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Element Club Bar Grill

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International, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, Canadian
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292 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1G4, Canada
+1 250-365-8066
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Very Satisfying Burger

The burgers (and side dishes) here are very good. A generous, quality, meat patty and tasty, fresh baked bun, with good side and topping options. Worth the price. Wait staff are also impressively professional. I wish they'd operate a separate location, downtown street side, though, as sports bars... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Coonhounds
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The burgers (and side dishes) here are very good. A generous, quality, meat patty and tasty, fresh baked bun, with good side and topping options. Worth the price. Wait staff are also impressively professional. I wish they'd operate a separate location, downtown street side, though, as sports bars (with TV screens, bar noise, and dark on the nicest day) are... More 

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Thank Coonhounds
Castlegar, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be THE spot to go in Castlegar, but new ownership & management has resulted in a painful decline in the service and products. My last visit was a fiasco where we waited 30 min for our order, which was then wrong and cold. The proces are far too high for the current level of quality... Hope they... More 

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Thank Holly S
ElementCastlegar, Guest Relations Manager at Element Club Bar Grill, responded to this review

Hi Holly I am extremely sorry to hear about your recent visit to the Element. I would like to know when you came to the Element for a bite to eat so we can then speak to the staff on shift at that time about this and ensure it doesn't happen again.. Our top priority is making sure our customers... More 

Castlegar, Canada
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Went for beer and burgers. Burger was decent but pricey at $16... But it was the beer that surprised me. $6.95 for a draft beer....claimed it was 20oz on the menu but seemed lmore like 16 oz at the most. The glass of Coors Light (draft) was $4.79 and was very small...8oz? A better deal at the Black Rooster!

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Thank KootenayFosters
ElementCastlegar, Guest Relations Manager at Element Club Bar Grill, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your review. Just wanted to clear the air with how many ounces our pints and sleeves are here at the Element. We measured all our glasses and our pints are 20oz. We do carry brand glasses for each beer we carry on draft and some of them are shaped different. We have had a lot... More 

Squamish
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the special which was a risotto. Very tasty and very fast. I would come here again. Not the best decor but fine for watching the game.

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1 Thank 509billp
ElementCastlegar, Guest Relations Manager at Element Club Bar Grill, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your kind review! I am happy you enjoyed the risotto. As for the decor, we completely agree. We have been collecting many art over the past month to change up the "sports" theme going on. So hang in there, we are working on the atmosphere still. More 

Castlegar, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Christmas season is upon us and my husband's staff party was held at the Element. Food was pre-ordered and served promptly when they promised. I had the curry shrimp appy... cooked perfectly and beautiful flavour. Steak for main course also cooked to perfection with really tasty sides. Service was excellent. They seemed to have sufficient staff on hand to handle... More 

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1 Thank CheriM-W
ElementCastlegar, Guest Relations Manager at Element Club Bar Grill, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for the great review. I am happy to hear the food was perfect for you! Although I am incredibly sorry to hear about the uncomfortable seating arrangement. Depending on the size of the party we do try our best to fit everyone in. Hopefully next time we can arrange you guys a little better so you are... More 

Nelson, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

I had never been in thinking this place was just a night club but I tried it and the food was amazing. I have had mulitiple items and their fish tacos are fantastic! (taco tuesdays) the french fries are amazing and the prices are decent a little pricey but still in a decent price range.

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1 Thank Missfloraa
ElementCastlegar, Guest Relations Manager at Element Club Bar Grill, responded to this review

Hi there! I am glad you decided to give us a try and enjoyed it! Thank you so much and we hope to continue pleasing your appetite! More 

Castlegar, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We decided to go back to the Element after having a great experience here previously and we were not disappointed. Although we were not celebrating Halloween that just happened to be the night we wanted to eat out. Tres Tacos De Carnitas $13.00 pulled pork, pineapple salsa etc. on grilled flour tortillas to start and was very tasty. The Garlic... More 

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3 Thank Avalarf
ElementCastlegar, Guest Relations Manager at Element Club Bar Grill, responded to this review

Hello, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your night out here at the Element! The Red Dragon Bowl is definitely a favorite for many people! So thank you! More 

British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Used to be a good place to eat, but new managers and some new staff have changed that. Expensive booze !!

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3 Thank harryW51
ElementCastlegar, Guest Relations Manager at Element Club Bar Grill, responded to this review

Hi Harry, I am sorry to hear how you feel about the new management and few new staff members now at the Element. I can assure you though the alcohol prices have not changed since the new management takeover. The prices in the night club have actually gone down for hi balls and we are currently working on new prices... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I don't usually write bad reviews. But im not a fan of the food. Its expensive,an not a huge selection for picky eaters. The only good thing about the restoraunt is the enviroment as well as one amazing waitress "H". She just has superb service skills. This is not a place id eat at again. Just to rich for my... More 

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Thank Kootenaywomanrock
ElementCastlegar, Guest Relations Manager at Element Club Bar Grill, responded to this review

Hi Angela! I do apologize for the late response. I want to let you know the new management that have taken over are looking to revamp the menu and put more variety of food on there as well as a range of prices for food. We want to accommodate our menu and drink prices to everyone out there. We have... More 

Crescent Valley, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

4 adults went for a nice dinner. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, beverages and the chocolate ganache was great too. This was on a Saturday night and the dance floor was not open at the time but the music was still a little loud for dining. Unfortunately the access is not very senior friendly and definitely not wheelchair accessible.

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1 Thank beachbumsareus4
ElementCastlegar, Guest Relations Manager at Element Club Bar Grill, responded to this review

Hello Beach bums are us! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the Mumbai salad! I will make sure the kitchen knows to keep that on our menu as it is a favorite for many people! Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 292 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Castlegar
  • Phone Number: +1 250-365-8066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 pm - 2:00 am

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