Sunset Grill Tap House & Whiskey Bar joins’s Local Profiles


One of Kitsilano’s oldest and most beloved bars, Sunset Grill Tap House & Whiskey Bar, just joined’s Local Profiles. In addition to a having a new web page in our EAT section, we’ll be keeping you updated with the latest on The Grill’s social events, Cask Nights and menu.

The Grill has been a Kits hangout since 1989, when it was launched by high school buddies Gary Reilly and Fred Wilson. After 23 years in business, this new world Irish pub really is the kind of place where everybody knows your name.

What’s new at The Grill

So what’s new at The Grill? Exciting stuff has happened.

When The Grill was forced to close due to water damage in late January, they turned a potential setback into a coup.  The team polished The Grill’s look and menu, relaunching as Sunset Grill Whiskey Bar & Tap House in February.

The result is a sleek, new, logo, sign, interior, updated food menu and expanded whiskey list. If you haven’t seen the changes, head on over.

The Grill will always be a bar’s bar – the kind of cool, neighbourhood speakeasy that appeals to all ages. The best parts (12 rotating taps of craft beer, a buzzing social calendar, Irish-themed eats alongside seasonal comfort food) remain the same.

You will want to check out the upgrades: 36 whiskeys, from from Ireland, Scotland, Canada and America. Then there’s the exciting, new beer cocktail options. And Cask Night Thursdays are bigger and better than ever. This Thursday, March 15, The Grill is tapping Red Racer’s dry hopped ESB.

Also, don’t miss the new items on the food menu. While you can always stick with the traditional bar favourites like the black Irish burger and stuffed yorkie, the new Blue Buck ale steamed chorizo mussels, spicy roast chicken and Scotch eggs are winning over the regulars.

Stay tuned; We’ll be posting on The Grill’s St. Patrick’s Day events later today, in a round up of Kitsilano St. Patrick’s Day bar events in the Kits neighbourhood.

Sunset Grill Tap House & Whiskey Bar, 2204 York Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 1C6, 604-558-1965,

Last modified: March 15, 2012

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