Yaletown & Granville Island drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Distillery in Yaletown & Granville Island

Liberty Distillery

Gaze through internal windows at the shiny, steampunk-like booze-making equipment when you visit this handsome saloon-like tasting room. It's not all about looks, though. During happy hour (Monday to Thursday, 3pm t…
Brewery in Yaletown & Granville Island

Yaletown Brewing Company

There's a brick-lined, tavernesque brewpub, complete with beer keg light fittings, on one side plus a giant dining room with Yaletown's largest patio on the other. Both serve this long-established brewery's own-made…
Juice Bar in Yaletown & Granville Island

Juice Truck Cafe

Graduating from the food truck menagerie that began hitting the streets of Vancouver a few years back, this welcoming storefront incarnation is a magnet for local juice and smoothie fans. There's a massive range of …
Pub in Yaletown & Granville Island

Granville Island Brewing Taproom

You can sample the company's main beers in this often busy pub-style room, although most are now made in a far larger out-of-town facility. Of these, Cypress Honey Lager, Lions Winter Ale and False Creek Raspberry A…
Bar in Yaletown & Granville Island

Dockside Brewing Company

Often overshadowed by the other brewers in town (being stuck on the quiet end of Granville Island doesn't help), Dockside's beers are made on-site and include the crisp, nicely malted Cartwright Pale Ale. Sup on the…
Brewery in Yaletown & Granville Island

Artisan Sake Maker

Using locally grown rice, this tiny craft sake producer (the first of its kind in Canada) should be on everyone's Granville Island to-do list. Twinkle-eyed sake maker Masa Shiroki creates tempting tipples; you can d…
Coffee in Yaletown & Granville Island

Matchstick

Tucked into the bottom of a shimmering glass condo building, this cool coffee-shop oasis combines a communal table and wood-block perches with houseplant-heavy bookcases tastefully arrayed with vintage vinyl and wel…
Coffee in Yaletown & Granville Island

Small Victory

The kind of austere, granite-countered coffee shop you might not feel cool enough to enter (or maybe that's just us), Small Victory is a favorite daytime hangout for hip Yaletowners. Sip your perfect cappuccino and …
Craft Beer in Yaletown & Granville Island

Red Racer Taphouse

The tavern-like downtown satellite of celebrated BC brewery Central City combines a pub-grub menu with 40 taps of own-made beers as well as choice ales from other top BC beermakers. Best Central City brews to try? R…
Coffee in Yaletown & Granville Island

Caffe Artigiano

One of Vancouver's most popular local coffee chains serves up arguably Yaletown's best java. Tucked into a corner of the Opus Hotel building, this chatty spot takes pride in its drinks; go for a latte and the barist…