In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the word "burger.” Moisten your own sandwich receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of burgers, seafood, drinks, and more at the Gillnetter Pub, located on Argue Street.
The Gillnetter Pub is a casual neighbourhood spot sporting a menu of pub fare with a focus on fresh seafood. From the outdoor patio on the banks of the Pitt River, slurp a warming bowl of cioppinno ($16.95), a savoury stew of clams, mussels, prawns, halibut, salmon, scallops, and chorizo in a tomato-shrimp bisque. If lowered levels of atmospheric thermal energy are negatively affecting homeostasis, thermo-regulate next to the enclosed patio's toasty stone fireplace with a plate of dry garlic ribs ($8.95). Sports enthusiasts needn't pause spectatorship to gnaw a Pitt burger ($11.95)—Gillnetter's adorns its walls with plasma screens, affording eaters the ability to catch the Canucks while savouring one of 16 draught beers. The rib-sticking menu also boasts hearty sandwiches, rice bowls, and soups.
From its perch alongside the Pitt River, Gillnetter Pub serves up crab cakes, halibut burgers, seafood stew, and PEI mussels that complement a view of the tranquil water, best enjoyed on the open-air patio that hosts revellers all summer long. Winter visitors get a similarly cozy treatment with an enclosed patio complete with a stone fireplace, toasty heaters, and an awning that folds back when the weather allows. Inside, diners feasting on baby back ribs or clam chowder can take in sports on one of several HDTVs or the pub's big screen, with games from the Canucks, Whitecaps, and BC Lions making regular appearances on the screens and in the strange dreams that customers have later that night.