Steamworks Brewpub | Vancouver, British Columbia
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Steamworks Brewpub
Good based on 52 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 (7) | 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 Kanadische KŲlsch 40, Steamworks Killer Cucumber Ale 37, Steamworks Saison (2015-) , Steamworks Pilsner 74, Steamworks Empress India Pale Ale 38, Steamworks White Angel IPA 64, Steamworks Signature Pale Ale 40, Steamworks Golden Coconut , Steamworks Steamclock Common , Steamworks Saison (-2013) 47, Steamworks Wheat Ale , Steamworks Madagascar Chocolate Chili Porter , Steamworks Paradox White Stout , Steamworks Blitzen Christmas Ale 70, Steamworks Naughty and Nice Spiced Ale , Steamworks Heroica Red Ale , Steamworks Oatmeal Stout 48, Steamworks Nirvana Nut Brown Ale 37, Steamworks FrambozŽn (2014- ) 41, Steamworks Heroica Oatmeal Stout 47
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52 reviews for Steamworks Brewpub
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  71%
 Selection  62%
 Food  68%
 Value  62%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  71%
Rating Distribution

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 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!!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben  (116) State College, Pennsylvania | September 6, 2009
Went there just for the sampler of beer. A well designed trendy brewpub down by the waterfront just off of the Gastown quarter in Vancouver. Beer was decent, didnít try the food. Nice mixture of bar seating, tables, and patio.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
turboespresso  (25) Port Moody, British Columbia | July 8, 2009
Steamworks and the Trans-Continental are both housed in historic buildings with good atmosphere. The yuppie clientele drags it down a little for me. Iíve always enjoyed good service here. Sometimes, it is crowded, but the same beers are available at the Trans-Continental, which is rarely crowded. Same thing goes for the food, which has been fairly solid. Love the chili-lime wings and beer soup. There are only a few beers on tap and a limited selection of bottles. Beer quality varies. A little pricey.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | May 18, 2009
Located in Gastown with a nice view of the water. English pub feel. They had 8 beers the night I visited, all of which were decent. Nothing eye popping, mind you. One of them was a guest tap from R & B. The food was good as was the service. Nice outdoor patio.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Mads Langtved  (51) Copenhagen K, Denmark | February 1, 2009
This brewpub has a really nice view of North Vancouver. The food was good, a bit pricey compared to other pubs. Ordinary selection of beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
savnac  (284) 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.
Sammy  (593) 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 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22  (21) Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario | December 7, 2007
Had lunch here and sampled a few ales. The Steamworks ícomplexí is massive. Seems odd considering the Vancouver real-estate prices. Area / location is nice. Had my wife and twin girls with me on this business trip, so we sat very close to the front door in an open íloungeí area. Waiter was pleasant, not terrably knowledgable in terms of beer styles. Menu was higher end pub grub. Ended up splitting an appetizer of Ahi Tuna and a BBQ thin crust pizza. Food would be rated higher than the beer. Overall a nice afternoon.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (822) 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.

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