Diner: “Pourhouse” Picks Up Adam Johnson And The Guiding Hand Of Chef J.C. Poirier

Ever since the departure of co-owner/chef Chris Irving from Pourhouse (I believe he’s in Russia at the moment), there was a bit of a hole in the Gastown restaurant’s ops. That was filled by J.C. Poirier some three weeks ago. Poirier, the full-time chef de cuisine at Campagnolo, came on board as “executive chef consultant” some three weeks ago. He has designed an new menu and appointed Adam Johnson (the former sous chef to Robert Belcham) as chef de cuisine to execute and manage the kitchen. Poirier will be moonlighting at Pourhouse for at least one year, working with the restaurant in his free time.

Gastown’s Lovely “Pourhouse” has Joined The Scout Community


Gastown’s Pourhouse is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of recommended restaurants to check out. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout page hereRead more





162 Water Street in Gastown | Vancouver, BC | V6B 1B2
Telephone: 604-568-7022 | Fax: 604-568-7012
Website: http://www.pourhousevancouver.com | RESERVE
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Mon-Wed 11:30am – midnight
Thurs 11:30am – 1am
Friday 11:30am – 2am
Sat 5pm-2am
Sun 5pm-midnight


About Pourhouse


Embracing the sublime pleasure of drink, the joy of good food and the comfort of family – Pourhouse is the embodiment of a passion for sharing the simple indulgences of life with friends. Just southeast of the Steam Clock in Gastown, Pourhouse is born of century-old styles of drinking and dining. The 100-year-old building was built in 1910, as home to the Leckie Boot Company – the original structure crafted with Douglas Fir ceilings, supported by large wood pillars, and brick walls. Pourhouse is furnished in antiques of the era – complimented by custom creations. Every piece in Pourhouse has a story. The cornerstone is the 38 ft. bar – lovingly handcrafted from 120 year-old planks of reclaimed Douglas Fir. Entrance and hallway walls are finished with era-inspired textures and gold leaf detailing – no aesthetic left unconsidered.

The cocktails have an old-fashioned soul, in variations both plain and fancy – the catalyst for the entire concept. The wine list gets its inspiration from the turn of the century, and is priced to encourage sharing and discovering. Beers cover the range of tastes and styles – several selections representing the true ale craftsmanship of BC and the Pacific Northwest. Serious about coffee, Pourhouse serves a beautiful local roast, crafted with a handmade Synesso Espresso machine – overall, a focus on quality over quantity, with a particular interest in Whiskey and Whiskey applications to cocktails. The true heart of Bartending is shown through the creation of personalized experiences.

Food is designed with inspired and skillful technique, though born of familiar comforts. Hearty and mouth-watering meals with a sense of familiarity are done in a homemade style using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

We look forward to the honour of sharing our appetite for life with you.

Pourhouse embraces a singularly essential part of Vancouver – its own history.