Phil's World Pub Guides - British Columbia, Canada

Pub Comments Location
Bar 98 A large bar / eatery in a winter sports resort. Large picture windows probably provide spectacular views of the mountainside and Vancouver below but unfortunately we were up in the clouds and visibility was down to 50 metres when I was there! Taps include Rickard's Red and IPA, Coors Light, Molson, and something rather nice called Big Rock Warthog Ale. The food is good.
Last visited April 2002.
Grouse Mountain Resort
Dockside Brewing Company An up market restaurant / bar decorated in modern style with large windows offering views of the rain-soaked harbour and downtown Vancouver beyond. Unfortunately the four hand pumps on the bar are just for show, but they do have some nice brews on tap. The food is very good.
Me: Hefeweiß please.
Barman: Lemon in it?
Me: No thanks.
Barman: I thought not. Stupid American idea!
Last visited April 2002.
Granville Island
Granville Island Brewing More a brewery than a brew-pub, the pleasantly done out tap room is only open Friday to Sunday, 12.00 to 18.00. There were four own brews on tap when I was there, and the Pale Ale was very good.
Last visited April 2002
Granville Island
Jaguar Sports Bar This large friendly sports bar is carefully hidden behind the Quality Inn and the Jaguar Steak Restaurant. Nationals and regionals on tap and the bar snacks look good. Very busy during Canucks games (ice hockey).
Last visited April 2002.
Kingsway / Tyne
Mahoney's There's one large screen TV and lots of small ones in this nice sports bar. Free monkey nuts (and the floor is strewn with the shells). National fizz and more local micros on tap, along with Guinness, Smithwicks, Kilkenny, John Smith's and Newcy Brown. The food is pretty good, I had the Perogies.
Last visited April 2002.
Barrard / Robinson
Steamworks This nice brewpub / restaurant has about nine of their own brews on the tap. Upstairs tables overlook the harbour and a lovely malty smell wafts up from the stone-floored basement where there are more dining tables, another bar and pool tables along with some very comfortable looking leather sofas. Their "Heroica" oatmeal stout was very good.
Last visited April 2002.
Water Street / Cordova
Yaletown Brewing Company This enormous converted warehouse contains a brewpub / restaurant with very nice understated decor. Four hand pumps were in use serving cask conditioned ales including a fine stout, a rather thin (perhaps I should have tried it before the stout) Nut Brown Ale, and a truly wonderful traditional British-style Bitter. The food is extremely good.
Last visited April 2002.
Mainland / Helmcken

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