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The Lamplighter Public House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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92 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada
+1 604-687-4424
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 02:00
Fri 11:30 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beer selection (mostly BC beers). Good menu. We had bangers and fries, the fries are McDonald's like in a good way. The atmosphere wasn't my fav, there was a lot of dance music/club music, and some dudes with frosted tips. So, not the best. But the bar tenders were attentive & quick. They even let some guy charge his... More 

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Edmonton, AB
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only had one drink here but it was a cute little place to escape the heat! My husband was impressed by the beer selection as well.

Thank ACuming
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great friendly place. Huge choice of beers on tap. That can be a problem deciding but the barstaff were very helpful with suggestions and I enjoyed a stunning lager whilst my wife was very impressed with a Canadian Chardonnay. Lots of TVs showing sports. It was pretty busy but they found us a space on the bar. We stayed longer... More 

Thank David M
New England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Lamplighter Public House is a large pub in Vancouver's Gastown district. It is busy even on weekdays. they have lots of beers on tap - about 50

Thank riny
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Spent an hour or so on our arrival here to top up the hunger pangs. Wrong choice of venue as this place had many TV's , was busy, slow serving food bites but fast serving the beers. We plumped for the Granville island beer and stuck to it during our holiday. We could only stay for about an hour as... More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Good pub with a great selection of draught beers - the Granville Island Lager is particularly good. The food was fine but just pub grub which is what we expected. Really noisy place - not ideal for a quiet evening.

Thank Alan G
Bellingham, Washington
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365 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was an average pub with average service and entrees.Nice enough and fast service but a little distracted as well with the hustle and bustle. One thing I liked was that every seat had a good to great view of the tvs playing the game. However be advised that they DO NOT serve everything on the menu on all nights... More 

Thank KweqSmanit
Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Opening the beer menu to over 50 beers and lagers... I felt out my depth not being much of a beer or lager drinker but I wanted to try some local alcohol which I'd been recommended to do. Opted for the Red truck on both occasions that we went and it was a good option. The occasions we visited were... More 

Thank law1992
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. Summary: beers are good, the food ain't. Chicken wings were dry as anything, and rather than oven cooked they were deepfried...?! Megan our waitress was a nice sight to behold but what she had in assets she lacked in memory.  All in all a better place to go for a drink. 

Thank Andre V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We started off with the spring rolls which were excellent. I ordered the BLTA (bacon, lettuce, tomato & avocado) sandwich & fries. My husband got the chicken wings & fries. Both of us thought our food was ok. The place is very dark & the music is loud which made it hard to see the menu & we had to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighbourhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-687-4424
Housed in the historic Dominion Grand Hotel (est. 1899) in Gastown, this pub was renovated in 2007 and retains its original tin-stamped ceilings, exposed brick walls, stained glass windows and railings. The rest of this storied room has been given a grand renovation, including a new sound system and jukebox, classic pub furniture and flatscreen TVs. A long-time favourite Vancouver watering hole, the Lamplighter is the city’s busiest pub for good reason: friendly service, honest local pub fare, a large selection of craft beer and cocktails, comprehensive sports programming, and talented DJs and live bands give the legendary Lamplighter its famed atmosphere.

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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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