Granville Island Brewery

Granville Island BreweryGranville Island Brewery
Granville Island BreweryGranville Island Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1441 Cartwright St
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3R7

(604) 687-2739 | map

Subsidiary of Molson Coors
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

2.99/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5
I came to this place over 30 years ago. It was my first introduction to the micro-beer world. And for that, it will always hold a special place in my heart.

It’s simple layout with only high tops, bar seating, and the brewer behind glass. Swag is available next door.

The beers were pedestrian, however, and the service was cold and completely indifferent. Our server never checked on us and actually handed us over without telling us as we waited for our bill. Perhaps that’s the price of being a place in touristy area. As a former restaurant manager, I know to not evaluate an establishment on one server but this was sad.
Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by kelvarnsen from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Visited here in 2011 when I was in Vancouver visiting family. I was a bit disappointed since the day I went the tours were already completely booked up (they only had 2 going per day). Although it is worth noting that this is a very small operation where you can pretty much see everything through the big window next to the tasting area. My understanding is that they only brew the seasonals here with their mainline beers brewed in another location. Since I couldn't tour I did a tasting, the beers I had were all decent although there was a limit to the number of samples you could try. They also had a decent selection of merch.
Jan 13, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by Beer21 from Florida

Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by U2Chaser from North Dakota

Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by GulDukat88 from New York

Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by DerekCarruth from Georgia

Oct 28, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by Zacemy from New York

Jul 15, 2016
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Visited with my wife on a stop in Vancouver, June 2016.

Very cool little brewery in the trendy shopping district/market area of Granville Island, Vancouver. They have a pretty nice selection of their own microbrews. The beers were overall well crafted... not overly exciting, mostly straight styles but well made and they looked like they had some more interesting offerings in their bottle shop next door. The service was solid, the food menu is limited but what we had (burger, tacos) were delicious and well made. The only complaint is the lack of seating, and there was already a line out the door by noon on a Saturday. So... it's popular and plan accordingly. Would definitely visit again.
Jun 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Grogsky from Canada ()

2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75
Not the biggest selection, and when we arrived they were out of 2 or 3 of their beers to reduce that even more. Nice vibe, but the place gets busy early and you won't get any service if you arrive too late!
Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3.07 by boszormeny from Canada (ON)

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by HopBroker from Washington

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by SirDirtJoe from Mexico

Feb 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +23%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
I didn't get the tour or eat anything, but rather stopped in briefly for a flight. The atmosphere was pretty cozy - I really liked the tasting room and service and the Lion's winter warmer was delicious.
Nov 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

2.44/5  rDev -31.7%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75
Located just as you enter Granville island this is a bit of a tourist trap, where you will wait in a line for a single paid taste. Limited seating and limited beer options you will need to get the sampler to try more than one beer. Service was not very good and the beers were average. My wife and I were there for Canada day and were not impressed with the service. This was the only bc brewery that I did not get beer to go Or anything to remember our trip
Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by Drknight from Virginia

Jul 24, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by N8dogg44 from Pennsylvania

Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by randylangford from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by bonercityUSA from Texas

Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 3.43 by SDRedDevil from California

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by Malone47 from Illinois

May 29, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4
Its right under the bridge that crosses Granville Island and it is Canada's first microbrewery. It is a great spot to rest and have a beer while walking around Granville Island.
Jan 19, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by ScottJWing from Ohio

Dec 30, 2014
Rated: 3.37 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 3.64 by fureousangel from California

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 3.44 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 3 by wesbray from Canada (AB)

Nov 16, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by 2beerdogs from California

Sep 28, 2014
Rated: 4.4 by urbantakeover from Canada (AB)

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by joeyjoey104 from California

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by hotsudge from Canada (ON)

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by AdamNowek from Netherlands

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 1 by jrempel from Canada (BC)

Jul 16, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Jun 25, 2014
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Reviewed by yemenmocha from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Good experience here to escape some of the other touristy activities. Did a nice range of samples, though none were spectacular I did enjoy nearly all of them. Will come down to Granville Island on future Vancouver visits, so this one is a must stop each time.
Jun 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Gregg_Kawakami from Hawaii

May 26, 2014
Rated: 3 by KStark from Canada (BC)

May 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by Durandal_777 from Pennsylvania

May 09, 2014
Rated: 3 by andrewdanks from California

Apr 27, 2014
Granville Island Brewery in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 1920 ratings