Picture yourself just getting off work on a Friday evening in the Mount Pleasant area. The sun is still shining, it’s warm out and you’re looking to grab a couple drinks and some food with friends or coworkers before the night really gets started. Look no further, we’ve got you covered with this list of the best spots for drinks and eats in Mount Pleasant which includes our newest watering hole member in the Blueprint fold; Colony Main Street –
If you can secure a table at this intimate hole in the wall bar, do it! Awesome drinks, food, music and vibes pack this place out wall to wall on the regular. Oh and order the fish tacos, you won’t be sorry.
The Brassneck tasting room is a great spot to wind down after a hectic work week with a sleeve of beer brewed right in house. If the tasting room is too crowded, go check out the growler shop where you can choose one of 3 sizes, fill the growler with your choice of brew, and head out to another spot for consumption. They don’t have a kitchen on premise but have a rotation of food trucks parked just outside if you’re hungry.
Another local brewing company that has a food menu available to compliment their tasty in house beers. Located in a gorgeous former warehouse space, the 100-year-old structure is perfectly setup to host your entire party.
The Cascade Room is an institution to the Mount Pleasant area. Armed with a great selection of wines, beers, and a very impressive cocktail menu, this is the perfect place for post work drinks with your co-workers. Grab a much deserved cocktail and snack on some delicious polenta fries before heading off to your next spot.
Burgoo is quite possibly the definition of comfort food. Everything on their menu is great but be sure to try their epic french onion soup and grilled cheese sandwich. As they say, “no matter what the season is, a tiny bit of comfort can go a long way to making someone’s day more satisfying.”
The Five Point is a great neighbourhood pub with a focus on fresh ingredients, good wine and a relaxed atmosphere. Their large urban patio is a mainstay for the Mount Pleasant area and is named for the 5 underground rivers that meet near The Five Point.
A welcome new addition to the Mount Pleasant area will be Colony Main Street opening at 2904 Main Street. Expanding off the beloved Kitsilano location, Colony Main Street holds the vision to be the mainstay watering hole for the neighbourhood, offering an addictive food menu, sports-viewing, comedy, trivia, live music and a well-stocked bar – including a progressive craft beer program.
Colony Main Street will be showcasing eighteen draft beers; many of which will be rotating taps and daily a $4.00 dollar beer every day of the week. Their craft beer program will focus on local B.C. brewers and carefully selected local craft breweries from abroad. Additionally, Colony’s full menu of delicious favourites – including the popular crispy chicken sandwich and BBQ onion ring burger – will ensure guests are well-fed at any time of the day.