Where to drink at SFU

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The start of a new school year can be pretty stressful all on its own, but once the assignments start rolling in the stress can mount even higher. To combat the pressures of university life, sometimes all you need to do is find a jovial watering hole. Simon Fraser University does not have the longest list of places to enjoy a pint, but we’ve rounded up a few on-campus and near campus pubs, where you can do just that and more.

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Highland Pub

The Highland Pub is a great spot on campus to grab a drink during the week (hours are limited to weekday only). It’s a laid-back spot that’s perfect for groups and knocking back a few beers, which are served on tap.

Address: 8888 University High Street
Phone: 778-782-4334
Website: www.highland.sfss.ca

Club Ilia

Club Ilia, located on Burnaby Mountain, is a favourite student haunt, thanks in large part to the on-campus eatery and lounge’s game nights, ladies nights and special craft beer sampling. It’s not the rowdiest of places, as it closes at 11 p.m., but it is still a fun place to drink and mingle.

Address: 8902 University High Street
Phone: 604-568-4993
Website: www.clubilia.com

The Burrard Public House

A little further afield than the two bars above, The Burrard Public House (not on campus) is a comfortable place to drop by for a drink and a bite to eat. The St John’s Street pub offers an array of wines, cocktails, craft beers, and fine spirits. Enjoy $1 off draught beer and $2 off all the pubs appetizers on Taps & Aps Tuesdays.

Address: 2414 St Johns Street
Phone: 604-939-7811
Website: www.burrardpublichouse.com

Hop & Vine Tap House (and liquor store)

One of the best features of The Hop & Vine Tap House is their liquor store. It’s a great place to stock up on booze for all your post-studying drinking needs. The pub itself is low-key and caters to a laid-back and often local crowd.

Address: 1601 Burnwood Avenue
Phone: 604-421-1092
Website: www.hoptaphouse.ca

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