Stomachs only growl when they're hungry or preparing to bite the hand that keeps tickling them. Tame the beast within with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers, seafood, and classic pub fare at The Gillnetter Pub in Port Coquitlam.
Nestled on the banks of the Pitt River, The Gillnetter Pub pairs its scenic view with a menu of classic pub fare. Start off the flavour fest with a full line of appetizers, which are half price between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and come with permission not to share every day of the week. Sesame or ciabatta buns sandwich a selection of gourmet beef, chicken, seafood, or veggie burgers topped with innovative sprinklings of pesto mayo and cranberry salsa ($8.95–$13.95).
Guests settle into seats warmed by the dining room's fireplaces or perched on the heated outdoor patio to enjoy noshes or programming from high-definition plasma TVs. Although not included with today's Groupon, visiting eaters can pair their plates with selections from 16 varieties of draft beer or with a glass of wine that can enliven any debate about how many glasses it takes to get to the bottom of a bottle.
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.