Mega-Pub Alert: Vancouver’s Olympic Village Now Boasts “Most Taps in Canada”

Photo credit: afagen | Flickr

Photo credit: afagen | Flickr

Remember the days when you were lucky to find much more than Kokanee and Canadian on tap?

With the rise of craft brewing, Vancouverites have gotten used to choosing from dozens of local and international draft beers at bars and pubs around town.  And Olympic Village on False Creek has been a big beneficiary of this sudsy surplus.

In the summer of 2012, Tap and Barrel, a 12,000-square-foot restaurant with dozens of craft beers on tap opened up right on the waterfront.  Two levels of patios overlooking False Creek and downtown Vancouver offer a great vantage point for sipping some of the best local brews that British Columbia has to offer.

Meanwhile, Olympic Village’s Legacy Liquor Store, the largest private liquor store in the entire province, offers an astounding selection of craft beer from Vancouver, across Canada and around the world.  Whole walls of shelving and refrigerator cases are dedicated to housing exotic brews virtually impossible to find elsewhere.

Now comes news of even more hoppy splendour in the Village.   Continue reading:
Mega-Pub Alert: Vancouver’s Olympic Village Now Boasts “Most Taps in Canada”

Is Olympic Village the Hottest New Neighbourhood in Vancouver?

Tap & Barrel in Olympic Village. Photo credit: Canadian Veggie | Flickr

It’s been more than two years since I first wrote about the Village on False Creek – the brand new neighbourhood created from the 2010 Olympic Village.  And for much of that time, the much-hyped Village was pretty much a ghost town.

After the athletes moved out, few new tenants moved into all those gleaming new condo towers.  The original site developer went into receivership.  The thriving community promised in all of the real estate brochures never materialized.

But you just knew it was a matter of time.  How could a waterfront community situated a stone’s throw from downtown Vancouver not take off?

Well, I think it’s now safe to say that the Village on False Creek has officially turned a corner.  It could just be the hottest new neighbourhood in the city.   Here’s why.  Continue reading:
Is Olympic Village the Hottest New Neighbourhood in Vancouver?

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