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Happy Hour near Children's Hospital? [Vancouver]

aussiewonder Sep 5, 2008 09:52 AM

I'm meeting a friend near Children's hospital over on Oak and Knight. Both of us are new to the city and don't really have a grasp of the area. I think that SOMA is pretty close, but not entirely sure if that's the direction we should head.
We're looking for a decent selection of brews and wine at a good price (hhr specials would be a bonus - is HHR common here?), nothing too fancy, somewhere laid back w/ a good vibe.
TIA

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  1. jay_kay RE: aussiewonder Sep 5, 2008 01:02 PM

    Having lived in three of these cities, pretty sure this is Vancouver as the Children's Hospital is on Oak St. Knight St. is about 20 blocks east of the hospital so this is a pretty big area to cover (as they don't actually intersect, being they both run north-south). Sorry can't offer any options as not too familiar with this part of town, but your best and closest bet is to probably go a few blocks west of the hospital to Granville St.

    1. fmed RE: aussiewonder Sep 5, 2008 03:37 PM

      Head over to Broadway (north of the hospital) for more options...specifically Cru at Broadway and Granville. They have an excellent prix frixe - 3 courses for $42.

      Main St isn't that far away and has a nice cluster of good restaurants. For drinks-centric meal - go to Cascade.

      Happy Hour is technically not legal here in BC...but you do often get early birds on food.

      1. peter.v RE: Cancuk Sep 7, 2008 07:38 PM

        Soma has a great wine list and it's a beautiful space. Food was tasty. We had the rillete and the tuna ceviche. The ceviche was a little heavy on the acid, but not bad. Service was efficient and friendly. I would go back for sure.

        1. The Chowhound Team RE: aussiewonder Sep 8, 2008 10:12 AM

          Hi:

          We've added the city to the title of this thread, and have removed some discussion of what city it refers to as that is now off topic. You're welcome to post any suggestions you have for the original poster.

          Thanks.

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