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Chill Winston

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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3 Alexander St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B2, Canada
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Aldridge, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in on my sons recommendation after he'd been here in the summer. None of us were really hungry so we decided on a few drinks. After looking at the menu and seeing the food coming out we decided to move to a table and have something light. We had a meat and cheese board platter which was to... More 

Thank Lee L
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located in the heart of Gastown, Chill Winston would be a likely choice for any passerby or tourist. The thing is, that is all you're coming for. They have probably the biggest patio in the area, big whoop. The menu is both odd in terms of selection and well over-priced for the portion sizes and inconsistent quality. Drinks? Yah... More 

Thank MCHood
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours outside on a sunny afternoon watching the world go buy drinking their beer samplers and it was excellent, great service and a through knowledge of their beers, you can sit and people watch and there are all sorts that pass by

Thank DougManchester
North Chicago, Illinois
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155 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside but the weather changed quickly and we had to move inside-we were back by the cooking station at first but once a table opened they allowed us to move to another table-we orders appetizers and all were great along with the service. The decor is cool-urban flavor with couch seating as well as highboys. We enjoyed this... More 

Thank Beenaroundtheworld2
Orange, Texas
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is expensive and not worth the money. The menu is weird. I ordered a bison burger and it was burnt. Terrible food. I do have to say though that I waitress was nice and provided good service. It is in the Gastown district.

Thank LTay1234
London, United Kingdom
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472 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the welcome - the lovely waitress was so nice and very helpful with drink selection and food. Loved the dimmed lounge atmosphere of the room and the music was just at the right level. Great Bisson burger was just enough. Good happy hour beer and one selected by the waitress was great and not too heavy. Great people watching... More 

Thank goodguyjas
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened on this corner bar in the sun wandering through trendy Gastown. Service, awesome, as they say here. Food superb, just the grilled octopus salad sharing plate and the sharing hummus and tapenade. Delicious all round. However, it was the extra mile our server went. Recommending a non alcoholic mohito and his favourite Italian for this evening near where... More 

Thank velvethaggis
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We finally got to visit Gastown where Vancouver began. Chill Winston was recommended by some friends and it was well worth the visit sitting at the heart of the old town. Friendly and accommodating staff for us and our 16-month old daughter. Delicious bar food and cocktails, great setting sitting outside watching the buzzy Gastown go by. Expect to spend... More 

Thank Jackwilko
Dehradun, India
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Great place for family and friends for drinks if you get to sit out side. The Gas town is fantastic place and this restaurant is so very well placed that you will enjoy your drink a lot. The snacks are good. The place has positive and happening energy. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Venudhingra
North Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Good location, atmosphere and decor. The design concept of the washroom is cool. The room can accommodate large groups. Downside is the food - prices are high, the menu is lacking and overall the food just isn't that great. Has potential.

Thank mvici

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Bar, Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Alexander St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: 16042889575

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.
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