The Academic Public House is that place you always head to when you’re hanging out on Vancouver’s West side and you’re looking for a casual place to drink with friends. This friendly, open pub like bar is the newest addition by the Donnelly Pub Group, which has created many of the most well-loved bars, clubs, restaurants and even barbershops in the Vancouver area. If you’ve ever had a great night at the likes of Bar None, the New Oxford, The Lamplighter, or The Butcher & Bullock, then you’ll love the sleek and homey feel of The Academic. Booths, stools, and a long bar waiting to serve up whatever you desire greet you in this wood and leather decked pub. A heated patio quiets things down on a rowdy Saturday night, letting you escape for a moment. Looking to do something other than just hang with your friends by the fireplace? Win or lose in a friendly game of pool, try your hand at darts, do a solo pinball tournament or take a gander at the classic movies playing in the background.
Open early to late every single day (we’re talking 11am – 1am Sunday to Thursday and 11am – 2am Friday and Saturday) this is one the best places around for just about anything you want or need. With only a maximum of 10 hours of closure per day, the Academic serves up brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night bar food when the munchies kick in. Food specials abound, like the $7 brunch special on weekends; $8 beer and burger special available on Thursdays; Pub Trivia Tuesdays offering $2 Beers, $3 Highballs and $4 glasses of wine; Wing Wednesday for $4.50; the ever popular Bourbon and Bingo Thursdays with dinner specials that combine delicious grub like poutine, pulled pork sammies and steak frites with a side of booze to wash it down; and Old School Fridays with the best music and drinks for $3.57 all night long. With deals and themes like these, who isn’t going to have a great time? Your neighborhood spot, great for everyday of the week has it all!
If you’re looking to for a venue for some of the more important party nights of the year, the Academic just might be your spot as well. Host a holiday party for 8 people or more and receive a $100 gift certificate to go back and party another time. If your New Years Eve party plans are still in the works, The Academic is hosting a blow-out bash for the rowdiest drinkers out there. It’ll be quite the New Years Eve for sure!