Gastown’s “Pourhouse” Looking To Open Before The Month Ends

September 21, 2009 


They’re getting real close at Pourhouse on Water Street. Menu tasting for staff went down today and the room is booked for a wine tasting on Tuesday. We’re crossing our fingers for the weekend without getting our hopes up.

Entrance, hostess standEntrance, hostess standDining room entranceFrom the back of the dining room looking towards the frontFrom dining room looking towards the bar...The bar...The barIMG_6334The barStool detailPeriod sofas make for extra bar seating...Extra bar seatingStemwareSoldiers...Looking down the length of the bar (right) and dining room (left) to the kitchen and chef's tableTaps are activated by foot pedals.Banister detail from deuce table 51 (unique recycling of Victorian radiators)Executive chef Chris IrvingThe house cock...Co-proprietors | chef Chris Irving and bar manager Jay JonesJay Jones' staff trophy for general unkemptness

All Anticipated Openings



  • MissT604

    The name is “Pourhouse?” Really??? As the province poises to make it a crime to be homeless just in time for Olympic revelry is this name at all appropriate? Sometimes tongue-in-cheek = foot-in-mouth.

  • khristian

    You go semantics police person!

    No wonder they call Vancouver “No Fun Town” – sheesh!

    Lattitude in your attitude MissT604.

  • thecornersuite

    Looking forward to it very much gentlemen! The room is turning out great!

  • Lauren Mote

    i was there with the boys (Jay and Chris) the other night having charcuterie and beers – it seriously looks incredible – and the sneak peek at the menu makes me salivate! a return to simple, comfortable and nostalgic dining. congrats boys, i really am routing for you.

  • Peter Raptis

    The place is looking great, can’t wait to see it in action, although I might have to challenge Jay on the Shaving award!