Satisfy Your Thirst & Your Appetite with Beer & Bites in Vancouver

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The city’s craft beer scene has really exploded over the last decade, with consumer interest and sales burgeoning as well. According to the Government of B.C., approximately 80% of the province’s breweries are smaller scale, with many of them located in Vancouver.

Vancouver has numerous establishments where you can sample their in-house beer, as well as the plethora of others produced locally. These establishments also serve scrumptious bites that have elevated our conception of food for pairing with beer. During the pandemic, delivery and takeout options have expanded, making these establishments one-stop destinations for both good beer and great eating. Beer enthusiasts definitely have an abundance of options.

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Satisfy Your Thirst & Your Appetite with Beer & Bites in Vancouver

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Yaletown

Welcome to beautiful Yaletown! (Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic)

Yaletown was once the Western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway, though more recent renovations date back to 1986 when Vancouver hosted the World’s Fair (also known as Expo ’86). Since then, the waterfront along the north side of False Creek and the warehouse district adjoining it have evolved into one of Vancouver’s most chic neighbourhoods. Here, you’ll find residential and business lofts, sidewalk cafés, trendy restaurants and cocktail bars, boutique shopping and leafy parks – and lots of cute dogs!

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Yaletown

An Insider’s Guide to Yaletown

Yaletown’s beauty is more than skin deep.

Vancouver’s neighbourhoods are like a tight group of friends – they each have distinctive personalities, yet a cohesive vibe ties them all together. Gastown is hip and trendy with an old soul; Kitsilano active, bubbly and health-conscious; East Vancouver artsy, rowdy and never afraid to shake things up. And Yaletown would be stylish, serene and focused on living her best life. Of course, people are filled with hidden layers, and neighbourhods are, too. Let’s have a latte with Yaletown and get to know her better – you might be surprised. Continue reading:
An Insider’s Guide to Yaletown

Taste of Yaletown 2014 fortified with beer and spirits

Trout scaloppine at La Pentola della Quercia in Yaletown. Photo from the Opus Hotel's website.

Trout scaloppine at La Pentola della Quercia in Yaletown. Photo from the Opus Hotel’s website.

While you’ll have to wait until January to experience the city-wide Dine Out Vancouver Festival, this month’s Taste of Yaletown takes a bite out of dining scene with a focus on one neighbourhood.

The Yaletown festival runs from October 16 to 30 and highlights 25 restaurants in the upscale False Creek area. While reservations aren’t necessary at some places, they are highly recommended at others, so the sooner you solidify your plans the better.

Although fixed-price menus of $25, $35, and $45 make up the festival’s foundation, there’s a lot of flexibility within them. Restaurants don’t necessarily follow the appetizer-main course-dessert format: they’re free to create any food and drink combo, or customize the experience with a special event. This is great for people who, for example, don’t really do dessert or are looking for a lighter lunch rather than a formal dinner.

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Taste of Yaletown 2014 fortified with beer and spirits

The Craft Distillery Craze Comes to Vancouver

Long Table Distillery

It was the Pacific Northwest that put craft beer on the map, with cities like Portland pioneering artisanal suds. Now Vancouver is leading the way in another craft renaissance, this time in distillery.

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The Craft Distillery Craze Comes to Vancouver