The soulful sounds of Vancouver’s musicians have been echoing from stage of Charqui Grill for the past year, and the owner is giving back. Musicians from all over British Columbia have traveled to be a part of this small venue in Kitsilano’s Northern East side. Sanjay Pandey, owner and bartender of Charqui Grill has opened his restaurant to talented musicians in a variety of genres. From folk to hip hop, to jazz and reggae, Sanjay welcomes all musicians, all the time.
With the help of VanMusic and a string of regular “barflys”, the restaurant has immensely grown in popularity over the past year. Many of the artists that perform know of each other, but rarely get a chance to share the stage. “I wanted to allow the artists to play together and jam in a local festival” said Sanjay when asked why he wished to travel this road.
Sanjay will endeavour to connect with his guests by proudly boasting his local drinks, local bands and locally sourced food. If you ask what the specialties are, you’ll hear him always say “happiness and good times.”
The Charqui Fest will celebrate it’s first ever music festival this Saturday, August 2nd from noon to midnight. 12 hours of live music in a place that holds 75 people both inside and out. Artists that could potentially make an appearance are: Blake Havard, Brent Grassie, Brian Africa, Ian Is, Sonya Jean, Rom Auld, Angie Faith, Gypsy Underground, The Usual Suspects, Lisa Di Fonzo, Garry Chaulk, Don Alder, Joni Miller, Doug & Linda, Caroline Allatt, Rick Eden and many, many more.
Currently, Charqui Grill is offering a Happy Hour special:
Ladies 2 for 1 Appy & $4 glass of wine
Monday – Friday (6pm-7pm)
Monday – Friday (3pm-6pm)
(* Some restrictions may apply)