Three decades ago, the area around Gastown’s Blarney Stone was as close as you could get in Vancouver to Ireland’s fabled Temple Bar district without stepping onto a plane. Originally surrounded by a number of other Irish bars, the Blarney Stone is the only ‘original’ Irish pub in Vancouver that is still standing. The building that houses the Blarney Stone went up in 1888, and was built as the Klondike Hotel, In 1942, the building was converted to Vancouver’s first government liquor store and the upstairs became a rooming house for some of Vancouver’s most notable people such as the well known Joe Fortes. Now, the Blarney Stone has become the longest running Irish Pub in the City and one of the most iconic landmarks in British Columbia.
Established in 1972, the Blarney Stone is the longest running Irish Pub in the City of Vancouver and arguably the most recognized pub in British Columbia. More than just an Irish pub, the Blarney Stone is Vancouver’s institution for Irish inspired food, Irish entertainment, and Irish atmosphere. Voted best Irish pub in Vancouver, the Blarney stone is both a local favourite and popular tourist destination. offering a unique pub experience by day and rip roaring, foot stomping good time by night! Conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown District, the Blarney Stone is open 11am till late, 7 nights a week and features live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
The Blarney Stone wouldn’t be a real Irish pub without traditional Irish hospitality. Not only are we knowledgeable about our food, whiskey’s and beer, but we usually find it hard to wipe the smile off our faces. We guarantee to make you feel at home any day of the week any time of night and we can’t wait to see you!
Awards & Media
“Billed as the Grandest St. Paddy's Party on the west coast - Vancity Buzz”