If you try something new, you might really enjoy it, even if it's filling balloons with Hot Wheels and throwing them off a bridge to see if they'll float. Try some gastro-pub fare with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of delectable cuisine and drinks at The Five Point on Main Street.
Named for five underground creeks that converge near the eatery, The Five Point plies Vancouverites with innovative gastro-pub dishes crafted from fresh ingredients. An upbeat ambience and affable staff mix under the dining room's famed turn-of-the-century chandelier to yield a lively supping experience utterly devoid of orphaned pickpockets. Sample tastes traversing several national borders with appetizers including the self-proclaimed "ridiculously good hummus" ($9), Korean ribs with house-made kimchi ($14), and carne asada beef tacos ($13). The main course menu jet sets from Southeast Asia's lemongrass curried beef ($14) to Italy's fettuccini alla puttanesca ($16), while maintaining a dapper, airline hostess-attracting appearance. Brunch dishes, including the fiery eggs inferno with chilli and chorizo ($11), are built upon a sturdy foundation of mood-elevating omega-3 eggs. The Five Point's full bar stirs or shakes lists of house cocktails and martinis alongside fine wine and beer selections.
- Five Point is a cozy but hip Main Street joint that serves inspired West Coast tapas perfect for nibbling on after work. The place used to be a Russian restaurant; a large chandelier in the centre of the room sets the mood for relaxing, as does the largest patio in the neighbourhood. If you're looking for a reason why Main has become the hottest area in Vancouver, the answer is here. – Straight
- Like any good neighbourhood pub, the Five Point is a melting pot, a collegial mix of hipster, jocks, and old-time drunks enjoying pints of Guinness … and weekday specials – Vancouver magazine