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A beer drinker's guide to Vancouver's best brunches

DH Vancouver Staff Aug 27, 2015 9:46 am

Sparkling Mimosas and fiery Caesars aren’t the only alcoholic beverages that taste good with brunch. Beer pairs so well with many salty and savoury dishes, so it shouldn’t really be a surprise that a stack of eateries in Vancouver are offering a range of quality beers and delicious brunch fare together.

Whether you like a Pale Ale, a Pilsner, or a Lager, here’s our list of brunch places that beer drinkers will love.

33 Acres Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of 33 Acres

Photo courtesy of 33 Acres Brewing Company

Whether you’re after a quick, casual bite or a lingering brunch beer fest, be sure to set aside some time one weekend to enjoy brunch at 33 Acres, where a pleasurable eating and drinking experience is most certainly guaranteed. Sip on a range of house brewed beers, including 33 Acres of Ocean, 33 Acres of Sunshine, 33 Acres of Euphoria, and 33 Acres of Blonde, while digging into tasty beer waffles.

Address: 15 West 8th Avenue
Phone: 604-620-4589

Craft Beer Market

Photo courtesy of Craft Beer Market

Photo courtesy of Craft Beer Market

Come the weekend, beer o’clock at Craft Beer Market begins early. So early in fact, patrons can grab their first beer at 10 a.m., along with an order of Eggs Benny. In addition to a list of brunch-time essentials, Craft Beer Market (located in the historic Salt Building in Olympic Village) also serves a variety of draft brews on tap, a whopping 140 as a matter of fact.

Address: Salt Building, 85 West 1st Avenue
Phone: 604-709-2337

Belgard Kitchen & Postmark Brewery

Belgard Kitchen-Braised-Short-Ribs-Postmark

Photo courtesy of Belgard Kitchen

Not only does weekend brunch at Belgard Kitchen, in Railtown ensure a tempting array of delicious casual brunch fare, it also offers diners the chance to order a variety of libations from Postmark Brewery, who just so happen to share the Settlement Building space (along with Vancouver Urban Winery). Enjoy brunch burgers, breakfast wraps, and maple bourbon pork belly, as well as a range of quality craft beer, including Pilsners, Blondes, Dry Irish Stouts, Pale Ales, and IPAs.

Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue
Phone: 604-699-1989


The Oakwood Canadian Bistro


Photo courtesy of The Oakwood

Diners who frequent Kitsilano’s Oakwood Canadian Bistro for weekend brunch not only have the choice between a variety of mid-morning cocktails but also a great selection of B.C. craft beers on tap, including 33 Acres, Postmark Brewery and others, as well as a great selection of both domestic and imported bottles.

Address: 2741 West 4th Avenue
Phone: 604-558-1965

Tap & Barrel

Flatbread pizza with pulled pork belly and soft eggs (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Flatbread pizza with pulled pork belly and soft eggs (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Tap & Barrel is known for their progressive beer program and tasty comfort food, therefore it should come as no surprise that this contemporary pub delivers a boozy weekend brunch (at all three of their locations). Working alongside local B.C. breweries, Tap & Barrel has created a range of custom small-batch beer, which are exclusively available on tap. Pair one of these craft beers with Tap & Barrel’s brunch plates, and you have got yourself a winning combination.


Portland Craft

Craft beer aficionados and brunch enthusiasts alike will appreciate Portland Craft’s weekend brunch service. Pairing locally-sourced, comforting brunch fare (pork belly hash, sausage and grits, and a frittata filled with market greens), with unique, top quality craft beers from the Northwest, Portland Craft delivers a casual and tasty weekend dining experience.

Address: 3835 Main Street
Phone: 604-569-2494


It’s no secret that the BierCraft restaurants offer a great selection of Belgian and craft beers, over 120 in fact, but they also prepare a regionally-inspired menu both day and night. While the brunch list differs slightly at each location (three in total), patrons can expect to see appetizing egg dishes, breakfast sandwiches, and fresh locally-sourced mussels.


The Whip

Located on East 6th Avenue (near Main), The Whip is a great place to enjoy a spot of brunch as well as a well-deserved pint. With a varied selection of brunch-time essentials, including bacon and eggs, eggs benny, and a breakfast wrap, in addition to a range of local draught beers (from Mount Pleasant, East Van, Victoria and a little further afield) The Whip is destined to please your palate.

Address: 209 East 6th Avenue
Phone: 604-874-4687

The Alibi Room

Suitably laid-back, the Alibi Room, located on Alexander Street, promises diners cold beer and delicious brunch plates. The “modern tavern” has 50 taps of local and imported craft beer, and a menu that ensures local, free-run, ocean-friendly, and naturally-raised produce. Brunch options include a toasted breakfast sandwich, Huevos Rancheros, scrambled eggs and a variety of Eggs Benny plates.

Address: 157 Alexander Street
Phone: 604-623-3383

St. Augustine’s

When it comes to beer St. Augustines, located on The Drive, offers visitors a myriad of options, which include Pale Ales, IPAs, Brown, Amber and Cream Ales, Lagers, Pilsners, Stouts, Wheat Beers, and more. Many of the beers a sourced from local microbreweries and pair incredibly well with the meals offered at weekend brunch, like breakfast poutine, breakfast pizza, beef short rib hash, pulled pork Eggs Benedict, and more.

Address: 2360 Commercial Drive
Phone: 604-569-1911

Colony Bar

For those in search of a late-morning meal and the perfect craft beer, look no further than Colony Bar on Main Street. Comfortable and casual, Colony Bar offers patrons eighteen draft beer taps, including six local rotating taps, in addition to an enticing weekend brunch list comprising of familiar favourites, like buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, a bacon and egg burger, and a pulled pork brunch skillet.

Address: 2904 Main Street
Phone: 604-565-6246

DH Vancouver Staff
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