Portside is the latest undertaking by entrepreneur Mark Brand, owner of Save On Meats. Originally from the east coast, Brand grew up with a strong pub culture which he feels is lacking in Vancouver. Portside will be the friendliest pub in Vancouver, where anyone and everyone feels at home. 24 craft beers will pump through 48 taps split over three floors. The beers will range from locally sourced favourites including the lager and IPA from Victoria based Phillips Brewery, as well as international brews like the Belgium Palm Amber Ale, Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel, and Delirium Tremens.
The new 300-seat beer salon, The Portside, will be located at 7 Alexander Street.