Dubh Linn Gate, a Pub with an obvious Irish origin – the one with the funny-spelled name. What makes somebody choose a name like that? Well, for us, it stands out from all of the other pubs, scattered around town with similar inspiration. According to the owners, however, this refers to a body of water in Ireland’s capital city of the same name (sp. Dublin, in case we just confused you with that anecdote). Apparently this is where Guinness thrives – Cheers to Pubs with Irish Vibes. With its creation starting in the actual Country where the overall concept hails from, the first opening in BC was in Whistler and now we are seeing another opening in full swing, in downtown Vancouver. To separate it from the pack, this one is on Main St. – a busy area, and a great, affordable place to sip in good spirits. No fighting Irish, this is Vancouver, love your room mates. 


In true, Irish fashion, there are a variety of things to entertain you, mostly: Beer, Scotch, Whiskey, Wine & Cocktails. They have 24 kinds of draft, on tap with traditional Irish blends like Guinness, Murphy’s, Smithwick’s and Kilkenny, and in true Vancouver fashion, the beer flows like the rain in this city, and there’s $5 happy hour – no fear of drought or draught here. We also love their extensive list of cocktails and the champagne list too, so you can look classy while you leave your waitress a little tipsy! Oooh, you’re so sweet there.

And to offset the dry hammer, they have appetizers aplenty, like Hummus & Olives, Pakoras, Potato Skins, and Fries, so you can hang out with other vegetarians who like to get stoned. That means you like to drink, in Irish – really; it does. We’re not kidding. Nobody likes when Irish Eyes are Lying.


Our favorite thing about Dubh Linn Gate though, is the entertainment that goes on here, on the regular. We love that they thought of you, Vancouver Friend, and created an events calendar, full of entertainment, so you never see a dull moment, in your fun-loving life in the City. Here are some of the things to look forward to at the Pub on Main:


August 1 - Tuesday

Board Games – Jenga, Cards Against Humanity (a must try) and Monopoly (if you want to stay for hours – you’re welcome here). We like Pubs that treat you like this, so you don’t have to feel bad about your drinking escapades. Don't be afraid if you knock things down, wobbly pop.


August 2 - Wednesday

Trivia Night – Test your knowledge under the influence, and prizes are awarded to those who can hold their own. Rewards for drinking – everybody wins!


August 5 - Saturday

Whitecaps Vs. Colorado Rapids – Real reasons to scream and get rowdy - Blame it on the game.


August 8

Back to “Board Tuesdays” – Find more reasons to drink. The list repeats itself, weekly.


They also have live music, and we have a special musician worth mentioning, Rachel Button - We heard she's cute as one. This unique singer/songwriter, who also plays the fiddle, brings live music to the Pub, from the UK. Performances are a mix of Pop/Folk songs, with a youthful, acoustic, hint of country sound.

Go and see for yourself - Check out the events page for live music and entertainment, and pick your nights.


“May the sound of  happy music and the lilt of Irish Laughter, fill your heart with gladness.”


Open at 11 am daily, Dubh Linn Gate is a good place for brunch.

By Night, it’s a great place to rove out of, dancing your Irish Jig.

Feel valued, and kick up your heels with the crowd of Gaelic Guests.


Dubh Linn Gate is Located At:

1601 Main St., Vancouver, BC


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Published by Jennica B.