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Steamworks Gastown
Steamworks Gastown

Steamworks Gastown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steamworks.com
  • Phone: (604) 689-2739
  • 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, Northwest, Comfort Food
  • 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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and service were great! I would go back there again and again. Very reasonably priced with a great variety of choice for food, alcoholic beverages and non alcoholic beverages."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had eaten here once before and my Salmon Burger and husbands Brew Burger were delicious, beer outstanding. This time, I ordered the Fish Tacos. I love fish tacos. I did not like these Fish Tacos. It came wrapped up like a burrito with battered fish and one leaf of lettuce. The first bite I took, my fish fell out the other side of the burrito, along with that single piece of lettuce. the wrap was also cold and pretty dry, as if it had been left out awhile. I finished one wrap, and then opened the second and scooped out the fish in the remaining piece, since I was still hungry. If we come back, I might have to stick with the Salmon Burger."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Brought a group of 5 professional colleagues, 3 of them 1st time to Vancouver, to dinner at your restaurant. Made a reservation beforehand. I had been to your restaurant beforehand & enjoyed the ambience and the food. Imagine my embarrassment when we were taken downstairs, where surroundings not only are 2nd rate to upstairs but were seated in the worst possible place, right in front of open area kitchen! Level of activity & noise not only distracting but so loud couldn't talk among ourselves. Asking politely to be moved, we were accommodated - one table over, apparently only table available where tv to see the game. Not offered option of going upstairs. Waiter seemed surprised that we would ask to move. Restaurant was not full."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "It was my birthday dinner and I did write that in the special request Section within the reservation and when I asked what you get for your birthday, the waitress said "oh sorry, usually we give free deserts but I already made the recipet, but happy birthday". Not impressed. When we were seated, we were given a table that was right directly beside another party, I felt like we were interrupting another tables conversation. The bathroom was so far away I felt like it was in another resteraunt, walking down spiral stairs after having a few drinks, is not my idea of a good time. Would not recommend this resteraunt."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for the first time to try out their beer list, see if anything catches our eye. He had the Pilsner and I had the Cascadia. Both very good, but Pilsner wins hands down."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "All the Steamworks' staff was willing to help even though they were the ones serving our table. The helped us celebrating our friend's birthday and the food was delicious and served really quick."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I needed a quick lunch while in that part of town. The place was busy and it seemed to be a bit chaotic. Staff running around every which way. The burger was good. The fries came in a can with paper and were mostly short stubby bits, on the cold side. I had to ask for some napkins. Maybe since I was having a burger and fries they didn't think I needed any cutlery or napkins? So, "just ok" as a meal. Fair value at best for price paid. But I wouldn't go out of my way to go back. Reflecting their chaotic operations I also didn't get my open table credit until I challenged it a day later. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant based on reviews and location. We have 4 kids 11 and under. Our reservation was a 5:30 on a week night and it was packed!! I was so surprised to see ours was the only open table when we took our seats. The food was very tasty and familiar, but not rote. We had a burgers, a pulled pork sandwich, chowder, salad, and kids' fare such as pizza and chicken strips and fries. Our waitress was gracious and let us arrange things as we needed for our kids. "Kid friendly" it is, but its not crawling with kids like Red Robin. Mostly adults were there, which means the food speaks to mature palates. Our experience was great from start to finish. The leftovers the next day held up and were a nice echo of the experience."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "In my honest opinion, the man, yes the man not a waiter, who was bring us the delicious nectar of Gods should be given a fair raise. A million thanks to you!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food, service, atmosphere... no complaints - exactly what I expected. However, I had out of town guests and so made a reservation well in advance. Where do we get seated? Right next to the bathroom door. One would think that a reservation would be treated with a bit more respect than literally getting the worst seat in the place. We opted to move 4 of us to a table for 2 in order to avoid having to watch the steady stream of people headed from or returning from relieving themselves. Our complaint was definitely not taken seriously, but we had a great time anyway."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Took our two young children to meet up with friends and everyone really enjoyed the afternoon - food was fantastic, kids really loved their meal - had appies slightly adapted for them which was done with no fuss at all. Beer was amazing and the burgers were really tasty. The entire party had a great time and would go back again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Prompt, courteous, expert service from all staff, including waitstaff, greeters, and bartenders! All in our party of five thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the evening. I do not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to diners of any age. Prices reasonable too."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Our server was quick to note we were on a time crunch and our food arrived very quickly. The Chilli was delicious and filling."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great evening, service was good, meal was wonderful, look forward to trying other menu items in near future! All staff very friendly and efficient!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Took wife for valentines day dinner. Server was amazing. Food omg words can't explain how it great it was. We had the 24oz steak also the blueberry maple chicken. Totally recommend it for everyone"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Helped promptly and server was very attentive to our needs. Good food and good selection of drinks too!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Had a great birthday dinner. Definitley make sure to reserve a table on the weekends. even though it's a big place it does fill up after 7pm. Great Beer which steamworks brews for their restaurant, and for the stores. Server was very accommodating to my party of 8 which grew to 15 and were able to move around and all have seperate tabs. Food was good and better than most pubs in the area. I actually had the lobster ravioli w/ garlic bread. Very good on a cold winter night!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Extremely accommodating, very friendly, good service"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Ive eaten here a lot. I prefer Sunday lunch when the restaurant is quieter. It is very noisy on a Friday night. On this night the service was excellent and the food very good. A bit overpriced though."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Food /Service and Ambiance all as you would expect in Brew Pub. Beer is always good, service decent and convenient for meeting buddys coming from North Shore"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "It was a busy Friday just before the Holiday Break, so the place was busy, and service was a bit slow, but the beer was cold and the food was very good. Good selection of House Brews and the Oatmeal Stout is one of my favorites."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Even though we made a reservation we were put in an upstairs corner [near the hostess] at a table way to small for our group. We asked to be moved downstairs and fortunately were put at a nice big table in an area with much more ambience. Don't get it! The beer was good, the food was good, the prices were reasonable. Why the poor start?"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I came here with 4 of my friends and we were greeted and brought to our table quickly. However, within the first few minutes, noticed it was drafty in the room they put us in. The walls even felt cold and we noticed a drastic difference when leaving the room to go to the washroom and coming back. The room was quite drafty and chilly. Looking around, we saw others with their jackets still on so we must not be the only ones. The food was ok. Nothing special...... my friend had the lamb burger and said it was really good. However, the calamari and the fish and chips were nothing to brag about. The drinks were ok.... the double mojito we ordered looked cloudy and didn't even taste like there was alcohol in it at all."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Location close to Skytrain and BC place, great food, great service and great craft beer, a perfect place for a group of Lions fans to gather before the big game. Best pumpkin ale in the lower mainland."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The food tasted good, but it took them a very long time to bring it. We saw that the food was made but it was sitting in the kitchen for at least 5 -10 mins before they brought it to our table. And we ordered drinks but it took them almost half an hour to bring it. Not only that, it took them at least 20 mins to tell me that they actually were out of mint so they couldnt make a mango mojito for me. This is a little unreasonable considering we went to eat lunch and they had opened just an hour or so before we went to sit down. Also the place was not that busy so the service shouldnt have taken so long."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "I am impressed by the prompt, friendly and knowledgeable service provided by the Steamworks waitstaff. They were more than willing to divide up the bill in the manner we requested. When told one of our party was celebrating a birthday the waitperson informed us that the celebrant could get a free desert of her choice. Much appreciated. I had the lamb burger, which I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend. Additionally I am pleased that O'Doul's non alcoholic beer is available. The free wi-fi is much appreciated, as are the large tv screens available for for viewing NFL football and the baseball playoffs. My only complaint, the french fries were somewhat stale. All in a job well done."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "We live in the suburbs. Steamworks used to be a favorite place to dine out for my adult children. Now that we are empty- nesters I plan to explore the places that my Canadian born children raved so much about. When we were young we were too busy settling ourselves in a new country. We are in our 50s, financially secure, in good health and with a youthful spirit... I want to enjoy life to its fullest. That night I chose Steamworks to dine and then went an saw a movie at the VIFF."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Very good pub food with a good selection of microbrews brewed on the premises. Very busy and obvious a popular spot next to the Cruise Ship terminal."
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "We were meeting out of town relatives who were going on the Alaska cruise later that day.The location was great,,close to both the sea bus/sky train terminal where they got off from the airport and 2 blocks walk to get them to the ship on time at the cruise terminal at Canada Place.The food was great,with a variety.with everything we had, from pizza to fish & chips to burgers & the service wonderful & efficient. Would definatly go back"
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Excellent restaurant at waters edge, casual, comfortable brew pub. 6 of us dined this evening, tried a variety of items from the varied menu, all fixed to perfection. Food was very tasty and more than generous portions, great beer selection as well as other liquid libations to complement the meal. Great spot to meet friends and while away an evening or afternoon. Definitely will return next trip through Vancouver."
    Dined on 8/26/2013
  • "We had a fantastic experience at Steamworks! Went for lunch with cousins from out of town and they thoroughly enjoyed it! We had a great view of the mountains and cruise ship terminal. Our server was great and the food was fantastic. Would like a bit more selection in the types of food, and bring back the cheese quesadilla!!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "I belong to a group of Lions Seasons ticket holders, we enjoy getting together before the game for good food and beer. I am a big fan of local food and especially local craft beer, I find both at Steamworks. I also appreciate the view, the location close to the skytrain and the great service."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Food was very good. Waitress had many tables but did a good job. Would recommend. P"
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2013
  • "Great food, service, view, atmosphere, and house made beer!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "Good seating close to a window makes a difference. Food was good and served quickly for a lunch and back to work crowd."
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "Went there for drinks with a friend. Always enjoy their seasonal brews there. Great staff that gave us time to chat."
    Dined on 5/21/2013
  • "Salmon and halibut was very over cooked. Curry mussels did not have any flavour. Service was extremely slow."
    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."
    Dined on 5/20/2013