1601 Main Street, Vancouver

Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub - Main Street

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Carolyn Cupples

  • St. James Music Academy Fundraiser

    The music-loving team at Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub on Main Street in Vancouver is committed to bringing live music to the pub’s stage nightly. On Thursday November 26th it will be the shining young faces from Saint James Music Academy leading the pub patrons in song as the children perform in a charming fundraiser.

    Between September 2015 and June 2016, the Dubh Linn Gate pub management has committed to raising $5,000, which they will donate to their most worthy community partner, Saint James Music Academy Fiddle and Folk Music Program.

    In the kick-off fundraiser for Saint James Music Academy, the publicans are partnering with five Vancouver breweries, selling cask beers from Steamworks Brewery, Red Truck Beer, Whistler Brewing Company, Central City Brewers + Distillers and Parallel 49 Brewing. 100% of the proceeds from the pints sold from 5:00PM onwards on the evening of November 26th will go to the music academy.

    The Dubh Linn Gate team recognizes the key role music plays our lives, how it’s part of our spirit, our wellness and our connection to others. They’re reaching beyond the pub doors and hope to make even more music in their newest neighbourhood.

    The Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, known as Canada’s poorest urban neighbourhood, is home to Saint James Music Academy. At Saint James Music Academy, the staff, teachers and volunteers combine their knowledge and energy to nudge children along in the process of making music collaboratively.  The academy leaders realize music is the language of joy and of hope, spoken by everyone and understood by all. Through music, young students are nurtured and encouraged to find a positive connection with other musicians, young and old, and ultimately with the community in which they live.

    Children will kick off the event and perform for the academy supporters and other patrons at 5:00PM. Cask night, with all proceeds going to Saint James Music Academy, will continue until the beer runs out!



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    Tara Bell - General Manager


    1601 Main Street, Vancouver BC

    T: 604-449-1464


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  • Press Release - August 11, 2015

    Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub opens its doors in Vancouver.

    Vancouver, B.C. (August 11, 2015): A 'hundred thousand welcomes' come to Main and Terminal with Dubh Linn Gate Vancouver, offering the newest gathering place for the neighbourhood. Opening in late August, the Sea-to-Sky region's celebrated Irish pub will throw wide its doors to a brand new location in the heart of Southeast False Creek. Dubh Linn Gate, which has served up fine Irish hospitality in Whistler since 1997, is looking to offer the friendliest pour to parched patrons just steps from downtown Vancouver.

    A spacious patio leads into a traditional pub atmosphere indoors, complete with smiling servers and a genuine Irish feel. Walking into the lilt of Irish laughter, the pub features traditional wood interiors with gold accents, highlighted with charming bric-a-brac filling nooks, crannies and walls. Many of these items are one-of-a-kind antiques sourced by the pub team from various places across the United Kingdom.

    Whether guests are hankering for a perfect pint or a savoury bite, Dubh Linn Gate has something on the menu to please their palettes. Dubh Linn Gate's two dozen taps, pumping up both Irish and local craft beer, is a perfect way to honour its locale in the heart of Vancouver's brewery district. Choose from well-known local brews (Parallel 49, Steamworks and Red Racer, just to name a few), or Irish classics like the standby Guinness Stout or a flavourful Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale. Thirsty thrill-seekers can enjoy a selection from the expansive whiskey menu, with an impressive 25 varieties on offer at value pricing.

    Victor Pulleyblank, Dubh Linn Gate's Head Chef, brings some serious culinary chops to this pub's new kitchen. With successful stints at top-notch restaurants including Chambar, Araxi, Blue Water Cafe and West, Victor has built a stout menu of pub favourites combined with local flavours for guests to pair with their pours. Hungry patrons will discover savoury options like whiskey-cured steelhead freshly plucked from B.C. waters; chicken wings harvested from local poultry farms; crispy fish and chips (gluten-free option available); and traditional bangers and mash with pork sausage from North Vancouver's Two Rivers Specialty Meats.

    In true Irish style, Dubh Linn Gate's toe-tapping live music will get guests into the spirit and likely inspire a little spontaneous dancing.

    For more information call 604.449-1464.

    Dubh Linn Gate is located at 1601 Main Street, and is open daily 11am - late.

    About Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

    Dubh Linn Gate, translating to "Black Pool," takes its inspiration from the dark pool of water that lies beneath Dublin, Ireland, that was the inspiration for Arthur Guinness's perfect pint. The original Dubh Linn Gate location first opened in 1997 in beautiful Whistler, B.C. and has been serving up hearty tastes of the Emerald Isle ever since. Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pubs, now in both Whistler and Vancouver, feature live music, a grand selection of beer, whiskey and pub favourites in a friendly, warm environment with genuine Irish craic.