The Cambie, Vancouver’s ‘oldest bar,’ is closing

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UPDATE JUNE 24: We’ve learned more about the property’s sale and closure. Read about it HERE.


Vancouver’s storied watering hole The Cambie Bar & Grill will soon be closing its doors.

A call to The Cambie’s managing company, The Cambie Malone’s Group, confirmed that the venue is indeed closing, and that Nov. 30 will be its last day.

Full details regarding the closure are expected early next week, as The Cambie Malone’s Group preps a press release. The business has also indicated on their Facebook page they will share an update on Monday.

The Cambie Bar & Grill. Google Street View.

Located at the intersection of Cambie and Cordova streets, the Cambie touts itself as the oldest bar in Vancouver. It’s been in the same location since 1897.

BC Assessment records show the property as being assessed at $11.5 million as of July 1, 2018.

Other outlets are reporting that the building at 300 Cambie Street “changed hands on May 31 for $14.96 million.”

An Instagram story from local podcaster “panicdots” posted to Reddit seems to be the flashpoint of the news hitting the web today.

With additional reporting from John Kuruz at the Vancouver Courier

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom