Industry Lounge Eatery

December 2nd, 2007 · 14 Comments

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Address: 1809 West 1st Ave (map)
604 732-5119
The fires of Industry are burning.
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By Jason Chin
Eat Vancouver writer

Industry Lounge Eatery, the new drinking/dining spot in the old Vintropolis spot, has been open for a few weeks now. I stopped by a few days ago to snap some photos and peek through the windows. It appears the design hasn’t changed much from the old Vintropolis, with the much of the same banquettes and tables in the same locations. There are more TVs now, which happened to be playing the latest hockey game. That’s usually enough to keep me away, but I hear there are some people to whom that appeals. I also got some photos of the menu (pages 1, 2, 3, & 4).

The food looks fairly interesting for bar food, and if it’s executed well I can imagine it’d be pretty good. The cocktails, on the other hand, look pretty boring with all of the fruity, cloying flavors you’d expect from Sex in the City era cocktails. Still, it looks worth a shot. Anyone tried it yet?

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Angie // Dec 3, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    I live around the corner and have been several times for drinks, a couple times for food.

    Drinks are well-priced- $5.95 martinis, $3.95 pints. Good atmosphere, and the service is very nice.

    Food is pretty good. Earls/Milestone-ish, but good ingredients and well made.

    It’s a great addition to the ‘hood. We needed a place like this. It’s more casual than The Smoking Dog, closer than The King’s Head, and waaaay faster than Truffles, which has nice but incredibly slow service.

  • 2 Jason // Dec 3, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Sounds good! Thanks for the report Angie.

  • 3 Minna Benoit // Jan 10, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    The phone number on this cite for Industry lounge is wrong. It is a number for Mistral Bistro on west broadaway!

  • 4 Jason // Jan 10, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    crap. i will try find the right number. very sorry about that.

  • 5 Industry Lounge // Jan 10, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    The phone number for industry lounge is:
    604 732-5119

  • 6 Jason // Jan 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    why thank you.

  • 7 nick // Jan 18, 2008 at 11:33 am

    yeah, I’ve been here a few times now, and I’ve been seriously impressed. Yes, the cocktails are boring, but if you’re a dude that’s not usually the part of the menu you’re looking at. for me, it was the stellar selection of good wines and scotchs that I was hooked on, plus quick service and very friendly, casual bar staff. Seriously laid back, a welcome addition to the area!

  • 8 Christina // Jan 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    My girlfriend and I went last night for the first time…. We were pretty much the only two in there, so that wasn’t very exciting, but the food and the service was great! I would go back for sure!

  • 9 Jason // Jan 26, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Hey Christina,

    Thanks for the report. I hope business picks up!


  • 10 Christina // Feb 1, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I have officially decided that Industry is my new favourite place! I will be telling all my friends, I just wish it was open for lunch, we are all getting tired of the usual!
    Great food, awesome service!! 🙂

  • 11 Industry Lounge // Feb 1, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    FYI Jason:

    We have just recently released a new food menu, as well as a new drink menu! Would be good to see you drop by to check it out when you have some time in the near future.

    All the best,

    The crew at Industry.

  • 12 Jason // Feb 1, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I will have to to do that soon.

    in the meantime, you might want to consider joining our free restaurant membership program:

  • 13 Christina // Feb 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I’m planning a night there with some friends, so we will check it out! 🙂

  • 14 Christina // Mar 6, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve created a group on facebook…
    “check out industry lounge it rocks”
    I’m hoping we can get more locals in the door and make it their favorite place too!!

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