Sports bars, unlike baroque recitals and spelling bees, allow you to cheer for your favourite competitors with a cold beer in hand. Let your passions mingle more freely with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks during dinner or $35 worth of pub fare and drinks during lunch (11 a.m.–3 p.m. daily) at The Dunbar Social House on Dunbar Street.
Located in the historic Dunbar-Southlands neighbourhood, The Dunbar crafts globally inspired casual fare while pouring myriad domestic and local brews. Diners warm up to an ensemble performance of menu openers such as yam fries ($8) or chicken wings draped in a choice of colourful sauce cloaks with a side of blue cheese, carrots, and celery ($10). Buns house hefty homemade burgers fashioned from beef, chicken breast, vegetables, and tuna or salmon fillet ($10–$12), with additional toppings fenced in by house cut fries. Wash down meals with frosted mugs of Okanagan Spring 1516, Sleeman honey brown, or Alexander Keith's IPA ($6 pints).
Patrons dine, converse, and found fork-based musical groups while watching the Canucks' ice-bound antics and other live sports. Early diners may also delve into the meat scrambles, veggie omelette beds, and miniature biscuit futons of weekend brunch.
The Dunbar Public House
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.
4497 Dunbar St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6S 2G4