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The Lamplighter Public House

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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92 Water Street, Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6B 1B2, Canada
+1 604-687-4424
11:30 - 02:00
Closed now
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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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Richmond, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy spot in the middle of Gastown. Had the Bangers and mash and it's was excellent. Husband had the BLTA he said it was very good except the fries were the little skinny ones Server Lucy was excellent and very attentive even though it was busy

Thank Kellifang
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can't rate anything except to say that I waited by the Host Stand for about 5 mins, made eye contact with a few different servers....nobody came to seat me, the place looked full, there was a comedian, so it had a great feel...but sadly I left. Maybe next time....I just found it really odd, and somewhat awkward to be... More 

Thank ytranger
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Went after dining in another restaurant to watch WJC game CAN vs. USA. Thursday early evening in Jan. Atmosphere was relaxed and happy. Others had beers and I took a dessert "S'more jar", which was awsome! I'm not into desserts, but this one was really good. Chocolate pudding with soft biscuits at the bottom and melt marshmellows on the top,... More 

Thank Anniina A
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a couple of beers. Awesome beer, great service. Go for the Driftwood Fat Tug, best of the bunch!

Thank LondonMike1983
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, very promot service and answered any questions we had in regards to food and beverages. Wide selection of tap beers and kept our glasses full all of the time. Food was excellent. Especially liked the Wednesday wings deal. Will be visiting again before the end of our Vamcouver holiday.

Thank Alicia K
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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 

Thank Amanda G
Edmonton, AB
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152 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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532 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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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127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 


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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
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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 Street, Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6B 1B2, 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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