Steamworks Gastown

4.3
402 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Continental
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  • Great Beer
  • Group Bookings
  • Waterfront
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Continental, Regional American (Northwest), Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am
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Phone number
(604) 689-2739
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Gerry Gough
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Cordova & Seymour
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Public Transit
We are directly adjacent to the Waterfront Station, which is convenient for all bus transit, sea bus and skytrain.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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402 reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
48%
Very Good
34%
Good
15%
Fair
3%
Poor
0%
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MW
5.0Dined 2 days ago

For some reason the server didn't care if my drink was empty or cared to even ask if I wanted another one??????

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PM
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great food and service as always. Your hot wings are awesome!!

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SF
3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food was pretty good. My friend and I had burgers and the meat was tasty, bread was good. My husband had a pulled pork sandwich, which he said was good and our other friend had a soup and salad bowl that he enjoyed. The fries were okay (but not great). Our waitress was fantastic! The only things I didn't like (and it was my fault for not considering this when choosing a restaurant) was the noise level - it was very hard to have a conversation because of the music and conversations of others. Also, the tables are very small - you can't keep 4 glasses of water, 4 beers and 4 dinners on the table. p.s. The beer was really good!

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RN
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

For some reason our server brought our appies with our main meals. It’s my biggest pet peeve when stuff like that happens. Otherwise food was good, service can def be faster as it wasn’t very busy.

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D
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great friendly place, good food, great beers

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NR
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Very good service
Accomodating servers when had extra people join our party
Great Pints
Great Food
Went before Bryan Adams and had a lovely time

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AM
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Quick post work drinks with some friends. Staff were friendly - food was good - beer and old fashioned were excellent.

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T
3.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We were hoping for views of the water, which we got... But it turned out to be just past the "backlot" and train yard. Also, the window bench two of us sat at was unbelievably uncomfortable. As for the service, our waiter was friendly and attentive. And the food was quite good. Everyone really enjoyed what they got. No one in our party ordered beer, but they had an impressive selection and a flight of 10 on the menu too. I can heartily recommend this place to anyone.

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s
2.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Went as a group of 5 friends. Upon arriving, the front staff ignored us for a few minutes. Once we got the food, the fries were hard as rock, the pretzel had too much salt!, also the blue cheese tasted like it had been diluted with something else, waitress seemed annoyed and impatient when serving us. The only good part was the hedgehog ice cream dessert and pool tables!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Very noisy from people talking and traffic eating outside on deck otherwise very enjoyable

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AS
3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Wanted an inexpensive healthy option for grilled food near Rodgers Arena. Shoukd have gone Asian.
Food here highly mediocre. Chicken was dry, salad boring, fish tacos meh. Slaw not too good.
Excellent beer selection

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OT
4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

A nice meal. Prices are a bit higher than your Moxies or whatever, but the food is a cut or two above the chain places. A nice patio and some great harbour views. Some excellent brews on tap. Service was quick, friendly and competent. Great casual experience.

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s
4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

BBQ chicken burger was good. Very filling. It was a decent portion for $15.99! I couldn’t even finish all the fries.

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TK
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great beer great food.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Good overall.

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J
3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Did not enjoy the food- fish tacos were more like a burrito. I’d only come back for the drinks.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Everything was great!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The hot wings with blue sauce were off the scale! Will be going back.

Flagship IPA is banging 6.7% fruity

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OT
4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great pub food

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t
3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

food was below average. my burger was tasteless. yam fries were good. steelhead entree was overpriced. server was awesome. loud and noisy and busy if thats what you want

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OT
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food, great service, super cool building.

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AR
5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

You can't go wrong at Steamworks..have eaten here on more than one occasion and it's consistently great. Lots of menu choices, great food, great service and you can't beat the location.

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G
4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Steamworks offers the standard pub food with great ambiance and beer menu. We had reservations and got a lovely view of the North Shore before dusk. The place was busy with cozy bar scene buzz. Of course my date tried a brew but recommend asking your server as the special brews will sell out. We enjoyed our house brew burger and salad. The apple caramel pie with ice cream blew us away- excellent value for $8! If you check out their washrooms, you’ll discover that the place is like an underground labyrinth - definitely will return if we’re back in Gastown area.

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DK
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My girlfriend and I had our first date here and we enjoy going back from time to time trying out something new we had seen another couple eating the previous visit. Makes for a good time tryingn a new food and remembering the last one

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BP
5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Good food, good beer and very good service offered by Helen! Mood was great!

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OT
5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Have been wanting to go here for years and it was worth the wait. Managed to get a 5pm reservation for a Saturday night. Drinks were great, dinner was great, service was great, view was great - a really enjoyable experience.
Hubby had the GF pizza crust and said it was the best he's had yet.
Hope to get back again soon!

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MC
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

In town on a stopover and found this place close to my hotel. What a great surprise. The beer, food and service were all outstanding. I will be sure to come back when I am back I. Vancouver.

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S
5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Always a great time!
We have been to Steamworks a number of times and always enjoy the menu and selection of beers/drinks/wine.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Really good beer choices and the best chili north of the Border

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OT
3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Very slow service and stood around talking to other idle servers most of the time

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OT
5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

This was my third time eating here and my girlfriends first. I have always come here for the great food and atmosphere and it has not disappointed me yet! It’s a great location since there is parking everywhere. It Is next to waterfront station for those who transit.

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OT
5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Attentive staff. Great view from the patio. Try the Thai pizza, amazing!

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S
4.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Very pleasant meal. Relaxed atmosphere but fairly high noise level. Prompt cheerful service. I will definitely return.

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OT
4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was very good pub style food. We were disappointed in the service - indifferent server.

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k
4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

So great to be able to make a reservation & our table had a view which was sweet.
I would’nt say food is the greatest, burgers were a bit bland, pizza on greasy side, dessert wasn’t great, but overall our table was happy.
Server was fun & did a great job!

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s
5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent selection of local craft biers. You can get a taster from 4 to 10 types of bier.
The sea food chowder was superb.
The main menu also had great selections but we had appetizers great variety!

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OT
5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

We had an amazing view of the mountains from our table! The food was delicious and a wide variety on the menu as we had some vegetarians in our group.

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D
3.0Dined on October 9, 2017

We had burgers. THey were so dry you could hardly eat them. Would definitely not go back. Was so disappointed after reading the reviews. We were in Vancouver for 3 days and could have eaten somewhere that was so much better.

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VC
5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Reliable! Every visit we enjoy very good food and very good service.

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NK
3.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Felt for making a reservation in advance we had a pretty bad table. Was very noisy in the restaurant. Service was slow . It was just ok. Don't think I'd rush back too soon.

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