I really like this place and wish I had come here earlier in my trips. Besides being way out there it is right on a subway stop, so reasonably accessible if you make it the focus of the evening. Service was just ok, which was too bad considering all it had to offer. Food was stellar, so much so that I would go just for a meal. Beer was good, the taps are better than the cans. Seasonal I had was very good. But choice is limited. Not a must go but you will not be disappointed.
2011-08. Apart from my older comments, I add that it was difficult at the bar to get some clarity about some IPA that has been circulating at festivals and outside pubs; it seems that only the brewer knows... 2011-03. At least now they have information about the regular beers. The staff seem not knowledgeable about their beers, mostly about the seasonals and one-offs. For a brewery with a good reputation, they should improve the information about beers. Food was quite tasty. 2010-03. Modern brewpub, chaotic; and also the tap list is not available, nor the bartender knows anything about it, besides being a nice guy. 2007-07.
This is a pretty good place, though rather new and modern, smack in the middle of Surrey, British Columbia. Central Cityís beers are pretty good and the food they offer is decent upper-scale restaurant stuff. The beer store attached is excellent - with a great selection of imports from across the region and over in Europe. Granted I think itís more of a localís place as I canít imagine someone coming to Surrey who doesnít have to, but there you go.
mcberko (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 2, 2010| Updated July 12, 2014
Modern brewpub that is not targeted to the average craft beer lover, but more like a sports bar. Decent selection of Central Cityís beers, though their new location is much better for that. Food is okay - standard stuff. Prices are quite reasonable and the service is quite good.
This place is big. Has a sports bar ambiance. Not very cozy and a little too brightly lit. Service is okay, eye candy is good. Food was okay. There are good specials and the best news is that there are a couple of good beers, with more worth trying. Wish I could rate it higher, given the huge sums that obviously been spent on the place.
Brewpub in the center of Surrey. Sports bar feel. It took me about 20 minutes or so to get here from downtown Vancouver on the Sky Train. Get off at the Surrey Central station. They had Nine of their own beers on tap the night I visited. Overall, the beers were a bit above average compared to the other beers Iíve had in British Columbia. We had nachos that were actually pretty top notch. Fresh salsa and guacamole. The service was good. They sell four of their beers at the brewpub in six pack cans.
This place is very big and not that cosy. They serve great beer though. Waiters are all girls with not too much clothes on. Friendly service at the bar.
Beershine (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | November 4, 2007| Updated November 5, 2007
Some of the beers at Central City are above-average. The IPAs tend to be good. Still, itís not a very good place. Staff can be woefully uneducated. For example, I just phoned to inquire about the Double Crown I2PA. The woman who answered the phone said Whatís that? However, it depends on who you get because many staff members are cool. Iíve been down there several times for beers and have even bought a keg from them for a party. Central City a large, expansive, modern brewery located in a brand new mall.