It's a bit of a long shot, but do any people know of any decent venues and not just sleazey biker bars anywhere in either of these places? I know I could go through every blog on the subject...
Canada's not even a proper country.
Neither's Northern Ireland
What size of venue are you looking for? If you are talking about bars of comparable size with Auntie Annie's in Vancouver you could try the Railway Club or the Piccadilly Pub.