About Fets Whisky Kitchen

1230 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4
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We are Southern Inspired & Whisky Infused!

We love our whisky and cook with it every chance we get: Southern Fried Chicken with whiskey chicken gravy, Makers Mac’n Cheese and natural pork back ribs with our house made 40 Creek BBQ sauce are a few of our whisky infused entrees.
Some of our Southern influenced dishes are: Jambalaya and Rosemary French Toast with Fried Chicken and maple syrup.

We use local free run chicken and eggs, house made organic burgers and Oceanwise seafood.

Fets Whisky Kitchen has been a family owned and operated establishment since 1986. We are Vancouver’s Premier Whisky Bar with nearly 800 different bottlings and Vancouver's home of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Burgers

Hours of Operation:

Sunday - Thursday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00am

Cross Street:
between Charles & William

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 255-7771

Website:
http://whiskykitchen.ca/

Entertainment:
Whisky Whisky Whisky now that's entertainment! We have the best whisky selection in the entire country.
We have over 750 different whiskies in house and are Vancouver's home of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society with the largest selection in the world. Very Rare Cask Strength Single Barrel Whisky!

Parking Details:
There is metered parking on Commercial Drive and free parking on Salsbury to the north and Cotton to the south

Public Transit:
The #20 Victoria bus route, northbound stop at Charles St and Commercial Drive stop # 51228

Southbound stop at Williams St and Commercial Drive stop # 51238
SkyTrain Broadway & Commercial

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host monthly Whisky Pairing Dinners, please visit our website for details ( click on the Events tab www.whiskykitchen.ca ), and be sure to sign up for our mail list to keep informed.

Fets Whisky Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.2

service

4

ambience

4

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great place to chill and enjoy each others company

Dined on April 23, 2016

Celebrated my friend's birthday here and they were very attentive and accommodating to our group! Everyone enjoyed themselves and loved the food and drinks that they had!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

Sunday Brunch

vip
Dined on April 10, 2016

I ordered the Fried Chicken & Southern French Toast and it was tasty - the chicken was well seasoned. The chicken vs French toast ratio was off - the dish could have used an extra piece of chicken. We arrived at 10AM, ordered promptly and it took an hour for the food to arrive. The restaurant was not busy. It was eventually explained to us that the kitchen staff are new.

Tags: great for brunch
food4
ambience3
service4

food is always good, its now one of my f ...

Dined on April 7, 2016

food is always good, its now one of my favorite places in vancouver

food5
ambience3
service5

great comfort food, been here 3x and the ...

Dined on March 29, 2016

great comfort food, been here 3x and the food has never disappointed. would highly recommend

food3
ambience4
service3

Steak was terrible, ribs were out of thi ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Steak was terrible, ribs were out of this world amazing. Cocktails were lame, whiskey was the best I've ever had

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Excellent whiskey selection and passionate owner.

Dined on March 26, 2016

Excellent whiskey selection and passionate owner. Recently went to Fets Whiskey Bar and The Irish Heather in the same weekend, both known for their whiskey selection. Fets has a better selection of whiskeys and whiskey cocktails than the Irish Heather even though Irish Heather is more well known.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience4
service4
value3

Terrible food, excellent whiskey selection

Dined on March 20, 2016

I would go back but only for cocktails and maybe charcuterie. The food was so salty I could barely eat it. Not impressed with the food at all. Had a cool vibe tho and an excellent whiskey selection. Great place for cocktails only. Good, knowledgable server

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Chic and rustic atmosphere, enjoyable di ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

Chic and rustic atmosphere, enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

I tried the tuna benny. I wasn't sure wh ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

I tried the tuna benny. I wasn't sure what it would be like but it was so good. My friend had the chicken and waffles and it looked delicious!

food5
ambience5
service5

Went on a Saturday night as a group of 1 ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Went on a Saturday night as a group of 10 for a birthday dinner. Great service, amazing cocktails and even better food! The whiskey corn fritters were delicious! Will definitely go back!

food5
ambience4
service4

Great whiskey selection and server was v ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Great whiskey selection and server was very knowledgeable.

food4
ambience5
service4

If you're a Scotch drinker, this is the ...

Dined on February 18, 2016

If you're a Scotch drinker, this is the place for you. The food is really good too and most come with a recommended Scotch to pair it with.

food3
ambience4
service4
value4

Vday Brunch

Dined on February 14, 2016

Service was super friendly and welcoming! Even though super busy vday Sunday we were noticed as soon as we walked in! I had reservations, little disappointed with where we had to sit at the back, it was quite squishy and small, so many better tables and given I made a reso it would've been moved to sit else well. I had a Benny for my brunch, was decent but nothing special. The hash browns however were delicious!!! Overall good experience and the other dishes were tasty!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic evening! Great food and drink ...

Dined on February 6, 2016

Fantastic evening! Great food and drinks. Service was exceptional for our group.

food4
ambience4
service4

Good value.

Dined on January 17, 2016

Good value.

food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Whiskey, Whiskey Everywhere!

Dined on January 17, 2016

Had a very lovely evening with my scotch-loving partner at Fets. Made the drive out from Richmond for a whisky selection that absolutely blew him away. We both were very entertained reading the thick-book-o'-whiskey that contained information on all the different varieties they carried. Service was attentive, the charcuterie board was very tasty, and overall our experience was very pleasant. We will be coming back! :)

Tags: romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great start to New Years Eve

Dined on January 1, 2016

The food was much, much better than I would have expected from a semi casual place. Someone knows their way around a kitchen for sure as this is not your average drinks and burger place. The whiskey pairings are a great idea, something I have not seen before. The waitress was new but super friendly and attentive. And her recommendations were spot on. I would definitely come here again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

It was ok. Just ok, not great or specia ...

Dined on January 1, 2016

It was ok. Just ok, not great or special. They used to have awesome burgers here but I think it's gone downhill a bit.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great Spot for a Date

Dined on December 1, 2015

This has been one of my favorite locations for dates in East Vancouver. The ambience is perfect, the drinks list is obviously amazing if you're into whiskey or scotch. It's not too loud so you can have a good conversation, and there are even a few tables that have an L shaped bench allowing you to sit beside your date. I have even had good luck with those into beer as well. My favorite dish is so far the Stacked Texan burger, it's huge though, and you'll probably get bbq on your face and need to take home leftovers.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Service and food was amazing! It's a tig ...

Dined on November 21, 2015

Service and food was amazing! It's a tight fit in there so if you get next to a noisy table you can hear them quite well. Overall GO HERE! very good place for a small group or a date!

food5
ambience4
service4

Another great nite at the Whisky Kitchen ...

Dined on November 7, 2015

Another great nite at the Whisky Kitchen. It was a busy Friday but Eric, Allura and Cheyenne took good care of us. The Westcoast Cod dinner was great with mashed squash and sautéed greens. And the Kaluhua/orange crème brule finished off a great meal.

food4
ambience4
service5

A Great Whisky bar.

Dined on October 8, 2015

If you like whiskies, you will love Fets. An outstanding malt collection. The food is also very good. A Vancouver gem.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service5

Great selection of scotch - that's why we went.

Dined on September 10, 2015

Great selections in their Scotch society offerings.

Tags: notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5

Gem

Dined on July 28, 2015

I've always walked past but never gone in. We went here for National Scotch Day and they were amazing. From the Bible of tasting notes, to the food, coupled with the great service this place definitely warrants another visit. Great spot.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Finally, a great whiskey bar in Vancouver

Dined on July 25, 2015

This place is amazing and the selection of whiskey is outstanding. The food was fresh, tasty, and perfect with the drinks that they paired. Overall , a fantastic night out and we'll definitely be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Surprising Menu and Huge Whisky Selection

Dined on July 25, 2015

We returned to FETs after several months out of the City and as always the experience was 5 star. Whisky lovers should not miss the Kitchen, which has over 800 bottles to choose from. And the boys in the Kitchen continue to surprise with interesting and unique offerings - this time kangaroo steak served rare - mmmm! - and a lamb burger. And of course there is the regular fare Everyone should try!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Came for lunch. The clubhouse Sandwich w ...

vip
Dined on July 10, 2015

Came for lunch. The clubhouse Sandwich was one of the best I've ever had.

food5
ambience5
service5

Delish food great place!

Dined on June 28, 2015

Food and atmosphere was amazing. Service was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service3

The hangover was very good.

vip
Dined on May 23, 2015

The hangover was very good.

food4
ambience4
service5

Whisky nerds: geek out in scotch paradise!

Dined on May 3, 2015

Fets is one of the best whisky destinations I've visited, and I've visited a few in my travels. The selection is excellent. It's one of only 3 Scotch Malt Whisky Society Partner Bars in Canada, which means 130 or so unique SMWS expressions are available to peruse in their whisky bible and -- once you've studied that compendium to your satisfaction -- to sample and enjoy. Besides the SMWS offerings, their whisky menu includes hundreds of more standard expressions from Scotland, Ireland, the US, Canada and around the world. If you can't make up your mind, the knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff will offer well-informed and helpful suggestions. They are truly, as their marketing accurately enthuses, "Vancouver's Premier Whisky Bar" and indeed, I would say, high on the list of whisky bars in all of North America. The food is delicious, with plenty of choices including many vegetarian and gluten-free options. Try the whisky-infused corn fritters, and leave room for one of the inspired desserts (which change daily). The night we were there we got to enjoy a bourbon-espresso creme brulee. Out of this world. If you're a whisky lover you'll likely need to come back again. And again. Prices are not low, but given the selection and quality available I'd call them reasonable. There's stuff here you won't find anywhere else in or near the city.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Check it Out

Dined on May 1, 2015

Randomly decided on the restaurant but was happy with our pick. The service for the food was great, especially speedy (probably for the turnover in the small space). What was really impressive were the drink menus. There was a binder for the Whiskey. It's a hopping spot, and can get pretty noisy. It's definitely a place to check out if you like Whiskey or are wandering around Commercial.

Tags: late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service1

All good except for our server

Dined on April 18, 2015

It was a busy sunny day on the patio. Our server was friendly and smiled warmly. The problem was she was disorganized and was slow at taking our order and getting our check. It took over 30 minutes to have our order taken. This included me telling her I was ready to order, only to wait 10 more minutes. She attended to guests that arrived after my table ahead of me. If we didn't state we wanted our order taken I can only wonder how much longer I would have waited. Needless to say I only left bitter. My friend and I both have experience in hospitality and this was unacceptable. The food itself was good. My drink, old fashion, could have been better.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food2
ambience3
service3

Fets Whiskey Kitchen

Dined on December 28, 2014

Fets is more like a pub than a restaurant. They have an extensive whiskey selection - otherwise, nothing special. The service was ok, the food...: Ok. I wouldn't go back for dinner.

food5
ambience4
service5

Very cool place with amazing food. We'll be back!

Dined on December 13, 2014

Found this place on open table when I was actually looking to see if another restaurant took reservations. I saw whiskey in the name and knew that's where we were going instead and boy and I glad we did! Although the place is a little cramped the food, service and drink selection made that insignificant.

Tags: fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful Birthday Dinner!

Dined on November 15, 2014

My boyfriend loves whisky and I surprised him with Fets for his birthday last weekend. The food was absolutely incredible. I had the whisky mac and cheese and a salad and he had the whiskey bbq burger; everything was delicious. We tried two new cocktails which were also amazing and they helped us pair our dessert (a pumpkin creme brulee) with a perfect whisky. Overall, it was the perfect birthday dinner. We'd love to go back when we visit Vancouver next time!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service2

Food good. Service not. Waitress was sup ...

Dined on September 28, 2014

Food good. Service not. Waitress was super slow, not friendly (not rude either) and she forgot aone of our requests (pita bread and dessert menu).

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service3

Fun!

Dined on September 21, 2014

Great food. Drinks came really slowly, but it is a cocktail bar!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

Great Whisky Selection & food!

Dined on September 20, 2014

The staff at Fets Whisky Kitchen spent the time explaining the high-end whisky selections and also some value brands which I enjoyed. The food was very good and portions were great!

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

A favorite!

Dined on August 31, 2014

Great place overall for any meal of the day! Will definitely return again.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

Lively but casual

Dined on August 30, 2014

Met a friend I Cherish, at Fets to catch up. Perfect ambiance with sidewalk patio seating on the vibrant commercial drive scene. Whiskeys are the specialty but good beers, good food and the service was excellent.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene

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