As I began to write this post about our newest watering hole Local Public Eatery, I thought hard about not writing this blog post at all. This is one place that I would truly like to keep a secret for my friends and I. Alas in the spirit of Kitsilano, we can’t help but share ourselves freely. So ignoring my better judgment, let me introduce to you the best pub in the worldâ€¦ yesâ€¦ the world.
When you think of the best pub, what are the factors that you would consider important? Perhaps you might include: great ambiance, great service, great food, great prices and great location amongst them. The Local Eatery on Cornwall and Yew fits the bill precisely.
Located at the old Malone’s site, The Local offers a beautiful open seating plan with loads of large comfortable booths, table seating and a well designed bar seating area. In the summer the North wall opens garage style to include the extra large patio that overlooks the beautiful Kitsilano Beach and all who frequent it.
Upon entering you’ll be happily surprised to find that the service staff is exceptional. From the hostess to the servers, you’ve never come across more intelligent, happy, service-oriented staff anywhere. I’m not sure what their hiring policy is, but I can tell you that they do a phenomenal job putting together a solid team who’s only purpose it seems is to ensure that you have the best time every time.
When you sit down to order a drink, there’s another wonderful surpriseâ€¦ $4. House wines – wonderful – and Thursdays you can get a bucket of 3 beers for just $12. Its almost cheaper to watch the game, and the beautiful locals, at the pub instead of sitting at home alone.
If you’re there for a bite then you’ll be in for a treat. If you order the guacamole for the nachos, they will make it right in front of you to suit. The yam fries are to-die-forâ€¦ every single one is crunchy and tastes great. I also highly recommend the burger sliders for carnivores and the spicy edamames for vegetarians. The prices are more than reasonable and the quality of the food is as good as the most expensive restaurant on West 4th minus the stuffiness.
The last thing that’s worth mentioning is the beautiful people. Upon entering the Local Eatery, you’ll notice right away the array of beautiful men and women who frequent the facility. It truly is a snapshot of the local Kitsilano citizenry. You’ll find funky University students mingling with Entrepreneurs and Nouveau hippies mixing with Investors. It’s an open party atmosphere every night of the week and if you intend on watching a hockey game there, better get there an hour or two ahead of time to ensure you have a seat.
The Local Eatery is truly the hottest place to be in Kits. Now don’t tell anyone!
Last modified: January 12, 2010