Before a Canucks Game
Thanks to this board a Las Vegas Chowhound has found a lot of outstanding options for an upcoming trip to Vancouver. But help is needed on one front - what are the best options before going to a Canucks game? Is there anything of interest near the arena (not adverse to food carts if there are any regional specialties)? I see that Monk McQueen's has a Dinner/Game package, although the menu options are limited. Are there some similar deals at other places? And does the arena offer anything beyond the usual fast-food options?
GM Place is close to Chambar (which would be my rec)...a bit further out but still walkable is Boneta, The Revel Room, The Greedy Pig, Jules (and a few more places). The neighborhood is sketchy - a bit of an Vancouver underbelly tour.
Chinatown is fairly close by too. If you don't mind a bit of a walk ...the downtown restaurants are about a 15 minute walk.
GM Place has some pretty poor arena food at exorbitant prices (like most arenas I guess).
I second Chambar. Good spot pre game for sure. Nice interior, happy people, good food, pretty great drinks.
Chambar is the closest and really good.
Campagnolo is a good option too. You can take the skytrain to the game (1 stop) once you're done.