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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 2, 2017

The waiter was very personable. He remembered serving us a month ago. If only my memory was that good. Reserved table by the window was waiting for us on time.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 26, 2017

A fun atmosphere, GREAT service and a wide range of unique beer choices. Better than average bar type food....the mussels were by far the best food choice made by our dining party. We enjoyed them along with a garlic bread side to soak up the delicious broth! Their Blackberry Bramble is my new favorite cocktail...love those branded cherries!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Always great! I had the Ahi Tuna salad - one of the best meal salads I've had.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food, awesome environment. Service was fast and atmosphere was good. Seating was a little cramped but overall an awesome night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Atmosphere and service was good but extremely disappointed in the lobster ravioli. For the price there should have been more than ONE bite (serious) of lobster in it. It was lobster ravioli after all.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2017

We stopped here for dinner after a busy day in Vancouver. The restaurant has a really nice relaxed atmosphere and was perfect for us as it was easy to walk to from our hotel. The food was good and the service was excellent. Overall a really good choice.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We had an enjoyable time, the service and food were ok.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great survive and great beer !

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Food was good, service was quick which is great at lunch.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Really a great and fun place, because it has an active atmosphere and another customers has it, too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Very accommodating for our group of 4-8. We ended up with 8, so we were very lucky they had helped us get some extra seats on top of our reservation for 4.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Lots of seating on several levels, interesting decor. Service was absolutely excellent and food was varied, well presented and very good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Met colleagues at Steamworks after work. Great service throughout - never pushy, and always seemed to be there when we needed them. No problem splitting up the bill for us.

We sat downstairs near the kitchen and the vats, the whole atmosphere was great. I definitely recommend it, and will return again.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2016

The server Matt was great. He made a genuine connection with us.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Great service. Server knew the menu & was able to make recommendations on food and beer.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Food and ambience was excellent. The restaurant has so much character. Service was quite slow and not very responsive as the meal progressed.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 13, 2016

There were so many open tables that we didn't need a reservation and no one greeted us to seat us

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Great atmosphere; I had the fish tacos, they were OK. Last time I was here I had a better dish. Overall, I like Steamworks for its location, service, ambience and decor. I look forward to my next visit. Thanks.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 6, 2016

Got together here for dinner with out-of-town family who were in port to embark on a cruise. It was a great taste-of-Vancouver spot. We really enjoyed the tasting flight of the in-house beers and the good variety of cuisine options. It's definitely a bit loud, but it suits the room. We were seated upstairs next to a waterfront-view window, which was a nice treat for our family who were getting ready to sail. All-in-all we would definitely go back and can't wait to try more of the beer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Waterfront, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Fun place to go for dinner with friends. Hubby enjoyed a variety of beer and the sangria was outstanding. Food was good too!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 24, 2016

The menu item that I picked was the seafood fettucine and it was not good. Way too salty and the cream sauce was not very palatable.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on August 11, 2016

Initially impressed as we were 10 mins early for our reservation, but immediately taken to our table in the area of the restaurant we asked for. Service was ok, but we had to actively seek out our server rather than them being attentive. Food was ok, nothing fantastic, but not bad either.

WARNING - the real issue I had with this place is that the server skipped the amount confirmation screen on the credit card machine and selected leave tip, so when he handed me the terminal it was on the % selection screen. I'm not sure if this is legal, but it certainly isn't honest at all. I did't realise at the time, but will be raising this directly with the establishment as well. Looking back I think the server did the same to the couple next to us, as there was some conversation and issue when they were paying by card.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 4, 2016

Great selection of options. Lunch was a little slow in coming but otherwise presented good. Tasted good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Prompt, friendly and attentive service from the greeters to the wait staff.
Had the lamb burger with house salad. Burger tasted fine but was rather tough and dry.
Would appreciate more choice in non-alcoholic beer. Overall a somewhat positive experience.

NEilW

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 16, 2016

It was an amazing experience, with all my friends there. The ambience was perfect for the event. We were given a table near the breweries. The staff was very helpful and nice to us. Few of us were the first timers for the liquor. The staff were very good to us in suggesting on what to start with and their choice was amazing too. I really liked the ambience, the staff and the food there. It worth a try for everyone to be there. I would recommend the chicken wings with the mojito. I would surely recommend all my office friends to conduct next meetups at steam works only.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Venue is interesting and a convenient location, and the menu has something for everyone. Service was very slow. I'd consider at safe bet mostly for ambiance and good selection of decent, if not outstanding, food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 12, 2016

I booked the table via internet with the special request for a table with a view. Reservation was for one person only. I felt very welcome even though just being a single guest and not a big party. Beer was great with many variations. I could even taste before deciding. Food was fresh and I will try more of it next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 9, 2016

Great atmosphere, food was delicious and great, friendly service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 8, 2016

One of the most delicious seafood places to visit in Vancouver! The Fisheman's catch is to die for! We get it every single time we go, it's always too much food, and always incredibly delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2016

We loved this restaurant so much we wished we could take it back to Chicago with us. It was a fun, friendly place with great beer, delicious burgers and an apple pie a-la-mode that was out of this world. The prices were reasonable for Vancouver. We ate there twice during our weeklong visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Friendly and knowledgeable servers. Really enjoyed the services of Niko.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 19, 2016

I came twice so far in this restaurant. The first time the service was ok, but the food rather poor quality. Mashed potato wasn't homemaded. Even if it used from the package, a litte bit butter or roasted bacon as flavour is very helpful sometimes. This shouldn't itself be a major problem. But this time, where I came with a friend, the food was anything better, but the service lousy. The waiter who provided us with drinks, not even looked in the face and waited almost incidentally. Only the guy who brought us the food was very obliging and friendly. This would definitely contribute to increasing the quality of service in your house.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Great selection of food and drinks to please all ages. We visit every time were in town.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I was at Steamworks and even the restaurant and bar were full of people, I found the service was an excellent to complement to a good food and drinks with my wife

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2016

Quiet Monday night. Food was only okay. Service was very good. However, this is a pub so I guess one can't expect a lot from the food? More pub-friendly food selections might be nice rather than the more pricier fares offered. Just a suggestion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2016

I met five friends here for lunch. The food was very good and the service was subtle yet effective. Our main focus was to catch up and the servers respected our pace. We all enjoy the craft-brewing options at Steamworks which makes it a great destination.

The proximity to Waterfront Station makes it easily accessible for people travelling on the Expo Line, Canada Line, West Coast Express, Sea Bus, or even by private vehicle. Our group is diverse geographically and Steamworks functions for us all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2015

It took the hostess too long to give us the table and she gave us the last one in the restaurant, although there were better tables empty. She said because our reservation was not booked through their own system and they save the best tables for those reservations. We finally got a better one but after a good argument.

Tags: Good for Groups
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