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About 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.

375 Water St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5C6
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, Northwest, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Cordova & Seymour

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 689-2739

Website:
http://www.steamworks.com/

Public Transit:
We are directly adjacent to the Waterfront Station, which is convenient for all bus transit, sea bus and skytrain.

Executive Chef:
Gerry Gough

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Steamworks Gastown Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Great Beer (7)
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Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Scenic View (4)
Waterfront (4)
Authentic (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was my third time eating here and my girlfriends first. I have always come here for the great food and atmosphere and it has not disappointed me yet! It’s a great location since there is parking everywhere. It Is next to waterfront station for those who transit.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Attentive staff. Great view from the patio. Try the Thai pizza, amazing!

Tags: Late-night Find, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very pleasant meal. Relaxed atmosphere but fairly high noise level. Prompt cheerful service. I will definitely return.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was very good pub style food. We were disappointed in the service - indifferent server.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

So great to be able to make a reservation & our table had a view which was sweet.
I would’nt say food is the greatest, burgers were a bit bland, pizza on greasy side, dessert wasn’t great, but overall our table was happy.
Server was fun & did a great job!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great Beer, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent selection of local craft biers. You can get a taster from 4 to 10 types of bier.
The sea food chowder was superb.
The main menu also had great selections but we had appetizers great variety!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had an amazing view of the mountains from our table! The food was delicious and a wide variety on the menu as we had some vegetarians in our group.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We had burgers. THey were so dry you could hardly eat them. Would definitely not go back. Was so disappointed after reading the reviews. We were in Vancouver for 3 days and could have eaten somewhere that was so much better.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Reliable! Every visit we enjoy very good food and very good service.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Felt for making a reservation in advance we had a pretty bad table. Was very noisy in the restaurant. Service was slow . It was just ok. Don't think I'd rush back too soon.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great service and food. Terrific view

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had an amazing time here. Food was really good, and beverages were amazing. Will definitely be back! :)

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Live Sports, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fantastic dining experience. Definitely will visit this location again when in the area.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great atmosphere and even better food and beer. Perfectly walkable in and around Gastown.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Another good experience at Steamworks. Love this place.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Overall, service and food are good; drinks are pricey though and too noisy.

Waiter/Waitress service was good too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (México)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Unfortunately we left after 10 minutes - no one came to our table.

Tags: Great Beer
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food1
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Fun Vancouver restaurant. Dinner was great and a great value too!

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We always look for brew pubs when we are traveling. This one was not outstanding, but it wasn't disappointing either. Would probably go back if we had the chance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun
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food3
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Our night was amazing . You have the ability through the app to share what your celebrating. But no acknowledgement of that until we asked our server (waitress)about what options for one celebrating their birthday. The waitress was dis interested in us from the moment we sat down. All after she took our drink orders and app order. She was like food order now.. we were enjoying time with friends from toyko we wanted to take our time and chat which felt a little rush. But food and drinks were great.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Awesome place. Need reservation, very busy. The filet mignon is to die for!

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Friendly fun service, great for beer and burgers. Take a pass on the lobster ravioli - a few bits of limp lobster floating in a sea of too much rich cream sauce, although the ravioli and bits of prosciutto were okay when relieved of some of the dressing.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Went prior to Canada's 150 fireworks, fast service and good food, just right to set up for the event.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Awesome food and great cocktails! Totally recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I went for the ten-tap sampler ($21.99), but it turns out they have a policy of not selling this to one person. But my server was willing to work around this rule by bringing out one four-tap sampler ($8.49 each) at a time. (They didn't have the summer ale nor Commonwealth ale at the time.) I enjoyed trying out each of the quarter-pint glasses of different brews while reading the beer notes on the menu to understand what kind of malts and hops go into each one. I'm grateful that my server knew how to maximize my tasting experience despite some odd company rules. (I am not driving in Vancouver, so it seems like a weird rule.)

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food5
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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great restaurant and brewery. Lots of choice for food & beer. Enjoyed it very much

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Food was good, not outstanding. Beer was excellent and IPA was nice and hoppy. Service was prompt and friendly. Great brick walls, curving staircase, and historic feel.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Uriges Pub mit lebhafter Atmosphäre und sehr guter und großer Auswahl an Bieren, teilweise selbstgebraut. Wir empfehlen das selbstgebraute Kölsch und BBQ Chicken Burger.
Eine Reservierung in diesem vielbesuchten Pub ist empfehlenswert.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Table too small for 4 people who were having dinner. Would be nice if we had the option to reserve the patio as well.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Nice nostalgic room, good size portions and friendly, timely service

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 9, 2017

The fish & CHips were cod at halibut prices. A reasonable portion of fish, but small portion of chips. A small amount of bland coleslaw. Service was reasonably fast to cater to quick turnover. The food was just over fast food in quality/presentation but overpriced. Other brewpubs sell beer at very good prices, but not here. Premium price for their own beer. Tourist trap prices but have a lot of locals. Second visit, the burger was not excitable either.

Canibal Cafe has closed so the quest for good food/beer near the water will lead me to try Mahoney and Tap & Cask as they are within a five minute walk.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 8, 2017

The food was pretty decent and the service started out great but after we had our food the server seemed to disappear. Great location next to the train station ideal for commuters out to the suburbs. The bench seat at the window was extremely uncomfortable and too high for the table. I ended up with a kink in my neck trying to sit properly. They should pull out the benches and simply use chairs.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Restaurant was very busy, tables were intimately close together, restaurant was loud and fun. Beer was delicious and food was filing, typical pub food

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great neighborhood find, seated right away, very good service, fun place but not so loud you can't talk. Enjoyed our dinner, good hamburger and the roasted chicken was also quite tasty.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Great Pub food!! Try the pretzel with smoked cheese. Good wine and beer list, service was good considering how many large parties there were in one area. Pretty waterfront setting

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Calgary)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Fish tacos were the worst I have ever had. Yuk. Big guy next to me looked like he didn't enjoy them either bc he only ate one.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Again we had an attentive but not pushy server. Beer was local and cold and good. Great view for my guest. Just an all round great dinner. PS good parking close by too. Tnx gw

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and the food and drinks were delicious!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 14, 2017

The only thing wrong with our dinner was the service. It took our waiter a long time to get to our table after we first sat down. We ordered beer and dinner. I had the steak salad which was actually quite tasty but I had to wait and ask someone else for a steak knife. There was no way I was going to cut through it with a butter knife. My son was finished his fish tacos and I was almost done my salad and the waiter brought our water to the table. We had to wait a long time for my sons dessert and to pay. Someone else saw us waiting and helped us pay. Improve the service and we'd come back.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Handy place to eat for people with long airport delays (took sky train). Food, service, and ambience was great. However, getting to the bathroom is tricky, so better signage would help.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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