vibe in here can't be beat including the great conversation we had with the bartenders. We ordered a few snacks and they were great as well. Don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Chicago
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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went for cocktails ... Staff were not that great busy with other things. Drinks were pricey and just so so ...

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Two friends and I stopped in for drinks before dinner and were amazed! The cocktails are inventive and varied. Every one we tried was delicious. The vibe in here can't be beat including the great conversation we had with the bartenders. We ordered a few snacks and they were great as well. Don't miss it!

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Perth, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Keefer Bar took us back to Manhattan: funky, intimate venue; sharp cocktails; chilled live music (yay alex maher); warming outdoor flame; and attentive service. A must on any Gastown cocktail/gastronomy tour (don't miss Bao Bei up the street - they're a great combo!)

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seatte
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If The Keefer were in Seattle, I'd have a new favorite haunt. Just steps down the street from Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie (and a defacto waiting area, though worth a visit of its own), The Keefer wowed us with its drink menu and hospitality. As a designer myself, I am always on the lookout for comfortable and well designed spaces... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a very cool little place to take friends you want to impress. The bartenders know their stuff and the cocktails, while expensive, are innovative and tasty.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great bar...GREAT bar...nice enough snacks but not a restaurant, however I guess after several cocktails you will forget this fact

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

In a city filled with too many mainstream bars all owned by one group, this bar stands out. It's small, it's got a good vibe, and the cocktails are great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Luckily this bar is only 2 blocks from my house. It is in the main floor of an older 4 story building on the edge of Chinatown. The space was a boutique hotel but was bought and turned into a private residence except for the bar. The drinks are a bit expensive $12-14 for cocktails but they are unique and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a great place for a group of people to meet up and have a drink and a bite to eat. Don't expect to leave filled based on food - though try something from the menu, it's fantastic! This is a great place for Happy Hour. If you're looking for a fun bar with great drinks, highly consider this... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were in from out of town and someone recommended the Keefer Bar. We went over there after a nice dinner and it blew us away. The decor being an old apothecary that might be slightly gothic was excellent as they have many of the herbs from which they make tinctures and things for their drinks. The food was good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: ((604)688-1961

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?