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Granville Island Brewing

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Granville Island & Fairview
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Address: 1441 Cartwright St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3R7, Canada
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+1 604-687-2739
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tours of Canada's first modern microbrewery last about a half hour and...

Tours of Canada's first modern microbrewery last about a half hour and include a souvenir glass and a taste of four brews. Kids are welcome; they get a taste of root beer. COST: C$8.75. July and Aug., Sun.-Wed. 10-7, Thurs.-Sat. 10-8; Sept.-June, daily 10-7; call for tour times.

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Good Enough For the Non-Beer Drinkers

Though it is geared toward those with an interest in beer, what you will find on the limited menu is very good. If you’re not a beer drinker and want a wide selection of food... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2016
Richard E
Hilliard, Ohio
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I don't drink a lot of beer and even I recognized the good quality of this brewery. I had the sampler of pale ales. Food was very good, try the tacos! We also had the charcuterie platter.

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Georgetown, Canada
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Reviewed May 30, 2016

We took in the brewery tour and it is worth it. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We sampled some beer following the tour with explanations of the brewing process of those beers tasted. Definitely worth the price of admission. The place was packed for lunch and the food looked good, unfortunately we ate before getting there for the... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2016

Though it is geared toward those with an interest in beer, what you will find on the limited menu is very good. If you’re not a beer drinker and want a wide selection of food options, you may want to try someplace else.

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Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Our brewery tour was very rushed and unprofessional, lasted only 15 minutes. Would not recommend. The brewery itself is very small and was not operational during the tour. Most of their beer is actually brewed offsite by Molson.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Right in the middle of Granville Island, beer lovers will like this place. They had 10 different beers available, all brewed on the premises. We had samples of all 10. The raspberry beers was superb and not sweet. The good beer is backed up by a good variety of light meals, so it's a great location for lunch. The place... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Don't ask me why I went back here after the lousy experience last year. I guess I thought it was a bad day they were having, when it took over twenty minutes to get served with a beer last summer. Now I know that every day is a bad day, the table was so sticky that when you put your... More 

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Reviewed May 10, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing beer while visiting Granville Island. Locally made and very tasty! Definitely worth a visit when on Granville Island. The food looked good too, but we were only wanting to enjoy a beer while taking a break from walking around.

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I'm an avid beer drinker and lover of the crafts, Granville is definitely in my top tier breweries. Despite its size, I find their beer everywhere! They definitely produce some of the best tasting craft beers on the market and he atmosphere within the brewery is amazing. Did a taste test of all the Granville beers and wasn't disappointed at... More 

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Reviewed May 2, 2016

If you're a fan of beer than this is a great spot. We waited in line for a while on a sunny Saturday but it was worth the wait. The servers were helpful and knew the product and menu very well. Great to taste a few varieties.

Thank Stephanie C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Perfect place to stop before heading back to the USA. Our Server was excellent (hipster eyeglasses, blonde hair, groovin' bangs!). Very helpful and knowledgable about the beers. Her enthusiasm was contagious. We had noticed a few times on different menus during our stay "Poutine" she educated us and we decided to give it a try with our flight of beers!... More 

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Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out, Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios, hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all offer a plethora of activities and entertainment options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.
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