Yaletown Brewing Company

4.2
305 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
The Yaletown Brewing Company is Vancouver's original and best Brewpub. Founded in 1994, just as the former warehouse district of Yaletown was just beginning to emerge as a destination for businesses and residents, the YBC was built with the vision of being a true neighbourhood pub - a welcoming gathering place whether you arrived dressed in a suit or flip-flops.

With a 160-seat Restaurant and a lively Pub with TVs, a pool table and a fireplace, YBC has become a one-stop destination for everything from large corporate events to quick after-work beers with the regulars.

Make your reservations today for our dinning room; please note that all pub and patio seating is offered on a first come first serve basis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Brewery
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 681-2739
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jarrod Swanson
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Private Party Facilities
We offer full buyouts of the venue, for more information please email us your event outline including number of guests and preferred date to: info@mjg.ca!
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Private Party Contact
Courtney Baker: (604) 681-2739
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Helmcken
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Parking Details
There is street parking right in front of our restaurant and two parking garages within a five minute walk.
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Public Transit
The Canada Line train, stops in Yaletown in the same block as the Yaletown Brewing Co. and runs until 1am.
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Entertainment
Join us in our PUB after dinner; open until 12am Sun-Wed, 1am on Thurs, and 3am on Fri & Sat.



We are pleased to offer FREE TROLLEY SERVICE to select events at Rogers Arena and BC Place including all home Canucks, Lions and Whitecaps games.



Watch every CANUCKS game on our flat screen TVs in the restaurant and pub with the sound on in the pub.



Join us every Thursday from 4-7:00 for CASK NIGHT where we offer a unique one time only brew in the traditional English style; meet the Brewmaster Iain Hill.



Let our MAGICIAN entertain you Thurs-Sun at your table.



Call to inquire about other upcoming events and specials.
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Special Events & Promotions
Join us every week for our famous PIZZA SUNDAYS where all of our housemade thin crust pizzas (except the Wild Mushroom) are $9 and our sleeves of FRESH BEER are $4.02.



Check out our COLD BEER AND WINE store at 1116 Hamilton St. right behind our restaurant. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
305 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
38%
Very Good
47%
Good
11%
Fair
4%
Poor
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4.1
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We’re traveling all day so we thought this would be a low key first dinner. Excellent food and beers. Would definitely eat there again.

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FE
3.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A good place for a Sunday pizza & beer outing. As a visitor living in Yaletown for a month, I was in the habit of getting my 32oz Growlers filled at the bar with various Core/Seasonal brews for $11 in the beginning. That was UNTIL I found out that this is almost DOUBLE the price that most SMALLER, local Craft Breweries charge (avg. $6.5-7 for 32oz). Unreasonable? Yes. Even if it IS Yaletown. I MAY except it IF the beer was mind blowing. It's not. It is average. FAR better brews in Gastown or Mount Pleasant for almost half the price (and most offer pretty fierce food/pizza now too!)

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Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch menu with lots of great patio seating.

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Cleveland
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were visiting Vancouver from Ohio and felt very welcome. Our server was terrific. It’s a definite must visiting Vancouver !

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BS
3.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Wanted a quick meal before going to concert. Was served very quickly and offered free trolley tickets from the restaurant to Rogers arena.

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Nashville
4.0Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Went on a Sunday night so great $10 pizza deals. Serviced was mixed. Had to ask twice for water and when it arrived we got one glass between four of us. Overall good food, fun place but vague service

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KM
5.0Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A fun brewpub atmosphere with good food, goood beer at great value.

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AB
3.0Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food was really good and we had fun.

I have been to this restaurant previously and was really impressed when they brought out the cake and fired the birthday cannon. I took my nephew for his 21st birthday and was totally disappointed.

The brought out the cake. then the plates and forks. Then they remembered the cannon and fired it from a great distance and did not even come to our table. We were not able to take a picture of it.

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t beat Pizza and Beer Sunday. Best Sunday deal in Yaletown with $5 pints and $10 pizzas. Definitely worth a visit.

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Vancouver
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great service. Good food. Music was a bit loud

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AD
Vancouver
4.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Off to see the Juno’s!

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Vancouver
2.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The service was okay, food was okay. Nothing amazing.

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H
Toronto
5.0Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good selection of food and beverages. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Visited twice this trip and had great meals each time.

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MP
Vancouver
3.0Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Warning ....deep fried pickles are hot !! I burnt my mouth .....

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San Francisco
5.0Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yaletown Brewing Company's Pizza Sunday night was great - $10 pizzas, $5 beer! The pizza + beer were both good, and the place had a nice vibe. Would recommend to a friend!

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Vancouver
5.0Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great for a good get together with friends over beef and food!

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OT
Seattle
5.0Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the salmon chowder. New Mann Alt beer very good as well.

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I had made a reservation and when we arrived, we were greeted and shown to our table (by the window). It was a cold day and the window seats were on the cooler side. The hostess gave us the menus and our server arrived shortly and took our drink orders and a child food order. I had the halibut burger...excellent. The child had chicken fingers, fries, drink (loved the lemon).....also excellent. Another person had the squid....very good, however, it needed a dipping sauce that we requested and received. The last of our group had the fish and chips....not happy with the fish as it was under cooked. The server was told and she immediately took the fish and replaced the order with another fish order which was perfect. We took the trolley to the BC Lions game.....not a great game!! Overall I was happy with our experience...great service!!

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LF
Vancouver
5.0Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant, food and great craft beer, avoids the trend to burgers and pizza only.

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Vancouver
3.0Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The super food salad (kale, qinoia,cranberries) is outstanding and I'd return for that even though it is expensive. However, the server that night totally missed the mark on all fronts, sat for half hour and had to flag him to take our order, no refills on water, he couldn't remember orders, brought wrong beer, didn't check how we were doing. And the total meal was expensive for quantity ordered.

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London
3.0Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food (great salmon), quite noisy but generally relaxed and good atmosphere
Unfortunately the 3 course menu's on the website which lured us to the restaurant in the first place apparently are not available on site, only with advanced booking for larger parties? This is totally unclear on the website (also after rereading we could not find any mention of these terms) - disappointing, please correct this on the website

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Vancouver
5.0Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our group was bigger than initially planned, but the staff at yaletow brewery accommodate us in no time. Pleasant ambient and professional staff.

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

very good food but the music was so loud we were shouting to each other across the table and we weren't even in the bar section

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Vancouver
5.0Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

With tickets to the Piano Guys at the Queen Elizabeth theatre in hand, we had made reservations for dinner but were delayed in traffic. Our server assured us we would still make our concert and did a spectacular job of getting us our meals (and even time for dessert!). The food was so delicious! And the portions were perfect size for us all. We left full and satisfied.

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M
Vancouver
5.0Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Had dinner reservations for my younger cousin's 19th birthday. It was a great experience! The service was great and the drinks were delicious! Thank you for adding the special touch with the confetti and cake. We cannot wait to be back!

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent berr and food but to load music for conversation

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We got a reservation on a busy night (Coldplay concert) and everything went smoothly.
Waitress was excellent and made sure we were looked after and that we wouldn't be late for the concert.
Great selection of food and beverages :)

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very accommodating and wonderful people to have as there was a unforeseen circumstance that they handled brilliantly. I could have not been more happy. My guests were extreamly impressed. The food wonderful and thankfully the music was at a level that made conversation very comfortable. Thank-you. D.

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Calgary
2.0Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I came down with

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had dinner and drinks before a soccer game. Both the service and the food was very good. Nice way to start the evening.

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Hawaii
3.0Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Beer choices were good, and the pizza we shared was tasty. The server we had could have a little more practice at asking if people want a refill. She was very pleasant however and we will definitely come back.

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NP
New York Area
4.0Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our visit - waitstaff was fantastic, food was delicious and the beers were excellent. All around great time!

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k
Vancouver
4.0Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Unfortunately they did not seat us outside as we had requested on OpenTable, but once I complained (politely), they moved us outside. The GF options are minimal.

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome pizza awesome beer, fantastic service, what more can you ask for?

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HF
Western NC
1.0Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The food was very disappointing. It was a waste of time eating there.

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Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Weather helped in that it was a lovely night, very busy during happy hour, service and meal was slow but that was due to the place being packed and the waitress told us ahead of time. Nice spot to people watch as we were on the patio.

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ST
Vancouver
5.0Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Great beer - always! Recommend the Duck pizza. If u r going to Rogers for an event check if they have the Trolly Bus running. Great service :)

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G
Seattle
4.0Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Good food, difficult reservation process. Called up to reserve table because Open table wouldn't take reservations for 8 via mobile, was placed on l-o-n-g hold. After person came back, she eventually told me she could reserve for 8, we should just show up - yeah right, and wait for a long time...been there, done that. So my husband and I both made Open table reservations for 4, no problem. When we got there they had put tables together - no problem, space was fairly empty as it was early for dinner. Confusing why the reservation process was so difficult. Waiter was nice, but slow on the return for 2nd group of beverage orders etc. overall, not best experience, but as always beer and food we're great. If you want our business, both service and food should be.

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. Enjoyable ambiance

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Vancouver
4.0Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Easy. Not pretentious. Good menu, great beer, prices okay for location. Sunday pizza night is a good value.

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