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Because Eating is Not Cheating: 11 Fabulous West End Parade Route Spots to Fuel Up For Pride 2014

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Grab a whistle and feather boa, slap on plenty of sunscreen and get ready to party long and late into the evening. Yes, it's time for Pride to rock through the West End again and if you want to keep things sparkling all day (and night) long, may we recommend that you fuel up with a hearty Pride brunch or breakfast first. Here - in no particular order - are eleven places who can save your day. Have a safe and happy Pride!


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Score On Davie

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1262 Davie St., Vancouver
BC V6E 1N5, Canada
(604) 632-1646
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We would expect absolutely nothing less wonderful from the guys who bought you the entire roast chicken dinner caesar than this: a no-pants dance party. $15 cover charge gets you a pair of ‘Mypakage’ undies, a fanny pack for your belongs and, of course, pants check.  They say “It's going to be awesome but space is limited.” PS - thank you for the amazing staff Pride photos, love from EVERYONE.

2. Boathouse Restaurant

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1795 Beach Ave., Vancouver
BC V6G 1Y9, Canada
(604) 669-2225
Vancouver Pride is partnering with the Boathouse Restaurant to throw two parties in one location. From 9:00am to noon, it’s the official Pride Parade breakfast. Then, secure your spot and stay until 4:00pm to watch the Parade on its way to the Festival at Sunset Beach. Parade commentary provided by the Joan-E! Tickets are $45 for breakfast and viewing, $25 for viewing and a la carte food service.

3. The Three Brits Public House

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1780 Davie St., Vancouver
BC V6G 1W2, Canada
(604) 801-6681
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Celebrate Pride in the perfect location on the corner of Davie and Denman with the Three Brits who’ll have a live DJ all day plus drink features. Tickets are available through Sam Murphy: samm@donnellygroup.ca

4. The Park at English Bay

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1755 Davie Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 1W5, Canada
(604) 682-1831
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Craft brew fans can rejoice and get stuck into the plentiful taps on offer but also keep it together by digging into the Pride buffet for $16.95. Brunch is also available.

5. Banana Leaf On Denman

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1096 Denman St., Vancouver
BC V6G 2M8, Canada
(604) 683-3333
With three locations in the West End, you know that Banana Leaf is going all-out this year. On offer a special Pride day menu from 3-6p.m. with selected appies and fresh mango slush for $12.95.

6. BMO Bank of Montreal

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958 Denman St., Vancouver
BC, Canada
Come on by the Bank of Montreal on Denman Street during the Pride Parade from 1130a.m. - 3.30p.m. for a fun barbecue with all proceeds to benefit A Loving Spoonful! Only $10 for a Pride Burger Combo (Burger, chips and water or pop).

7. Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

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871 Denman St, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L9, Canada
(604) 608-1677
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Kingyo Izakaya are getting thoroughly into the spirit of things by offering “meaty steaks and cutlets on special for whoever loves big meat.” Ahem.

8. Buck Stop

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833 Denman, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L7, Canada
(604) 428-2528
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Take a pit stop at Buckstop and fuel up on delicious barbecue platters before getting back into the fray. Caesars are on special for $6.

9. Whole Foods Market

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1675 Robson St., Vancouver
BC V6G 1C8, Canada
(604) 687-5288
Loving Spoonful are hosting a Pancake Breakfast at Whole Foods on Robson from 9a.m.-12p.m. Fuel up on a pancake breakfast with bacon & juice for only $5!

10. Pappa Roti

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1505 Robson St, Vancouver
BC V6G 1C3, Canada
(604) 366-2867
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Yeah, they went there. For Pride this year, PappaRoti is going to have an Instagram station, so when you come by and post a photo of yourself with #BunsOfJoy & @PappaRotiCanada, you'll be entered to win a gift card. On special, a bun & any size honey-berry organic ice tea for $5.

11. forage

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120-1300 Robson, Vancouver
BC V6E 1C5, Canada
(604) 661-1400
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Chef Chris Whittaker and team will be doing what they do best by whipping up sustainable, locally-sourced seasonal delights for breakfast and brunch. They’ll be making the most of their parade-side location and promise “Mimosas and Brutus will be poured a-plenty!"

1. Score On Davie

1262 Davie St., Vancouver, BC V6E 1N5, Canada
We would expect absolutely nothing less wonderful from the guys who bought you the entire roast chicken dinner caesar than this: a no-pants dance party. $15 cover charge gets you a pair of ‘Mypakage’ undies, a fanny pack for your belongs and, of course, pants check.  They say “It's going to be awesome but space is limited.” PS - thank you for the amazing staff Pride photos, love from EVERYONE.
1262 Davie St., Vancouver
BC V6E 1N5, Canada

2. Boathouse Restaurant

1795 Beach Ave., Vancouver, BC V6G 1Y9, Canada
Vancouver Pride is partnering with the Boathouse Restaurant to throw two parties in one location. From 9:00am to noon, it’s the official Pride Parade breakfast. Then, secure your spot and stay until 4:00pm to watch the Parade on its way to the Festival at Sunset Beach. Parade commentary provided by the Joan-E! Tickets are $45 for breakfast and viewing, $25 for viewing and a la carte food service.
1795 Beach Ave., Vancouver
BC V6G 1Y9, Canada

3. The Three Brits Public House

1780 Davie St., Vancouver, BC V6G 1W2, Canada
Celebrate Pride in the perfect location on the corner of Davie and Denman with the Three Brits who’ll have a live DJ all day plus drink features. Tickets are available through Sam Murphy: samm@donnellygroup.ca
1780 Davie St., Vancouver
BC V6G 1W2, Canada

4. The Park at English Bay

1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5, Canada
Craft brew fans can rejoice and get stuck into the plentiful taps on offer but also keep it together by digging into the Pride buffet for $16.95. Brunch is also available.
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 1W5, Canada

5. Banana Leaf On Denman

1096 Denman St., Vancouver, BC V6G 2M8, Canada
With three locations in the West End, you know that Banana Leaf is going all-out this year. On offer a special Pride day menu from 3-6p.m. with selected appies and fresh mango slush for $12.95.
1096 Denman St., Vancouver
BC V6G 2M8, Canada

6. BMO Bank of Montreal

958 Denman St., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Come on by the Bank of Montreal on Denman Street during the Pride Parade from 1130a.m. - 3.30p.m. for a fun barbecue with all proceeds to benefit A Loving Spoonful! Only $10 for a Pride Burger Combo (Burger, chips and water or pop).
958 Denman St., Vancouver
BC, Canada

7. Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

871 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9, Canada
Kingyo Izakaya are getting thoroughly into the spirit of things by offering “meaty steaks and cutlets on special for whoever loves big meat.” Ahem.
871 Denman St, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L9, Canada

8. Buck Stop

833 Denman, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L7, Canada
Take a pit stop at Buckstop and fuel up on delicious barbecue platters before getting back into the fray. Caesars are on special for $6.
833 Denman, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L7, Canada

9. Whole Foods Market

1675 Robson St., Vancouver, BC V6G 1C8, Canada
Loving Spoonful are hosting a Pancake Breakfast at Whole Foods on Robson from 9a.m.-12p.m. Fuel up on a pancake breakfast with bacon & juice for only $5!
1675 Robson St., Vancouver
BC V6G 1C8, Canada

10. Pappa Roti

1505 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C3, Canada
Yeah, they went there. For Pride this year, PappaRoti is going to have an Instagram station, so when you come by and post a photo of yourself with #BunsOfJoy & @PappaRotiCanada, you'll be entered to win a gift card. On special, a bun & any size honey-berry organic ice tea for $5.
1505 Robson St, Vancouver
BC V6G 1C3, Canada

11. forage

120-1300 Robson, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5, Canada
Chef Chris Whittaker and team will be doing what they do best by whipping up sustainable, locally-sourced seasonal delights for breakfast and brunch. They’ll be making the most of their parade-side location and promise “Mimosas and Brutus will be poured a-plenty!"
120-1300 Robson, Vancouver
BC V6E 1C5, Canada