Juke recently opened in Chinatown serving fried chicken and ribs. The fried chicken batter is gluten-free so all those who are gluten-intolerant won’t have to worry anymore.
I came here with a few friends to celebrate the end of a long week. What better way to do that than consume meat and beer? We came around dinner time and it was packed. So, we waited about 15 minutes for a table for 6. They told a lot of people to go to get drinks at nearby lounges so they wouldn’t be waiting around the restaurant.
The interior is dark and cozy. Not too many seats if you are planning to eat in. There is a take out area if you don’t wait to dine inside.
There’s a neon light of a lady near the back of the dining area.
You can even see cartoon drawings of ladies on the paper that comes with the chicken and ribs.
Postmark Brewing Blonde Ale is what I got to go with our feast of meat. It has a nice light and crisp taste to it.
Spirits & Suds
Mezcal and Postmark Brewing Blonde Ale was what my friends ordered on the menu. You take the shot and then chase it with the small cup of beer. I’ve never seen this option at a restaurant before.
Snacks and Sides
Charred Corn is covered in delicious sauce and comes with 3 pieces. Good flavours, but it was a bit saucy for me so it kinda masked the sweetness of the corn.
Mac and Cheese is another item we ordered on the side and it was pretty good. Cheesy just the way I like it.
Dirty Fries wasn’t dirty enough for me. I wanted more sauce and toppings.
Full Rack of Spicy Pork Ribs comes with a slaw. Good amount of meat for each piece. We shared this with our table of 6.
Fried Chicken is gluten-free and also comes with slaw on the side.The chicken is nice and juicy with the batter having a nice crunch.
As it is pretty busy during dinner time, there is a take out section if you want to grab and go. The menu is a bit different than the dining in menu.
It was fun coming with a group of 6, but there aren’t a lot of tables for large groups. Best to come early to snag a table. We enjoyed our night of drinks, fried chicken and ribs. As for the food, it was good but Church’s Chicken is still very dear to my heart…plus its hard to beat the price.
We Rate Juke:
182 Keefer Street, Vancouver