Steamworks Gastown

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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.

Private Dining

Steamworks is very much a boutique event facilitity. Gaze upon spectacular views of the harbour and north shore while you enjoy our friendly, professional service. With three private rooms, Steamworks can host private parties from 30 to 700 people. From burgers to bubbly, we do it all!!

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What 484 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Seafood fettuccine was marginal. Sauce was like soup. My guest's chicken was was overcooked.

JC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nicely done food - the pizza was especially good, oh and the Manhattans too!
Server was nice, always there when we needed her, but not a "sticky, smiley, at-your-service" type.

OT
Munich
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Super Essen - etwas laut - tolle Biere

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KT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

It was really disappointing this time. I go there often but the food was cold and wasn't even tasty. Totally disappointing. We also had to wave the waitress down multiple times to get her attention.

d
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We had a 6:00 reservation for 4 on a Sunday and one of our party was very late -- 1.5 hours. The waiter was patient and very attentive while we had a couple drinks and waited. When we finally did order we all had fish and chips. 16.99 for 1 piece and about $20 with 2 pieces of fish. The food came out really quickly but the fish batter was partially burnt on most plates. Fries were average. For the price I wasn't impressed. The restaurant also got very loud between 630 until 800 then quieted down. Conversation was difficult like being in a bar.
Overall just an average experience except for the staff who were all friendly and efficient from the hostess to the busboy.

DJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great location, ambience, view and service. Food was mediocre. Three out of four of the people at the table not too thrilled with the food, but that hot pretzel was great. Would go back again, sometimes the food is worth the compromise when everything else is outstanding

DI
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the Seafood Fettuccine.

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was very friendly and accommodating, being able to seat us earlier than our reservation. The food was great (especially the poutine), and our server really knew his stuff when it came to the beer offerings. Overall, an enjoyable experience and one I would be happy to return to the next time I'm ever in town.

KR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver with phenomenal views of the water. I really enjoyed grabbing a drink with old friends and catching up over some delicious poutine.

S
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good selection of beer/ales, also available for purchase in attached outlet. Food good, serving staff pleasant and efficient

PP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful spot for lunch! The staff was able to move us on quick notice when the original table did not work for our group. Great menu, good prices, busy location so reservations are a good idea.

NC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

chicken tenders were very dry and over cooked. otherwise, the staff was friendly and accommodating.

JP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

Nice place overall to get something to eat. Like the ambience and it being on the water. Food was so so not even as good as the regular pub food I'm used to it's a good place to get a beer

BH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Love the pub decor casual style and the selection of beers.

BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The only one pint - I have ordered medium raw steak but obtained well done
Otherwise - no issues.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Walked in at 12 in the afternoon and make a reservation, the hostess said they were full for the evening, went on open table and there were lots of openings, so that is the way to go I guess! We arrived a little before our 6 pm reservation and we're seated right away, had the best server, fight of beers and watched the game. Food was excellent.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

good service. good atmosphere

GT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was good overall. Good location near the waterfront and transit. Neat old building and nice views. Food was good. Pretzel was great!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were in town overnight for a cruise leaving the next day. We loved walking from our hotel to Steamworks. We shared a pretzel and I had the seafood chowder, my wife had the beer soup. We enjoyed all.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere. When I asked about the sugar levels in the Apple crumble, the waiter got the chef to make one especially for me without the caramel topping etc. That is exceptional service. I did ask the waiter to thank the chef for me.
The TV sound leveLs were however “a little intrusive!l

DI
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location. Delicious fish and chips for lunch.

J
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We made a reservation for a specific table and they gave it away to another couple, we had to wait an hour although we made a reservation weeks prior...

L
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Invited out of town guests for lunch. Good time great food but very noisy.

n
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A great choice! Ask for a table with a view or the patio. Craft beer galore. Some seafood choice obviously a pub atmosphere!

TR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful meal, super friendly service. Ideal location in Gastown neighborhood.

PB
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A nice sportsbar with good food and the best Beer in Vancouver!

KB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The wine was great! Worst charcuterie board I’ve ever had...too many olives and short on cheese and meat. The baguette was dry to a crisp and not cut all the way through, so got quite mangled as we tried to tear pieces off.

RC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The best wings!!! Great service....great location...highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Just super

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to meet friends for dinner. Excellent drinks and food. Great ambiance that allows for conversation. Central and great views.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very good food... service was a little slow

SW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We added a person to our entourage & Steamworks were very accomodating. One dish came late and we were not charged for it. Our waitress was outstanding!

AL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Reserved with Open Table. The site offered a chance to request a view which I did and to offer whether it was a special occasion which I did. Neither of those two pieces of information was acknowledged by the restaurant. The restaurant was fine, food was good, it was a busy weekend, we ended up in the downstairs next to the kitchen. I didn’t feel the need to point out the info provided with the reservation; however another person might feel differently.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good. Would go back again.

F
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Although the service, ambiance, and location of this pub are all excellent and the food is decent, the big surprise--considering that this is a pub that specializes in local brews--is that the beer is pretty bad. We ordered to different samplers of their and local beers (a total of 10 beers), and only two of them where semi-decent. In short: go for the ambiance, location, and good service, but not for the beer or even the food (which was okay, but not foodie-worthy).

WB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service I would recommend to everyone

LD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect place for a casual gathering of old friends.

BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Waiter was knowledgeable and made good recommendations, and price point was affordable.

TB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad we made a reservation cause it was very busy inside and out on the patio. Ppl ahead of us that didn't make reservations had wait time of 30mins according to hostess.
We were seated comfortably for our table of 4 by the bay windows and our server was professional and personable. (Malcolm)
We enjoyed our drinks and courses. This was the second time dining here in less than 2 months, where we celebrated my sister's birthday back in May. SteamWorks was an easy choice when we were planning our dining eventtonight meeting a friend from overseas.
We just love the ambiance & vibe of SteamWorks gastown. Keep up the good work. We'll be back shortly.

m
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Teresa was amazing. They made my birthday lunch a memorable one.

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