Steamworks Brewpub | Vancouver, British Columbia
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Steamworks Brewpub
Exceptional based on 45 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 (5) | Affiliated user(s) here steamworks | Taps: ~8 | Bottles: Macros

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Beer Available At Steamworks Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Steamworks Wai-Iti ISA , Steamworks Purgatory Rittenhouse Rye-Barrelled Stout , Steamworks Empress India Pale Ale 38, Steamworks / New Belgium Rolliní Golden Belgian Ale 47, Steamworks Pilsner 68, 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
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45 reviews for Steamworks Brewpub
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  70%
 Selection  60%
 Food  68%
 Value  61%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  70%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
pivo  (24) , Germany | April 11, 2006
Really nice place with a good view of the mountains out back. Couches and places to hang. Real casual (is there any place in Canada that ISNíT casual?). A little touristy, maybe, but a good crowd overall. Friendly as hell. Cool stairway in the middle of the whole place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
LordUppity  (1) Surrey, British Columbia | April 8, 2006
Located on the edge of Gastown, a stones-throw away from Waterfront skytrain station. We were seated in a tidy corner away from the normal commotion, and we each had a very comfortable leather lounge-area style chair to sit in. The selection of drinks was very good for both the beer drinker and wine drinker alike. I had an opportunity to try out a variety of the Steamworks house brews, including two seasonal beverages. Our waitress was very pleasant, attentive, and typically quick to return with our many orders throughout the evening. I ordered a 10-oz steak, which was served with a peppercorn sauce (more like gravy), and vegetables. The steak was a little rarer than I would have liked, but it was still quite tasty. The potatoes were delicious, and itís a shame only a few were included on the plate. One member of my party had the fish ní chips, and later mentioned it was the nicest tasting fish heís had in a long time. My one complaint was certainly to do with the bathroom situation -- the one near us was a single unit, door locked by the person using it. There was almost always a line-up of 2 or 3 people waiting for the bathroom to be free, which wasnít very pleasant as I myself had to go about 5 times after a night of sampling the drink menu. They also do not accept debit, however there is an ATM on the premises, which will charge you $2.00 to withdraw funds.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (401) 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.
DuctTape  (10) Toronto, Ontario | November 24, 2005
Went in mid-afternoon and had a tasters platter. Was impressed by the range of beers they had and their overall qualty. Was very impressed by the NXNW IPA, the Coal Porter and the Nirvana Nut Brown. All beers that i could sit and have a session with. The overall ambiance of the upper bar was nice, cozy, good attentive waitor who clearly knew his beers as well. The basement level (which i only discovered due to the neet for the washrooom) is huge and i could see it being a really attractive place in the evening when busy.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81  (74) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | May 2, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/5/09. The wife and I were up visiting Vancouver for a few days and thought Iíd check this place out. Stopped in for lunch. Decent view of the historic street on one end of the place and an alright view of the harbour on the other end. The place is set up almost nicely with 2 bars, and they are soon adding a third. Service was great, as the waiters knew the beer they they carried. The food selection was stellar! This was the best offerings Iíve seen in a brewpub. I was very impressed. My wife got an open-faced turkey sandwich with a salad, that was very good; and I got a lamb burger with fries. This was excellent! The beer selection for this time was pretty average, with 5 or 6 of their normal offerings and 1 seasonal, a Belgian Wit. I got their Empress IPA which was pretty good. I should have gotten their sampler as I most likely will never be back to this area any time soon. Ah well. I really enjoyed this place and would recommend it to anybody.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
Nalu  (18) Washington | August 12, 2010
Nice selection of their own beers on tap, a large space - much larger than the initial impression gives. Service was quick and friendly during both of my visits, but not a lot of craft-brew knowledge. Lunch was standard pub fare. Great views from certain tables, pricey, a standard tourist stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Gravelle  (13) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 26, 2009
Selection obviously low because itís a brewpub, but their beer are pretty great! Food is above par on the normal pub fare. Great location and staff are awesome!!!
bearlybrewed  (19) Colorado | February 1, 2010
SBC is located in the historic Gastown and named after the steam pipes that run through the building. Great view overlooking the water. The beer is brewed using steam heat and the building has many historic artifacts if you have a great bartender and tour guide extraordinaire such as Nick. More about Nick later. After spending some time at the Olympic Village we headed to SBC for lunch and a beer about noon. The female wait staff was not that welcoming so we left. Later came back and sat at the bar where we had Nick the bartender. Nick definately turned the experience into a positive one with his humour, knowledge and genuine interest in the beer and spirits. Had several beer samples as well as one of the best drinks I have had in some time; a Ceasar with excellent flavor and spice. Also, had their stout, lager, IPA, wheat, and amber. Thanks Nick!!! And great t-shirt...Iíll wear it proudly. Time with Nick at the bar was a great time. The female staff seemed to be worried about looking cute and pretty for tips rather than fulfilling their responsibilities.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
v1rgil  (10) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 7, 2012
Great locationa dn they always have good beer. Servers are friendly, and thereís always room every time Iíve gone there (no waiting).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | August 1, 2008
I was here fall 2007 with my wife and some friends. We had been walking around Vancouver all day and wanted a place to relax and have some beer. We started drinking some beer and playing pool. After a while we ordered food and continued to eat and drink most of the afternoon and night. The beer and food was good, a very good selection of both. This was a great place and would go back if given the chance.

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