Colony Bar – 3255 WEST BROADWAY ST. | 604.559.6070 – www.colonykits.com –
A few nights ago, I finally got the opportunity to check out Colony Bar, a brand-new and highly-anticipated addition to the West Broadway strip. For years, this location had been home to Kitsilano Billiards which, although a fun place to knock around a few balls (did that come out wrong?), was getting to be in need of a bit of a face lift. I was very eager to see what the new set up would be, and now that the fine folks at Blueprint Group (think Pivo, Charles Bar, Dover Arms, etc) have gotten their hands on it, I am pleased to announce Colony is the new “must-see” watering hole in Kitsilano.
On pretty much every level, Colony has knocked it out of the park. First off, the room is open and inviting, with lots of seating, a dance floor area for the weekends, and tons of TVs with money sightlines. Most importantly however, they’re bringing it with the specials. I dropped in for $3.50 PBR and Pilsner night (a steal), and the rest of the week is pretty killer too, the highlight being Tuesdays, where everything on tap, including, if you can believe it, 9oz glasses of their wine on tap, is just $3. Yes, you will definitely be getting more booze for your buck, and throw in the fine service, well, you’ve found your new go-to drinking spot.
Don’t get me wrong, we here at VanCity Drink Specials have major love for the rest of the joints in the neighbourhood (Elwoods, Gargoyles, The Shack, Yaggers, I could go on). All the addition of Colony really means is the best pub-crawling neighbourhood in town just got even better. To top everything off, Colony will go down in history as location for my first ever victory in a chugging contest (thanks Pavil and Alex!), although I’m sure if Party Guy Roy or Ben tha Bartender had been there, I’d still be looking at an 0-for…