Steamworks Gastown

4.4
538 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Continental
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 538 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Steamworks and it won’t be the last. Their beer selection was great.

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LionsFan
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation process went well, I received a request to confirm one day before the reserved date. They asked for vaccine card and Services card, mask were mandatory. I requested paper menu and received it. The service person was friendly and offered suggestions. The beer was great. The food was much better than the average Pub food and the dessert (Tiramisu) was by far the best I have ever eaten.
I will be certain to return.

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VanGoghFan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

If you want good food, good beer choices and an energetic ambience, this is great. If you want a place to have a quiet tete-a-tete, you will do well to choose another option.

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Chris
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always go here for Pizza when in Vancouver the Hawaiian is very good goes down well with a pint of IPA

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Nelson
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for corporate get togethers, very close to waterfront station.

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margaretm
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was really tasty and the staff were excellent. However, the tables are crammed together and the noise level was uncomfortably high. Especially during Covid I would like to see more space between tables. We had no privacy for our conversation.

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JennaG
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was seated in a cute little corner of the restaurant and it was beautiful. My server was so kind and chatted with me for a bit which was nice. I had the yam fries which were incredible and I got a pizza to go which was also amazing. Overall was a great experience!!

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We chose for downtown location and water view. Our friends had Vegan Jambalaya and Breakfast Sandwich and enjoyed their meals. Also ordered Chicken Goddess Bowl and Tofu Goddess Bowl. Definitely not up to par with what u can get at Cactus Club or White Spot for similar price. Avoid those bowls. Service was good. Benches along window very uncomfortable.

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PMD21
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location, beautiful building and the food was great. Out server was amazing. Great spot!!

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed Steamworks Gastown. For the younger crowd there is downstairs - louder music and more people, and for us older folks that just want to relax and enjoy the food and conversation, the upper level is the place to be. The only suggestion I have is, don't rush the bill and at least offer desert/coffee. It was not busy and I just found that placing the bill on the table as soon as the dinner plates were removed made us feel rushed when there was no need.

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RichardN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get excellent service during these tough Covid times. Food and drinks were really good.

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Alicatz61
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seasonal Pumpkin beer was delicious! I had two!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent got our table right away everyone was pleasant

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JohnB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Unfortunately the restaurant had a limited menu when we visited as a result of a kitchen problem.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A mistake in the order but perfectly handled, and the food was good. Perfect!

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PubPirate
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Needed a few minutes after ordering drinks before ordering food. I guess in that time, the server decided we weren't going to tip well so we barely saw him the rest of the night. Unfortunate self-fulfilling prophecy. Service sucked, Food was awesome!

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JanetG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steamworks is in a great location and provides a wonderful menu selection

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Peter
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place, good location, good food, good service.

KD
KatyannD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything exceeded our expectations. Service was excellent and everyone's food was truly delicious. We will be back. Ps. have the Garlic Fries, you won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Wonderful food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good atmosphere but the table was pretty small for three people

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We got seated in the downstairs portion near the window it was nice and quiet - nobody around us quite yet. We ordered our appy, and food at the same time. Our waiters were nice! The hummus appy was delicious. However, after we ate our appy, it took over an hour for our food to come. Our waiter I could tell was a little embarrassed totally not his fault!!! He brought us some beer tasters to make up for it. Sadly my burger and the garlic fries were not good :(. My burger is lukewarm and they had to remake my garlic fries probably from how long my food had been sitting there. And the new garlic fries were super greasy and limp. I don’t know if I can ever make the trip back. And they took the lobster ravioli (the best dish they had) off the menu there. It was a disappointing visit. Maybe a one off? Our waiter was super nice though - nothing but praise for him. I was really excited for this date night - we made the best of it but it was disappointing to say the least.

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RupakB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Get out of the station and you are right there. The patio is comfortable and not too loud. Good selection of drinks. Food is good, and comes out pretty quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

A beautiful night in Vancouver with the patio closed to full. My wife and I (well dressed Boomers) had reservations but unfortunately when we arrived the Hostess told us the Patio was completely full, so she sat us alone in the restaurant with the other Boomer couple in the restaurant. I asked her to let us know when a table would be ready and gave me a half hearted “sure”. Our food and service were great but dining alone while all other diners enjoyed the patio on a beautiful Van evening was depressing. Won’t be going back…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Was my birthday, so expected a complimenrary dessert which did not happen.

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AndM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Efficient, clean and friendly. Food was prepared quickly and tasted fresh. Can’t wait to visit again!

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CherylR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location, service was really good. Recommend the wings and nacho with bacon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went to watch a game , was expecting semi decent pub grub but was pleasantly surprised with the food and variety, food was perfectly cooked and very tasty! Good brunch menu as well, after our first couple drinks the service slowed down but it was busy for the game so I was expecting it . Over all would go back any time !

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shanem
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came here for our anniversary and we’re so pleasantly surprised by how much fun we had. Our waiter was fantastic, the food was excellent and our overall experience was great. As it was our anniversary we had actually booked a hoitey-toitey restaurant and changed our reservations last minute, because we said “that’s not us” and I had booked Steamworks as a backup. We could not have had a better experience. We will be back!

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vipockeghem
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, good air conditioning, great service and location. When our family was seated at a somewhat uncomfortable table, the manager saw and moved us right away, which we appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great interior and must try beer flight

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Farhan
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great Service. Would appreciate if the noises were a bit controlled.

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vipSunny
Austin
46 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Jumbo size of pretzel was the best. Over all the ambience was like German restaurant and we enjoyed. Will be there again next time

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio with heaters

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AllenH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get back to Steamworks again. Got a great table with a harbour view, helped by hostess. Thanks, also, to server Gillian and manager Arishta. Sunny days again, on the patio, in Gastown!
- Allen

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Justin was great but I always find that it’s hard to get service and the servers are not that friendly.

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SydneyA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place for beer and food. Expect more from the beer than the food. The 10 beer flight was really fun! Great and friendly service!

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vipIreneC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food, generous portions and good atmosphere

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vipIreneC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service. Fast and efficient. Portions were generous. Pretzel was delicious. Mustard dip tasted very real and not overly sweet. Fish and chips was a large portion. Lots of fries and big pieces of fish. Only wish I knew what kind of fish it was. A good experience

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MychalW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Though the last night of DineOut Vancouver, we chose instead to order of the menu. The food was very good, with my Jambalaya as good as I had in Vancouver. The service was very good, and the prices were reasonable. It was a chilly, windy night and it took time to warm up, once we got inside, but I'm sure Covid protocols had the air conditioning working overtime. Otherwise it was a very good date night.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Steamworks Gastown using the Order Online button. Steamworks Gastown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 689-2739.

Steamworks Gastown is rated 4.4 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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