Alibi Room

Top choice pub in Gastown & Chinatown

Vancouver's best craft-beer tavern pours an intriguing roster of 50-plus drafts, many from celebrated BC breweries including Townsite, Dageraad and Strange Fellows. Hipsters and veteran ale fans alike love the 'frat bat' of four samples: choose your own or ask to be surprised. Check the board for new guest casks and stick around for a gastropub dinner at one of the chatty long tables.

Food-wise, the crispy pork belly 'samwich' is a firm favorite but weekend brunch is also recommended (arrive early). There's a slender patio for alfresco summer quaffing, and the cavelike downstairs area is ideal for rainy-day hunkering. Also ask about Brassneck, Alibi's affiliated and arguably even more popular microbrewery location on Main St.