Nice place to stop for lunch and have a few beers. They have a respectable selection of their own brews and there’s a quality bottle shop next door. Decent food and nice service, but pretty commercial in atmosphere.
I guess this must live off the tourist trade. I won’t bother going back here again - beer was okay, but nothing remarkable. Food was meh. There was a really smelly guy at the table next to us, which certainly didn’t help.
Outdoor seating in gas town. nice view of the mountains out back. clean brewpub look. justin timberlake, U2, and santagold playing in the background. Agree with the yuppie crowd comments. Decent beers. didn’t eat here. worth trying the sampler if in the neighborhood. ginger beer was neat. ipa was dissapointing.
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...I’ll 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.
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, didn’t try the food. Nice mixture of bar seating, tables, and patio.
Steamworks and the Trans-Continental are both housed in historic buildings with good atmosphere. The yuppie clientele drags it down a little for me. I’ve 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.
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.
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.