Vancouver for Beer-Lovers

Vancouver, British Columbia, isn’t quite known as a beer city. Most beer lovers first think to head to Portland or Denver to get their brew fix. But among other things – international cuisine, a melting pot culture, outdoor adventure and oh, that gorgeous scenery – Vancouver actually offers a thriving beer scene. Vancouver brewpubs run the gamut – from the touristy taproom at Granville Island Brewing to trendy Yaletown brewing – but the beer at each is top notch.

In addition to the local brewpub and breweries that make their own, there are several beer bars offering an extensive selection of beers from around the world. Whether you prefer Belgian beers, good ‘ole American brews or more exotic options, chances are you’ll find it at one of these bars, bistros and taverns. Check out Chambar for a wide selection of Belgian beers, or try the rock bar Morissey for local craft beers and eclectic music. Mobile apps for Vancouver can even help you find the perfect beer bar for your tastes.

One of the best parts of drinking in Vancouver is that you don’t have to worry much about getting the dreaded beer gut. Before indulging in  a few cold ones, you can work off the calories in any number of ways. Plan a day trip to Whistler, ski or snowshoe around Grouse Mountain, or just spend an afternoon exploring the city by foot.

Ready to get your drink on? Check out cheap flights to Vancouver and start saving your liver. You’ve got a lot of drinking to do.

Photo by:   craigemorsels