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stantheman (31) British Columbia | January 9, 2010| Updated May 20, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
A virtual Mecca for lovers of Belgian bottled beer. Iím not really familiar with the tap selection. Staff, of course are very knowledgeable of Belgian beer. Upscale, trendy and (as youíd expect) pricey. Of late Iíve started to notice the staff are rather pushy on ordering. I frequently fire up Ratebeer on my iPad, and peruse ratings before ordering. They donít like the delay, even though itís not busy. I think Iíll be taking my few dollars elsewhere for a while, maybe to their location on Cambie St. I havenít noticed any push at that location.
Ferris (757) Burnaby, British Columbia | December 10, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A good sized bar with separate seating area in a trendy part of town. Service is good and depending who you get will determine level of beer knowledge. Bartenders are pretty good. Selection is variable, from quite good to pretty boring. One of the only places in town with a decent Belgian selection on tap. Food is great, but a little pricey. I donít go often, but when I do I am pretty happy.
adamnowek (67) Amsterdam, Netherlands | September 14, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (795) The Sunshine State, Florida | March 28, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
There isnít much in the Cambie Village other than BierCraft, but that doesnít mean they rest on their laurels. I liked their overall presence, the bright neon sign occupying the corner of a building, and the mixed space inside and outside. They impart a half restaurant/half bar feel, making it accessible as a place to come for dining or drinks. We were not overly hungry when we arrived, but they place a cup of home made potato crisps on the table, and the quality of these is indicative of a kitchen that cares. Best chips Iíve had in a long time. We ordered the brisket mac-n-cheese to share and it was rich. Hostess was attentive and intelligent, and it was immediately apparent all the servers wore a cicerone shirt that was not just for show. Every question we had about beer was answered well and without hesitation. They are doing something right in creating a nice vibe here, as both staff and patrons seemed friendly. I do think that beer selection could improve, but having said that the beers were all in good form. I would rather have predictable beer in good form than unusual beer in bad form. They own the Bomber brewery and had a rack of Bomber taps, but we didnít try any as there were others drawing our attention. I was very impressed and would certainly go back.
nate2g (862) Boomtown!, Australia | October 5, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Similar to itís other pub by way of beers and food available. I liked it for what it is, a place to have a quiet bevvy or two. Simple pub grub. Staff were attentive.
SloppyG (5) British Columbia | April 2, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome selection of Belgian beers in bottles. Good food. Prices could be a little friendlier.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 30, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pub with a Belgian focus. Solid lineup of BC craft beer on draught, though certainly not among the best in the city in that regard. Some people consider the food expensive, but for the quality we got, we found it on the cheap side. The lasagna was original and greatly seasoned. Sure itís not an ubiquitous and quickly boring $10 pulled pork sandwich or burger that fills you up with its ton of fries on the side, but itís solid and varied cuisine that would be worth more in a different setting. Beers were fresh and while I understand that the lineup does not move so much, for the outside visitor, there were quite a few of interest. Service was friendly and helpful and the place felt welcoming and warm despite us being there with a child.
Gerbeer (84) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 17, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best places in Vancouver for Belgian beer. Servers are knowledgeable. Food is on the expensive side and somewhat limited but very good.
aj1451 (12) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 7, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
All and all, the reason that I keep going to Beircraft is the cask. they are one of the few places in the city that I can almost always get cask ale. The belgian selection is good and they have them on tap and bottles as well. Lagunitas is a great addition to the beer list and the consistantly have a couple of west coast hop bombs that are fun to try. The bartenders are the most knowledgeable and when we go there I always prefer to sit at the bar. Service is consistent and the food is almost standard pub fare but prepared fresh.
HenryXXX (11) British Columbia | December 24, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I love how knowledgeable the staff is with the beer list. They truly have a passion for beer. The food is a little weak when compared to the beer, but I still love the place!!!
fiulijn (627) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 28, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Been there when it was still Stella. Itís a cool place to hang out in the evening, and I like in general the atmosphere on Commercial Dr., but their focus on Belgian beers doesnít attract me.
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