Sunday, March 27, 2011

Steamworks Brewing Company- Gastown

Steamworks is located in Gastown a quick walk from the Waterfront Skytrain station. The location is absolutely awesome and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. My girlfriend, C.O.W, Robout, and myself were there last night to get some food and drinks before going to the Blarney Stone.

I have been here many times and it is one of my favorite places to grab a drink. I first went with my girlfriend and we both ordered the beer samplers, which consisted of 8 of their most popular beers (one of them being the seasonal one) .They are considered a microbrewery, meaning they brew their own beer. The have the big kegs down in the basement, which is my favorite place to dine/drink.

Yam Fries

Well tonight I decided to go with my old stand by. I ordered a Pint of their seasonal beer, which was a
Hefeweizen and their Yam Fries.


The yam fries, like always were awesome. They make a balsamic vinegar reduction and drizzle it over them. The fries themself are crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside.
I really like the Hefeweizen as well. I've had it once before here in September. I assume they make it differently because it's supposed to be one of their limited seasonal beers but i had it in March and September.
We shared the Calamari which I had never had here before/


At first bite I thought that there was too much salt on them. That didn't stop me from eating them though. The calamari as nice and tender. I didn't try any of the tatzsiki so I have no opinion on that. I don't normally order calamari but since it was being shared I thought why not.
C.O.W ordered the Prawn Linguine, my girlfriend got a small Cesar salad and Robout got the House Salad. I didn't bother taking pictures of the salads but I snapped a quick pic of the Prawn Linguine.

Prawn Linguine

C.O.W was kind enough to offer me a bit of the Linguine so I could give my opinion. I did not take a prawn however because that would just be rude. I thought the pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce was very good. The prices are a bit high for the regular menu items so I usually don't have big meals here. I like the bar food so I just stuck with my Yam Fries. We also shared a picture of White Wine Sangria which was the drink special for Saturday.
Steamworks is a great place for drinks and at night it is a great place to go with your friends. You can get a great view of Canada Place and watch the seabus go back and forth if you're lucky.

I am looking forward to when they start making their Raspberry Frambrozen and Sour Cherry Ale in the next couple months.

Steamworks website
Steamworks Brewing Company on Urbanspoon


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  2. I always thought this place was more drinks oriented but the food actually looks pretty good!

  3. that's my motive when I usually go there..drinks drinks drinks!
    I would say the yam fries are a must try, and if you drink beer or have a friend who drinks beer get the sampler it's not on the menu



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