It’s official: Vancouver’s oldest bar is closing its doors at the end of the year.
Management at the legendary Cambie Bar & Grill (300 Cambie Street) confirmed to the Straight the 122-year-old pub will shut down on November 30.
The iconic establishment hasn’t put out an official statement on its closure, but posted on its social media channels there will be an update on Monday.
According to BC Assessment records, the Gastown building had a sales transaction on May 31 for $14.9 million while its 2019 assessed value was $11.56 million.
The popular bar is known for its drink specials and pub food, and its 24-hour hostel upstairs attracted many young, international visitors.
It also hosts many weekly events, such as pong tournaments, games and trivia nights, DJ performances, and live music every Thursday—its imminent closure will mean one less live-music venue in the city, which is becoming a major concern.
The Cambie Bar’s website states it was re-built quickly after the Great Vancouver Fire in 1886.
It’s not clear if its sister establishment in Nanaimo will remain. We’re sure that many Vancouverites will miss this watering-hole institution once it closes at the end of the year.
The Straight has reached out to its parent company, the Cambie Malones Group, for more information. Stay tuned for updates.