Neighbourhoods value their pubs as a place to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as a place to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of inventive pub fare and drinks at Smith’s Pub.
Smith’s Pub staves off hunger pangs with a toothsome menu replete with inventive pub eats and a litany of libations, including 25 types of gin. Topped with butter chicken, the Bollywood chips ($11) shimmy up to tables in an ebullient yet tastefully choreographed dance, and market veggies trade 401k investment tips with delicate glass noodles in the longevity spring rolls ($8.50) before jumping into a pool of sweet spicy dip. Sink chompers into a Smith burger ($12) that swathes a house-made patty of free-range, hormone- and antibiotic-free Slater’s Meats beef in a cloak of grainy mustard mayo and high-definition caramelized onion. Landlubbing eaters sprout their sea legs with crispy coaching from beer-battered fish 'n' chips ($16), and tummies enjoy the Caledonian canoodles of a house-made Glasgow Kiss lamb burger ($14) that twitterpates mouths with sweet nothings supplemented by sundried apricots, crumbled feta, spicy pepper relish, and clover mayo.
Like a full-moon-powered Ferris wheel, Smith’s Pub offers a tap of 12 beers, with one featured brew rotating monthly. Eyes can bask in the televised glow of a number of athletic events including Showcase UFC, Champions League Football, or Canucks hockey, and ears get tangled up in the indie-rock sound-webs spun by DJs almost every evening after 9 p.m.