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“The IPA is worth the trip”

Central City Brewing Co.
Ranked #128 of 833 Restaurants in Surrey
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Whalley
Cross street: City Parkway
Transit: Surrey Central Sky train and Bus Station
Description: With Brewmaster, Gary Lohin and his passion and knowledge for the art of craft beer, Central City Brewing Co is recognized as the 'Best Brewery' in Canada. (Canadian Brewing Awards, 2010) Pair the beer with Chef Carl Swatsky's devotion for using local and fresh ingredients and you'll find that we provide you with a dining experience unlike any other. In the heart of Surrey's Central City, this is The Place to have a beer, watch the game and enjoy some dinner with friends and family in a warm, inviting atmosphere!
Richmond Hill, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“The IPA is worth the trip”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

We have been patronizing this establishment since day 1 - everytime we come west every other year. The beers are fabulous, especially if one is into Hops. I am. Service has always been very friendly and accommodating. On this lunch visit, I was craving a grilled salmon (this is BC) sandwich which wasn't on the menu. "No problem" said our waitress...and it was great. My wife had a West Coast Salad, a pile of mixed greens with a slab of grilled salmon on top. Good stuff. Yes, they do have the usual pub grub, but it is definitely a cut above what I have usually had in most pubs, and better than several "gastropubs" we have visited.

The atmosphere is slick and inviting. No loud pounding music, comfy seating, and civilized clientele whenever we've visited.

But it's not the food that gets the rating. Red Racer IPA...on tap...enough said.

  • Visited July 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Below average food and beverages”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Been here twice. Wont go again. Home brew beer has the same nasty aftertaste as other Micro wanna be brewers. Makes people feel special that they don't drink main stream beers, but other than that they are very unremarkable.
Food menu is glorified Pub fair. Not many main courses. If you want wings and burgers with beer that tastes like everyone else who does not want to taste like everyone else, then give it a shot.
If you want a good selection of mains, prepared well, then go somewhere else. The food here is unmemorable. Except when it is bad. That is why I remember it.

Layout is good. Too bad the food and beverages don't match it.
Very clean. Cavernous feeling. Staff were friendly and inviting. Service was just OK. No effort to address deficiencies.

Left a bad taste in my mouth...like their beer does.

There are so many other good places to eat, there is no need to waste you time stopping here. Way better Pubs with better food and beer. Way better Restaurants with better main selections.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Leavethesn0wbehind
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Cortlandt Manor
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395 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the IPA at CCBC”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Have dined at CCBC for lunch many times. Enjoyed the IPA.

For simple lunch and good value, spinich salad with shrimp is always good.

Friendly staff, and always very accomodative of our groups of 10 and 12

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank AisleSeat01
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Surrey, Canada
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“The Best Beer Paired with Great Food”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Don't drink there IPA you will get addicted and now I can't drink lager beer, it taste's terrible.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Peter M
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Niagara falls
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent Sandwiches - Great Lunch Location”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

During a work related expedition with several colleagues, we cam across Central City Brewing and decided to stop in for lunch.

The restaurant was very clean, and service was quick.. Many "BBQ" style options for sandwiches were on the menu, and we each ordered something different. All of us were impressed with the food (and the quantity!) and enjoyed our meals

I would return if in the area for lunch again.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank NFTravller1
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