For our next day of WEBIA’s 12 Days of Holidays feature campaign, we are focusing on one of our favourite businesses that consistently serve up some of the best, most authentic BBQ in the entire city (while keeping us in good spirits), Buckstop.

The brainchild of owner Fiona Grieve after years in the restaurant industry, Buckstop was founded in 2013 to bless the West End with the best American Barbecue in Vancouver, mixing together spices and smoke in a blend that is all their own. With a focus on creating nearly everything from scratch, Fiona uses seasonal, local ingredients and are consistently changing up their menu to the surprise and delight of local foodies.

One of the “hidden gems” that West Ender’s wait for each week is Buckstop’s Burger Monday, an evening where a new burger creation is launched in small quantities and for a limited time! Each week promises a burger made from delicious meats ground in-house paired with creative, fresh (and sometimes crazy) toppings. They have been known to sell out within the first hour of opening!

Besides the amazing eats, Buckstop is also known as one of the best places to grab a cocktail in the West End, with southern favourites and unique takes on the classics like the Rootbeer Whiskey Sour and the Brown Butter Bourbon Old Fashioned. Pre-COVID, Buckstop used to be the place to be until the wee hours, and will most definitely re-claim that title back when we can all gather once again.

Fiona is also dedicated to the neighbourhood, working as a member of the West End BIA Board of Directors and participating in various sub-committees to ensure that the community is getting the representation and support it needs for all businesses. She also is consistently working alongside other local small businesses in the West End to collaborate and promote the area! Fiona somehow finds time to do all of that in addition to manning the smoker, tending the bar and front of house, and chatting with all her regular patrons.

Stop in today (Burger Monday!) or order up some take-out/delivery for a taste of the South meets the West Coast, made from fresh, authentic ingredients smoked with love.

Find our foodie recommendations below and follow along to learn about more businesses in the West End throughout the next 6 days HERE.

WEBIA Recommendations:

  • ANY of the Burger Monday options
  • Smoked Brisket Sandwich
  • Full-Stop Barbeque
  • Pulled Pork Croquettes
  • Hush Puppies + Cornbread
  • Cocktails: Ghost Society and Snake Oil

Find them at:
Address | 833 Denman Street
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