A Short History
Who's Gramma Anyway?
Gramma’s Pub, whose name was a spur of the moment idea by the original owners, while on their way to a Pub/Bar convention, started off as BC’s first “Marine Pub” in order to skirt around provincial regulations concerning proximity of other bars. In order to fit into the “mariner pub” designation Gramma’s had to offer showers/toilets, provisions and boating hardware to sailors and fishers as well as obviously the bonus of a restaurant and pub.
Purchased in 1984 by it’s current owners, the pub still had the original Sporting Goods store at the street level where the Cold Beer & Wine store sits now. This proved to be a major financial problem so after a “Going Out of Business” 50% off sale (which attracted so many people they had to line up right down the wharf to the dock) it was closed and remodeled into the now present Gramma’s Liquor Store. This was only the 2nd “cold beer & wine” shop in all of BC (and would have been the FIRST had it not been for a stubborn liquor license inspector, but that is another story to tell another time).
At the moment, Gramma’s is a fabulous place to get some great meals at a great price, have a pint or two and be able to sit and watch the comings and goings of sailing boats, skiffs, tugs and fishing vessels in and out of our beautiful Gibsons Harbour. It’s a great spot to catch your favorite team playing on their big screen TV’s or just sit and enjoy a sleeve of your favorite beer on tap and watch the moon rise over Keat’s Island.
Hope you can join us soon!