Steamworks Brewpub | Vancouver, British Columbia
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Steamworks Brewpub
Exceptional based on 43 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 (4) | Affiliated user(s) here steamworks | Taps: ~8 | Bottles: Macros

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Beer Available At Steamworks Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Steamworks Purgatory Rittenhouse Rye-Barrelled Stout , Steamworks Empress India Pale Ale 38, Steamworks / New Belgium Rolliní Golden Belgian Ale 49, Steamworks Pilsner 47, Steamworks (BC) KŲlsch , Steamworks FrambozŽn (Raspberry Belgian Triple) ( -2013) 48, Steamworks / Brassneck Firewalker Smokey Porter 75, Steamworks Heroica Oatmeal Stout 48, Steamworks Hopfenweizen , Steamworks Hefeweizen (Skinny Tire) 47, Steamworks American Amber Ale , Steamworks Cascadia Golden Ale , Steamworks Signature Pale Ale 40, Steamworks Nirvana Nut Brown Ale 38, Steamworks Copper Roof Ale , Steamworks Blitzen Christmas Ale 47, Steamworks ESB , Steamworks Cascadia Cream Ale 41, Steamworks Lions Gate Lager 16, Steamworks Saison 39
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43 reviews for Steamworks Brewpub
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  70%
 Selection  60%
 Food  67%
 Value  60%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  71%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (705) 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  (630) 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.
nate2g  (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | 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.
Sammy  (537) 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 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn  (516) 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...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | November 5, 2004
Okay food, but has an okay selection of seasonals. Their Roggenweizen is quite good, as is their sour cherry. The food is okay, but the best part of the place is the bar itself. Itís cavernous inside and each area has a completely different vibe. Worth checking out if youíre in the Gastown area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb  (460) 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 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (396) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 20, 2012
Visited here when we arrived in Vancouver on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The place was fairly crowded but we didnít have to wait for a table. There is a large bar area on the right, a large restaurant area on the left, and more tables and a bar in the basement. There is also a patio that had heaters blasting. Ten taps, and the two beers we tried were both very good. The place is well-staffed, and our waiter was very friendly. The food was solid but overpriced. Overall, this is a very solid brewpub that seems to be a bit underrated. Definitely worth a visit if youíre spending some time in Vancouver.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | June 19, 2010
Nice place to stop for lunch and have a few beers. They have a respectable selection of their own brews and thereís a quality bottle shop next door. Decent food and nice service, but pretty commercial in atmosphere.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones  (305) Buffalo, New York | March 19, 2007
Great looking place right by the water in Gastown. Nice menu & food was good. Beers available nothing special. Worth checking out

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