NYP Restaurant & Bar's culinary masterminds concoct cuisine ranging from hand-tossed pizzas slathered with homemade sauce to gourmet Angus burgers grilled to customer specifications. Working in tandem with bartenders, the chefs complement each tomato-topped pie or pasta dish with craft cocktails and 20 different signature martinis such as the Tsunami––a surge of coconut rum, vodka, peach schnapps, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and mist. They also serve local craft beers. For some mealtime entertainment, TVs located in the bar and in the restaurant show local sports teams such as the Seahawks and Sounders.
Starting at 11 a.m. each day and continuing through the early hours of the next morning, The Dunbar Public House keeps mouths happily munching away at globally influenced fare washed down by local brews. Televisions broadcast the day’s sporting events as the wait staff lays down plates of yellowfin-tuna bites with wasabi ginger, or nachos piled with jalapenos and guacamole. A Snake Bite beer cocktail—a mix of lager, cider, and blackcurrant—pairs well with the signature Dunbar burger, housemade from either beef, chicken, or fish and topped with up to seven fixings, such as sauteed mushrooms or swiss cheese. Weekends greet brunch seekers with eggs and Harvey Wall Banger cocktails, which melt away workweek tension caused by stressful jobs or offspring whose names are difficult to pronounce.
Though flickering candles perch atop Room 18 Restaurant's working marble fireplace and amber-hued lights accent its exposed-brick walls, the ambiance here is casual. True to the bar and eatery's name, the menu is adorned with at least 18 types of wings at all times, such as indian tandoori and jamaican jerk—the favourite flavour of head chef Jeff. Burgers made from prime rib, veggies, and chicken join four hearty pizzas on the menu, which is also peppered with a selection of Cajun-infused dishes such as jambalaya and Cajun chicken fettuccini. When they’re not checking out the game on one of six TVs, visitors sip cocktails and throw back expertly mixed concoctions from the shot menu.
The barkeeps at Forum Public House provision guests with a tantalizing spread of upscale pub fare, frosty beers, and delicious cocktails. Mojitos and margaritas pair their salty spirits with shareable plates of spring rolls, poutine, and sliders, and satisfying draft or bottled brews add a refreshing counterpoint to juicy burgers’ brawn. Guests feast in a roomy brick-lined cavern equipped with 15 60-inch HD screens and four 120-inch projectors for watching hockey games and a wide-open dance floor for reenacting hockey games. Though Forum Public House serves succulent steaks, burgers, and breakfasts throughout the day, guests arriving after 10 p.m. must pay a $10 cover (not included in this Groupon) for the restaurant's moonlight transformation into an energetic nightclub.
Oscar's Pub immerses patrons in a casual neighbourhood atmosphere while immersing stomach interiors in hearty pub fare such as wings in 10 sauces ranging from spicy to sweet. Burgers and entrees feature AAA Canadian beef marinated in au jus, as internationally inspired eats such as wonton soup traipse across the menu for a more global experience than slumber parties held by U.N. ambassadors. Ever-changing upcoming events include wings and ribs nights as well as karaoke Sundays, which urge guests to flex their vocal pipes. UFC, European soccer, football, and Canucks games shine down from 11 high-definition wide-screen televisions to illuminate revellers and intimidate french fries into lying still.
At Displace Hashery, patio seating and beach-themed cocktails put a coastal spin on the brew pub which serves high quality organic meats, breads, and produce, as well as craft beers such as Driftwood, Parallel 49, Russell, and Phillips. Diners kick back to the sounds of open-mic live music five nights a week, live comedy on Wednesdays, and trivia nights on Mondays. They can also feast on locally raised organic beef burgers, stone-oven-baked pizzas, and other homemade coastal-inspired fare on the 90-plus person patio or in front of one of 12 big-screen HD televisions to enjoy pro football, hockey, or ultimate fighting.