17 shiny taps are front and centre at the Charlatan, where imported draft brews like Kilkenny, Delerium, and Strongbow are revered by beer-savvy patrons Crowd Yuppier side of the Commercial Drive crowd; 30-something landlords Go for Wednesday burger and brew specials: any burger, any beer for $14 Hours 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Mon-Thurs, 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Sat, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Sun
Spread out over three levels and a sun-dappled patio, this newish hotspot is favored by fun-starved ale aficionados and hungry window shoppers alike. Small outdoor area is packed with bedheaded brunchers on nice days (some solo, cradling books), but inside gets boisterous around the dramatic central bar with tons on tap, albeit not that cheaply. Try the unique oyster poboy, or if it's comfort... more
We went here for a drink last night and we were seated at the bar. We waited patiently for 25 minutes to get served for a drink trying to get the attention of bar staff and servers. We were completely ignored the entire time despite being seated right in front of the 2 barmen. We had to just leave. So... more
Commercial Drive has its fair share of funky little brunch and dinner places. I've only been to the Charlatan once, for brunch on a sunny and mild Fall day, and I'd give it a cautious recommendation. Friendly staff, a nice outside section just off the Drive where you can enjoy the sunshine while you eat, good atmosphere, but hit-and-miss food.... more
Inviting gastropub serves dishes such as mussels with white wine, butter and fresh herbs, and the salmon burger with wasabi. $. D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su).
Centred in the heart of Commercial Drive, The Charlatan offers true west coast comfort food, 15 unique draught lines, and an easy sipping cocktail and wine list. The newly renovated interior offers a warm, comfortable atmosphere- perfect for relaxing and letting loose, while our 80 seat patio gives a full view of the diversity of Commercial drive. Prefer to lounge? The Den has a private bar,... more