Thursday 30th June 2011
This is a well known pub in Water Street, partially overlooking the Fraser River estuary. It's a very prominent building at the epicentre of tourist activity, situated between the Waterfront station and the Gas Town, an area full of bars and restaurants. So, no wonder it was busy.
It was quite a jostle at the bar and some of my fellow customers were either drunk or naturally clumsy. Eventually I bought a beer and found a standing place away from the scrum.
The pub has a nice interior with a spiral staircase to the basement bar where the brewery is situated. At another time I think I would have enjoyed it.
I had the IPA, and it was good. The beer range was: Lions Gate Lager, Empress IPA, Signature Pale Ale, Nirvana Nut Brown Ale, Herica Oatmeal Stout and Coal Porter. The seasonal beer was Ipanema White Ale.
And that was it, as I had an early start the next morning. I wished it was less crowded as I think this is a pub to be appreciated at a quieter time.
Steamworks Brewing, 375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC. V6B 1B8. Tel: 604 689 2739
Open: Daily 11.30 to late
This brewpub is situated on the waterfront where Downtown merges into the Gastown district. The area is served by a multitude of bus lines and the pub is next to the Waterfront station, served by the West Coast Express rail service. It's also the terminus of all three Skytrain lines and the Seabus to North Vancouver.