Donnelly Group brings a shade of Britain’s past to Yaletown with Hooker’s Green
The Donnelly Group, which owns more than a dozen restaurants, pubs, and bars in Vancouver, has added a new watering hole to its name. Hooker’s Green, which refers to the green pigment named after 18th century botanical painter William Hooker, opens to the public Thursday (May 24) at 1141 Hamilton Street.
The pub replaces Capone’s Restaurant and Live Jazz Club, and a winding metal staircase connects the front room of Hooker’s Green to the backroom of Donnelly-owned New Oxford (1144 Homer Street). The narrow, dimly-lit room features a pool table and arcade games near the entrance, a long bar, and a library at the back. Flat-screen TVs are visible from nearly every corner of the restaurant, and a covered patio at the front of the restaurant gives customers who don’t want to watch sports games a quieter area to enjoy a drink.
While the New Oxford upstairs is geared more towards pub dining (and is open from 11:30 a.m. daily), Hooker’s Green focuses on craft beers, whiskey, and signature cocktails (with a smaller, appetizers menu). The pub is open daily from 4 p.m. until late, and features drink specials and nightly events, including live reggae music on Wednesdays, a ‘90s rock covers band on Thursdays, and a DJ on Fridays and Saturdays.
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