Tag: Bar

Raw Canvas, Vancouver (Yaletown)

Raw Canvas, Vancouver (Yaletown)

    Raw Canvas in Yaletown is a great place to go spend an evening to release the inner Picasso in you. Whether you are looking for a fun date night rendezvous with your significant other or a fun girls’ night out, Raw Canvas does […]

Hub Restaurant and Lounge, Vancouver (Yaletown)

Hub Restaurant and Lounge, Vancouver (Yaletown)

    Hub Restaurant and Lounge in Yaletown in a friendly neighborhood pub we often frequent. It is located just across the skytrain station on Mainland and offers both indoor booth seats as well as a quiet outdoor patio (on days it is pouring rain). We didn’t mind […]

Bard and Banker Victoria (Downtown)

Bard and Banker Victoria (Downtown)

Bard and Banker Pub

 

Bard and Banker Pub

Bard and Banker Pub

Bard and Banker Pub

 

Bard and Banker Victoria, BC has an interesting history since it first opened in 1862 as the Bank of British Columbia until 1988. Robert Service emerged as an notable employee and wrote poems such as The Cremation of Sam McGee, etc. Although you may not care for poems and stories, but looking at the historic photos, one can`t help but wonder what life would`ve been like hundreds of years ago. I like my technology, so I probably would not cope well if ever transported back.

 

Compared to bars in London, ones that that have been refurbished Grace Bar Piccadilly with beautiful bird cages and white chairs, Bard and Banker is classy. It`s maintained the classical gentlemen charisma and charm. Gold and brass finishing with dark wooden furnishing and upholstered leather booth seats.  Live music runs Wednesday thru Saturday nights, defining the ultimate pub experience.

 

Bard and Banker Pub
source: www.flickr.com/photos/vicpubco/
Bard and Banker Pub
source: www.flickr.com/photos/vicpubco/
Bard and Banker Pub
source: www.flickr.com/photos/vicpubco/
Bard and Banker Pub
source: www.flickr.com/photos/vicpubco/
Bard and Banker Pub
source: www.flickr.com/photos/vicpubco/
Guinness
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It`s almost hard to picture the empty 12000 sq.ft. bank below transformed into today`s pub serving domestic, imported beers, scotch, cocktails and even lunch specials. What an experience it was to swirl my glass of Macallan 25. I can`t say that the service was great or the food was delicious; but love the swagger and its decor.

 

Bank of BC
source: www.flickr.com/photos/vicpubco/
Bank of BC
source: www.flickr.com/photos/vicpubco/
Bank of BC
source: www.flickr.com/photos/vicpubco/

 

 

Bard and Banker Pub

Bard and Banker Pub

Bank of BC
source: www.flickr.com/photos/vicpubco/

 

 

 

Bard and Banker Victoria

1022 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 1X7
(250) 953-9993

 

 

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Whiskey Soda Lounge Portland, Oregon

Whiskey Soda Lounge Portland, Oregon

        6:45: we just arrived at Pok Pok Portland, I asked Nancy if it was jam action PACKED with people waiting for a table, what should we do? She answered, we’ll wait… It better be good…           6:50: […]

Georges At The Cove San Diego California (La Jolla) | Best Patio View and Burgers

Georges At The Cove San Diego California (La Jolla) | Best Patio View and Burgers

    What does one think of when you travel to San Diego? When I was there recently all I could think of was all the attractions – Legoland (be sure to try Granny’s Apple Fries), Sea World , San Diego Zoo, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier […]