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The Winking Judge Pub

#219 of 2,878 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Granville Street
Bar, Pub, British
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888 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1X9, Canada
+1 604-684-9465
10:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Chilliwack, Canada
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130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A smaller pub located across the street from Scotiabank Theater. Grab a window seat on a lazy sunday afternoon to people watch . Good selection of tap beer, not overly noisey

Thank rodnglo
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice small local pub in the downtown area. Staff were all lovely and the place had a nice atmosphere. Food here was ok, just pub grub mainly. There was a good selection of beers available and they have daily special offers. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank DaveDonnaMc
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A small pub, but a very friendly atmosphere. They have an interesting selection of beer, from Europe(France, Denmark, Belgium), Canada and US. Prices are average and the staff very friendly and they don't bug to have more, only when you are done with your drink.

Thank Blue90210
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ended up here just after we checked-in to where we were staying. We liked the coziness and laid back atmosphere because we were definitely not dressed for fine dining. They have daily pint and pitcher specials. We had the Philly cheese steak and chicken club sandwiches. They were cut in half so we shared. They were... More 

Thank Lindsey B
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If you ever wanted to see the diverse culture of Vancouver this is a great place to visit. Lots of Windows, people walking by, locals drinking and telling stories, it's a good laugh. Try the Oat beer too, it's delicious. Food is average, pub grub.

Thank VancouverLad78
Leeds, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We called in at this place after seeing it not the way to our hotel. Was only a small place but had a great atmosphere about it. The staff were are really friendly with the bar staff having good knowledge of the beers on tap and offered some great recommendations. Food wasn't anything to shout about but it again was... More 

Thank andyhood83
Richmond, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Decided The Winking Judge deserves a shout out. This gem is a fantastic spot in the heart of the city. The beautiful staff of Sam, Jess, Jas, Szymon, Ty and Camilo always are on point and deliver awesomeness every night I'm there. Bellini Magazine may do a feature on these gorgeous babies in the heart of the city! Great Job!

Thank bellinimagazine
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If your food of choice is a cold slab of meat in congealed gravy with almost raw vegetables then this is the place for you. After 3 weeks of travelling we thought we would like some 'comfort food' and when we saw the Royal Roast advertised we thought it would fit the bill. Yorkshire Puddings were advertised but were replaced... More 

Thank Lesley482014
Paisley, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in on our way back to our hotel and not disappointed. The staff very friendly and pleasant. The beer very good, they have a special every day. Also got samples of a new beer. Food looked good too. Would recommend. Would go back.

Thank Scottishtaffy

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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, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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