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Dover Arms

$$ - $$$
West End
Bar, Pub, British, Canadian
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961 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M3, Canada
10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed nearby at the delightful,Sylvia Hotel and cruised Denman St. looking for food and fun. With dozens of possibilities, my wife felt the Dover Arms, a Britsh pub-like spot, cleared loved by locals and very welcoming to visitors would be the one. She was right. We spent two long afternoons here, enjoying a well-priced bottle of wine each time,... More 

Thank Fidel47
South West England, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a pint or two to this pub. As others say, it is very definitely a locals bar that is busy & lively. Does food, but it isn't really an eatery in my view. However, bar staff are good, beer excellent & you are made to feel welcome.

Thank Paul H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this pub a few times during happy hour while we were staying in the area. My husband loved it as it was full of locals and I began to weave stories around some of them. The beer was pretty good too and some of the bar staff particularly friendly. All in all a great place to hang... More 

Thank AirFresheners
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Staying down on Coal Harbor, we wanted to get out to where the locals ate and drank and came across the Dover Arms. What a fun treat! We enjoyed the fish and chips Thursday special, as well as a few beers, and some great laughs and company!

Thank Tanya B
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Went looking for a burger around 10 pm. Definitely a great burger. Made fresh, the buns were excellent too! The truffle fries were great. The food came hot and delicious. The wait staff could not have been nicer. A definite spot to go if you're looking for a great burger!!!

Thank arthur27g
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Good beer in a little odd surroundings, nice to get off the streets and be greeted with a smile and a cold beer.

Thank GJT003
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Last night in Vancouver and found this bar. Great band of oldies, very welxoming atmosphere like a british pub of old. Great burger, house salad excellent Good beer range. People dancing and band grew in numbers, well good

Thank Steven W
Oldsmar, Florida
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569 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Had to ask at library where to find place for a beer our first day here & were directed to this packed-at-5p.m. place. Only sorry husband didn't inquire (and wasn't told) which pints qualified for happy hour pricing. $10 would have made us happier than did $14 (for two) and we might've had a second and an appetizer.

Thank Wanderlassie
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257 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We had just arrived in Vancouver and checked-in to our hotel and were looking for a spot of lunch. We found here quite easily, it seems a lot of locals use it. The staff were very friendly and we only had beers, gin, salads and nachos but it was all good and well priced. It was clear that we were... More 

Thank Duquesadiner
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Staying at a hotel near by and walked up the street and saw people dancing inside. Stopped and glad we did. Live band and cold beer. The clientele so happy and living it up! Nice atmosphere and great tunes!! Staff very kind

Thank Verdrysaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, British, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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