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The Keefer Bar

$$ - $$$
135 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
+1 604-688-1961
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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$$ - $$$
135 Keefer St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Visited there recently for a pre dinner cocktail. It was a warm evening in Vancouver so we enjoyed the outside seating area and chatted with some other visitors. I tried the evening cocktail special called the "Jack Soul" which was great and very strong -...More

Thank poppet2015
Reviewed May 14, 2017

We wandered into this bar, which had been recommended to us, while we waiting for a dinner reservation down the street. Since we're from the US and didn't have an international calling plan, Keefer Bar was willing to give our restaurant their number so we...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed April 30, 2017

The cocktails are carefully constructed, and the menu is well thought out. The Djs never disappoint here. The bar is small but always full. The drinks are midrange prices but you get what you pay for because each one is loaded with your moneys worth...More

Thank Alessandra C
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Honestly, I would not have chosen the place for the neighborhood without recommendation and I would have missed a great experience. It is the kind of bar you find in magazines or travel guides with inside local knowledge. Not too big, with a selection of...More

Thank MartinBellin
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Great cocktails! The bartenders at the Keefer seem excited about serving up tasty and complex cocktails. Some of these are not for the faint of heart -- these are serious mixologists. Plus, if you want to do some tweaking (I prefer lots of acidity), there's...More

Thank turkergirl
Reviewed March 20, 2017

I was here with a couple friends about a week ago. It was a little difficult for us to get a table so we ended up at the bar which was fine. The bar tenders are great at what they do and love to entertain....More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Keefer bar is not something you'd expect nestled in amongst the Ming Pao and Sing Tao Daily newspaper offices. It's cool little atmosphere with a drink menu that is impressive and can suit any desire. Their cocktail creations were hard to choose from because there...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Down the road from Bao Bei so went there for a post dinner cocktail. Amazing selection, delicious whisky sour. It's tight quarters for sure but they found us a table for 3 and we had a great evening sampling some pretty amazing and unusual cocktails....More

Thank Laura_Alberta
Reviewed December 4, 2016

My friends and I ended up getting into The Keefer Bar with a bit of help - otherwise it was quite a long wait. The kitchen ended up being closed by the time we got in which was disappointing. We all ordered drinks and they...More

Thank jenny h
Reviewed November 15, 2016

The Keefer is such a gem, no matter how much time passes between visits I'm always pleasantly surprised. Nothing beats their apothecary-Asian-style interior. Everything has been thought out. The x-ray display in the bathroom is always fun for pictures ;). I also learned about their...More

Thank Stephanie G
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $8
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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: +1 604-688-1961
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We are an Apothecary themed Cocktail Lounge that serves Asian influenced share plates.
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