Yaletown Brewing Company
Yaletown Brewing Company

Yaletown Brewing Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.drinkfreshbeer.com/
  • Phone: 6046812739
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Darren Watson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Courtney Baker 604-681-2739
  • Entertainment: Join us in our PUB after dinner; open until 12am Sun-Wed, 1am on Thurs, and 3am on Fri & Sat.

    We are pleased to offer FREE TROLLEY SERVICE to select events at Rogers Arena and BC Place including all home Canucks, Lions and Whitecaps games.

    Watch every CANUCKS game on our flat screen TVs in the restaurant and pub with the sound on in the pub.

    Join us every Thursday from 4-7:00 for CASK NIGHT where we offer a unique one time only brew in the traditional English style; meet the Brewmaster Iain Hill.

    Let our MAGICIAN entertain you Thurs-Sun at your table.

    Call to inquire about other upcoming events and specials.
  • Special Events: Join us every week for our famous PIZZA SUNDAYS where all of our housemade thin crust pizzas (except the Wild Mushroom) are $9 and our sleeves of FRESH BEER are $4.02.

    Check out our COLD BEER AND WINE store at 1116 Hamilton St. right behind our restaurant. Open 11am-11pm daily.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Helmcken
  • Public Transit: The Canada Line train, stops in Yaletown in the same block as the Yaletown Brewing Co. and runs until 1am.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is street parking right in front of our restaurant and two parking garages within a five minute walk.
A word from Yaletown Brewing Company
The Yaletown Brewing Company is Vancouver's original and best Brewpub. Founded in 1994, just as the former warehouse district of Yaletown was just beginning to emerge as a destination for businesses and residents, the YBC was built with the vision of being a true neighbourhood pub - a welcoming gathering place whether you arrived dressed in a suit or flip-flops.
With a 160-seat Restaurant and a lively Pub with TVs, a pool table and a fireplace, YBC has become a one-stop destination for everything from large corporate events to quick after-work beers with the regulars.
Make your reservations today for our dinning room; please note that all pub and patio seating is offered on a first come first serve basis.
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Yaletown Brewing Company reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (10)great for lunch (9)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)fit for foodies (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)special occasion (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great Place to Enjoy Dinner
    SimplyAmazingFood
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We made reservations the day of, we had no problems booking a table for six people. My wife & I had eaten here before, so I was delegated, to find a place for dinner with two other couples. The food and service, was outstanding, our friends really enjoyed their meals, and it was reasonably priced. Our friends, were impressed with the quality of their meals. The atmosphere at YBC, was great, the noise level was minimal, we had commented on how you could talk without raising your voice at the table! I'm sure, we will be back again, it was a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor patio spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Enjoyed numerous small plates, beer flights and wines from the okanagan. Great service. Would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good burger and service
    notagourmetVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I had a quick lunch at the Yaletown Pub. I was craving a burger and they have one on the menu. They were more the willing to tweak their burger configuration into the way I wanted. It proved to be perfectly to my liking! And the service was absolutely perfect --- fast, friendly and flexible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love being a regular here!
    SMac
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Love love love being a regular at the Yaletown Brewing Company! They know my usuals now that a smile and a nod with the regular serving crew gets me exactly what I want! Who could ask for anything more?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food! Not great seating
    Food2eat
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We arrived to find a teeny tiny table we couldn't even squish into our chairs and were not big people. They didn't see a problem us being cramed into our table. Eventually someone helped us more. Good was awesome but all seating was undesirable
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, very good food!
    SMac
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Our server was beyond exceptional and easily handled our party of 6 with no issues and no complaints. She memorized everyone's orders and made sure throughout our stay that everyone had drinks and full water glasses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 213 reviews are from the Yaletown Brewing Company reviews archive.
  • Sub-par.
    LovesAllFood
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Uninterested wait-staff. Stood around confused waiting for the hostess when we arrived for like 5 minutes before one of the Cooks noticed we looked lost & helped us. Tons of kids in the restaurant, which made it loud & awkward. Semi-uninspired menu, but I did manage to get something that was plant-based & delicious so that was good. Also it's a beautiful restaurant in a beautiful location & their pints on Sundays were $3.91!!!!! Best I've ever seen in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal and wonderful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great meal and wonderful place to catch up with friends! Braised short ribs are amazing!!! Remember to leave room for the apple tart.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hockey dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We were in town for the Avalanche vs Canucks game and booked reservations here. Great dinner. Excellent service considering we were in our Avalanche gear! Hostess gave us free passes to their trolley which dropped us at the arena. Well played Yaletown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    notagourmetVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This used to be a twice a week stop for us. Now it is like every other month even though we live about two blocks away. There seems to have been a substantial staff turnover for some reason. Lots of new faces. But specifically problematic is the decline in food quality. Neither of us actually enjoyed our meal. The old favourites are being prepared differently than in the past. The beer remains great though. We will give the place another try a few months from now I guess.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always very good!
    SMac
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I'm always happy to bring my team down for a celebratory lunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mussels were awesome!
    Food2eat
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Good food, good service, good place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hasnt changed - good and bad
    garGoil
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Nice place but hasnt updated in a while. LOTS of kids running amok during lunch. Food and brew were good and the server was extremely good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-bachelorette party dinner
    Pattychan
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had an amazing time w great food, drinks, music & service. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our regular hangouts
    SMac
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Always depending on quick and good service, this has become the regular hangout for my team when we celebrate a new hire. Excellent service with parties of 6+ every time. Always happy to come back for more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gastropub
    darkbluesparkles
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    First time here, maybe not the last. Very convenient location, especially with the Yaletown Skytrain station so close by. Located in the heart of Yaletown, so not much parking available in the evenings. Lovely service, lots of groups coming in for dinner. Sometimes the other groups can get a bit disruptive, pounding on the tables, but that's not the restaurant's fault. Cover your glasses and food if they decide to shoot the confetti over your table :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Mac & Cheese was molten
    OldFashioned
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    My Mac & Cheese was molten lava. The rest of party was done eating before mine was cool enough to eat. Also don't shred chorizo sausage, it needs to be in larger pieces.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre game stop off!!
    1chris
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Food, Service and Scene are great here, added bonus is the trolley that drop you outside the Rogers Arena on game night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Get Together
    Quack
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Sunday was $9.00 Pizza night which is good value for your money. Our server was attentive but not in your face. We have been many times and its a great spot for a good meal that doesn't cost a fortune.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre Soccer Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    The server was very friendly. The food was good as always and we enjoyed the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    LindaLoo
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We've eaten there a couple of times when the BC Lions are playing. Food and service is great and there's even a shuttle to take you to the stadium. We opted to walk the few blocks as our tummies were full and we needed a bit of exercise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are from Portland. We took
    Bambinique
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    We are from Portland. We took our out of country guests to the yaletown brewery. They loved it. The beer choices were good, and the wide range of food choices were delicious. We went back the next day to the bar section for drinks! Ambiance was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susan is the best
    Phil
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Susan always takes great care of me when I go to YBC. She's pretty fantastic and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always relaible
    welshone
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Needed somewhere to eat before the theatre. We wanted to be sure we would get a large table and would get out on time. We booked but found ourselves about the only people in the restaurant. At one time for lunch you had to book or wait outside. The food is typical for an upscale bar. The pizzas are particularly good. The main attraction of courses the on-site brewery. The first in Vancouver . All in all value for money reliable pleasant atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yaletown Brewing is consistently
    godlli
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Yaletown Brewing is consistently delicious...the Tempura Prawn Burger is delish and you gotta try the calamari...and Yuri their 'in-house" magician Yuri is simply amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, great ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Great place to hang out with friends. Good selection of brews. Get there early to get to try their special cask. The menu also has a good selection of appies, stir frys, pizzas and sandwiches. Overall, a good spot to meet up with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating!!
    Shirley
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    When you reserve a table you don't expect to be seated at one with a slope to it. She asked us if we wanted to move but placed us next to a large family party. We where seated next to a group of children who didn't have much parental guidance and they kept on encroaching into our space. The waitress did ask us if that seating would be OK but you don't want to appear rude in front of the family and say no. I think this is where the staff could use their initiative and think about the customers needs. In our case a table where we could engage in conversation.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server argumentative
    simon
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    It was a party of three and all of us ordered the chicken burger (the one with TWO THIGHS). One of us clearly got what was advertised on the menu (two thighs). HOWEVER, the other two received ONE super tiny thigh and ANOTHER piece of chicken meat that was no more than 4cm by 4cm (even smaller than a chicken LEG). It took more than 10 minutes before the server came to our table (and she only came by because we went around the place to find her). Server was being argumentative and suggested that the small portion is correct and that the person that got two thighs got an outrageous portion (note that shortly after we saw another party with the same big portion). Server was uncooperative and reluctant to help.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for events
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    They hava a shuttle for hockey,football and concert events no charge ! Agreat place before a show.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely on Our "Favourites" List
    lunchbunch
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Our group of six enjoyed lunch on Sunday at Yaletown Brewery. Great place to relax and enjoy the company of friends while enjoying great food. On Sunday the pizzas - which are fantastic - are on at reduced prices which is an added bonus to an already great outing. We'll definitely be returning to this great spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yaletownbrewing
    chacha
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Cool spot. Great outside seating. Unfortunately we had poor service. Food was good however.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best places in Yaletown
    SMac
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    The pizzas are good and I have friends who recommend the fish & chips and the Schnitzel burger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual!
    SMac
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    I'm a regular here and it's always worth it. That's why it's a neighborhood gem!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, awesome microbrews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Great food, awesome microbrews and the waiter are good fun too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I stopped in to watch the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    I stopped in to watch the Canucks game on a Sunday when pizza and beers are on special. Perfect!
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great. Staff is always
    SMac
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Always great. Staff is always friendly and always there to serve!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for a pint and a pizza
    604foodVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    We love to get friends together on Sunday night here. They take resos and the beer and pizza is on special every Sunday (and it's superb)! It's the family dinner equivalent of being a 20 something in the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our birthday celebration was
    westendgal
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Our birthday celebration was unexpectedly graced with the gift of a high quality Tshirt, which we all autographed with suitable messages for our celebrant. Also, the fellow who came by our table and showed us some great card tricks was also very fun.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    The food was great and service was great, however when I got there, they told me I had a limited time to be there and eat as a big party was in, this wasn't very nice to hear. The rest of my party ended up being late so we had to move twice so my only complaint was that they have limited times for reservations but our plan was to stay there longer than an hour and half but they said that is how their turnover was, not very good for people wanting to spend money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was an overall good experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    It was an overall good experience! It was our first time going here and all I can say is, I'm definitely coming back here again! Our server was really nice and friendly and it was a nice place to relax and catch up with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic