Awesome building refit! Big huge open space, but it really lets the awesome buidling shine through. Lots of taps, of course, and some interesting ones. Service was fine, the little bit of food I had was good. A bit on the expensive side and a bit anti-sceptic overall, but still, a worthy spot in Vancouver.
Oakes (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 14, 2015
Edit:Even though I live in Olympic Village, I really don’t go here at al anymore. We just had one too many service failures. They segregate table and bar by gender, and the male bar servers have been consistently rude. Moreover, we were once informed "you can’t have that table, there’s no server there", only to see someone else sitting there five minutes later. I met a floor manager once and he was a dick, too, so I can see it comes down from the top, why the service experience is so continuously bad here.
Original rating: Giant place...it actually looks really gorgeous. The building is genius, and it sits on stilts so when you go downstairs to the facilities you see all that in the basement. They clearly studied at the Yard House because the place is almost exactly the same. The good thing is that there are a lot of local beers. People might complain about not being able to tick as much as they’d like, and that’s fair, but unlike at YardHouse there are a lot of good beers available that I would personally want to consume. Beer is discounted Tuesdays.
Amazing place for beer in a historical building in Vancouver... They have over 150 beers on tap - need I say more. Awesome service - bartenders and waitresses were very friendly. Highly recommend to come in early as this place gets full easily. If you like beer, this is the place to go if you are in Vancouver.
Absolutely stunning, huge, airy, big patio and monster bar. Unfortunately that is the best part of this place. Service is ok, beer list is huge yet boring and prices are outrageous. Food is good, just not that good. Tasting flights are preset. I can understand the popularity, just too commercial for me.
Huge friggin location right in the middle of the square in the Olympic Village. Weirdly, they only want you to enter around the back side of the building on 1st Street. Oh well.
This place is almost exactly like a Yard House here in the US. Eerie similarity, in fact. Selection is quite large, but the beers are all things that I recognized from just about every other mediocre bar in town, so I wouldn’t come here expecting much in the way of new stuff unless you’re a visitor like me. They also only do pre-determined flights, which is annoying.
Pricing is fairly average for the city. Decent enough service. Nice industrial sort of decor, but the feel is kind of sterile and corporate at the same time.
Okay place if you’re near here, but I wouldn’t make a special trip.
Huge place with huge tap list, but beer selection is pretty standard. Only a few rotations. Unfortunately many other smaller places have more interesting selections.
On the plus side, lots of local beers, so a great place for folks not familiar.
This place is huge. Massive taplist full of locals and Pacific Northwest US beers. Decent food available, but too bad the place is quite pricey in general and you can only get pre-selected samplers. So if you are only looking to get new ticks, this is not the best place in Vancouver for that.
Beershine (850) VANCOUVER, British Columbia | December 31, 2013| Updated August 7, 2014
Gorgeous historic saltworks building, exposed piping, industrial chic unfortunately marred by corporate management. Gender segregated, with only male barmaids and only female table waiters feels creepy. Bartenders are godawful, ranging from phony to downright rude depending on who you get. Hostesses the same, terrible attitude and after a half-dozen visits that left me not feeling happy. Decent beer selection with a few local taps but they could do better with that too given the real estate they have the selection is actually not that good. Tuesdays is $2 off all taps. A complete ripoff on the Yardhouse concept, to the point where you’d think this was Yardhouse owned. Food is risky. All things considered, this is a welcome addition to Vancouver. It’s a love/hate with me because I live stumbling distance and can’t keep away but I don’t actually like the place. For big and corporate beer bars, I prefer Tap & Barrel, and they have a real outdoor patio too.