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Big Rock Brewery

3.6
3.6
52 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Big Rock Brewery serves as a large participant among Vancouver’s highly sought after craft beer scene. Tucked away in the heart of the Mount Pleasant District, Big Rock Urban Eatery serves up some of the finest tasting craft beers all while providing brewery tours and flavorful dishes that complement your choice of beer rather well. Live music and local entertainment fill the welcoming atmosphere almost every night of the week.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates, Brewery

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 708-8311

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Josh Cyr (@chefbeerbelly)

  • Catering

    Our dedicated kitchen team and management are able to accommodate catering for events up to 100 with a specialization in catered lunches for the Mount Pleasant area. Inquire on our flexible catering menus or to inquire about a catered event.

  • Neighbourhood

    Mount Pleasant

  • Cross Street

    Alberta St

  • Parking Details

    A private parking lot with over 20 spots including a ChargePoint station. This is complemented by ample street parking (most free of charge) all around us.

  • Public Transit

    We are located just a five minute walk from the Olympic Village Skytrain station and we are just one block up from 2nd Ave which is serviced frequently by Vancouver Transit (route 84).

  • Entertainment

    BRU Eatery has built a well appointed stage to allow musicians and performers the chance to flex their talents, every Thursday through Sunday! Expect ambiance music for dinner time, up tempo late nights and chill vibes weekend afternoons.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.6
3.6 based on all time ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CM

    CMac

    Vancouver

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Impromptu visit to this brewery as other dinner plans fell through. Awesome there was availability for 6! It’s a brewery but my kids were welcome to stay and there are food options for the little ones! Good selection of brew-eats! my son enjoyed the chicken wings and my hubby enjoyed the recommended beer he had and ended up taking a case home! Overall, satisfied with our visit. Would come again in a pinch!
  2. M

    Michael

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Big Rock Brewery was quiet on an early Saturday evening. The beer selection was excellent and food was every good. The cauliflower was outstanding and the wings were excellent. It was Happy Hour so the value was excellent.
  3. PB

    PauloBaier

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place for some beers beers work. Very nice place.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good choices for food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very underwhelming menu. Not a lot of drink or food options. Food options were overpriced. No nachos or potato skins 🙁 Tried the breaded cauliflower which was delicious. Service was ok.
  6. DJ

    DJWCAE

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great burger.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was hilarious, we had a great time because of her!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time traveller to the area
  9. G

    Goju

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was super quite , not happening , Just a few table .
  10. MA

    MALIAS

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    Six of us had dinner and drinks on a Saturday night here, it was bustling and there was a live band that came on at 9 which was fun, slightly loud. The beer flights were reasonable and good variety, however every other drink wasn't. They only had 4 wines, which were not good ones, cheap and cheerful, but the price was not. The bartender was not able to make any fancy drinks and our waitress was actually getting annoyed with us asking questions about the menu. The food was bad, really bad, we had the deep fried olives which were pretty much just burned batter, cheese plate was okay, pizza was horrible, served on the same pita they served with the cheese plate. Poutine had just a handful of toppings, overall would not eat there again but maybe stop in for a quick beer and catch a band.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2016

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Ordered Nachos, came as chips and dip . Menu does not indicate as much.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2016

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Better selection of food and more food for the buck. Dine out Vancouver should showcase the eatery and should be utmost best to attract new customers or diners. This one lacked both, better luck next time.
  13. k

    katwise

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2016

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Went to Big Rock with friends for my husband's birthday because he loves craft beer. On that count, there were lots of great beers to choose from and he enjoyed the flights. The service was good, a little slow at first, but then sped up and she was friendly. We particularly liked the live music, just a guy and his guitar, but he was great, and it's a rarity in Vancouver. The food was ok, a bit on the salty side, and not a lot of options. One friend had the steak frites, which included just that: steak and frites, no veggies, and way too many frites. I had the cobb salad, which was pretty good - a bit bland. Husband had lamb tacos and kimchi poutine. The poutine was yummy but too salty and the tacos were ok. Other friend had the dineout menu and he enjoyed it. Definitely not a foodies paradise, but for large groups wanting a night out with good craft beer and live music, this place is a good option.
  14. S

    Sherree

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2016

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    enjoyed the tastings at the brewpub beside the restaurant and beer selection in general was good. Friendly staff and good band. Dine out food wasn't good at all but we had a fun evening. I'd go back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2016

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We went for the 20 dollar Dine Out menu, the soup i ordered came lukewarm, the main was tasty and the dessert was yummy, overall pretty good
  16. BF

    BigFan1

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been told about Big Rock Urban from a friend, and I am a big craft beer drinkers so I jumped at the chance to try it out. The service was amazing! So many friendly people and the food was pub food with class! They say you eat with your eyes first and when the food was placed in front of me my stomach started growling. It had such a modern look to it, not something you'd expect from a brewery so it immediately made me smile. As soon as I left I texted multiple friends trying to plan the next time I can come for more food and drinks. Big Rock Urban will be my go to pin from now on!
  17. WP

    WifeyP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2016

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Definitely go for flights of Big Rock's craft beer and enjoy a few appetizers. Food is just OK but service is warm, knowledgeable and prompt. Went for Dine Out and was underwhelmed by meal.
  18. FF

    FiestaFan

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We booked on a Saturday afternoon for a Dine-Out Vancouver experience. We confirmed a table for 3pm, which also coincided with the 3-6pm Happy Hour. When we were seated, the waitress informed us that Happy Hour actually started at 4pm (contradicting both the website and posted signs in the restaurant). She also informed us that we couldn't have the Dine-Out menu, and tha
  19. E

    Epiphanies

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2016

    overall5food1service2ambience3
    I was extremely disappointed by the service and the food offered during Dine Out. Our server took over 15 minutes to get to our table even while it wasn't all that busy. The beer meatballs were average- not very flavorful. I ordered the lamb pizza for the main- thinking that it was a bit of an odd combination but willing to try it. It wasn't good, unfortunately. The dessert was the mango cheesecake which was quite good although my friend didn't like the presentation. It wasn't bad for a $20 set menu but I didn't eat much of it.
  20. DN

    DineoutNewbie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2016

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The cocktails were great. But the description of the food in the menu was much better than the actual food itself. We had meatballs, beer bento box, and tried the two different desserts. The meatballs were on the dry side, although the sauce was outstanding and the flavour was good. The bento box was a neat idea, but not quite punchy enough - everything was a little on the bland side, all a similar texture and without a lot of contrast in either texture or flavour. It wasn't terrible. The desserts were also on the bland side. The venue is cool, but very, very noisy. The waitress was delightful.
  21. R

    74Rox

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The '74 Rox thoroughly enjoyed a mini-reunion (7 of us ) at the Big Rock UE on a recent Wed night. Turned out to be a quiet night for the Eatery, i.e. small to modest crowd overall, but great for us and our "catch-up" conversations due to the low noise level. The beer and cider were well received. And the food quality, the basis of a recommendation for us to visit the Big Rock EU, didn't disappoint. Jen, our sever, did a great job helping us with our drink selections, being attentive to the liquid levels in our glasses, being personable to a bunch of old guys (us), and lastly, preparing an individually itemized bill (without us even asking) that made payment a breeze. Obviously no views of the mountains or water here, but still an excellent spot for beers, pub food and socialization (and lots of parking).
  22. LO

    LunchOclock

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    We went as a group for a work lunch on Friday and arrived to a mostly-empty dining room. Within half an hour the place was full and the noise increased drastically, which is fine on its own – big crowds = big noise. However, there is nothing to dampen the sound, so a brick-walled large dining room gets incredibly loud incredibly quickly. The music was just loud enough to compound the noise, but not actually loud enough to add to the ambience. The most astounding part was the staff's complete and total apathy toward trying to mitigate additional noise; a table next to us was dragged loudly across the floor, and then every single chair dragged as well. Not a single chair was picked up to prevent making a horrible screeching sound. For two minutes we stopped talking and remarked that it felt like we were in a Seinfeld skit as the dining room was loudly rejigged. Food was mediocre, caesar salad was awful, drinks were fine, service was fine. Other places in the neighbourhood are much better.
  23. J

    Joel

    Vancouver

    117 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The friendly service. Creative food dishes. We had the deconstructed nachos and the watermelon salad with tuna and greens.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Food and service were poor. Have been here on two separate occasions and both times were disappointing.
  25. c

    cmch

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2015

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    the beer and wine were good, but took a long time to arrive, second course appeared before first was finished (despite asking otherwise), food was tepid, server was much more busy tootling around the room cleaning and, i assume, getting ready to close up that attending us - and actually held up her finger in the face of one of us while ordering so she could ask questions. toward the end of the meal - intrusive, tipped her head down between us to interrupt conversation, way too suddenly smiley.
  26. TK

    TKroetsch

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bar was energetic. Food came quickly as did the drinks. Interesting menu items. Would go again.
  27. M

    Mainstreethoodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food is decent, not fantastic...but the ambiance, service, good beers (also small but good wine selection) makes this a spot that we will return to.
  28. N

    Nickm007

    Vancouver

    234 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tasty food - prices seem a little but high vs. size of portions, but it's tasty and goes well with your chosen Red Rock beverage.
  29. j

    jofahr

    Vancouver

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2015

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    good squash soup tho served lukewarm BAD pizza, bad beet tacos decent banoffee pie in a jar
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent value for happy hour, recommended! :)
  31. J

    Joel

    Vancouver

    117 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2015

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We thought the food options were diverse and unique. We had the taco of the day and chicken wings. Both good eating.
  32. N

    Nickm007

    Vancouver

    234 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good beer. Tasty food. Food a bit pricey and small lunch portions.
  33. C

    Cynindenver

    Denver

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I went for brunch. The decor is super cute, especially considering it is a brewery. (Don't miss the adjacent package store!) There were so many interesting choices, it was hard to decide. We started with fried olives (Yum!) and chickereones (Meh-very bland). I had the pulled pork sammy with incredible fries. I don't like fennel so I asked our server Jamie if I could have the pineapple salsa insteadof the fennel slaw it usually comes with. She didn't hesitate to say yes to the change. Yay! Love a restaurant that wants to make me happy. My friend had the chicken and Brie sandwich a side salad, which he said was very good. For dessert we shared the s'more. OMG. Worth every calorie.
  34. P

    Petois

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was inventive and tasty - we had a good time, but on a Friday night, with a band, it was not quite the family pub-style experience we were looking for. More our fault than that of the restaurant, but it was extremely loud, nearly impossible to have a conversation.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It seems to be a mixed place. I've been a few times and sometimes it's super busy, other times its completely dead (even on a Saturday night). The live music is great but better bands might help liven the place up!
  36. VS

    ValS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The bartender was serving and managing the bar at the same time, but he was great! Fun guy who recommended some kickass beer & food, and the staff in general were great to talk to. We came late night just wanting a snack, but we'll definitely be coming back for LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT! How awesome is that?
  37. a

    alaakso

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2015

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I have been a big fan of Big Rock since they opened, but unfortunately they seem to be going downhill. This last experience was poor to say the least. When I was eating my dinner, the server repeatedly tried to take my plate away. Once when I had a mouth full of food! The server himself was odd, and seemed out of place. He was awkward to interact with and did not make us feel very welcome. The food itself was good, but at the end when we got our bill, we had been charged $5 for a side of coleslaw (which was about 1/3 of a cup) and $4 for a side of bake beans (about the same service size). I couldn't believe it. We complained to the server, and he removed the coleslaw from the bill. After looking at the menu the "side" prices were different from what we were charged on the bill. Overall pretty disappointing. Until now, we have had an issue with how loud it is in there, but always been happy to go because the service was good and we felt the prices were great, now that the service has been bad and the cost was that high, not sure we will return.
  38. r

    rmccon

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good place and just opened so working out the kinks. Will definitely give them another try.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2015

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The servers were all very friendly, despite running about 15-20 minutes behind for our reservations. The beer was good and affordable, and we had wings which were tasty! The only negative thing that I had to say about it was that it was VERY noisy inside - difficult to carry on a conversation. The tables were all set up for 4 people or more, so I'd recommend going with a group of people if you do go - definitely more of a loud-ish, group vibe than I was expecting.
  40. B

    Beebee

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food, it was busy being a Saturday night and there were lots of loud groups. Food was amazing though and didn't take too long to come after ordering. Reasonably priced too.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • 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

FAQs

Big Rock Brewery does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Big Rock Brewery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 708-8311.

Big Rock Brewery is rated 3.6 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Alberta St

  • Neighbourhood

    Mount Pleasant

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Tapas / Small Plates, Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    A private parking lot with over 20 spots including a ChargePoint station. This is complemented by ample street parking (most free of charge) all around us.

  • Public Transit

    We are located just a five minute walk from the Olympic Village Skytrain station and we are just one block up from 2nd Ave which is serviced frequently by Vancouver Transit (route 84).

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Josh Cyr (@chefbeerbelly)

  • Entertainment

    BRU Eatery has built a well appointed stage to allow musicians and performers the chance to flex their talents, every Thursday through Sunday! Expect ambiance music for dinner time, up tempo late nights and chill vibes weekend afternoons.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 708-8311

  • Catering

    Our dedicated kitchen team and management are able to accommodate catering for events up to 100 with a specialization in catered lunches for the Mount Pleasant area. Inquire on our flexible catering menus or to inquire about a catered event.

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