Storm Crow Alehouse

4.3
52 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
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  • Group Bookings
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
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Cuisines
Canadian, Burgers, American
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Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
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Phone number
(604) 428-9670
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Granville
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We planned a get-together with friends with a big table (thankfully on a weekday) but because we work in a cinema people were getting off at all sorts of odd times. The staff was very nice to let us stay as long as we did, even though we had a large table for what was only three or four people, at first. Thanks so much, Stormcrow Alehouse staff!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Father’s Day brunch at the Storm Crow! Satisfying food with a side order of pop culture-the decor must be seen to be believed.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The staff was superb- very friendly and accommodating. The food was good; the highballs were great and we got good value for our money. Love the concept!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

had a fabulous time! Drinks were fantastic, got a sharebowl with dry ice in it and rolled for shots!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Place is awesome. The beers are great, the servers super nice and had a really cool time with my friends. Having boardgames available makes you stay longer and have fun. Loved all the sci-fi and fantasy decorations around the restaurant. Will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Nerdiest bar in Canada lives up to it's name. Great place. The atmosphere is great, cool knick-knacks and sci-fi/fantasy paraphenalia abound. Funny drink list, lots of fresh local beers. Large amount of Vegetarian options while also catering to the meat-centric folks as well.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

My spiritual home away from home. Love this place, and the one on Commercial too!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our annual Mothers Day tradition never lets us down, we love the place, the kids love the geekdom... we'd go back every week if we could. Kudos to the management and staff, when is Storm Crow Kitsilano opening?

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazingly fun location, heavily geeky, appealing to many fans of games and film.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

good experience and the waitress was excellent but the reservation system (open table) sucks - not at all adapted for mobile devices (serious resolution issues), and when that failed calling the restaurant didn't help because after calling several times and having no one pick up (because i was trying to get a reservation with multiple devices not working), i left a message, and did not get a call back to clarify anything. using my home computer eventually worked, but that was about an hour later and the time delay somewhat jeopardized our plans. a desktop should not be the only device able to make a reservation. I've worked in the restaurant industry before, on both coasts and in two countries--at places far busier than Stormcrow at peak hours--and honestly, not picking up the phone is just unacceptable. Especially when it's being used by a guest/customer as a last resort after a software failure (ironic, given stormcrow's clientele?). overall good experience, but damn. fix that system, or get a new application. and start picking up your phones! or at least checking to see if any messages have been left every half hour or hour or so!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Chill Sunday brunch, great food, great beverages. All you really need. Our frequent spot.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Un restaurante extraño ambientado en Comics. Rancio y guarrete. La comida de mala calidad en general. El Servicio nada para recordar.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great place with many drink and burger options.
Very cool place decorated with nerd culture, from a full sized tardis to a Krogan(Mass Effect) head mounted over the door.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We visited Storm Crow on a Saturday afternoon with friends for a late lunch and to check out the vibe. Our group of 7 included a child and infant. We really enjoyed the fun atmosphere and decor. Our server was very attentive and we had a good casual lunch. We will certainly return as it is a unique place. The games selection includes something for everyone. It is a cool nerd bar

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Fine, but nachos were pretty cheese-less and sparse, especially for the price, and servers were somewhat surly.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Delightfully nerdy restaurant with good food at decent prices.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing place for a fun Saturday night!

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Great boardgames. Reservation was frustrating. We arrived 30 mins early and were turned away (understandable) but when we arrived on-time for our reservation the hostess had given away our table and blamed us for being late. Super frustrating! It all got worked out in the end, but that part was unnecessarily stressful and we had to wait ten minutes for our reserved table. Our server was really nice and beer selection is great!

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic spot. Fills up really fast so I recommend reserving early by calling them or via opentable.ca

Was pleasantly surprised with how good the salmon burger was. Thanks!

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3.0Dined on November 11, 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.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 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.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 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.

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2.0Dined on November 2, 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.

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2.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Good
-Decent selection of board games.

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.)

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Super nerdy fun brunch :)

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined on January 15, 2017

Terrible stay away

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2016

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

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3.0Dined 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?

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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