Yaletown Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 84
Beer Avg: 3.71
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Reviews by CBA:
British Indian Ocean Territory
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
Situated in the heart of Yale Town - this is definitely on the higher end as far as Brew Pubs go. Very large space broken into 2 sections, the Pub/Bar side and the restaurant side. Decent size patio over looking the narrow side street. Service was the highlight, as I found the beer to be medicore at best. Nothing really adventurous, or ground breaking. A bar for the masses. The food was average, with the menu trying to hard to push all the right buttons - West Coast Fusion/Home Cooking/Pub Food/Pizza - they don't really get any of it right.
Particularly disappointing is the website for the Mark James Group. (www.drinkfreshbeer.com) No info about their selections etc, other than a little blurb on how beer is brewed. Close to shameful for a brewpub. The focus is on the food and his clothing store..WTF. Where's the fresh beer?
10-14-2006 16:25:07 | More by CBA
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4.14/5 rDev +10.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$$
This was the second brewery I went to in Vancouver after going to Steamworks the previous night.
Yaletown is a cool area, the red brick in the front of the establishment is cool touch. I'm sure the place is pretty old. There are tons of people inside and we do have to wait a few minutes for a table on a Thursday night. Seems like most of the people here are 30-40 years old, so the atmosphere is more geared towards wealthy adults. Definitely not a super cool atmosphere although the location seemed pretty cool.
Once we got a table the service was great. Tons of food to choose from. They had a cask Pale Ale open that night which I opted for. It was pretty good. There was a ton of food to choose fro, and although it was a bit expensive, it was all very good. I think I would prefer this to Steamworks.
08-20-2013 18:47:05 | More by andy_c
4.4/5 rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
After visiting Granville Island and Dockside, YBC was strongly recommended by a local bartender. We stopped in and finally found some nice, very flavorful beers. The Oud Bruin was the specialty and delicious. As a result we came back the next night and had dinner with a group of 7.
Dinner was very good, all the beers we tried were very well done and stood out from our previous two brewery visits.
The staff was very knowledgeable about the beers and the styles they were derived from.
YBC is a "must-visit" in Vancouver for high-quality beer, food and service.
02-09-2011 15:42:47 | More by TreeTopFlyer
4.26/5 rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
a very nice brewpub. Decor is pseudo-industrial - the light fixtures are beer kegs, and the actual brewery is visible through a glass wall at the end of the bar. It's exceptionally clean, and it's in a great neighbourhood.
There's a selection of 6 or 7 regular beers and one seasonal beer. Every thursday is 'cask night.'
Service is quick, though I didn't have any food.
The beers are definitely beer-geek material; no pandering there. The Cascadia dark that I had was a no-punches-pulled hop bomb. Clearly, the brewers are passionate about beer, and aren't going for the lowest common denominator.
It is, however, on the pricy side (As are most Yaletown establishments)
10-28-2010 20:06:04 | More by prosper
Yaletown Brewing Co. in Vancouver, BC, Canada
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.