Livelyhood

4.3
34 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pub
The latest addition to the JRG Public House family, Livelyhood will bring an elevated pub experience to the vibrant Port Moody community. With 30 taps featuring many local craft beers, signature cocktails, an approachable wine list and a diverse menu inspired by Culinary Director Colin Burslem and Executive Chef Andy Slinn you will find something to suit every moment you choose to share with us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 34 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Catt
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really nice update. Congrats. Great service !

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Masonry
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was good,our server Keith,we’ve had in the past,did a outstanding job taking care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The place is bright and inviting
I didn’t like the fact that there was a marketing booth set up And people were going around offering vapes for free. If cigarettes are behind locked cupboards and only can be smoked outside. Why are you allowing promotions of this type into your restaurant. Especially for young aged adults. This to me was a total turn off. The amount of young adults ages 19-22 that accepted these items last night because it’s free was unbelievable.
I would have to reconsider returning after that.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Ambiance was great! Love the vibe! But their food is a bit pricey for it’s small serving size. Staff was friendly and nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Decided to go for brunch today but the service was super disappointing. We sat down and did not have a server come by for 20 minutes. Two tables arrived nearby after we did and were both taken care of before we were. To top off the poor service, a third table who had arrived well after us, received their food before we did. I noticed they had the exact same order as us, and my guess is they were mistakenly given our food.

When our food finally did come (which was about an hour into being seated) the waitress said “sorry about the wait” and left quickly as to avoid explaining what had happened. At this point would not recommend dining in at this restaurant- take it to go.

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HannahJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is a hidden gem! Lived everything about it--from the decor to the food--everything was well thought out and no detail overlooked. My eggs Benedict was fun and inventive and a flavor explosion. I would recommend this place highly--you'll be missing out if you don't go!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heard great things about here so thought I would check it out. Amazing food and service. Nice and bright compared to prior decor. Will definitely be back.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my 3rd time I loved it so much that I would love to come every Saturday

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my birthday dinner that I wanted to keep simple and relatively quiet . Service was fast, efficient, and very friendly and professional. Food was quite tasty. COVID protocols were in place and adhered to. All around, a really nice dinner in a light, airy atmosphere. We will definitely return.

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Laura
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for a family birthday in a larger group and our server did a great job regularly checking in and keeping up with our orders and add one.

The Tofu Baja tacos were amazing, and as a vegetarian and taco lover I will definitely be back for more.

Only thing is it’s a bit loud, and hard to have conversations. Would have been nice to have the volume lower during the earlier dinner hours and pump it up around 9pm if necessary.

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Julie
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice ambience and upscale decor. Had a real relaxed feel. Great food options .
Will definitely come back and try other food items on the menu.

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LaurieK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

The new look of the place is great, much brighter and more inviting. Unfortunately the food was not great. I had the chicken sandwich and there was a lot of breading but not much chicken and my fries were cold. My husband had eggs, sausage, bacon, toast and the toast came unbuttered which was kind of weird. Usually your toast is buttered. One thing to note that there were always these little charges, I wanted garlic fries and it was 85 cents more, my husband wanted sausage and bacon and there was an additional charge, I get that we asked for more and we should pay for that it just seemed kind of for lack of a better word needling or like petty but understandable. The waitresses were very attentive.

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vipTisha
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely friendly staff and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd visit for my birthday and it was wonderful, the service was the best, had a very Happy fella and he did a great job. The food was fabulous, and I appreciated a free birthday dinner.
Thanks to one and all at JRG we have visited a few of them now and really enjoyed Livelyhood. Will be back, our friends enjoyed it too.

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RobertG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had my first experience with this restaurant. Nice building, comfortable environment, good service and quite good food. Good value for the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly this place deserves more attention. The food here is bomb. Been here three times and would go back. Recommend the fried chicken. Sooo good! Brunch is great too!

Livelyhood
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and compliments!! We can't wait to have you back to Livelyhood again soon!

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vipGraziellaT
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was ok our server was attentive but found it somewhat unprofessional that staff gathered and chatted and also two staff member on cell phones

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Dani
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

The staff was very friendly and attentive, but the food was awful. The burger was decent, I'd give it a 3/5, but the pepperoni pizza was the worst I've ever had in my life. The melted cheese was a weird almost fake cheese which liquified and was inedible. This is the only pizza I've ever encountered which I could not eat, so I'd give it a 1/5. This pub is good if you are going for drinks and ambiance, but I will never eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place! Good service. Love the tuna club

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service ! Great crab cakes
Will be back for-sure! 🤩🤩🤩🤩

Livelyhood
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and such kind compliments! We look forward to seeing you at Livelyhood for crab cakes again soon!

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TheVirgoInMe
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, everyone very helpful and happy! The prices are really reasonable too! We ordered from the happy hour menu, food was pub style, pretty good though. I would like to go back and order from the dinner menu!

Livelyhood
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you at Livelyhood again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The ambiance, and decoration inside the restaurant were fun and speaking. Although, due to pandemic, we couldn’t eat inside. The patio was cozy but the set up was not as fun as inside the restaurant. Also when the sun was going down, it got cold and they didn’t have the heater to warm up the area. When we suggested that our very great waitress explained the had to remove the heaters as they were constantly blowing up the fuse. Well, that was the only temporary downside that one can manage with an extra layers. Service was really great and happy hour menu selection gave us enough choices to keep us happy. Cold bear , baja fish taco , baja cauliflower taco and crab cake were our orders and we really liked all of them. It was quick and appreciate service, good quality, tasty and enough amount of food and good presentation. Kudos to our waitress the chef and kitchen crew.

Livelyhood
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and such amazing compliments! We look forward to having you back to Livelyhood again soon!

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vipJoannaS
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and they have done a good job of making things work during the pandemic with a covered patio and some more room out in the sun on sunny days.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tuna club was delicious! Patio is spacious and covered.

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vipTisha
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always amazing!!! Service is exceptional. My new favourite place!

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vipJenniferH
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited again during the "circuit breaker" restrictions so we were out on the patio. It was very nice and clean and well ventilated. It's perfect for dining on a beautiful sunny day. We took advantage of happy hour as it's such a great deal, and ordered a house lager, house wine, deep-fried pickles, and a cauliflower taco. The applies were excellent and the prices were great.

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Britinvancouver
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time trying Livelyhood in PoMo. If you can get past the terrible sign outside it's nice inside, well spaced tables as it has to be with COVID. Serving staff were attentive for drinks and food, so they've recruited well. Food was good, had pork belly and crab appetizers which were tasty (pork belly favorite), then the chicken plate with mash and gravy and a quesadilla, chicken was good, my wife said the quesadilla at our local Browns is better. Drinks were good although I've had stronger tasting, I stuck with the old fashioned but they have a good enough list of beers and highballs. So a good addition to the local pub-grub scene; PoMo needs more.

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Amark
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It was my first time here and I’m glad that I decided to give it a try! The interior is super modernized and the staff were so friendly! Would definitely recommend!

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Melanie
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great selection of food and beverages. Service was fantastic considering how new the restaurant is. We did end up having to wait outside a bit for our reserved table, as it wasn't ready when we arrived and then they accidently gave away our table to walk in guests. I would avoid the charcuterie share board. For over $30 it wasn't worth the tiny amount you get.

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JoeDoe
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Lacklustre, similar to brew street. Menu and drinks were pretty decent but not good value for money.

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KrisH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Staff was incredibly friendly. Although took a bit long to get another when it wasn’t that busy.

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AS3197
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Danielle was extraordinary. She answered every question we had and went above and beyond with her service. Food is great, $3 mimosas are great, overall a great addition to Port Moody!

Livelyhood
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and compliments about your server and experience at Livelyhood! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Jordan
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Average. Was hoping for something a bit more special on their opening night. Decor is really nice, food is good, service was decent. Left feeling a little underwhelmed.

Livelyhood
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and comments about your first visit. We are always encouraging our guests to continue the conversation, please feel free to email us at livelyhood@jrg.ca with any additional feedback or suggestions to where we may have fallen short. Thank you again and we look forward to having you back soon!

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ctt8
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Our visit wasn’t bad! We went on opening day for happy hour. We ordered wings but since there weren’t any available, we were offered chicken strips tossed in wing sauce. They were good! For our mains, we both found the bean quesadilla was alright and our fries were too salty. The $3 highballs caught my eye when I first saw the happy hour menu as that’s the lowest I’ve seen! We both got tequila but only found out when we got our bill that there actually was no well tequila, so it ended up being over double the price we expected to pay. That would have been helpful to know as we had assumed there would be a well tequila. Our server was very lovely and kind. We just found that she was too attentive and we were checked on too often, which became disruptive, and at times we felt we didn’t have enough time to decide on things before being checked on again.
Overall, I really loved the decor and its a beautiful place. I’ll definitely be in often to take advantage of happy hour!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Livelyhood using the Order Online button. Livelyhood also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 492-4915.

Livelyhood is rated 4.3 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.