We were pleasantly surprised by this west-end gem. We often walk by but only visited it for the first time recently. Great music and drink specials but most of all we were impressed by the food! The menu has the usual pub fare but also a nice selection of dishes you wouldn't normally find in a pub. And they do them well! A Tikka Masala that wasn't too spicy and a great salmon salad were the 2 things we tried. We loved them. We can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.
The Calling is located at the corner of Denman and Davie St, just a few steps away from English Bay Beach. Probably for this reason, a lot of people inside the pub were carrying a tour guide! But as the other tourists, we were drawn to the pub mostly because of its location and the great view it offered of English Bay. The menu offers your typical pub fares, and the food turned out to be good. The pub itself is quite trendy but it offers a very nice and casual atmosphere - some people were having a few drinks and sharing stories, others were watching the football games, while a few others were simply reading and drinking coffee. It wasn't necessarily the best meal I had during my time in Vancouver, but I did enjoy the ambience and wouldn't mind going back, if only for the view!
Favorite Dish: The steak sandwich was pretty good.
Nice little place on the corner of Denman & Davie. We stopped here after walking around all afternoon. We shared a small sandwich and salad. I had a pint of Guinness. You can sit in booths which overlook English Bay. Great spot for an afternoon drink.