Steamworks Brewpub | Vancouver, British Columbia
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Steamworks Brewpub
Good based on 53 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

375 Water Street
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V6B 1B8 [ print map ]
604 689 2739 | facebook | twitter

Hours: open 11:30am daily

Mayor: fiulijn (8) | Affiliated user(s) here steammarnie, steamworks | Taps: ~8 | Bottles: Macros

Steamworks Brewpub

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Beer Available At Steamworks Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Steamworks Smokey Milk Porter , Steamworks Black Angel IPA 88, Steamworks Mšrzen , Steamworks Pumpkin Ale 74, Steamworks Salmiakki Gose , Steamworks Passion Fruit Wit , Steamworks Kanadische KŲlsch 29, Steamworks Killer Cucumber Ale 37, Steamworks Saison (2015-) , Steamworks Pilsner 72, Steamworks Empress India Pale Ale 37, Steamworks White Angel IPA 69, Steamworks Signature Pale Ale 41, Steamworks Coconut Ale , Steamworks Steamclock Common , Steamworks Saison (-2013) 47, Steamworks Wheat Ale , Steamworks Madagascar Chocolate Chili Porter , Steamworks Paradox White Stout , Steamworks Blitzen Christmas Ale 70
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53 reviews for Steamworks Brewpub
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  71%
 Selection  62%
 Food  68%
 Value  62%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  73%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | September 1, 2014
This place is friggin huge. Stopped in after wandering around the main drag of Gastown on Water St. Thereís the main bar when you enter, the patio, the main dining room, a downstairs dining room and a downstairs bar. Holy moly. To get to the bathrooms is like navigating a maze.

In any event, the place itself felt a little bit like a perhaps slightly classier Rock Bottom (to use a reference to something Iím familiar with here in the US). They had about 8 beers on tap which includes 4 regulars, some seasonals, and some specials. The beer quality wasnít great. But it was decent, I guess.

Service at the bar was really friendly and was pretty on top of it. In the dining room was a bit slow. The pricing is pretty decent compared to other places. Food isnít cheap, but you get a pretty good portion.
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | October 5, 2013
I thought the quality of beer here was set higher than many other BC brews I tried. No doubt itís overly touristy and loud here but I didnít mind the one visit. The chick behind the bar was great. Didnít eat so canít comment on that. Convenient to hit first when staying central.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris  (892) Burnaby, British Columbia | October 10, 2014
Huge with a big bar area, restaurant area and large patio. Service was good, but not beer centric. Prices are a bit high considering they brew their own. Sampler flight available. Didnít eat. Not bad, but nothing exciting and their beers are pretty safe.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 23, 2007
Unfortunately Steamworks seems less creative these days but generally the quality of their brewing remains above average. If you are visiting Vancouver, and even if you already live here, itís worth heading over to Steamworks a couple of times a year at least to drink whatís going on. Of course, all the individual beers are rated elsewhere on this site. About the brewpub itself: Steamworks is humongous. I canít understand how it can sustain itself with the price of real estate in Vancouver but the restaurant/bar/cafe/dining room/oyster bar seems to do quite well. Many different rooms means many different environments to suit your needs and tastes. The easiest place to sit is (besides the outdoor patio) the first level, which offers fine views of the North Shore. The lower level offers yet another bar/lounge area but this one with a pool table and a livelier environment. Also good views. Next to the lower bar are two other rooms: an Oyster bar/chill lounge/scotch den type room (used to be a cigar room I believe); and the main dining area with a long open kitchen. Nice dining room, donít know about the food. Pub food usually sucks. Service too. If itís not slow, itís surly and if itís not surly itís slow.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes  (769) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated June 27, 2006
Updated June 26, 2006. These days Iím happy to visit Steamworks, more so than when I first rated the place. The staircase still rocks but the key is that theyíve always got two seasonals on these days, which doubles the number of choices for me. The regs are still uninspired, though the IPA is drinkable enough for an APA. Food is a bit iffy - ten bucks for a burger they didnít even make themselves, but did burn to a crisp anyway. Grumble. Some of the appies are pretty good, though. The service is generally pretty good, and some of them know me, which means I must go in there often enough, which means I must like something. So yeah, check íem out.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn  (688) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 29, 2011
Very commercial place, big, and often packed; beers are ok, nothing special. Food is uninteresting. Even if itís a short walk from "home", I go there very seldom, it just looks like a place for tourists at the edge of Gastown. Maloneís is just a block away...
Sammy  (611) Toronto, Ontario | February 21, 2008
This is a popular spot in downtown Vancouver, near the water and a nice view. There is a cellar area to hang out at the bar or raw tables, or classy tables upstairs. It was busy late Tuesday night with lots of people eating, mostly. It is a corporate run place and tries to meet or exceed comparable US places. I think it may. The stouts were interesting, and the place certainly stands up to some chains. The staff is rained on basic statements about the beers. Perhaps another day another time to get to the brewmaster. Visited with Tigglmtl.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff  (555) MŲlndal, Sweden | June 22, 2015
Visited first time on Sunday June 21, 2015.
Walked over from Postmark. Arrived 13:45 or so. Busy to packed place, also the place is huge. 8 beers on, flights of 4 available, size 5 oz each. Fairly expensive. Couldnít get their wifi working for me. Staff friendly, but not very knowledgeable. One beer they didnít know which one it was at first, they had to find the manager. A bunch of big TV-screens showing sports. Very tourist part of town. Close to Waterfront station. Small parking (pay) just outside.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb  (538) Woodland, California | August 20, 2007
Gastown location. A bit overly modern. A bit crowded on weekends. Ok beer. Food was ok as well. Gastown is an interesting area, and this is the place to stop when in Gastown.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko  (535) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 15, 2010
Decent brewpub with a few nice house brews on tap when I went, including the hefeweizen and oatmeal stout. Nachos were good. Prices are a bit steep, but this is nothing new in Vancouver.

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