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131 Water Social House

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Neighbourhood:
Gastown
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Contemporary
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127 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4M3, Canada
+1 604-669-7219
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Gladstone, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Gas town is a busy and yes expensive district of Vancouver upon entering the precinct from the transit hub to the west there are a multitude of expensive places where a beer and a wine will set you back a lazy $40 which was more than our meals wines and beers were at this cosy little place. Yep they were... More 

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Thank JB6936
Charlotte, North Carolina
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541 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Part of the price is the location- right on water street in the middle of Gastown. I had the fish in chips which were ok. The seasoning on the fries was better than the fish. They served good portion sizes and the staff was friendly. Its a little fancier inside so i assume they are busiest in the evening. If... More 

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Thank Alison R
Canada
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Stopped in here during happy hour (half price appies/drink deals) because we were super hungry. Ordered edamame and chicken strips with fries. Edamame was fine, but the fries seemed like they were fried, cooled, then refried to heat them up. Service was fine - could have been more attentive - but you definitely just get what you pay for.

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Thank Nicole L
Cordova, Tennessee
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were in town from Seattle for the weekend. We stopped in for dinner on a Sunday night. We were seated right away and ordered quickly. Our food arrived promptly. The food was not good. The server came by once after a long time and refilled our drinks. After a long time she came back and got... More 

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Orange, California
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Really disappointing. Although a nice spot with alfresco dining, there was almost no fish in my "fish" and chips. After we were served no one came back and I had to hunt down someone to cash us out. I would not go back.

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Edmonton, Canada
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

The bartender seemed nice enough - he was quick to drop off our menus and ask what we'd like to drink. After waiting 30 minutes for him to return though we decided to head somewhere else. The venue is pretty small at the front of the building, so we could see the bartender pouring drinks and doing shots with the... More 

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Bournemouth
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209 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Ate here once whilst in Vancouver. Great service and nice fish and chips. Good portions too. Worth a visit.

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Thank SKKBmouth
Antwerp, Belgium
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

great service, not alot op people but the food was very good. had a Canuck burger and it was right for its price.

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Thank Matthias086
San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

good comfort food and reasonably priced for the touristy Gastown area of Vancouver. Service was great.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

We have been astonished at the prices for what I would consider fast food in Vancouver. This was a really nice restaurant with friendly staff. The food was good and a fair price as was the drinks. The fish was delicious with free Wifi worth a second visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-669-7219
Description
We are dedicated to the art of socializing, a place where guests can get social and share thoughts, experiences and best of all, food. Our menu features classic twists prepared with only the freshest ingredients and designed to offer guests a chance to experience multiple dishes and flavours throughout their time with us, each time and every time.

Sharing food is a social ritual for everyone at 131 Water and we welcome groups, big and small, in our newly renovated mezzanine. We know life can get hectic, so why not make it simple and get away from it all - sit down, get social and enjoy.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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