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The Keefer Bar

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Chinatown
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135 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
((604)688-1961
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5:00 pm - 2:00 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
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Abu Dhabi
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't believe the changes in Chinatown. What a great drinks place with friends. Live music. Wonderful cocktails! Everyone should try the Rosemary Gimlet. Some really impressive cocktails. I can't wait to come back to try out more. I'll forego dinner next time and go straight for a wonderful long evening here with friends.

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Thank Kathleen R
London
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cocktail menu and super helpful staff. Very patient and helpful with a large group. Waiters able to recommend cocktails based on tastes and preferences.

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Thank Jojojebo
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been meaning to try the Keefer for a while and finally got in for happy hour which was great. Had a Jack Daniels cocktail (the name escapes me) and although I'm not a JD fan it was a great drink and very well priced for happy hour. Also did the two for one happy hour snacks (pork dim sum, etc)... More 

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Thank MartinP926
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Best cocktails ever , friendly happy staff , had such a fun night , will definitely be bag on my next visit to Vancouver got a very long list of cocktails to get through, although the staff listen to what base you want and make it from there, explaining all ingredients and remedies 🍸

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1 Thank Laura P
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

There is a reason why The Keefer is in the Top 100 bars in the world and I had to go and find out for myself. A special friend took me out for dinner at Bao Bei and decided I had to go check out The Keefer as I'm a mixologist myself and have a passion for high quality drinks,... More 

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Thank Greg F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stopped through on a chinatown cocktail excursion, not knowing what to expect. The drinks and service were so so, but the live musician on Tuesday was absolutely excellent, and made the night worth it. Unique loop pedal music, fantastic saxophone player too, we were definitely impressed. Pricey drinks for a literal hole in the wall, but still very hip... More 

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Thank Lhind1
Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We came here for a birthday party last Friday evening and I was left unimpressed and out of pocket! I only stayed for one drink - rosemary gin. It's a nice drink but it's definitely not worth the $12 I paid for it, plus the 20% service charge that the waitress added, plus the $3 I had to pay to... More 

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Thank EllieWalsh
Sarnia, Canada
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Just landed in Vancouver and went here to meet a group of friends.Small, cozy, not a lot of space, so if you are afraid of someone breaching your comfort zone, don't go however you would be missing out on goodness. electric, fun spots with some nifty collections of beverages and small plates that should test anyone's taste buds. Great for... More 

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Thank mbsspr
Los Angeles, California
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923 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

So as hip as this place is supposed to be, it just may be. Small, stuffy, overly pretentious place, with great drinks at prices the neighborhood can't afford.

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1 Thank AARDVARKKILLER
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

What a great cozy spot for drinks after dinner or just to hangout. Great music, a great gin, and bourbon selection as well. Have not had a bad drink, just too many! Go visit, there is a great vibe there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: ((604)688-1961

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
Chinatown
With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.