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03-05-2011, 10:32 AM
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Visiting Vancouver

Hey fellas,

Plan on visiting Vancouver next week (mar 13-19) . im so amped because Ive heard nothing but great things about it.

Is there an area, or best bars for that matter, thats good for St Pattys day?

Best sights to see? (yeah I know its totally lame but hey wont be able to be there too often so might as well make the most of it)

Thanks

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03-05-2011, 10:40 AM
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IB4 East Hastings.

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03-05-2011, 11:15 AM
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If it is a clear, you may want to take a ride by cable car up to the top of Grouse Mountain. If you choose to eat dinner at the Observatory Restaurant the cost of the ride is included in your reservation.
http://www.grousemountain.com/Winter...e-observatory/

For past discussions on this topic see:
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=802482
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=272202
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=676941

Some food threads for restaurant recommendations:
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=802482
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=685062

Here is a listing of restaurants/drinks in the Gastown area:
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Eat...763/story.html

Some bars to catch hockey games:
http://vancouverbars.net/where-to-wa...-canucks-game/

If you like some jazz to go along with your libations:
http://vancouverbars.net/jazz-bars-in-vancouver/

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If it is a clear, you may want to take a ride by cable car up to the top of Grouse Mountain. If you choose to eat dinner at the Observatory Restaurant the cost of the ride is included in your reservation.
http://www.grousemountain.com/Winter...e-observatory/

For past discussions on this topic see:
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=802482
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=272202
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=676941

Some food threads for restaurant recommendations:
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=802482
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=685062

Here is a listing of restaurants/drinks in the Gastown area:
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Eat...763/story.html

Some bars to catch hockey games:
http://vancouverbars.net/where-to-wa...-canucks-game/

If you like some jazz to go along with your libations:
http://vancouverbars.net/jazz-bars-in-vancouver/
Epic

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Go to Vij restaurant just off Granville great modern Indian food.

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Go to Vij restaurant just off Granville great modern Indian food.
Vij's Rangoli (next door) is also great.
http://www.vijsrangoli.ca/

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Hey fellas,

Plan on visiting Vancouver next week (mar 13-19) . im so amped because Ive heard nothing but great things about it.

Is there an area, or best bars for that matter, thats good for St Pattys day?

Best sights to see? (yeah I know its totally lame but hey wont be able to be there too often so might as well make the most of it)

Thanks
The Blarney Stone ought to be pretty insane on St. Patrick's day.

Best view? Get a room at a downtown hotel with a north facing view. Then wake up early on a sunny morning and open the curtains. If that doesn't impress the hell out of you, nothing will.

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Vij's Rangoli (next door) is also great.
http://www.vijsrangoli.ca/
Both are fabulous, the one westcoaster speaks of is a little less expensive

Been to both and you can't go wrong with either.

The main one has a little waiting area/appy/bar area. Fantastic!

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The Blarney Stone ought to be pretty insane on St. Patrick's day.

Best view? Get a room at a downtown hotel with a north facing view. Then wake up early on a sunny morning and open the curtains. If that doesn't impress the hell out of you, nothing will.
Is 'the Irish Heather' bar still in gastown? Haven't been there in a while.

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03-05-2011, 06:33 PM
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Is 'the Irish Heather' bar still in gastown? Haven't been there in a while.
Yup, still going strong.
http://www.irishheather.com/

I like the Steak and Guinness Pie and the Flat Iron Steak.

Great Scotch Whisky selection:
http://www.irishheather.com/img/IHwh...e%29ydec21.pdf

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If it is a clear, you may want to take a ride by cable car up to the top of Grouse Mountain. If you choose to eat dinner at the Observatory Restaurant the cost of the ride is included in your reservation.
http://www.grousemountain.com/Winter...e-observatory/

For past discussions on this topic see:
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=802482
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=272202
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=676941

Some food threads for restaurant recommendations:
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=802482
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=685062

Here is a listing of restaurants/drinks in the Gastown area:
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Eat...763/story.html

Some bars to catch hockey games:
http://vancouverbars.net/where-to-wa...-canucks-game/

If you like some jazz to go along with your libations:
http://vancouverbars.net/jazz-bars-in-vancouver/
Wow thats impressive and really appreciate your input.

going with sort of a tight budget, getting married this july. i know i know

cant wait to see it, and drink it, all

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Wow thats impressive and really appreciate your input.

going with sort of a tight budget, getting married this july. i know i know

cant wait to see it, and drink it, all
Follow this wise mans advice and you'll have a great time.

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The Blarney Stone ought to be pretty insane on St. Patrick's day.

Best view? Get a room at a downtown hotel with a north facing view. Then wake up early on a sunny morning and open the curtains. If that doesn't impress the hell out of you, nothing will.
Quick input RE: "awesome views": if the OP is on a budget, he/she may be in better shape getting a hotel around W. Broadway, near VGH. Like the Holiday Inn @ Broadway/Heather for example. There's a view of downtown AND mountains. (check this e.g. that looks very likely it was taken from this hotel). Maybe the Park Inn too. Neither of these places are super fancy, but they do offer at least some rooms with great views, there's a Skytrain Station only a couple blocks East, and I'm guessing they'll be cheaper than many downtown hotels.

Agreed on Blarney Stone for St. Patrick's. Agreed on Grouse being a top choice if there are no clouds.

@OP: are you a runner by chance? One of the best ways to get a feel for Vancouver is a run along the seawall. If you're being budget conscious that one will cost you nada (walking is also a fine option - you just cover less ground ).

Don't know if you're a Canucks fan (or - looking at the schedule for the nights you're here - an Avalanche, Yotes, or Wild fan), but if you want to watch a game in a crowd, you could hit up the Kingston or Dix (many other posters here can point you to good spots).

Always a treat to have people come here who are excited to check the city out. Hope you have a great time.

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Hey fellas,

Plan on visiting Vancouver next week (mar 13-19) . im so amped because Ive heard nothing but great things about it.

Is there an area, or best bars for that matter, thats good for St Pattys day?

Best sights to see? (yeah I know its totally lame but hey wont be able to be there too often so might as well make the most of it)

Thanks
Just out of curiosity... I see your username involves the flames.. are you from Alberta or calgary? Are you a flames fan??

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March 19th

Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC

Vancouver's 1st match in MLS..even if you aren't a huge soccer fan the atmosphere will be insane and tickets are a lot more affordable then the Canucks.

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No one has mentioned the Roxy?

Edit: Your brother should have more stories from his teammates about the place that "wrecks havoc among opposing team players" according to Scott Oake of HNIC.


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Yup, still going strong.
http://www.irishheather.com/

I like the Steak and Guinness Pie and the Flat Iron Steak.

Great Scotch Whisky selection:
http://www.irishheather.com/img/IHwh...e%29ydec21.pdf
Mmmmm scotch PDF...

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Just out of curiosity... I see your username involves the flames.. are you from Alberta or calgary? Are you a flames fan??
Im actually from New York City... I had an old different screen name here from years ago but havent posted in some time.

No conicidence my last name is Higgins as well.

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Im actually from New York City... I had an old different screen name here from years ago but havent posted in some time.

No conicidence my last name is Higgins as well.
Welcome to Vancouver... Chris?

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Consider taking the Seabus across the harbour (It costs about $3.00 these days, I believe). You'll get great views there and back. On the north side, there's lots of good casual food options at Lonsdale Quay. (Think of the boat trip as Vancouver's version of the Staten Island Ferry, one of NYC's great tourist bargains.)

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try an izakaya

http://www.guu-izakaya.com/

or

http://hapaizakaya.com/

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His brother Kev

Used to post under habfan1084 then by the time I got back on hfboards he was on flames so I tried to stick w his current team hahah I'm 2 teams behind

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His brother Kev

Used to post under habfan1084 then by the time I got back on hfboards he was on flames so I tried to stick w his current team hahah I'm 2 teams behind
Well then, welcome aboard Kev..hope you enjoy your stay in Vancouver

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Well then, welcome aboard Kev..hope you enjoy your stay in Vancouver
Hey thanks! Looking forward to it

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His brother Kev

Used to post under habfan1084 then by the time I got back on hfboards he was on flames so I tried to stick w his current team hahah I'm 2 teams behind
Oh snap! Invasion of the Higgins!



Have a good visit. Hopefully the rain isn't too constant while you're in town.

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