The Atmosphere: The atmosphere was reminiscent of a 1950s New York City basement meets abandoned factory; cozy leather couches, exposed wooden ceilings, wooden tables (our table was literally an old wooden antique door), and old brick walls. Complete with a fireplace, numerous fully stocked bookshelves, and views of the mountains and railway. It’s the perfect setting to match the ambiance of Gastown; the cobblestones outside and the dusty brick interiors of Steamworks mirror each other almost perfectly. Steamworks itself is quite large, and extremely convenient, being just steps from the Waterfront skytrain station. It also has a pay-parking lot, which is also quite large.
I had a pint of their oatmeal stout (5% – 30 IBU) and my cohorts had pints of Pale Ale (5.2% – 35 IBU) and Jasmine IPA (6.5% IBU). I’ve also had their Jamacian Yellowbird Fishbowl ($15.99) (literally a fishbowl) and highly recommend it to share.
In the past I’ve had their Brewhouse Angus Burger ($15.49) and gluten-free gorgonzola pizza ($15.49) and they were both pretty awesome.
To Try Next Time:
Beer soup ($6.49) and roasted blueberry-maple chicken ($21.99), which is an oven-roasted half chicken with sun-dried blueberry maple glaze. Served with mashed potatoes and asparagus.
Two bars, private rooms, tons of restaurant seating, patio, and lots of separate booths for bar seating.
Lots of seating, bar, two pool tables, fireplace, private rooms, big beautiful bathrooms, and kitchen.