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The Lamplighter Public House

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Neighbourhood:
Gastown
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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92 Water St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1A4, Canada
+1 604-687-4424
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Today
11:30 - 03:00
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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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Epsom, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite before we had to return to our ship. We weren't overwhelmed by the outside or inside to start with - it's looks like an English pub and has pinball machines on one wall and a pool table. However once inside and sat down we met amazing engaging staff, ate simple but tasty food... More 

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Thank JulesH1970
Canada
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292 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some recent reviews raised questions about the place, but don't be deterred. It's a big friendly pub with lots of sports screens and typical noise, but not over-the-top loud (at least it wasn't too bad around 6 pm). We tried a Broccolini & Brie pizza ($14) and the featured turkey burger with spicy peanut satay sauce ($18). Both looked great... More 

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Thank ccvvbb
Vancouver, Canada
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104 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and beer, but the server completely ignore us for about 20 min, which is ridiculous. However, the music is really good, the presentation of the dishes and starters are great. Also if you are looking for a place to watch a game, that's a great place to go, tvs everywhere and big tables to accommodate big groups.

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Thank Thata P
Montclair, California
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and delicious food. I had the fish and chips. Others had the hamburger, and the buffalo chicken wings. All were very good, and the server was super friendly and happy to be working with us.

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Thank timmersgal
Whistler, Canada
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431 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been a while since I stopped in. The place got a facelift. Friends bar staff. Great craft beer. I think I had a unique one called postmark. Great place to meet friends when in gastown.

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Thank Preston S
Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be on the guest list last night and were treated like VIP's. Tyler went above and beyond and created 4 lifelong 19 year old clients of the Donnelley Group establishments. The food was hot, fresh and quick and the server was personable without being over whelming. The hockey game was on for the first while... More 

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1 Thank bserkca
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Highly reccomend this meal By far the best restaurant chicken burger ive had in ages... Our waiter, Nevada was a helpful beautiful girl and i reccomend this restaurant to anyone!

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Thank mitchyjaus
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice pub, very wide choice of beer, very friendly service and helpful, good wine by the glass choice, staff very keen to help. All TV's showing baseball, a bit more variety could help - hockey? Rugby? Well located in gas town nice building.

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Thank Thomas S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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816 reviews
586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Located in the heart of Gastown, this is very much a standard sports pub from the Donnelly pub group. Shows all Manchester Utd games and we were happy to find it was showing the Republic of Ireland v Wales game. Large pub with plenty of screens as well as a pool table. Friendly staff. Had lager for $5.

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1 Thank chepaddy
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I'll admit that I wasn't sure walking in, but the surprise was on us. What a gem in Gastown. The brunch menu was varied, and we had the Chorizo Hash and the Crushed Avocado with Poached Eggs. First, no one has ever served me hash on a bed of peppery arugula, or poached eggs on avocado. Ever. What a tasty... More 

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Thank chris r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 03:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Gastown
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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