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Granville Island Brewing

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Granville Island & Fairview
As featured in Three days in Vancouver
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Address: 1441 Cartwright St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R7, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 604-687-2739
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

Tours of Canada's first modern microbrewery last about a half hour and...

Tours of Canada's first modern microbrewery last about a half hour and include a souvenir glass and a taste of four brews. Kids are welcome; they get a taste of root beer. COST: C$8.75. July and Aug., Sun.-Wed. 10-7, Thurs.-Sat. 10-8; Sept.-June, daily 10-7; call for tour times.

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Small, Noisy, But Reasonable Beer

As a craft beer aficionado, we were spending the day on Granville Island, so had to stop in for a couple of refreshments. While they were one of BC's first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a craft beer aficionado, we were spending the day on Granville Island, so had to stop in for a couple of refreshments. While they were one of BC's first craft/micro-breweries, they are now owned by Molson/Coors, with most product made elsewhere. However, they still make some brews on site. The tasting room is small and rather spartan. On entry... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited outside for opening on Sunday April 16th. Asked to sit at window table , waitress said no and put us in the back. 30 seconds later another couple was put there, when there was still and empty table. Was planning on spending 80 bucks there like last time. You have lost a lifetime customer due to this.

Thank blakeh1313
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Granville Island public market area- nice place to stop and get a beer tasting in. Small location with few seats, so not ideal for large groups or families with young children. Enjoyed the poutine!

Thank Helen J
Airlie Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great selection of local beers either by the pint, or 4 beer flights for sampling. Excellent table service so you don't even have to get up and go to the bar! We had a loaded putine with pulled pork too which was fantastic ... great way to spend a cold & rainy afternoon

Thank Rolland_Buttar
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a variety. The flight of 10 beers is definitely the way to go. The winter beer is fantastic. The german lager was my second favorite.

Thank t s
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Granville Island Brewing is a must do for any beer lover visiting Vancouver. You can try up to ten different local beers, most of them are brewed by the Granville Island Brewing Company, some of the beers are average like IPA's and Pale Ales others have twists like being infused with banana or toffee. The food is also fantastic at... More 

Thank Corby T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

What better place for a brewery than a popular tourist attraction! We had a sample of 4 beers before settling on the maple and lions ale! Absolutely delicious beer! No televisions to enjoy sports so it's all conversations! Excellent servers and highly recommend to any beer aficionado!

Thank Will G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited Granville Island Brewing Company for lunch on a busy Sunday. Tables are long and shared with others. It was a happy and loud place. There are tours available for those inclined. We started with a taster round ($7) and settled for a sleeve of Honey Lager (5.50) which was enjoyed. We also ordered the taco appetizer which included... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Saw this when planning our holiday in Vancouver. Had to go there when at the island. It was the only decent place I found on the island. They had a great bar and eatery area. I tried some taster size glasses of beer and loved the maple cream beer. Would love to have the boys there for a Friday session... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Went here with some friends to check out Granville. The market was good and visiting the Brewery for a beer tasting experience made it fantastic. Try put their porter - it's marvellous!

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One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out, Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios, hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all offer a plethora of activities and entertainment options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.
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