Best spots to grab a beer on Commercial Drive in Vancouver

Whoever named it Commercial Drive might’ve had the right idea at the time, but this main shopping thoroughfare has morphed into a beer drinker’s paradise deserving of a new title. Hops Avenue? Barleymalt Way? Bet you can come up with more.

St Augustine's Crafts Brew House

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2360 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B7

A craft brew house and kitchen, this Vancouver institution has over 60 taps, many of which feature Vancouver microbreweries. St. Augustine’s prides itself on serving only the best independent brews made to the highest standards, using top quality raw materials. Come to watch the game on HDTVs and dig into a menu that includes heaping, beer-absorbing portions of pizza, fries, wings and fried chicken.

Biercraft Tap & Tapas

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1191 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X3

This spot, owned by two veterans of the hospitality industry, has been serving delicious Belgian and craft beers to locals and beer enthusiasts for many years. It’s renowned for its savvy selection of imported and local brews, combined with a food menu that far surpasses standard bar fare. The taps feature a dozen or more Belgian and French brands alongside the best from local B.C. brewers.

Charlatan

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1447 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X8

One of Vancouver’s best gastropubs, this Commercial Drive hot spot has 15 local beers and 12 imports on offer, enough to please anyone’s taste. Enjoy your pint on the sprawling 80-seat patio or retreat indoors to the cozy downstairs bar. The menu includes all your favourite delicious comfort foods, including Sunday pot roast dinner and chicken pot pie.

The Storm Crow Tavern

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1305 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X5

The stomping grounds of many Vancouver gamers and sci-fi fans, this tavern promises an always unique and eccentric night out. There’s a huge selection of microbrews and snacks and the atmosphere is always fun. Classic sci-fi – not sports – plays on the TV screens, or you can dip into the collection of board games and settle in for an evening of gleefully sinister fun.

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