Visit This: Neptune Club Sports Bar and Grill

Station Square, 4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M3

After walking into Neptune Club, I immediately wanted to leave.

My first impression of the bar was horrific. It’s a small, poorly lit space with loud music; it seemed more like a nightclub than a sports bar. It smelled strongly of Asian Cuisine, and the only staff member I could see was wearing a hoodie and jeans.

It was a Thursday night with NFL football and playoff baseball, but all ten TVs were showing the Canucks game. I wanted to hate it. I almost walked out, but ultimately, I decided to give it a chance.

The server turned out to be exceptionally friendly and quirky. The beer selection was small, but it had all of the essentials. The menu didn’t have your usual pub food, but the short ribs were fantastic. I purchased a soda, a beer, and an appetizer, and was surprised at the low cost.

Neptune Club Sports Bar and Grill entirely won me over. I wouldn’t recommend it for a traditional sports bar experience. Still, it accomplishes a lot in its small space, and it has a comforting, laid back atmosphere.

—Zach Kiedaisch