Before you read on, we have a news flash for you!
Starting October 3rd 2022 we will be adding Monday nights to our opening schedule. To get you used to the idea we’ll be launching Mondays with a Tap Takeover from newest, latest & surely soon to be up there with the greatest. Sydney’s finest Small Gods Brewing. TRUST. Their beers are fantastic & you should be here on Monday October 3rd right when we open at 4:30pm so you can take your pick of the 12 or so options we’ll be pouring. Seriously, everything we’ve tried from them so far has been right on the money. You’re welcome!!
Now here’s a little story about us…
WE’RE BACK!!! And honestly, we’re better than ever. In September 2021 we were re-born after a lengthy shut down because of you know what… We’ve been working hard, trying to keep ‘ol Maggy on the right path & we’re very excited to have made it this far!
Here’s a quick low down of what to expect ’round here just in case ya don’t know. We have 30 draft lines pouring a carefully curated list of BC’s favourite craft beer & cider (we have an excellent draft cider selection as well as specialty bottles available by the glass) We’ve revamped the cocktails & reinvigorated our barrel aged program. We’ve shaken up the natty wine selection & we’ll continue to try to keep finding new & interesting bottles for you to try. I mean jeez, we even have delicious house made sangria & a cold brew espresso martini on tap these days!!
Our kitchen crew have been hard at it too! We’ve never tried to re-write culinary history down here at the ‘ol Magnet but we’re proud of our menu. We draw influence & inspiration from anywhere we find interesting to create a real smorgasbord of comforting pub grub with our own twist. Food to compliment your drink of choice whatever your preference.
The Magnet is a friendly spot for food, beer, wine & the occasional stiff drink. We’re located at 309 West Pender in Vancouver BC.
Questions asked frequently:
Are you closed Sundays, Mondays & holidays?
Yes. For now… (UNTIL October 3rd 2022 when we start opening Mondays too!)
Do you take reservations?
We take a few resos per night between 4-7:30pm. We leave the rest of the seats open for walk-ins. (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
PLEASE NOTE: we most likely will not be able to reply to reservation requests made after 3:30pm for the same night. We totally understand that we’re kinda out of the way & you may be a little frustrated at our phonelessness. We totally get that sometimes before you make the journey you’d like more of a guarantee that there will be room, but we encourage you to try your luck! We’re still a bit of a well kept secret & we don’t often have long wait times (peak Friday & Saturday can sometimes get a little jammed up but we do our best to give accurate estimates for wait times)
Do you have a maximum group size?
We’ve reconfigured the seating & tables to make things a little more cosy around here so that you & your pals can enjoy your evening safely without feeling encroached upon. It’s a little different to the way things were before, but it feels nice.
Whilst we’re certainly set up for smaller groups these days we can take larger walk in groups & reservations. We do have limited space, but please feel free to try your luck or contact us if you have a big group. We’ll do our best.
Why can’t I find the phone number on the website?
Well, truth be told, we sorta kinda don’t have one. Please don’t hate us. If you can’t find the info you’re looking for here, please fire off an email, we’re usually pretty prompt with our replies. (Please note: reservation requests made after 3:30pm for the same day may not be answered).
Do you sell beer, wine, cider & cocktails to go now?
YES! As you may or may not know, the Magnet is the younger sibling of one of Vancouver’s favourite brewery’s, BRASSNECK. And if you’re familiar with the brewery you will probably also know that they are a small neighbourhood outfit with very limited distribution, especially in cans.
Well, going forward a selection of Brassneck cans will be available to go at the Magnet. Any of our wine, cider, feature bottles & even custom cocktails will also be available for take out at a discounted rate from the dine-in price (-30%)
What’s your like, fooood concept???
Well, no concept. Just good grub with an understated complexity that goes particularly well with beer. Everything is prepared from scratch using seasonal ingredients. Since re-opening in September we’ve made the switch to focusing on our more casual menu items & we’ve put together a pretty bad ass sandwich selection. We’ll be backing that up with some of our signature terrines, pates, pies & creative specials as we get back into the swing of things.
Do you just have beer to drink?
Nope. Whilst we certainly hang our hat on our beer selection, we have some excellent non beer options.
Well, we have some fantastic cocktails on tap crafted & kegged in house often using the finest locally distilled spirits we can find. We wanted you to have delicious cocktails served to you quickly. Most are poured over a big cube and garnished at the bar, most if the finesse work has already been done so you don’t have to wait whilst we shake, stir and you know, kinda faff about like those fancy bartenders you see out there in the world.
Okay, what else?
Well, we got some BC Natural Wines on tap, Odd Society Ginger Beer, Callister custom tonic water & non alcoholic ginger beer on tap plus a schwack of rifs on the Mule & a small but creative craft cocktail list including some barrel aged beauties.
“Natural Wine”? Sounds a bit like hipster jiggery pokery to me. What’s the deal?
Well, the wineries typically use handpicked grapes grown by independent producers on small scale organic and/or biodynamic vineyards. They are usually unfiltered, unfined and often spontaneously fermented and sulphite free. Usually accompanied with a very on point Instagram account. So, yeah a wee bit hipsterified but more importantly, delicious.BACK 👏 TO 👏 TOP