Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Co.Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Co.
57 Ratings
Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Co.Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1253 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3R9

(604) 685-7070 | map

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by canucklehead:
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3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Went here on Canada day so it was nice to sit outside on the patio and have a taster set and a salmon burger. The beers are a mix of quality with some efforts such as the stout and the pale ale being very average. The pilsner is a revelation as IMHO this is the best PIls in BC right now. That is alone enough of a reason to go back.

The food is pretty good with the outdoor grill cooking the salmon steaks right next to where I was sitting. The view is of False Creek which on a sunny day is full of activity. My waitress was gorgeous and very attentive so I guess the service is good. I wish more of the beers were better but that seems to be a Vancouver brewpub tradition to have inconsistent brews.

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Photo of Moose90
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Great location, great views, great food and service, good but limited tap list, will be back!

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Photo of italianstallion
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of morebeergood
3.86/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

After walking around Granville Island for a bit, we took a walk over to Dockside. It's located inside a nice looking hotel. This place definitely does not have a brewpub feeling at all. You walk through the nice lobby, then you come to the nice restaurant, and at the bar is where you see the tap handles. Dockside seems to be an upscale restaurant that features the beers of a behind-the-scenes in-house brewery. It was a beautiful day, so decided to sit outside. We got hooked up with two sweet seats on the gorgeous patio, with excellent views of the harbor and the skyline. If you come here, sitting outside with that killer view is the major attraction. Even though we were just having a drink, our waiter did check in with us a few times. I had a glass of the Alder Bay Honey Lager, made with BC honey, and my wife had the Jamaican Lager, blended with hibiscus. Both were unique and refreshing. Dockside turned out to be a nice spot to grab a beer, soak up some sun, and enjoy the view of the city.

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Photo of Sammy
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

A classy restaurant that happens to brew some OK beer. Though the view is limited to a few table, it is georgious of the Bay. The place is modern and attactive to tourists, with a nice large fishtank. Very busy in an off-tourist time, I still got to sample the wares and the bock seasonal and the pale were the drinkable ones this night. About a 5-minute walk from Gransville Island brewpub, so worth stopping in once to see it. Over time, selection has picked up in beer, the food is the main attraction and I have verbally heard mixed reviews on that. You come to this area,essentially, for the Granville seasonal.

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Photo of Kolsch
2.59/5  rDev -26.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3

Having just left Granville Brewery right down the street and really liking it, I was looking forward to this place. How disappointed I was. Tried 3 different beers, the Hefe, a Red and Pale Ale. All tasted weak with little body and no head retention. Maybe a tap problem? Or maybe just poor tasting beer? Didn't taste the food, though there were a lot of people eating. There was a wedding party going on, so service was very poor.

Anyway, the atmosphere is great. Nothing like sitting outside on the bay drinking a beer. Only wish I had a beer other than Docksides.

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Photo of Derek
4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place in on Granville Island, right on the harbour (part of the upscale Gransville Island hotel). Vancouver has a lot of nice parks along the waterfront, so this is one the few commercial areas that you can order a brew right beside the water. So the atmosphere is great!

The brewmaster has over 30 years of experience, brewing at various places around the world, so he has a few interesting twists to the usual styles. He mainly brews lagers, which is also unique for a brewpub.

The beers aren't exceptional, but they're all quite good. You can order a sampler of 6 as well. It's kind of a Gastric-Brewpub. I wouldn't say the food is Gourmet, but it's a serious step-up from your typical pub grub.

I had a pork loin stuffed with brie and apple, covered in a tasty gravy. It was one of the pricier items at $28, but it was great! Not a large portion, but extremely good quality.

If you're down to Granville Island (and the big name brewer), check it out!

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Whilst searching around Granville Island for some decent sushi, which is horrendously lacking in such a trendy central location, me and a friend ended up at the Dockside in the Granville Island Hotel at the recommendation of the girl working at the cashier of the Granville Island Brewery gift shop.

The pub half was closed so we ended up sitting in the patio area which had a spectacular view of the harbour and downtown Vancouver. This is a very swanky location. If I recall correctly they had about 6-7 beers available. Since I ordered the shrimp mango wrap I decided to go with the Jamaican Lager in hopes of pairing them well. Although a bit pricey the quality of the food is very good, they have an interesting but limited menu. As I only sampled the one beer, which was an exotic style in itself, I can't fully judge the quality of what they have to offer, but enjoyed what I tried all the same.

Although the quality of the brewpub itself remains questionable from my personal experience, I'd still recommend the Dockside as a place to go and relax and enjoy an upscale meal in an upscale setting, and to try some locally brewed beer.

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Photo of saskguy
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The focus is on German style beers. Located in an upscale hotel on Granville Island which is also home to a large farmers market and many specialty shops, plus the Granville Island Brewery

The beer is not bad, though a limited selection, usually only 5 beers on tap. The food is good but priced some what on the high side. Children are allowed in part of the place. The outdoor deck is nice as it overlooks the water, city and mountains.

Worth the visit if brewpubs and beer are your thing. Formerly knows as the Creekside. By taking one of the small passenger ferries it would be easy to do this pub and Yaletown.

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Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Co. in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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