Steamworks Gastown
Steamworks Gastown

Steamworks Gastown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steamworks.com/
  • Phone: 6046892739x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Comfort Food, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Gerry Gough
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cordova & Seymour
  • Public Transit: We are directly adjacent to the Waterfront Station, which is convenient for all bus transit, sea bus and skytrain.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Steamworks Gastown
Since we first opened in 1995, Steamworks has been a favourite of Vancouver locals and visitors alike. Whether you're joining us for lunch, a drink after work, or a group dinner with friends and colleagues, we're honoured to have you with us.


Steamworks gets its name from the famous Gastown steam line that runs through our premises. Our onsite brewery uses steam to fire its kettles. The instant heat of steam allows for greater brewing finesse, and most importantly great tasting beer. Whether you're in the mood for a thirst quenching Lions Gate® lager, or a full bodied HeriocaTM Oatmeal Stout, we've got a beer to please your palate.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Steamworks Gastown reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (20)great for lunch (16)neighborhood gem (10)scenic view (9)fit for foodies (9)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (7)great for brunch (6)late-night find (3)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Food was very good. Waitress had many tables but did a good job. Would recommend. P
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Nachos, Ever!
    MamaBear
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    We sat out on the patio and saw someone sharing this HUGE platter of nachos. We decided instead of ordering entrees for dinner to just share the nachos. It did seem like there was only one server for about 15+ tables on the patio, so the service was very slow, but she was friendly and didn't seem stressed. Someone else brought out our order, so after we finally ordered, the food didn't take too long. The nachos were the best I've ever had. And they were certainly plenty for two for a full dinner. Neither of us ordered an entree afterward. Would highly recommend this restaurant for ambience and homemade beer and, of course, the nachos!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Steamworks
    Shorty24
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Great food, service, view, atmosphere, and house made beer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seating close to a window
    Osprey
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Good seating close to a window makes a difference. Food was good and served quickly for a lunch and back to work crowd.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    Clem
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    Went there for drinks with a friend. Always enjoy their seasonal brews there. Great staff that gave us time to chat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super fun pub with good beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Super fun pub with good beer in a fun neighborhood. Our waiter was great when things had calmed down but he was way too busy with way too many tables as were all the other servers. We had to wait 20 minutes before we could even order beer and the food is pretty missable. Fun atmosphere though and it's a good place to hang out but there are tons of restaurants with much better food in the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salmon and halibut was very
    CPaterson
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Salmon and halibut was very over cooked. Curry mussels did not have any flavour. Service was extremely slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first time at Steamworks
    djhalla
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    The restaurant was much bigger than I anticipated and the food was very good! Server was absent more than usual but he had a lot more tables and made up for his conversational skills. I would recommend this place based on its location and its ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    Nice sunny spot on the patio - great option downtown for outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The four times I've visited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    The four times I've visited in the past can be summed up in one word "consistency." Great food, service and atmosphere. The only draw back - you need a road map and an apple to find the washrooms.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Salmon Salad!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Was there for Friday lunch, was very good. Server was just the right amount of attentive and very pleasant. My guest and I both had the Miso Salmon salad and it was delicious... will definitely order this again. The menu notes the salmon is prepared medium and while this slightly bothered my guest I didn't mind at all (prefer it over well-done/over cooked). Steamworks has always been reliable and I will be back! The reason all 4 stars is because it was quite loud and I didn't like how the bench by the window with the view is so much higher than the chair for all those tables. Very awkward! I reserve 5 stars for out of the
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Next time I made a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Next time I made a reservation I would book ask for a main level window seat. I didn't know the layout so we ended up in the lower level bar area. The music was louder than we liked (but we are older and actually like to have conversations over the meal) but other than that, it was very nice. The food was good. Portions large! I shared the duck lettuce wrap which was lovely but could have been a meal in itself and followed it up with the steak and blue cheese salad. Really nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We reserved for 4 45 and were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    We reserved for 4 45 and were put at the farthest table in the back right next to the kitchen. Noone around us had arrived and we could have been seated atleast a little further back. Two of us got there a bit earlier for a drink, but the table was early so we sat down and we had a nice lady serve us drinks. Once the rest of the party got there, the hostess didn't realize we didn't have menus, I had to go up and get some myself. Then our waitress saw us maybe 3 times during the whole stay. So we had a loud gossipy table with all of the staff gathering at the kitchen, when there were other available tables (not sure when those were booked for or if they were) and not the best service. But the food came fast :)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer, good food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Great beer, good food, excellent service. Always an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Considering that I made a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Considering that I made a reservation, they gave my table away and put me downstairs where there was no view. They also did not credit me with open table and said I was a no show. My food came before my beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always have the same experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    I always have the same experience at Steamworks. The menu is great, however the service always seems to be lacking. The hostess has been rude on more than one occasion and my server always seems to be overwhelmed. Great for a night where you are not in a rush or you take a seat at the bar. However, avoid this place during the week for lunch. A burger on my last visit took about 30 minutes and I was on my lunch break so I grabbed it to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was exceptionally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    The food was exceptionally good! But we found it too noisy and had trouble hearing each other.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Friendly service, food was great. I had the Seafood Chowder in a bread bowl with their house salad which was amazing. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed the dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Really enjoyed the dinner with seven friends. Service was outstanding and the food is some of the best pub-food in the city with upscale options for those that want it. My filet was perfectly cooked.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eight coworkers visited on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Eight coworkers visited on a Thursday night following a conference. 4 of us got dinners in a good time , but the others didn't receive food until we were nearly finished. It was awkward as the waitress seemed frustrated but tried to solve the issue. Were met and served complimentary wine to by the manager. This was appreciated. I would hesitate to recommend based upon this experience, but will try the restaurant again personally. Mistakes happen. Also didn't like sitting so near the kitchen, especially after having made an online reservation.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, reasonable prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Great food, reasonable prices. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been here twice with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    I've been here twice with groups. It's best for beer lovers, and comfort food. The Nacho Platter was enough for four hungry people to share (pre dinner of course). Does get crowded and table/chair space is tight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They put us a little out of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    They put us a little out of the way for our group of 10. The location was great for our group as we had one who had mobility issues. So no view, but no stairs and a HC washroom right there. The service was great, the food was good and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steamworks, job well done!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    Excellent service! I was greeted with a smile at the moment I stepped into the door. My server came slightly late to the table but she started with an apology and quickly took care of us - not a problem at all. It is amazing how effective a simple smile and a warm welcome would come a long way! Steamworks, job well done! I will definitely do more business lunches here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a nice place to bring
    Ian2013
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    It was a nice place to bring friends from out-of-town. They enjoyed the view of the harbour.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The New Years celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The New Years celebration wasn't as I had expected as there was none other than a TV countdown. Otherwise the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had made a reservation for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    I had made a reservation for a Sunday evening sinner with my family. When we arrived at the restaurant the hostess greeted us and took us to our table straight away. We ordered some drinks and food - the server seemed pleasant, however after our order was taken she became quite unattentive. We often had to call her over for additional drink orders and condiments. Normally I would overlook the slow service, but the restaurant wasn't busy enough to warrant it and it caused some annoyance to our other guests who had not been to the restaurant before. Despite this, we rally enjoyed the food, drink, and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is across
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    This restaurant is across the road from my office so I go quite often and always enjoy my lunch. This time I went with someone who had never been before. She wanted to order 2 things to share so we ordered the Tempesta (?) pizza and dry ribs. The ribs weren't very good but they're not something I enjoy and would never have ordered myself. The pizza is one of my favourite items but it was overcooked and not nearly as good as usual. So not a great lunch but that was the exception, not the rule. In fact, until that meal, I've always enjoyed everything I've ordered in the past.
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    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you for that romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Thank you for that romantic Christmas eve Dinner! Friendly staff, nice ambiance and perfect cuisine, love that place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Beef Dip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    We were seated right away. Orders arrived wrong but once corrected all of us commented that the food was good. My beef dip was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor seating location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    Only problem was our table location!! Since we had reservations, I thought we'd get a decent table. We were seated in the very dark and noisy downstairs, right by the kitchen....disappointing!!!!! There were 6 of us so nowhere else to go at that time. Won't stay if that happens again. Our previous visits were much better because we weren't seated downstairs.
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  • service was great, friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    service was great, friendly without being cloying. seasonal beer very tasty, loved the hint of pumpkin... we were a work group and shared appies, everything tasted great, won me over on the spicy pizza and the stuffed mushroom caps were fabulous. would definitely go back, and recommend it to my office as a good place for the team to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wedensday night. What could
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    Wedensday night. What could possibly go wrong ? well , I asked for window reservation and instead we were sitted downstairs beside the kitchen with bad ventilation and all our clothing smelled like food all night. We did not get a server for about 15 minutes and we had to ask for someone to help us after we realized no one I'd coming. Service used to be better here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick drink + food before a game
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Lovely patio, fast and very friendly server, delicious burger! Came in for a couple drinks and a snack before a Lions game and they were always quick with our orders, split the bill and came ready for payment. Would go back again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service. Visiting from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    Great service. Visiting from out of town and they took our reservation kind of last minute. The service inside the bar was good as well. Standard bar food, nothing too spectacular. If you go in the summer time, try to sit outside. Has a great view.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FIve business woman met for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    FIve business woman met for lunch. The server was patient and listened to everyone's dietary needs at the table took our orders with a smile. The food came in a timely fashion, the food was hot which I find a plus :0) All of us enjoyed our lunch and will most likely be back.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Please contact me on 001-778-389-87
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    Please contact me on 001-778-389-8721 to discuss on dining points.
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  • Meh.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    It started badly as the hostess sat us in the dungeon downstairs where they were hosing down the kettles and it was musty and a bit too warm. To her credit when I asked her to change us to a table upstairs she did so quickly. There were plenty of open tables on the main floor, so I was not sure why she put us down there. The beer was good, had the house Pale Ale and the house IPA, but nothing special. The food was fine, but not spectacular. After seeing a few dishes that we were considered being served to nearby tables, we decided to play it safe and get various burgers. My wife was doing to get the chicken tandoori salad, but the chicken looked too dry and passed. Burgers were fine. Not worth a return trip.
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  • Good food, poor service.
    SaloVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    This was not our first time here, it has always been good even on this time, in which service was very slow and the waiter did not even bring the correct change after I paid cash; we where there with a copule visiting from México city and their comment was that they did enjoy the food but service was not as friendly o fast in Canada as it is in Mexico where tips are just 10%. I told them that this was a strange exception but they left today for a cruise with that impression.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, known for their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    Great food, known for their pizzas. Love that they brew their own beers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate