Yaletown Brewing Company

Brewery in Yaletown & Granville Island

There's a brick-lined brewpub on one side and a giant dining room on the other. Both serve pints of beer made on-site, but the restaurant adds a long menu of comfort foods. Check to see if there's an unusual small-batch beer on offer and, if there isn't, instead hit one of the mainstays: Brick & Beam IPA is recommended.

If you really want to try something out of the ordinary, ask about the eye-popping Oud Bruin sour beer. It's guaranteed to put hairs on your chest, but only if you finish it. In summer, the patio is a popular perch, but in winter a game of pool in the back of the bar is recommended. Happy hour is 3pm to 6pm Sunday to Thursday, which means $5 beer specials in the pub-side of the business. Beer fans should also drop by at 4pm Thursdays for cask night.