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About Storm Crow Alehouse

The Storm Crow Alehouse is Planet Hollywood for geeks, a sports bar for nerds: a place where gamers and sci-fi fans can hang out, drink a tasty microbrew and nosh on upscale pub food while watching fantasy films on the big TVs. Think of it as the anti-sports bar...


Bring your own board or card game, or borrow one from our extensive library. We have a wide selection, from Cards Against Humanity to vintage Mastermind, from classic Catan to the latest Kickstarted craze.
We show only classic sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films on our TVs... no sports or UFC here!


While you’re here, peruse our extensive collection of memorabilia and curiosities, including autographs from SF legends and nerd luminaries, not to mention our giant hearth-mounted alien trophy, or the D&D mural, or the life-size Han Solo in carbonite, or the mysteriously glowing TARDIS...

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Canadian, Burgers, American

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 1:00am

Friday-Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00am

Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Granville

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 428-9670

Website:
http://www.stormcrow.com/

Storm Crow Alehouse Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

3.4

Service

3.5

Ambience

4.4

Value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (7)
Casual (6)
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People Watching (5)
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Group Bookings (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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Lunch (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
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Bar Seating (1)
Brunch (1)
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Food3
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Guests at my table reported their burgers we're dry and rate as mediocre. Beer menu was extensive but the one I had was terrible and I couldn't finish it. Very poor indifferent service overall.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot
Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time there and was disappointed in service. Not very friendly and spent the first 5 minutes of our meal with no utensils. Didn't like all the uncomfortable seating, prefer more booths and tables rather than the large bar set-up. Was just a really convenient location and I'm vegan so ticked those 2 important boxes on the day.

Tags: Casual
Food1
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Was looking forward to this for my birthday, was fun to be with friends but the food/drinks were disappointing. Probably a good choice for beer drinkers, but as I do not my options were limited. The ceasar was great, the other mixed drinks were a sugary mess. Food was not good, Burgers were cold and fries were tiny end- bits of chips. Decor is fun and the board game thing was good and we had a fun time. Its a novelty bar - glad to have experienced it but likely won't be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
Food2
Ambience5
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

This restaurant gets by on the novelty of playing games and drinking themed cocktails. Service is spotty, and sometimes rude. We’ve been to this spot 3 times and once waited 3 hours to be seated, they said they would call us but another group was seated before us. The games are questionable and basic but usually there is something fun. If your going at a quiet time the service is alright. Food is not great, drinks are good, but not worth the price.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
Food1
Ambience2
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good
-Decent selection of board games.

Bad
-Food is terrible.
-Reservations are not guaranteed.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our second visit and we were not disappointed. Great atmosphere. Enjoyed going out as a family (kids early twenties) and having a relaxed and fun time. Definitely will be going back, perhaps when Game of Thrones is on.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

They're actually the perfect nerd spot. Did 4 hours of d20 table top gaming, had a blast. (We brought the game.)

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Truly a lot if fun. Needs Galaga though . So happy to see the TARDIS.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Service was top notch and the beer selection good
But my pricy nachos were soggy

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, People Watching, Happy Hour
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Super nerdy fun brunch :)

Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Was a bit dissapointed by the quality of the food overall. Was a bit pricey but it balances ot because you can hang out and play board games. Service was very friendly. Not a huge fan of the high tables and chairs. More Long low tables would be cooler, like the one in the back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options
Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Went for lunch: Service was great, good beer selection, great ambiance, but food was mediocre.

Nachos were good, but pricey. They didn't skimp on the cheese and toppings. For an additional charge, guacamole, and proteins are available. Portion size was sufficient for 4 people as an appetizer, so I can -almost- see the base $5/head target for this appetizer.

The chicken n' waffles entree was pretty rough; standard chicken strips with waffles that seemed deep fried after being made. Cut into strips for easy dipping, the waffles tasted oily/greasy with no discernable improvement in flavour or texture. In fact, I left most of them in the basket to be taken away. :(

The chicken strips themselves were overcooked and had become stringy in the thinner edges. Flavour was lacking and struck me as being at about drive-thru quality. Sides for the dish included whipped cream (with some maple syrup mixed in) and bog-standard honey-mustard. Certainly not worth the ~$16 asked.

I will certainly return as the ambiance is excellent with a well-stocked games library including most of the popular classics in addition to the ubiquitous Cards Against Humanity. (Besides, they carry one of my current favourite beers: Hoyne Brewing Co.'s Dark Matter.) Also, despite my complaints regarding the particular entree that I ordered, I will try some of their other options as well.

Although, I have a few criticisms on the food items that we ordered, I want to encourage more businesses to follow this type of non-traditional pub model. With some more attention to the menu, I could see this branch being quite the success!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Terrible stay away

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2016

The food and service was fantastic - very allergy friendly; however, we had to leave due to a pipe bursting in the back rather shortly into our evening. The server nicely informed us but as it was a special occasion (my birthday) and we'd only been seated for appies and one drink I felt more of an effort could have been made to apologize for somewhat wrecking my birthday celebrations. We didn't have any items comp-ed from our meal nor any effort put in to make some sort of apologies, nor ensure a return visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Four of us met for lunch before Christmas. We found it a bit loud, but learned it was not always that way and that lunchtime was usually quieter. I like the fact that you can play Monopoly for example and I appreciated the craft beer choices and the vegetarian and vegan selection. I thought the food was tasty..I had the macaroni with cashew cream instead of a dairy sauce, but I broke down and had it with bacon....delicious. My friends had the soup and liked it and over all, we enjoyed our experience at the Storm Crow. Hoping, on our next visit, that it will be quieter.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Great food and service--you can really channel your inner-nerd in this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
Food3
Ambience4
Service1
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2016

My wife will be having back surgery soon and has tremendous pain while walking or standing. We made a reservation about a week in advance for 11am. We arrived at about 5 minutes before that and were asked to stand out in the rain until the restaurant opened at 11am. How do you think I feel?

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Went there for food and board games and it was great. Big selection of games and the food was very good. Nice selection of beer and cocktails. We were there for quite a while since we were playing games (about 6 hours) and the service stayed great throughout the whole time. We were never pressured to order more or to leave early. Definitely recommend this place to hang out and have some food while you play. I would recommend booking a table though as it gets very busy at peak times.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Took my wife and two daughters for a Saturday brunch and we had a blast. It's a mini-playground with so much to geek out on. The girls absolutely loved it. We ate, played games, ate some more and played more games. We were there for around 2 1/2 hours and enjoyed every minute. The food and staff were great... just an awesome experience. We'll do this once a month at least from now on.

Kudos to the Storm Crow team and Jason Kapalka for creating such a unique and fun environment for all ages.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Casual
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2016

The service was fantastic, everyone was friendly and outgoing. They treated me like a usual, even though it was my first visit. But now, I think I may now be. This place is great for all my co-workers, even though they aren't as geeky as I am. They still enjoyed the place.

Only problem was that I ordered a pint of sangria, but got a pitcher instead. The waitress at that time didn't seem to be accommodating to my plight, so I just took it. I drank nearly 3/4's of a sangria pitcher. Luckily I don't live far. But never again will I do that.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
Food1
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 6, 2016

I was really excited to finally come to Stormcrow Alehouse with my friends. Our table sat 7 people. The first server we had was really great, super friendly, and she was not pushy at all. As a group of friends at a place that has numerous board games, we had warned the servers that we would be there for a while. Naturally, if you have board games, you should expect your clientele to be at their table for a while. After the first server switched over to another, we found that we kept being asked to move to a smaller table, or being hinted at "so when are you guys leaving?" That wasn't really the best to get from the servers.

I was also excited to try the Thunder Burger, as I had had a bite of it at the Commercial location and it was amazing. However the one I ordered at this location was awful. It was so dry (meat, bun, everything), and for $17 it was especially disappointing. I really should have sent it back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 30, 2016

My only complaint is that they did not have my reservation when I arrived, despite me having a confirmation on my phone. So, I guess my complaint is with OpenTable. We got a table anyway and the place was great. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 23, 2016

It was good. The service was good. It's summer they didn't have an AC or anything. It was sorta hot in the place. The food was good but could be improved. It all wasn't particularly exceptional. The ranch sauce was watery, and we barely got any. We asked to get more, it was still watery and we were charged without being told. I had a good time but most likely would not be back. There's nothing particularly that draws me back. Board game selection was small.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 1, 2016

So loud. Great for board games that require minimal talking, but try to play something like Cards Against Humanity here and you'll find the noise level just doesn't work with the game. Food is alright, we had the chicken and waffles and they were decent but nothing incredibly special. The drinks are what make this place good, and creations like the Romulan Ale are rightfully well-known favourites.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food4
Ambience5
Service1
Value5

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 1, 2016

Good experience overall but when we first arrived we waited close to 30 minutes for a server to come to our table before we decided to go to the bar to order our own drinks. When we went back to the bar for our second round we were told by the bartender to return to our table and wait for our server, so we did. After waiting for another 20 minutes for someone to come over and now having been seated for over an hour without a server coming to the table, we went back to the bar and explained what was happening.

After that service improved but it was a horrible first impression for of the new location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Very good bar for geeks. The walls are covered with references to various fantasy, sci-fi, anime, and other nerd related shows, books, and games, and the selection of board games is quite good.

Food wise, the names they come up with are entertaining and the portion sizes are good. Good flavours and a selection of vegan options.

Drinks wise, they have an excellent list of beer on tap and craft brewing. An entertaining cocktail list, several of which I can say are quite good. Revenge of the Kraken and the Romulan Ale. I haven't tried their mead or wine yet.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 10, 2016

We ate, we drank, we rolled the dice, we played exploding kittens and had a great time. Very fun, casual spot for our group to hang out after a busy work day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 28, 2016

My party of three had a great time. It was crowded, but our server was still attentive and fun to chat with. We enjoyed a couple of games while we ate, drank, and chatted. The beer list was pretty good, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 22, 2016

We had a blast meeting up with each other and playing Cards Against Humanity, and catching up!! Food was fantastic, and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 30, 2016

I love the new look for Storm Crow Alehouse it is so much better suited for great gaming then its Tavern counterpart.

One criticism would be that the music is pretty unnecessary. Its a gaming bar. The extra noise is not required and seemed to jump up to club beats in the evening. It would be better if they kept the music turned down and allowed the natural noisiness of gaming take over.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
Food3
Ambience5
Service3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 24, 2016

Storm Crow has a great, nerdy feel with lots of memorabilia on the walls and references in every line of their menu.

Sunday brunch isn't busy, so you can actually take in the magnitude of this hangout locale which is perfect for gamers, geeks, and those who adore them :)

Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Take picture ID even if you are 80 years old. We had a work group event and some left because they could not get served. One was in his late forties. You really have to wonder why common sense does not prevail when it is blatantly obvious.

Tags: Good for Groups

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