The bar itself is a good hole. That said, the cheap beer, and typical Vancouver semi-douche vibe aside, the burger window in the back IS AWESOME! That guy who works it knows what he's doing. The organic beef os purchased fresh, never frozen, every morning! I wont go into my half drunken talk I had with the chef, but the recipe is a good one. Not your typical jaded Canadian pub burger that's not... more
You will learn to love the Astoria.
You will learn to hate the Astoria.
and meanwhile it doesn't matter, because you will at some point find yourself there and you will deal.
If you don't, you may have done something right with your life- but that doesn't mean there is anything wrong with your life if you do happen to "deal."
I can't tell whether the end of this establishment would cause a... more
Texx Burger is a great addition to the bar, as well as the long running Monday night karaoke (with $10 pitchers and free pool!). The rest of the weekday programming can be fun if you want something to do and they're always up for your next idea! I started a strip night there!
The weekend shows are hit and miss, but definitely my favourite weekday haunt.