Chill Winston

3 Alexander Street
Tel: 604-288-9575

Home to one of the best patio views of Gastown, Chill Winston serves up a handful of local craft beer on tap. A local favourite is 311 Helles Lager by Coal Harbour Brewing Company brewed in the tradition of Helles style of Munich Germany, and Seedspitter by Parallel 49 in East Vancouver, a Belgian style Witbier with a watermelon kick.

Take a look at their drink menu.

Cork & Fin

221 Carrall Street
Tel: 604-569-2215


Serving some of Vancouver’s best seafood dishes in an elegant setting, Cork & Fin has a solid craft beer selection from Victoria and Vancouver-based breweries. A popular choice is Victorious Weizenbock by Moon Under Water, a German-fusion craft beer from British Columbia with Canadian wheat, German Munich, and chocolate malt.

Metropole Pub

320 Abbott Street
Tel: 604-408-5822


Tucked away on Abbott Street between West Hastings and Cordova, The Metropole Pub carries draft beers from local breweries Driftwood and Whistler Brewery. Try out the Whistler Brewery’s Power Mountain Lager and Whiskey Jack Pale Ale, a well-rounded choice that’s dry hopped with English Kent hops from a dark-amber recipe.

Nicli Antica Pizzeria

62 E Cordova Street
Tel: 604-669-6985


Nicli Antica Pizzeria carries a variety of bottled and draft craft beer from local breweries including Driftwood, and Howe Sound from Squamish, BC. Howe Sound’s Nut Brown Ale, made from 100% barley, hops, water and yeast – the perfect choice for washing down a delicious plate of Neapolitan pizza.

Take a peek at their drink menu.

Six Acres

203 Carrall Street
Tel: 604-488-0110


Six Acres, the king of beer, is one place you can count on for local craft beer.  Six Acres rotates a handful of craft beer on tap from local breweries including Central City, Phillips Brewery, Parallel 49, Howe Sound, and awarding-winning microbrewery R&B. For a light, refreshing cold one try R&B’s Cream Ale made with a slight nutty flavor.

Check here for their full beer menu.

The Flying Pig

102 Water St.
Tel: 604-559-7968


Serving up mom-and-pop food in an open concept kitchen space, The Flying Pig has a humble variety of craft beers on tap including a house lager and our favourite the Blood Alley by Russell Brewery brewed in Surrey, BC, with rich, roasted malt flavours finished off with subtleties of caramel. 

The Irish Heather

210 Carrall Street
Tel: 604-688-9779


A Gastown institution and best place to wind down Irish gastropub style, The Irish Heather has a substantial list of whiskey and beer, including a solid selection of local craft on tap from Driftwood, Russell Brewery, and East Vancouver microbrewery R&B. Try R&B’s Red Devil Cask Ale, a mixture of 2-Row and C-75 malts with hoppy floral aroma and sweet malty taste.

Take a gander at their extensive drink menu.

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova Street
Tel: 604-559-8999


Tuc Craft Ktichen carries a handful of craft beer on tap from Storm Brewery and Howe Sound in their comfortable yet soulful setting. For a cold one all the way from Squamish, try The Devils Elbow by Howe Sound made from bittered ale, dry-hopped and brewed using English and North American barley and hops. 

Here’s to the seven spots in our list of Top 14 Places for Local Craft Beer in Gastown. Part 2 of our list will be published on next week!

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