The Blarney StoneAddress: 216 Carrall St - Vancouver, BC
Parking: I dunno, we walked there!
Intersection: Carrall St & Water St
Last Reviewed: August 11th, 2014
Wingage Score: 85%
|BHON Travelling Review
Overall - August 2014:
We all know that the original birthplace of the chicken wing was the Anchor Bar in Buffalo NY. There’s also an unwritten rule in the wing world that states the further you get from Buffalo, the chances of getting decent wings decreases proportionally. So whenever a BHON member travels outside of the Southern Ontario and Western New York area, it’s always fun to try out the local wing spots to see what they have to offer.
A recent trip to BC brought us to Vancouver’s historic Gastown district - an eclectic neighbourhood filled with boutiques, cafes, pubs and restaurants and home to The Blarney Stone Irish Pub.
So how did this west coast spot stack up against some of our favourite BHON locations? The Answer - Suprisingly well! Big wings, cooked just right with a crispy outer skin and juicy inside. A fairly textbook hot sauce with a unique tang to it rounded them off perfectly.
The bar itself was huge inside, and there’s nothing like sitting streetside on a warm summer evening, sipping a frosty pint with the front doors open and the atmosphere of a cozy Irish pub behind you.
Overall, it’s great to try out new places and find decent wings when you are this far from home. The Blarney Stone certainly checked all the boxes to be a BHON contender!