The Ascot – 420 West Pender Street |
Just a block or so down on the left was The Ascot, a newer little spot with a warm vibe and a classy Gastown feel. One of the nicer spots in the neighbourhood, The Ascot can get pretty busy, especially on the weekends, but on this Tuesday Boozeday, we had no trouble grabbing a seat around the coffee table near the front. We here at VanCity Drink Specials always appreciate a couch-seating area, and though this was a nice one, you’d probably by better off snagging one of the comfy chairs (like Stu, see below) unless you don’t mind the odd couch spring jabbing into your back.
On our last visit, The Ascot hadn’t yet officially unveiled their drink specials line-up, so we stuck with their sleeves of Ascot Lager, a decent deal at $4.25, every day. If you’re into the craft cocktails, they’ve got you covered with some UK specialties including The Arrogant Prick, worth a cool $150. All in all, The Ascot is definitely worth checking out, and I can’t wait to hit up their semi-secret back-alley patio when the summer rolls back around. As for now, we paused just long enough to smell the roses, and then carried on our way…
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