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The Winking Judge Pub

#245 of 2,893 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Granville Street
Bar, Pub
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888 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1X9, Canada
+1 604-684-9465
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Northwest Territories
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here on a Friday evening and was still able to get a seat. The food and drink were good. Would definitely recommend the nachos with pulled pork. Despite being very busy the staff had it covered and were pleasant and service was fast. Overall this is a great spot.

Thank Aklavik867
Vancouver, Canada
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439 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to table at around 10pm on a Friday night after watching a movie across the street. We just had a couple of beers and nachos to satisfy a late night craving. The nachos were ok, at least the cheese was layered. Best with salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Nothing about the place stood out. There is outside... More 

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Oxford, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wide beer choice and all sampled were tasty. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. Excellent plate of nachos with all accompaniments!

Thank Jen7ify
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An unassuming little pub. One page menu and a few local beverages. Friendly staff. The loaded nachos were very good and had a lovely home made salsa.

Thank Simon A
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Vancouver for a few days and tried out this place, which was recommended to me. It's a nice enough pub with a good but extensive menu. I chose fish and chips and a colleague had chicken &a mushroom pie. My food was really good and the pie looked very tasty. Service was good and as our server was... More 

Thank Lionel D
Vancouver, Canada
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98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered the chicken pot pie. It arrived as ordered - nice and hot too! Here is the problem... there were 3 - .25 cm x .25 cm 'chunks of chicken' in the serving. When I brought it up with the waitress she said ' I can see it. Those little shreds.' For 17 plus tax.. pretty much a giant... More 

Thank BCtraveler44
Vancouver, Canada
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383 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Met friends for drinks & snacks here because it was convenient to everyone, OK. It has that going for it. Vancouver has some great restaurants, cafes, specialty grocery stores, etc. How this place survives - and thrives - is a mystery. We got sliders (shredded pork awash with thick grocery-store-style BBQ sauce) and several kinds of wings. The wings were... More 

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193 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I did not bring my lunch one day so I called my friend to see what she was doing for lunch. she invited me out with another friend to the winking judge. I order philly cheese steak sandwich and fries. It tasted good no complaint. service was good.

Thank cassino
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

When in Vancouver for business I often meet others here after work for a wind down beverage. It is a typical bar atmosphere - generally frequented by business people. Prices are fair (particularly for the area) and the beer and wine selections are decent

Thank AHB007
Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Pub atmosphere makes this a fun place to stop for a drink or meal. Also a Sports Bar since there are several tv's with a variety of sports that can be watched while having a cold brew!

Thank janejo_7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Street
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-684-9465

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Granville Street

Neighbourhood Profile
Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular and lively, with young revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping the party going until late. Granville Street, being mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.
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