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Men's Night Suggestions - Downtown

mosescurry Nov 17, 2011 06:11 PM

I'm trying to find a suitable restaurant in the downtown area for four 30 something guys. Should have a fun atmosphere but not too expensive (so no to Gotham or Hy's). Was thinking BBQ but I can't think of a solid BBQ place downtown.

I'd rather avoid the chains. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    J_Bone Nov 19, 2011 01:33 PM

    I like the Alibi Room. The food is pretty good, and the beer selection is one of the best in the city. Lively, somewhat raucous atmosphere on the weekend as well.

    Alibi Room
    157 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A1B8, CA

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    1. re: J_Bone
      LotusRapper Nov 19, 2011 04:57 PM

      I miss their old menu (when they were affiliated with the original Alibi Room of Seattle)

      1. re: J_Bone
        kinnickinnik Nov 19, 2011 09:07 PM

        Not 'one of the best' - is THE best (with St. Augustine's a close 2nd) :-)

        I second that for a guys night out (and a beer loving gal's night out too!) - decent food and plenty of beer to explore.

        1. re: kinnickinnik
          J_Bone Nov 20, 2011 06:50 AM

          St. Augustine's is right up there for me as well- I love how they have computer screens showing you how much beer is left in each cask, even in the bathroom! Although overall I give the nod to the Alibi Room because it's a nicer space

          Alibi Room
          157 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A1B8, CA

          1. re: J_Bone
            LotusRapper Nov 20, 2011 08:21 AM

            Any of you ever read the volumes of actual old movie scripts stashed in the corner ? Neat stuff. I actually came across the script for Top Gun one time :-D

            I forget the exact story, but IIRC one of the founding owners had a connection to the movie industry.

            1. re: LotusRapper
              kinnickinnik Nov 20, 2011 08:30 AM

              That would be Jason Priestly. Other actors / film folk involved too.
              Beer & food much improved since Nigel's taken it over.

              1. re: kinnickinnik
                LotusRapper Nov 20, 2011 09:06 AM

                Right, now I remember. And I think Gillian Anderson was involved too, maybe they were business partners behind the scenes.

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        jmil Nov 18, 2011 12:47 PM

        You could pub hop around Gastown.
        Pourhouse, The Diamond, Revel Room to name a few ..

        Pourhouse Restaurant
        162 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B2, CA

        1. fmed Nov 18, 2011 05:53 AM

          Burlesque at The Keefer Bar? http://www.thekeeferbar.com/events.php

          1. LotusRapper Nov 18, 2011 04:34 AM

            Player's Chophouse

            The Sin Bin Sports Grill (W. 2nd, south side of False Creek)

            1. Sam Salmon Nov 17, 2011 06:39 PM

              Guu Gastown, Guu w/Garlic


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              1. re: Sam Salmon
                barcosbarcos Nov 18, 2011 12:12 AM

                2nd for guu. Fun atmosphere, reliable food if you enjoy Asian cuisine. Drinks are great as well, all the mixed shochu drinks are great and they have 1 litre mega-beers for 9 bucks. I go out there all the time with my 30 something buds and we love it.

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