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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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Today
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Manhattan Cool

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!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
ABowman5
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Mississauga, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I am from the Toronto area and this is the best place for drinks that I have ever been to. Strong, herbal, fragrant and a huge selection. There was a group of 4 of us and I made everyone try something different so I could sample as many as I could before we left. In total we had 9 different... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very well thought out concept; fitting to the neighbourhood and history as well as leading the cocktail scene in Van with origanality and execution.

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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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