A popular Vancouver nightlife establishment announced its closure today (May 14). Ceili’s Modern Irish Pub (670 Smithe Street) shuttered its downtown restaurant after operating just off the Granville Street entertainment district for seven years.
Ceili’s was a popular spot for enjoying pub food and drinks, listening to live music, dancing, and watching sports games. The three-storey building also attracted large crowds on Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, and during CelticFest Vancouver festivities.
The owners, who operate three other locations across the Lower Mainland and four restaurants in Calgary, made the announcement by posting a message to the Ceili’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Another Granville Street fixture is also facing the chopping block.
Ginger 62 (1219 Granville Street) will close after Monday (May 19). After 14 years, the nightclub is under new ownership and it will close following a three-day party over the long weekend.
The nightlife spot below the Ramada Inn & Suites was known for its upscale interiors, DJ’d electronic music, and live performances. The room also hosted events such as burlesque shows and, recently, the France Bubbly Party during the Vancouver International Wine Festival.