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Men's Night Suggestions - Downtown

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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.

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    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)

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        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.

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          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

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          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.

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              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.

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                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 ..

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        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

              http://www.guu-izakaya.com/

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                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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