Five Years Ago This Week, Inside an Almost Finished ‘Boxcar’ on Main Street

For this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday we look back exactly five years to the construction of the beloved Boxcar at 923 Main Street.

The Boxcar, one of our all-time favourite Vancouver bars, is nearing its 5th birthday in the old carriageway space between The Cobalt (RIP) and Pizzeria Farina. The narrow, diminutive, character-filled space has been a fount of good times for many over its first five years, so we’re raising glasses to the next five.

From our coverage in the third week of December, 2014…

Old friends Ezra Kish and Patryk Drozd are taking over the long, thin 800 sqft stable space sandwiched between Pizzeria Farina and The Cobalt on Main Street. With it, they’re opening The Boxcar, a beer-forward joint with 24 taps and standing room for 75 people. It’ll be woody and lovely when it’s finished, complete with old ceiling tiles from the original Woodwards, restored original floorboards, large original artwork by Drew Young, and sun that pours in through the rear doors all afternoon long (glass garage doors swing open and closed on both ends). Expect to see some classic cocktails and a few wines on offer as well, plus a limited food component TBD. Opening day is slated for some point in February.

Here are some photos from when its construction was in full swing…

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