Saturday, March 26, 2005

Wolf and Hound, on Broadway near Alma

The Wolf and Hound is warm and friendly! This is the kind of place I wish was two blocks away from my home, so that I could make it my neighbourhood watering hole. There were two guys with guitars in the corner doing a great job of covers that night (I loved their "folkified" Purple Rain!), lots of couches and padded benches, cleanliness, low ceilings, all creating a great inviting pub atmosphere for me. Also, a beer list, a nice plate of nachos, and a list of specialty coffees made me happy. I went on a Thursday night, and it was perfectly full - enough people to create a good vibe, but not too many that anyone couldn't get a nice table right away. The crowd was pleasantly mixed (I like it when there's other old people around), though there were plenty of the UBC student types that I was expecting. There's even a resident dog that briefly walked through. Note that this recommendation is coming from someone who doesn't go to pubs in Vancouver very often, and I rarely like them as much as I liked this one. I do love the idea of pubs, and used to live in a town where the bars and pubs were a huge part of the culture, and there were plenty of fun places to sit and have a beer and a good conversation. I know, saying this will probably unleash a wild pack of barking pub-recommending comments. Tell me your favourite Vancouver pubs. Oh, that reminds me, my Dad said that he heard there was going to be a dog restaurant opening up locally. I assume he meant a restaurant that you can bring your dog, and the dog gets served too (not where they, um, SERVE dog). Anyone know more?


Anonymous Dubvibe said...

The dog that wanders through is a Bernese Mountain Dog called 'Hendrix'.
He is the sweetest dog on the face of the earth...
The "Black Plague" is a fine beer, I
suggest if you like dark beer to check it out.
The W&H is my favourite pub in Canada, the staff are friendly, the manager is helpful and the food isn't bad either.
For these reasons I am there just about every evening.

4:13 PM, June 03, 2005  
Blogger Dubvibe&Hendrix said...

The dog restaurant is a dog deli on (I think it's) Davie Street, it's supposed to be great but I haven't checked it our yet..

4:14 PM, June 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, it's a special place...great live music 7 nights a week (no cover) A word-of-mouth joint (like attracts like) Neighbourhood regulars, university profs and students, and delightful eccentrics. We're there seven nights a week.....

9:24 PM, June 03, 2005  

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