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

Sammy  (550) 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  (738) 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 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb  (467) 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 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl  (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 3, 2007
Views out the back over the water are attractive but basement is somewhat dark and close. Be careful on the way to the toilets as youíre walking right in the path of the servers and could get clobbered with a tray full of food as they move quickly and there are blind corners. Service is friendly and generally quite knowledgeable about beers, wine and food. Decent beers are usually quite enjoyable with some turn-over of the seasonals. Food is well made if somewhat pricey but chalk that up to the location.
  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
holdenn  (15) Chicago, Illinois | August 18, 2006| Updated November 7, 2006
Sat on the patio and had fries and beer. Weird table cloths on the patio tables but a nice place to have a beer and enjoy the weather. Service was average, but its seat yourself so the waitress seemed a little bit overloaded since more people kept coming into her section. Itís located really downtown so its rather touristy, but none the less pretty decent beers, could use a few more on tap.
  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.
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.

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