The Portside Pub

Where did I eat?

The Portside Pub at 7 Alexander Street in Vancouver.

What do they specialize in?

East coast style pub food.

What was the vibe?

Nautical, cozy, dark.

What did I order?


Beer Flight

  • The beer flights here come with your choice of four beers and a shot of Jameson
  • The Portside has a solid selection of local craft beer on tap and a good range of different styles of beer
  • I really liked the house lager they have on tap. It was refreshing and light and I would recommend trying it.


Garlic Fingers

  • I have never had garlic fingers before, but essentially it is a flatbread topped with garlic, cheese, and Halifax donair sauce
  • I was surprised by how delicious this was. The Halifax donair sauce was unique, creamy, rich and slightly sweet.
  • This is a fun appetizer to share and something that you can’t find at just any pub.


Pot Roast Sandwich

  • The pot roast meat was very tender
  • I liked the baguette that it was served on because it held up to the meat and didn’t get soggy


Mac and Cheese

  • I was impressed to learn that the Portside actually makes their own cheese in-house.
  • The mac and cheese was very good. It was creamy and had a gooey moist texture that didn’t get too dry from baking in the oven


Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich

  • I really like salty and sweet flavour combinations so I liked the smokey bacon element of the dish
  • The sandwich was a bit hard to eat as the cookie was quite hard and the soft ice cream squished out the sides easily

Disclosure: I did not pay for my meal.

Final Thoughts?

The Portside Pub makes above average pub food and I loved the cozy and cute nautical atmosphere. They also host a rock paper scissors tournament on Wednesday evenings that is surprisingly fun and entertaining.

The Portside Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Categories: Gastown, Metro Vancouver, Pub, Vancouver


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