Vancouver’s best tap rooms

Why try one brewery’s beer, when you can try a few? Sip your way through the city at some of these popular tap rooms. These spots are excellent for sampling local B.C. craft beer. Best of all, some offer great patio seating and delicious food menus! [Photo by Suzanne Rushton]

Tap & Barrel

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1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1

Tap & Barrel offers one of the largest selections of B.C. products exclusively on tap. Their beer flights are seasonally inspired and they work with local breweries to offer exclusive small-batch products. There’s always something for everybody. Plus their food menu is pretty extensive, so you if you get the munchies, you are in good hands!

Biercraft Tap & Tapas

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1191 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X3

With three locations across Vancouver, you are never too far from enjoying plenty of yummy tapas, paired with a good quality Belgian or German beer. If you prefer local craft beers, chances are BierCraft carries your local favourite too.

St Augustine's Crafts Brew House

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2360 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B7

If you like a good spot to catch the game with your buddies while enjoying a couple beers, look no further. This casual tavern offers over 60 types of beers from the U.S., B.C. and Canada. Beer flights are $8 for four 6 oz. tasters. If you like to do your homework: they have a live beer menu on their website, which tells you exactly how much of a certain brew is left (so you will never be disappointed).

Alibi Room

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157 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B8

This modern pub for craft beers and local eats is located on Alexander Street in Gastown. The Alibi Room has a lengthy beer list and yummy food menu. Share a charcuterie plate or order one of their creative sandwiches. It is a lively spot for a social gathering.

Devil's Elbow Ale & Smoke House

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562 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3

The Devil’s Elbow is a fun, lively spot to catch up with friends, listen to music, nosh on good food and have a delicious pint or two. Conveniently located just a short walk from Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

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