|Ambiance |||Brewpub, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Party Space, Counter & Bar Service|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Buses 135, 004, 007|
|Cross Street |||Dunlevy Avenue|
|Mon-Thur: 11AM-12AM; Fri-Sat: 11AM-1AM; Sun: 11AM-9PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 16, 2008
Pat’s Pub truly embodies the pub atmosphere. Nothing fancy here; just a fun, laid-back party vibe. On street level in the Patricia Budget Inn on East Hastings, Pat’s Pub attracts people who want to enjoy some cheap beer and good tunes with friendly folks. The décor is fairly limited to neon beer signs mounted on the brick wall, band posters stuck on the wood support posts and massive paintings of Willie Nelson’s head behind the stage, but it’s charming in its own right. There’s pool and darts available and the regulars are often game for a challenge from first-timers.
Great Gastropub Grub
Pat’s is a great place to go if you have a hankering for a hearty burger and a pint to wash it down. Pat’s is known for its handmade monster burgers (beef, chicken or veggie) and fresh-cut flavourful fries. Other favourites include smoked brisket and pork sandwiches, which are slow-cooked for hours on an authentic charcoal barbeque (the only commercial one in Vancouver) and sliced in-house. Other pub grub includes the usual suspects like meatloaf, steak, chicken strips and fish and chips. The bar is fully stocked and if you’re having trouble deciding on a beverage, a pint of Pat’s Classic Lager is always an excellent choice as it’s all natural, preservative-free and brewed on-site. The flavour is crisp and refreshing and goes down so smoothly, you’ll be eager for a second round.
Rich Musical History and Future
Back in 1914, Pat’s Pub was the Patricia Café and was one of the city’s jazz hotspots and many of the musicians who played there were influential in the transition from ragtime to jazz piano styles. Noteworthy regular performers at Patricia’s included Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton, who also lived at the Patricia Hotel, as well as Arthur Daniels, Oscar Holden, Ada “Bricktop” Smith and Leo Bailey. Today, Pat’s Pub welcomes local and touring indie-rock and pop acts and is known at the place to catch talented up-and-comers in an intimate atmosphere they’re filling larger venues.
Parking: Pay street parking, pay parking lots nearby