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
The Park Pub at English Bay is located at The Best Western Sands Hotel. It is newly renovated of what used to be Checkers. In the summer time, it is a busy place packed full of tourists and locals needing a beer cool down.
Your choice of any two of the following favorites: park sliders & chips, button ribs, Carolina sliders & chips, taco trio, butter chicken flatbread, Napoli flatbread, chicken tenders, lettuce wraps, deep fried pickles, wings, crab cakes, spinach & artichoke dip, park bruschetta, calamari, mac n cheese, house made onion rings. With the exception of nachos and The Park Platter.
Wings $10: choose from the following flavors. Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce, hot, honey garlic, teriyaki, salt & pepper. We ordered honey garlic and the wing was juicy and was meaty.
Calamari $10: Deep fried squid was slightly on the greasy side, but it was tender. Coated in buttermilk.
Craft Beer Flights 5.75: Try four 4 oz glasses of your choice of craft beer of over 20 selections. This is such a good deal! I love having a selection to sample a few different beers that I would not normally order.
- Stella Artois Belgian Lager – Belgium 5% ABV
- Whistler Bear Paw Honey Lager – Whistler, BC 5% ABV
- Rolling Rock Extra Pale Lager – St. Louis, USA 4.5% ABV
- Howe Sound Devil’s Elbow IPA – Squamish, BC 6% ABV
- Phillips Blue Buck Pale Ale – Victoria, BC 5% ABV
- Russell Cream Ale – Surrey, BC 5% ABV
- Mill Street Vanilla Porter – Ontario 5% ABV
- Phillips Longboat Chocolate Porter, Victoria, BC 5.2% ABV
We really enjoyed the chocolate richness of Phillips Longboat Chocolate Porter, I think I would stock up over the weekend.
The SocialShopper offered is such a great deal! We think we will get another just to keep around for those nights we just feel like some wings and beer! If you haven’t purchased it yet, you can get $16 for Two Shared Appetizers for 2 People, Plus Two Craft Beer Flights at The Park Pub at English Bay (Value up to $38) HERE.
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The Park Pub at English Bay at The Best Western Sands Hotel
Cuisine: Pub Food, Bar
Monday 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Tuesday 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Wednesday 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Thursday 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Friday 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Saturday 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Sunday 7:30 am – 2:00 am
*Open until 2:00AM every day
1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2K6
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Iconic restaurants and colonial buildings which are also made infamous from TVB dramas.
It was packed everywhere and we settled for The Boathouse. The Boathouse Hong Kong in Stanley, is really not the same as The BoatHouse Restaurant in Vancouver. This Boathouse is dated and a tad run down. It is located beside the Pickled Pelican, which usually is jammed action packed. Deeply disappointed.
It needs a paint job and a face lift. The table clothes were dirty and had crumbs and stains. The tables were sticky. Services were slow and spotty. Why we stayed for bit really fathoms me. I think it was because we were so tired and thirsty.
A beer is a bear and there is not complaints here… or so you think. An ice cold glass would be much appreciated as opposed to the warm sleeve. For crying out loud the heat was sweltering about 30C and I can’t even enjoy a decent Tsing Tao in a Carlsberg glass.
Seafood Chowder: A salty mess with no seafood in sight.
I would have preferred to have squatted at Si Yik Cafe 泗益赤柱.
88 Stanley Main St
Stanley, Hong Kong
Phone+852 2813 4467
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Hoegaarden Witbier (Bel’gium) light and smooth refresher / St. Ambroise Stout (Que’bec) dark, rich & creamy bitter full bodied
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So we caved and ordered more…
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Six Acres Gastown Pub
Mon 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 12:30 am
Sat 11:30 am – 12:30 am
Sun 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
203 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2
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