Pit Pub, the, Vancouver

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East Mall, UBC campus, Vancouver

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  • Watching playoff hockey at the Pit, Apr 11 2003
    Watching playoff hockey at the Pit, Apr...
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  • Great view of this sign from the line-up
    Great view of this sign from the line-up
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    The Pit Pub: Notoriously good times

    by Jyrki Updated May 10, 2004

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    Great view of this sign from the line-up

    Founded by the famous naturalist David Suzuki the Notorious P.I.T. is the most popular student bar at UBC. I have spent many a night and many more a dollar at this not so fine establishment. So much so I think i'm a part owner. Wednesdays and Fridays are the popular nights here. Beer is cheap (pitchers of canadian/kokanee for 10 bucks), the white tank tops are in full effect and good times are had. Beer is even cheaper on Xfm thursday ($8 for Can/Kok). If you are college-age and in the neck of the woods during the school year you should definately check out the PIT. Not the classiest of establishments but it succeeds at its primary goal, which is getting the fine studnets and UBC good and pissed. Early fall expect line-ups before 9 (Wed/Fri) after september get there before 10 to avoid lines (except on nights before holidays when it gets busy early). Besides the standard top 40 thats blared on Pit night (wed) and friday they also have Hip Hop nights (Sat) and even the occasional country night and caribbean (reggae) night. Live music often happens here too from unknown local bands to less-unknown Canadian acts. The dual big screens also make the Pit a great place to watch sporting events and is often busy during Canuck games (especially if they coincide with a Pit night).

    Dress Code: You have got to be joking. Dress up nice if you want to be ridiculed and have beer spilled on your favourite sport coat/evening gown.

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    The Pit Pub: University Drinking

    by duanestorey Written Apr 12, 2003

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    Watching playoff hockey at the Pit, Apr 11 2003

    If you manage to make it to the University of British Columbia, then be sure to check out the Pit Pub, located downstairs in the student union buildilng.

    Here you'll find cheap (around $10) pitchers of some common Canadian beers, as well as a typical bar restaurant (burgers, fries, etc.). The did a huge renovation a few years ago, upgrading the dance floor, and improving the lighting. The bar has also been improved, and the Pit now features many different high ball drinks.

    You'll also notice several large TVs, which are perfect for watching sports action such as play off hockey.

    Wednesday night is "Pit Night", and line ups usually start forming around 9pm at night. This is *the* night to come to the Pit, as most of the students from campus take a break in the middle of the week, and unwind with some beer.

    Dress Code: Anything goes..

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    Pit Pub - oh yeah.... that...

    by SurfSeeker Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Pit Pub - oh yeah.... that little fella has absolutely nothing to do with this joint...
    Gotta be the friendly college atmosphere !!! If your into the college - clubbing scene then this is definately for you ! The majority of the crowd here is like 19-23.....naturally !
    The best part is that cover is really cheap, i think 2 bucks or something ??!?, (or free if you borrow someone's student card) and beer is just as cheap as well !! Pitchers run you about 10 or so, and i think pints go for as little as 2.75 or so... (i think.....maybe i'm so sloshed that i don't realize what i'm paying ?)
    Music is usually top 40, but they will play most requests (so long as it's dance music...) ha.... and they even play some slow songs !
    Wednesdays are huge so get there nice and early like 10 max,unless you wanna wait in line for like 1.5hours ! Weekends can get pretty busy as well because most people in rez are too lazy to go off campus !!! grrrr ... Oh yeah, it's sooo absolutely dead in there during the summer !
    The place ain't exactly state of the art but it'll more than get the job done for a pub/club on campus !

    Dress Code: Dress code at the pit is totally relaxed and casual. Most peeps make somewhat of an effort to get dressed up ~ (something like a nice sweater and pants..... for the guyz anywayz...ha) but by the end of the night most people are lounging in t-shirts ! or even less..... itz gettin' hot in here... college freaks y'all ! :p

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