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“Great, cozy place for drinks”

The Butcher & Bullock
Ranked #381 of 3,728 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: A pub in the time-honoured style, The Butcher & Bullock has been a popular hangout for the downtown business set for 20+ years. Dark brown wainscoting and aged black & white photos complement the room’s traditional furnishings and various conversation pieces. On weekdays, The Butcher & Bullock regulars crowd the comfortable room to loosen their ties, enjoy modern pub food, take in a game and just relax. The games area features a pool table, video games and a jukebox fully loaded with both new and classic tunes. The Butcher & Bullock also features 28 types of craft and domestic beer, custom cocktails and an extensive wine list.
Ladysmith, Canada
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3 reviews
“Great, cozy place for drinks”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

My hubby & I were staying at Le Soleil hotel in Vancouver (highly recommended place to stay-impeccable service & rooms!) on Sept. 12-13, 2013 and had finished our window shopping so we were starting to get quite thirsty. Our hotel concierge recommended The Butcher & Bullock down the street.
This pub chain (Donnelly Group) has a great list of local beers on tap and I had a pint of the Steamworks Pilsener & Rob ordered a pint of Ganville Island Lager but we weren't hungry as we had lunch a few hours before. We went back on the 13th for another drink where I had a 18 oz. pint of Carlsberg & my hubby had Granville Island lager again. This time, we were looking at the city guides and both the waitress (#18 & 85 were great) and the chef (who was sitting behind us doing paperwork) were very helpful giving ideas of what to do & see in Vancouver.

The pubs are classically decorated with dark, wood walls & soft lighting with flickering oil lamps. The food menu looked really appetizing and the bartender was helpful explaining some of the local beers on tap.

Great place to go for service, drink & food options! Lisa-Ladysmith, BC

Visited September 2013
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West Seneca, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Okay place”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Stopped there late in the evening, pretty quiet, good service good food. Prices were average but if you are using American money best bet is to put the bill on your Visa or Master Card, since they did not take the money at par, charged 11% on the exchange

Visited August 2013
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Best Lam burger ever tasted”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Nice place and ambiance, the Lamb burgers were so great that we went back again. Service was OK and fair prices

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Really good consistent place, great staff and good specials”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The main bartenders and other staff are really great at this place. The drink specials are very good, and there's lot's of drafts to choose from. Very decent food as well, even for a pub.

  • Visited July 2013
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vancouver, BC Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Workday lunch date at Butcher & Bullock”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

I have been here many times...since it was Smiley's, that I loved as well...met a work friend for lunch..had the Thursday special...Steak & Frites...(+side of blue cheese...mmmm) it was delicious...fries are yummy little skinny lovely hot sticks...dipped in blue cheese all the better....steak was absolutely fantastic...perfect medium rare...tender and just a wonderful flavor...haven't had a steak this good a good while...pleasant surprise...you should go next Thursday and try for yourself...
Oh and my friend had the BC Salmon...ate it all up...looked fantastic too...but the steak...the flavor...oh the flavor was just awesome...
will be back soon...maybe next Thursday!!

  • Visited June 2013
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