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Nov 17, 2011 06:11 PM

Men's Night Suggestions - Downtown

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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    1. re: Sam Salmon

      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.

    2. Player's Chophouse

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

        1. 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. 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

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

              1. re: J_Bone

                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

                  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

                    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

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

                      1. re: kinnickinnik

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