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The Winking Judge Pub

#332 of 2,926 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Granville Street
Bar, Pub
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888 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1X9, Canada
+1 604-684-9465
10:00 - 02:00
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Staying in Vancouver for a few days and tried out this place, which was recommended to me. It's a nice enough pub with a good but extensive menu. I chose fish and chips and a colleague had chicken &a mushroom pie. My food was really good and the pie looked very tasty. Service was good and as our server was... More 

Thank Lionel D
Vancouver, Canada
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I ordered the chicken pot pie. It arrived as ordered - nice and hot too! Here is the problem... there were 3 - .25 cm x .25 cm 'chunks of chicken' in the serving. When I brought it up with the waitress she said ' I can see it. Those little shreds.' For 17 plus tax.. pretty much a giant... More 

Thank BCtraveler44
Vancouver, Canada
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398 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Met friends for drinks & snacks here because it was convenient to everyone, OK. It has that going for it. Vancouver has some great restaurants, cafes, specialty grocery stores, etc. How this place survives - and thrives - is a mystery. We got sliders (shredded pork awash with thick grocery-store-style BBQ sauce) and several kinds of wings. The wings were... More 

1 Thank ASASG_7
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311 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I did not bring my lunch one day so I called my friend to see what she was doing for lunch. she invited me out with another friend to the winking judge. I order philly cheese steak sandwich and fries. It tasted good no complaint. service was good.

Thank Scorpio-1001
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

When in Vancouver for business I often meet others here after work for a wind down beverage. It is a typical bar atmosphere - generally frequented by business people. Prices are fair (particularly for the area) and the beer and wine selections are decent

Thank AHB007
Winnipeg, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 10 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
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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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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