Dix BBQ & Brewery

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

871 Beatty St
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M6

(604) 682-2739

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Reviews by canucklehead:
Photo of canucklehead
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is really a great deal for beer as all pints are $2.99 everyday. I usually drink the Red Truck bitter but always check the seasonals. The place serves ribs and plays the blues with a great funky feel. The food is great and the staff are always friendly plus they are close the sports stadiums. They also have cask nights where they bring guest brewers with an often one time only brew. I can't say that all the beers are great but I guarantee that al least the red truck is a good choice, This is the same owners as Yaletown brewing but because they are looking for more business the have cheaper pints.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Damn! I had a couple of notebooks stolen, along with a laptop and my original, detailed review was in one of them. Here is a re-visit, albeit abbreviated.

Samey, same. I've been here, also, but it only flashed on the big screen on the approach.

I was drinkin' IPA and channeling James Ellroy on this visit. Not a good combo. The server was an A-quality smart ass, my kind of guy. Smart ass does NOT equal insulting, which is a common misperception. Sit around for the rest of my time trading barbs and glomming Busty Blondie to my right? Tempting, but gotta move. No feed, no cask, but IPA was kleeen. Yummy. My, but the time passes....

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Photo of Graham5161986
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Dix is one fothe better places to go for a cheaper pint of good beer in Vancouver. Good selection of on-site brews which are usually quite good. And, it often holds CAMRA events and Cask nights that are a great opportunity to meet local BAs and try out some fresh, new and interesting "real ales". The food is quite tasty - nothing spectacular - but good and the atmosphere is quite cozy for a building of its size. Overall, I really enjoy my vists to Dix and I will continue to go there when I'm craving some good food and great beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

I think that Dix has become a go-to stop in Vancouver. The place was my kind of place, well-lit, relaxed, fun. The pool table was there, private tables, artifacts, and of course a great bar and bartender. The brewmaster is within the last year or so transfered from Surrey, and has been given free reign recipe-wise. I liked the offerings, fresh and flavourful,and the Texsas brown shows the industry what can be done to "spice up" a brown,good show! I thought this to be an above-average brewpub overall. Different ages were here, always a good sign.

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Photo of jackorain
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

So I found this place on beerfly during planning for my business trip to Vancouver. This is apparently one of six brewpubs in the Mark James Group. Found this out from the Yaletown brewing web site

The atmosphere is nice in a rustic BBQ kinda way, as expected. Big wood stools, uneven wood plank floors. Big barrels of peanuts with galvanized pales to get your self some from the barrel. Odd fire place with weird stuff hanging around it. The candle sconces had an enormous amount of wax dripping on them. There was also the ubiquitous glass wall with brewing tanks behind them. It also looked like there were big doors that they would open for an open air affect. It was a slow Monday, so they were closed.

There was six house brewed brews on tap. A red ale, an IPA, a Stout and some others. As is par for my course, I had the IPA and stuck with it. I should have really gone for a sampler. But the IPA was pretty good, not great, but better than the average, too approachable beers, of many brewpubs.

I had the BBQ chicken plate, apparently a house specialty and I added the beef rib option. The chicken meat was really good but the skin was almost indelibly tough. The beef rib was also tough, and not very meaty. I have never had bbq beef ribs before; I really didn’t like it. I will have to try them somewhere else to see if the were not good here or they are just not that good in general. The beans I had for a side were very different. Extremely thick and full of large pieces of pork, more like a pork chili or something. The flavor was really good and they were quite filling but I think they may have been sitting for a long time, as they would have been better if they had not as thick and dry-ish

The bartender was nice enough but the service from him wasn’t spectacular. He seemed overly busy for only one table other than us (at the bar) and a few folks came in for take out while we there.

All this being said, there were some good things and bad things and some just okay things about this place, but I will go back next time in Vancouver to have a few more of there brews

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Photo of sitbooboosit
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Dix BBQ and Brewpub is a local waterhole for the brewing industry and there's a reason for it. Tony the brewer is a great guy, makes good beer, and plays a key role in maintaining Vancouver's beer culture with regular Cask Nights(every Thursday unless there's a canucks game on) and Caskivals.
The atmosphere is, i imagine, intended to conjure up ideas of memphis and new orleans, regardless it is very comfortable. As well there are some fantastic old photographs of the BC brewing industry from the first half of the 20th century.
The beers are generally all good. His Imperial Stout a few weeks ago was fantastic and definitely a sipper.
All in all a good place to go for some bbq and a brew. Conveniently located near both stadiums, Dix is perfect for pre or post game.

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Photo of woemad
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

My brother and I stumbled across this after a Grizzlies game 5 years ago. We were hungry, saw "brewpub" and we had no choice but to go in.

Very cozy atmostphere. Had kind of a Victorian vibe to it, if I recall. The place looked like they'd gone to some expense to have a nice looking place. In those days, the bro & I were somewhat heavy smokers, and I don't remember having to go outside to smoke - or maybe we exercised some discipline - but in any event, the place didn't seem "smoked in." All the furniture was comfy, upscale stuff.

The beers seemed to me to be quite tasty. I see on here that not everyone agrees with me. I didn't know too much about beer in those days, besides the fact that I liked Guinness and hated the macros. I probably drank their stout, and I remember liking it. It's distinctly possible I'd not be so impressed today.

The food was tasty, with decent portions and it didn't hurt the wallet. Also the beer was ridiculously cheap, as they had a special whenever the Grizzlies played, that knocked the prices even further down than they normally were - and they weren't that expensive to begin with.

Because we were nearly the only people there, the service was very quick and prompt, so that's why the score is so high in that department.

Funny story - When we first arrived, there was one table in use, with a couple of relatively young women. After about 10 minutes, in walked - Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects, etc), I swear to God! He made a beeline for that table talked for a few minutes to the gals, and then they all left, a girl on each of the guy's arms. We were impressed!

Bear in mind, this is my impression of this place five years ago. Maybe we were just there at the perfect time to be impressed by this place. If I get up to Vancouver this summer (as I hope to do), I'll update this accordingly.

Thanks to the Canadian BAs who correctly identified this place from my description. My brother and I have wondered what the name of the place was for years.

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Photo of saskguy
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Located next to BC Place, this is a very popular sports style brewpub. I was there while a Vancouver hockey game was on, and it was very busy.

The oddest thing was the crowd mix, almost all the males were in their 40's or 50's and all the women were in their early 20's. THe bartender joked that they had written their business plan around these demographics.

Anyway, the beer were ok, nothing exciting, but better than most commercial offerings. They do offer a taster set.The Game Day Lager was my favourite of the lot.

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Dix BBQ & Brewery in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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