We’ve assembled a list of pubs, bars and night spots in Abbotsford. Please enjoy our nightlife responsibly and be safe by having a designated driver.
The Baron Bar And Grill
1-1276 Tower Street (Abbotsford Airport)
Blue Ridge Bar & Grille
3600 Townline Road
Bull ‘N Raven Eatery and Lounge
33785 Essendene Avenue
Characters Pub & Grill
2509 Pauline St (near 5 corners)
Cheers Bar & Grill
2814 Gladwin Road
Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub
33720 South Fraser Way
Finnigan’s Pub & Oyster Grill
1515 College Drive
Fraser Valley Inn
33790 Essendene Avenue
Half-Time Bar & Grill/Dogwood Bowling & Billiards
33550 South Fraser Way
Highwayman Neighbourhood Pub
32470 Simon Ave
2852 Gladys Avenue
Original Joeâ€’s Restaurant & Bar
101, 2649 Tretheway Street
Roasted Grape Cafe & Tasting Bar
33757 South Fraser Way
Sneakers Sports Lounge
2550 Yale Court
Station House Bar & Grill
3122 Station Road
Wings Tap and Grill
1965 Sumas Way
The top five myths about drinking and driving that some drivers still believe*:
1. I can hold my booze: Too many guys think drinking a six-pack of beer and then driving is OK, which is why 81 per cent of all impaired drivers in alcohol-related crashes are male. So guys, if you think driving drunk will impress the ladies, think again. Remember those pick-up lines you thought sounded slick but actually acted as a repellent? Alcohol not only impairs your ability to score a date, it impairs your vision, concentration and ability to react to unexpected hazards on the road.
2. I know that I’m sober enough to drive: While you may be able to see and walk without staggering after drinking a few beers the reality is you can’t always tell when impairment kicks in -it actually starts with your first drink. Alcohol affects more than your vision and coordination. It affects your judgment, attention span, alertness, reaction time and ability to do more than one task at a time – vital things you need when you get behind the wheel.
3. All I need is something to eat and I’ll be fine: While having a burger with your beer is a good idea, a full stomach is not an effective defence against impaired driving. And no amount of coffee, cold showers or fresh air will sober you up either. The only cure is time. In fact, it takes about six hours for your body to eliminate all the alcohol from your body when you have a blood alcohol concentration of .08, the legal limit.
4. I won’t get caught: Police have stepped up CounterAttack roadchecks across the province. Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs face a range of penalties from 24-hour driving prohibitions and vehicle impoundments, 90-day administrative driving prohibitions to criminal charges, fines and jail time.
Plus, drivers who have one or more driving-related criminal convictions or two or more driving prohibitions on or after Jan. 1, 2008, will pay a Driver Risk Premium, separate from insurance premiums. On top of fines, all convicted drinking drivers who receive multiple driving prohibitions are required to attend an alcohol rehabilitation program and may have an alcohol interlock device installed in their vehicle to prevent them from starting or continuing to drive while impaired.
5. I don’t drink and drive but driving after a joint is fine: Numerous studies have shown that stoned drivers can be every bit as dangerous as drunk drivers. Depending on what you’ve smoked, swallowed or injected, drug impairment ranges from slowed reflexes, flawed depth perception to hallucinations and seizures.
And if you’ve been mixing alcohol and drugs and are tired from partying all night, this combination can be even deadlier. New legislation now allows police to test drivers for drug impairment and charge those who refuse to provide blood, saliva or urine samples.
*From ICBC Presented by The Highwayman Neighbourhood Pub