Bitter Tasting Room | Vancouver, British Columbia
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Bitter Tasting Room
Good based on 11 ratings
Type: Bar

16 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6B 1G6 [ print map ]
604 558 4658

Hours: 5pm-Mid; everyday

Mayor: stantheman (4) | Taps: 8 |

Bitter Tasting Room

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Beer Available At Bitter Tasting Room (arranged by most recent)
Four Winds Sovereign Super Saison 94, Bomber IPA 41, Hearthstone Chocolate Milk Stout , Howe Sound Devils Elbow IPA 81, Strange Fellows Talisman West Coast Pale Ale 62, Townsite 7800 Saison 56, Hearthstone Red Rye Ale , Fernie Quiet Ryeít Rye IPA 63, Big River French Tart Sour Peach Saison , Hearthstone American Pale Ale , Hearthstone Azacca Pale Ale , Hearthstone Bohemian Pils , Dead Frog Weeping Reaper Blood Orange Helles Bock 41
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11 reviews for Bitter Tasting Room
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  81%
 Selection  63%
 Food  70%
 Value  60%
 Overall  64%
 Rating  71%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Knappster  (1) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 13, 2013
Vancouver trip- Mar 2013 - Reid Great joint, semi suspect location because of gastown dist- staff is tops, knows a whack load on beer - food was dynamite ! Cheers
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
cbnz  (58) Berlin, Germany | October 15, 2015
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | September 2, 2014
Stopped in on a Wednesday night. Completely dead. Not in an "oh, thereís not that many people here" sort of in there was literally no one here except for one employee who was sitting at the bar reading a newspaper.

Cool, modern vibe to the place. Very, very dark though. Sort of a small horseshoe shaped bar and a number of tables around the perimeter of the space. Kind of a cool illuminated glass backing to the bar where you can see the bottles and kegs.

Selection is certainly dominated by local beers, but they have a decent enough variety. They also do flights here, but I just opted for the Four Winds IPA (a bit of a mistake in retrospect). They also serve food, but itís more of snack sort of stuff, which wasnít what we wanted.

Iíd like to give this place a higher rating, but the experience was a bit depressing.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
GothGargoyle  (17) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 19, 2014
Bitter claims to have "scoured the province & the globe for interesting, unique and favourite beers". Despite this claim the beer selection was fairly lacklustre, more along the lines of "the usual fare". The draught beers were served in shaker glasses despite their claim of "proper glassware". The food was alright - typical pub fare, mostly pre-made and assembled to order rather than being cooked on demand. On the positive side, the service was excellent and the staff were pretty knowledgable about their beers. The ambience is decent, with the beers on display in glass fridges behind the bar. Their beer list and menu in the room bore very little resemblance to the one they post online.
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | October 5, 2013| Updated October 6, 2013
Stayed not far away so made a couple of visits. A nicely layed out bar with large fridges lining the side wall full of bottles. The bartender was great, chatty and recommended beery stuff to do around town. Not sure how often the taps change but was hoping to see some new stuff a few days later but not to be. Minor quibble though, worth a look in for sure.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda  (68) Winnipeg, Manitoba | May 18, 2013
Visited in February 2013. Great wide open place with good selection of beer. Food was awesome. Good for them for gentrifying
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | June 21, 2012
Wow - a damn cool space in the middle of a not so cool stretch of Hastings. Flights appear to be well-constructed, the bottles are all in coolers and the servers are quite knowledgeable. Food is simple but designed to pair well with beer. Excellent and attentive service as well - which is always a pleasant surprise. I like that itís short - theyíre not trying to do too much. A few classics and a few interesting taps as well. Yup - not a whole lot to complain about.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman  (33) British Columbia | May 25, 2012
December 9, 2011 [ Updated December 13, 2011 ] Just opened a week ago. A bit early to rate meaningfully, but initial indications are very positive. Not open for lunch. Opens at 5. Decent selection of bottled craft beers and 8 taps. Upscale pub food. Open kitchen. Very busy!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 4/20
mcberko  (535) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 26, 2012
Good service and nice ambience. But the beer is a pretty standard affair - only 8 taps. They admittedly specialize in their bottle selection, all of which are available for 1/3 to 1/2 the price at any off-license liquor store in town. So whatís the point in coming here? So you can gain expert beer knowledge on all the beers they have, they say. Pass - Iím not buying the sales pitch. No reason to come here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | January 18, 2012
Cool urban bistro with small but good beer list and small but fun menu. Good date place.

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