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The Lamplighter Public House

$$ - $$$, ,
92 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada
+1 604-687-4424
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
$$ - $$$
92 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a huge selection of beers on tap and pinball machines but otherwise its just a standard pub. Grabbed a late night bite, poutine, not the best I've had in Canada. Buzzy vibe. Best part of the pub was free play on the pinball...More

Thank cocostravelsdotcom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place, huge draft selection, good food, and very friendly staff. Excellent place to watch the games on one of the many TVs. Perfect mix of pub and sports bar.

Thank KnoxTravler
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Hope you are hungry. We had the Brisket Dip and it was delicious but large portion. It is $16 at lunchtime and easily fed two seniors. A 9oz IPA beer was $4.25. It was a little dark so we sat near the window. It says...More

Thank Stancer
Reviewed October 14, 2017

The Lamplighter was one of my favorite restaurants I have been to. I loved the décor and their booths looking out on the streets of Gas town. The food was so delicious, really nice presentation with everything, even your coffee! Not a huge sports fan...More

Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Cool place for an extra drink after dinner at a nearby bistro. Amazing array of beers on tap, cool cocktails and live music in a beautiful older building (don't fail to look up and notice the ceilings). The Lamplighter has the kind of soulful atmosphere...More

Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Excellent service, the biggest range of tap beers I've ever seen. Delicious food. Cracking atmosphere and location.

Thank squidman666
Reviewed October 5, 2017

when we entered we were filled with a little trepidation - the Wednesday night pinball competition was about to start and the Vancouver facial hair club were in The range of beers on tap was both vast and diverse - something we sampled a fair...More

Thank David W W
Reviewed September 22, 2017

We’d walked for miles in and around the city. We came through China town and a really suspect couple of blocks to get to Gastown. We were looking for a decent bar for an afternoon thirst quencher. The Lamplighter filled this criteria very well. I’d...More

Thank collavfc
Reviewed September 20, 2017

So, we wanted to eat at another restaurant across the street, but our party didn't want to wait 45 minutes to be seated. We walked over to this restaurant and were seated right away (hint). The music was so loud, the waitress couldn't hear our...More

Thank TheKodiak
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Fun bar with good food and service. A few TVs let me catch up on baseball while waiting for our orders. Extensive beer selection - the Scotch Ale is so good it was listed on the menu twice! Typical pub menu - the food was...More

Thank j0hnindc
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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Lian A
November 25, 2017|
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Response from Stancer | Reviewed this property |
Yup it was pretty quiet but we did not see any children when we visited. I would just send them an email to check. It’s on their website.
Todd W
August 20, 2016|
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Response from ProDelgado | Reviewed this property |
When we were there there were several different sporting events showing on different screens, so I'm sure that they would accommodate your request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-687-4424
  • E-mail
Housed in the historic Dominion Grand Hotel (est. 1899) in Gastown, this pub was renovated in 2007 and retains its original tin-stamped ceilings, exposed brick walls, stained glass windows and railings. The rest of this storied room has been given a grand renovation, including a new sound system and jukebox, classic pub furniture and flatscreen TVs. A long-time favourite Vancouver watering hole, the Lamplighter is the city’s busiest pub for good reason: friendly service, honest local pub fare, a large selection of craft beer and cocktails, comprehensive sports programming, and talented DJs and live bands give the legendary Lamplighter its famed atmosphere.
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