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The Keefer Bar

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135 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
+1 604-688-1961
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17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friends and I ended up getting into The Keefer Bar with a bit of help - otherwise it was quite a long wait. The kitchen ended up being closed by the time we got in which was disappointing. We all ordered drinks and they were really stiff drinks. If you like stiff drinks - I recommend it but if... More 

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Thank jenny h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Keefer is such a gem, no matter how much time passes between visits I'm always pleasantly surprised. Nothing beats their apothecary-Asian-style interior. Everything has been thought out. The x-ray display in the bathroom is always fun for pictures ;). I also learned about their nightly specials upon this last visit, as the prices can add up. Loved their Tuesday... More 

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Thank Stephanie G
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Had a drink there, but saw the tapas and heard comments that would cause me to return. Amber Bruce is your man to shake you a concoction you may have never had and won't forget. I had a martini that was like no other I have ever had. And this place is down the street from Bao Bei another prize.

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Thank bob h
Vancouver
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Great cocktails, love their happy hour, the servers are great and have character. It's a great place to hideaway or meet with friends. The outdoor patio is a great feature and in the summer very popular. The Keefer Bar is located in Vancouver's historic Chinatown and is a special place.

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Thank VancouverLad78
Montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The service is good, and they have special daily specials for a very reasonable price. However, the drinks we had were not doubles.

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Thank tedster074
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Unfortunately our table at the restaurant up the hill was available faster than projected, so we didn't spend enough time savoring the cocktails at Keefer - they were all clever and were mostly quite good. Background music was very good - loud but not in a way that impeded conversation. Staff really made us feel welcome. I will spend more... More 

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Thank ohr999
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Can't believe the changes in Chinatown. What a great drinks place with friends. Live music. Wonderful cocktails! Everyone should try the Rosemary Gimlet. Some really impressive cocktails. I can't wait to come back to try out more. I'll forego dinner next time and go straight for a wonderful long evening here with friends.

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Thank Kathleen R
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Great cocktail menu and super helpful staff. Very patient and helpful with a large group. Waiters able to recommend cocktails based on tastes and preferences.

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Thank Jojojebo
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Been meaning to try the Keefer for a while and finally got in for happy hour which was great. Had a Jack Daniels cocktail (the name escapes me) and although I'm not a JD fan it was a great drink and very well priced for happy hour. Also did the two for one happy hour snacks (pork dim sum, etc)... More 

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Thank MartinP926
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Best cocktails ever , friendly happy staff , had such a fun night , will definitely be bag on my next visit to Vancouver got a very long list of cocktails to get through, although the staff listen to what base you want and make it from there, explaining all ingredients and remedies 🍸

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-688-1961
Description
We are an Apothecary themed Cocktail Lounge that serves Asian influenced share plates.

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
With the recent exodus of massive new building projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas; is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before. Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking, Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes diners to the table. More that that, it has a hip experimental vibe to it, with trendy pop-ups and catchall market shops. The biggest of Canada's Chinatowns, it is also home to an expansive Chinese garden whose manicured grounds inspire and delight, its ponds and pagodas drawing walkers in for an stroll. Take in the red streetlights, the playful awnings, and the upbeat air that suffuse this area.
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