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

Notes: Subsidiary of Molson Coors
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kelvarnsen from Canada (ON)

3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
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
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Grogsky from Canada ()

2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
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
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
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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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

2.44/5  rDev -31.8%
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
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pat61 from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
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
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yemenmocha from Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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
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4.4/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

One of my favorite tasting rooms in the west end. Usually quite crowded, especially on weekends. Only has about ten tables so you may find yourself wandering into the small attached shop while you wait for some available seating.

Service was quick and attentive, with food delivered before drinks were more then half finished. Would highly recommend the cheese quesadillas.

Seasonal ales are highly recommended, especially the maple ale. Sampler platter is a great way to taste what they have on tap at the time. All in all a good way to relax after a day of shopping at the market or as a destination itself.

Sep 07, 2011
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atigerlife from Hawaii

3/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Situated right at the entrance of Granville Isle, so hard to miss. When you walk in, the kegs are on the left, the seating and tables are in front of you and the beer sales [take out] is on the right. There are appox. 10 tables for seating.

This is only a tasting room, so you can only have one beer. They do this so that they don't need a liquor license or some such thing.

Anyway, there were about 9 beers on tap when I was there. Including: Island Lager, Cypress Honey, Lions Winter Ale, Brockton, English Bay Pale Ale, Gastown Amber, Kitsilano maple Cream Ale. Decent enough selection, especially considering you can only have one!

Worth stopping in if you are in the area and are curious. You won't stay long...

May 14, 2011
Granville Island Brewery in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 1878 ratings