Steel Toad Brewery & Dining Hall Vancouver is located on 97 East 2nd Avenue between Ontario and Quebec. It is located near Earnest Ice Cream, Craft Beer and Tap and Barrel.
The space is transformed from the hertiage Opsal Steel Building dated back 1918. The name Steel Toad itself references the “steal toads” workers (members/crew of a steel plant).
The interior of Steel Toad itself is massive: stainless steel of the modern brewing equipment contrasts with the wooden building. Two stories and plenty of bar space.
We came here one Sunday after service before taking a stroll around False Creek. The prices looked reasonable and had a good selection.
Calabrese Salami 14: 12″ thin crust pizza with olives, red onions and charred red peppers. Nothing special about this pizza.
Lamb Burger 15: piccalilly, harissa aioli and sesame bun. Locus on Main has a far better lamb burger than Steal Toad. This burger was sloppy and flavors were non-cohesive.
Overall experience was underwhelming and disappointing. Food took a long time to arrive despite a near empty restaurant. Service was lackluster.
It’s a shame given the beautiful space. Given such fierce competition of restaurants and pubs near Olympic Village / False Creek, Steal Toad will really need to put on their game face.
Steal Toad could be a great spot for a beer. They do have a good selection at reasonable prices. After all, a beer is a beer.
Steel Toad Brewery
Cuisine: Brewery, Pub, Burgers
Mon 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Tue 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Sun 10:00 am – 1:00 am
97 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1B3
Brown’s Social House Port Moody is a chain restaurants similar to Earls and Joey. Brown’s Social House menu offers upscale pub food like burgers, pizza. It has some healthier options like rice bowls, sushi and salads. The Port Moody location has a pretty nice garden patio space. It is perfect for the late brunch on a Sunday. Brunch menu is available Saturday, Sunday and Holiday from 10am to 2pm.
Corned Beef hash 12.25: two poached eggs, corned beef, red peppers + onions, salsa, hollandaise, breakfast potatoes. Relish and tomato sauce adds great acidity and cuts the rich creamy soft poached egg.
Ultimate Chicken Club Burger 15.75: onion ring, bacon, havarti, bbq sauce is juicy and moist. The batter is light and bacon is crispy. Substitute coleslaw for fries if you are looking to add some creamy and crunchy texture.
Brown’s Social House is great place to watch the hockey game!
215 Newport Dr, Port Moody, BC V3H 5C9
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1165 Mainland St Vancouver, BC V6B 5P2
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