The Charles Bar

  • 136 W Cordova
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1
  • Phone: 604.568.8040

An icon and a landmark location in Vancouver, Woodward’s gave us nearly a century of authentic yet forward-thinking style. The concept was built around the welcoming of newcomers into a thriving new neighbourhood; a city on the rise where art and commerce would merge to create a social hub of unique personalities.

A consummate business professional and politician, Mr. Woodward never tolerated improprieties, yet he remained approachable and was always ready to shake one’s hand. Attention to detail and creativity were some of his trademarks, becoming infamous for his “25 cent days” and his mail order catalogues. Today that entrepreneurial spirit continues in the burgeoning renaissance of Gastown, the beating heart and architectural soul of Vancouver.

Enjoy craft brews, classic cocktails and contemporary casual fare in a truly original West coast atmosphere: industrial wood, iron and brick. This structural foundation inspired us to design a space where a new generation of vanguards could explore ideas and push the envelope.

We like to think of this as the type of fine establishment that Mr. Woodward would frequent and truly get to be himself; a place where he could meet friends and business colleagues alike, and be comfortable being called by his first name.

Welcome to The Charles Bar.

M-T: 11:30AM-12AM
FRI: 11:30AM - 3AM
SAT: 11AM - 3AM
SUN: 11AM-12AM

Dining Style: Casual, Fun, Party

Special Features:Patio, Wheelchair Access, Bar, Loung, Private Parties

Entertainment: Sports TV, Live Music

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  • Maximum Group Size: 20
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