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The Charles Bar

#1,616 of 3,021 Restaurants in Vancouver
$$ - $$$, ,
136 Cordova St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1E4, Canada
+1 604-568-8040
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible14%
Nov 8, 2017
“Not good”
Aug 6, 2017
“What a horrible taste left in my mouth, not so much of the food, but the level of service.”
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
136 Cordova St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1E4, Canada
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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Tried to make a reservation as we had about 8 of us for dinner/drinks before a concert. Tried phoning, was directed to use their website for reservations. I made a request. I'm still waiting for any response. It's been several weeks.. We went there anyway...More

Thank Troy M
Reviewed August 6, 2017

I've been seriously wondering about writing this review or not for the past 14 hours, but after much thought I must get it out there. This morning, I went to The Charles Bar for brunch with about 9 different people. Everyone else said that there...More

1  Thank Paul_Phelan
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

I had an great time here on Friday night. All Staff friendly - good looking people everywhere and were friendly crowd. This place is normally a Sports Bar but is disco on Friday / Sat night's - open to 3am... Music good - atmosphere excellent!!

Thank Ruchard J
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Drinks and food were both good and reasonably priced for Vancouver. Nice looking place. The door guy managed to find us a seat part way through the game which was awesome. Exceptionally attentive service considering it was quite a busy day! Lots of choices for...More

Thank avidtravels5
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

The ambience is very nice. The Bartender on a very slow Tuesday night was very nice. He gave a good advice on the beer I would like. It's a nice place to come on a Tuesday if you need some silence from the weekend. Which...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 1155 nobody acknowledge us when we walked in so we seated ourselves and grabbed our own menus. It even states seat yourself! After 15 mins of being ignored I went to the bartender and asked for some service. Waited an addition 5mins...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed September 2, 2016

While roaming the streets of Gastown, we decided to stop for refreshment at the Charles Bar. Our first visit, but long on our list of places to try. It was midweek afternoon, so not crazy, busy. But great atmosphere and service. We shared appies....Beer battered...More

Thank Theresa0524
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Havent been here in about a year, so decided to have dinner there before a concert.. the food is average, the service was slow even though it wasnt busy, and the atmosphere has changed compared to what it was a year ago.. less party inclusive...More

Thank chicagodm
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Only popped in for a quick brunch mimosa but the service and atmosphere was great that I wish I had returned to sample more of their foods/drinks. Friendly!

Thank HollyHin
Reviewed August 6, 2016

Great food, crowd, music, & service especially Laura and Austin, awesome spot to hang out , well-made drinks!

Thank Neeta G
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and
stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of
being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many
plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell
the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's
history a more lively presence here than anywhere
else. Having been originally founded around a popular
worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $19
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Cordova St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-8040
  • E-mail
Located on the ground floor of the famous Woodwards building you will find a unique V-shaped, airy and modern room that is home to The Charles Bar. The unique shape allows for the juxtaposition of guest, from indulging in well-crafted food and drinks to crowding the bar and watching a game on the 9'HD screen. The Charles Bar staff are well known to the Gastown locals, who frequent the bar for guaranteed good times. On weekends, Djs take centre stage, spinning everything from Hip-Hop, RnB and top 40 tracks. The Charles Bar offers a varying experience and accommodates everyone from the intimate dinner for two, game night and birthday celebrations.
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