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The Keefer Bar

135 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X4, Canada (Downtown)
((604)688-1961
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Ranked #189 of 2,789 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Melbourne, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Went here with a few friends for a burlesque show. When we arrived it was pretty slow, the server was very attentive and nice. He recommended some fantastic cocktails and tapas for us. The portions were small for the price but the food was fantastic. Unfortunately, as it got busier the server began to ignore my friends and I as... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had a lovely time at the Keefer Bar--went early for a drink before dinner. The bar tender, Naveen, was very knowledgeable and listened to what we wanted. He produced cocktails that were inventive and delicious. I thought the mescal Last Word was especially good--lots of layers that came together really well. The bar filled up as we were there... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

A wonderful experience! Thank you to Amanda who was the best server we can can remember in recent years! Delicious food (1/2 price before 8:00 PM) Beautiful cocktails! Very unusual concoctions and Amanda steered us in the right direction every time. So pleased we chose this venue for our get together. A+

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Vancouver, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The outdoor patio is a great summer stop. Amazed me how fast the service was given how packed it was. And the grazing food is fantastic selection of skewers and the duck tacos were delish!

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I'm not an expert in mixology, but I have had lots of craft cocktails in many different cities, including all the top spots in Chicago -- and The Keefer beats them all. We ordered four craft cocktails and they were all fantastic, but one of my cocktails was THE BEST COCKTAIL I'VE HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. I can't stop... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Closed this place during a pub crawl. Fantastic setting. We got the patio seat with an outdoor firepit. It must have been a great time, because I don't remember much. Except the server was friendly and the shooters were great.

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Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Just visited on a Friday night and had no trouble getting a table for 2 at 10pm. I loved the dark, intimate atmosphere in this cozy (i.e. long and narrow) place. The drinks were fun and I would come back and explore the cocktail menu, but I wouldn't bother with food. The duck sliders were just meat, a slice of... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

An awesome bar, great cocktails, and a fine selection of whisky. The staff are fantastic too, they really know their stuff and how to mix a drink. A little pricey but worth every penny.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

This place is simply awesome! We went there on a Saturday night for a friend’s birthday (there were 10 of us) and even though the place was pretty busy, the waiters went out of their way to find us a table very quickly. The service was very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere of this bar is very chill and classy,... More

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Silverado, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

It is rare to find a bar and mixologist that puts thought, care and inventiveness into a drink. This place is just the place for that. Absolutely unbelievable the types of drinks that they can make. The inside is almost mysterious with the decorations, the somber darkness, the red lights on the liquor, the TV which features a live closed... More

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