Steamworks Brewing Company
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 266
Beer Avg: 3.68
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
3.54/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$$
First time ever in Vancouver, was looking to sample some Canadian microbrews. Headed down to gastown (pretty cool location) and into Steamworks.
From the entrance, the place looks tiny and upscale, but the hostess leads us down a sweet staircase in the back into a cool basement area. We get seated on some big chairs and couch with some sort of a cool, old trunk for a table. Pretty cool atmosphere.
Order some beer, but they are out of their "Signature Pale Ale", how is that possible I ask? Major deduction for being unable to supply me with a beer they consider to be signature. I order the Empress IPA instead. The Empress was pretty meh. Not much flavor compared to many other IPAs I have had. At least the food was pretty good.
08-20-2013 18:35:34 | More by andy_c
3.84/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
My wife and I were in Vancouver for the weekend and this joint was recommended to us. It's down by the pier in the Gaslamp district, which is a pretty cool part of the city. Really great atmosphere, and the place was packed when we went. Being by the water it seems like they get a lot of tourist traffic from cruise ships and whatnot. Despite being busy we found a seat at the bar and the bartenders were helping us very quickly. They were very knowlegable about their products, as well, which is always a plus. We didn't eat while we were there, but the menu had your bbasic pubfare. The beers ended up being a bit pricey, but to be expected in a tourist trap. Decent beer shop attached to it, also, carrying some US brews for take home. All in all, a good visit.
04-16-2011 00:48:22 | More by GarthDanielson
British Columbia (Canada)
3.75/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The setup is nice with the brewing equipment visible and the music is not to loud are grungy. It is at a good location, very close to the sky train and a lot of other good restaurants and shops downtown.
The food is quite good, especially the beer soup. The menu has quite a bit of variety and is decently priced.
The seasonal beers can be quite tasty, though I find the year rounds to be only OK. I do enjoy how easy it is to get a free sample of beer to wet the pallet and make my decision easier.
01-17-2011 03:19:04 | More by Kakaraht
Steamworks Brewing Company in Vancouver, BC, Canada
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.