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January 08, 2010
Academic Opens

(Edited from the press release.)

Donnelly Hospitality Management , the company specializing in nightclubs and pubs, brings its signature style to West Broadway with the opening of The Academic Public House .

The Academic is an intimate, 100-seat venue. The design concept infuses traditional black wainscoted wood walls with contemporary dark mirrors, neo-futuristic light columns and fixtures. The trademark Donnelly ‘leisure sports’ games area holds a trophy case complete with board games, classic books and modish magazines for use by the guests. In keeping with modern pub culture, The Academic hosts nightclub-style events Thursday through Sunday and plays each UFC match and all Setanta, NHL and NFL games.

The menu includes dishes such as Québécois poutine, grilled mini burgers, traditional Ukrainian perogies and beer battered fish and chips. The beverage menu features seasonally-inspired cocktails and a selection of whiskeys, wines by the glass and domestic and imported beers.

The Academic Public House is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m.  to  2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. It is located at 1619 West Broadway on Vancouver’s West Side, phone: 604-733-4141.

Donnelly Hospitality Management (DHM) owns and operates the nightclubs: Pop Opera, Republic, Bar None, and the Modern; the pubs: The Bimini, The Calling, The Library Square Public House, Smiley’s Pub, the Lamplighter and the Academic Public House; and cocktail lounges: The Granville Room, and the Metropole.

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