Yaletown Brewing Company

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333 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place for a weekend hangout with friends and even family. Perfect for beer on a Sunny Summer Day.

CC
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not likely returning very often because of changes to pizza menu. Our kids don't like current pizza options.

KT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Was pretty busy for a Sunday but I think it was because of the $12 pizza specials. Service was a little slow but not sure if it was an artifact of the busyness of a Sunday.

p
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with family before the Queen concert was so much fun. And then the free shuttle to the arena was very handy

W
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always an easy choice at YBC before heading to a concer or a game.

Get there before 6 and take advantage of happy hour deals. Few places you can get a couple pizzas, appy and 4 glasses of wine for under $100.

OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamb sandwich was amazing as well as the halibut burger. Great service. My folks are a bit hard of hearing so we found a somewhat quiet spot. Will definitely be back!

DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great venue and excellent value. Awesome to be able to book reservation online from my phone. All in all a fantastic experience.

L
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting Vancouver, great food, service and atmosphere

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

no healthy food choices, no flexibility, was dead and slow service, toudest speaked outside, they did not want to adjust! terrible..

SR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received a great service from the staff and the food was just what we needed for a relaxed Sunday evening. Will definitely be going back soon.

LM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went here for my birthday and had a great time. Service was only okay, waited a long time for our drinks and our drinks sat empty for a while before being asked if we'd like another. Other than that it was very good. Food was really good and the dessert was great. Their birthday celebration was great too! Very unexpected. Would definitely recommend

T
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A welcome refuge on a rainy afternoon. Good beer, unique food offerings, sports on the television, friendly service. Table or bar seating. Will return to hopefully enjoy the patio on warmer, drier day than this one!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Slow service. Too noisy. Won’t be back!

c
Edmonton
26 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hubby had meatloaf and I had the short ribs. Highly recommended! Our waitress was the delightful Susan. What a sweetie! We will be back soon!

P
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Watched the Superbowl here from one of their cosy booths, good balance of atmosphere and privacy. We even won a YBC shirt :)

V
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly service.
As a vegan, I chose the Super Food Salad. It was tasty enough, but I’ve never been so hungry when leaving a restaurant. For an expensive salad ($19) it needs more substance including some protein (beans of some kind, like chickpeas, would be great).
My dining companions were happy with their choices, but my partner was also hungry after enjoying the very HOT Jacarta Bowl. The St. Petersburg Bowl looked plenty satisfying with its noodles.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Good. Stop asking questions

RE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been to the restaurant many times over the years and have always found the food and beer good and excellent service. The server we had the other night was very good.

E
Vancouver
57 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I haven't been to this place for several years and I have been disappointed by two things. First, the place is very noisy and busy, very hard to get a table without reservation. I used to come here with my friends without planning in advance, and, even if it has always been a casual and informal place, it was possible to chat without having to scream because of the loud music. Second, and most important, my favourite item is not on the menu any more: the slow cooked beef is gone, and nothing is there in its place.
Apart that, the place is fun, good service and exceptional choice of beers. But I'm not sure I will be back.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went there for a Sunday Pizza but it turns out the price is now $12 and not 9, as mentioned. Apart from that it was good but we had to wait quite long to get it. Our waitress was really nice though. Music is a bit loud for a Sunday night.

SG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff! They were flexible with their new Happy Hour rules, as they had just removed it from the dining room the day before, without us knowing. Rather than having to move our large table into the bar (to get the nicely-priced deals), they made an exception for us and gave us an extended HH right where we were.
Everyone was happy with our pizzas, beer and wines.
We already have a plan to meet there again in December for our pre-holiday get-together; the location is great, just a block from Canada Line train, so no parking woes!

DO
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our Dinner stay before going to a downtown concert.. Our Server was excellent and helped out if we needed anything..

Thanks

d
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service and deals.

s
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Generally good food. Fairly loud music. Service was ok.

SC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to meet for a meal prior to the BC Lions game. Thank you for the trolley ride to the game. The big and little kids love it!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sehr schönes Patio mitten in Yaletown! Jederzeit gerne wieder.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service and awesome patio. Food and beer are good too. Great spot to chill downtown with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We’re traveling all day so we thought this would be a low key first dinner. Excellent food and beers. Would definitely eat there again.

FE
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A good place for a Sunday pizza & beer outing. As a visitor living in Yaletown for a month, I was in the habit of getting my 32oz Growlers filled at the bar with various Core/Seasonal brews for $11 in the beginning. That was UNTIL I found out that this is almost DOUBLE the price that most SMALLER, local Craft Breweries charge (avg. $6.5-7 for 32oz). Unreasonable? Yes. Even if it IS Yaletown. I MAY except it IF the beer was mind blowing. It's not. It is average. FAR better brews in Gastown or Mount Pleasant for almost half the price (and most offer pretty fierce food/pizza now too!)

XF
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch menu with lots of great patio seating.

R
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were visiting Vancouver from Ohio and felt very welcome. Our server was terrific. It’s a definite must visiting Vancouver !

BS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wanted a quick meal before going to concert. Was served very quickly and offered free trolley tickets from the restaurant to Rogers arena.

R
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went on a Sunday night so great $10 pizza deals. Serviced was mixed. Had to ask twice for water and when it arrived we got one glass between four of us. Overall good food, fun place but vague service

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A fun brewpub atmosphere with good food, goood beer at great value.

AB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was really good and we had fun.

I have been to this restaurant previously and was really impressed when they brought out the cake and fired the birthday cannon. I took my nephew for his 21st birthday and was totally disappointed.

The brought out the cake. then the plates and forks. Then they remembered the cannon and fired it from a great distance and did not even come to our table. We were not able to take a picture of it.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t beat Pizza and Beer Sunday. Best Sunday deal in Yaletown with $5 pints and $10 pizzas. Definitely worth a visit.

KR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service. Good food. Music was a bit loud

AD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Off to see the Juno’s!

C
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was okay, food was okay. Nothing amazing.

H
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good selection of food and beverages. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Visited twice this trip and had great meals each time.

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