Situated in the heart of Kitsilano and established back in 1981 in what had previously been the local church, Darby's was one of the first pubs in Kitsilano. Named after the owner Terry Lightheart's sheep dog, many feel that Darby is still looking over the flock today. Chef Alex Rotherham serves up some amazingly unique dishes that play on the traditional pub fare.The food prepared in this... more
Marked gluten-free menu items and gluten-free substitues
Roof Top Patio
Established in 1981
Darby's Public House has been a local and independent establishment in Kitsilano for over 30 years. Recent renovations in the bar and patio continue to make Darby's Public House the best place to enjoy food... more
We visit darby's for karaoke night about every other week. Until maybe a year ago the food was c@!p, and we rarely bothered eating.
But the menu changed, and we decided to try it again, and it was great. The burger is the main wow for me. It is a very good size, and good balance with meat, veg, sauce, and bun. Tastes delicious.
I don't even like beer but I enjoyed the strawberry beer here. It's not like overcompensated with fake flavour, it's more understated but present. Like an introverted strawberry.
Although it was a weekend and super loud inside, I heard the rooftop is really nice so will have to come back one day to check that out. It's clean inside, service is attentive and friendly.
Bonus: they have BOARD... more
Can I choose zero stars as a rating? Place is only intended for beer crowd. The eggs Benny is great if you like hard boiled eggs. The fish tacos breading was too crispy. Maybe we ordered the wrong brunch items. Burgers looked fab thou. Service was quite slow. Only bonus on a sunny day rooftop is fabulous.
I like their rooftop (it's too noisy inside) but I wouldn't eat there, only drinks! I was disappointed with my dinner, fish and chips... ewww! I'll never forget that breading or the oxidation of the cabbage salad.
This Kitsilano spot serves sandwiches, salads, burgers and other pub fare. Patio is popular in summer. Must be 19 or older to enter. Adjacent to liquor store. $. L/D (daily).
In 2009 Darby's Pub made 2nd place in the Vancouver Courier's Readers' Choice Awards 'Stars of Vancouver' In 2010 Darby's Pub earned 1st place in the Vancouver Courier's Reader's Choice "Stars of Vancouver