CRAFT BEER ATLAS // Possibly the Best Place to Drink Craft Beer in Downtown Vancouver

Image courtesy The Magnet

Scout’s alphabetical Craft Beer Atlas of Vancouver was designed to grow with our brewing scene, so from time to time – like right now – we add new entries.

Launched in the Spring of 2019, The Magnet quickly emerged as a reliable place to acquaint oneself with the freshest pleasures of British Columbian craft beer. It is located at 309 West Pender Street (just west of Victory Square) in a heritage, brick-walled space designed by local firm Simcic + Uhrich and made especially colourful by the artwork of Perrin Grauer (not to mention some tight branding from Post Projects). The 90-seat, counter-service operation is owned by the same folks behind Gastown’s popular Alibi Room and Mt. Pleasant’s trailblazing Brassneck Brewery, so they know a thing or three about making quality beers, pulling variety from taps and dishing out good food for the thirsty.

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There are 2 comments

  1. Sorry, Magnet is too noisy, though I appreciate that they do small pours from special bottles.

  2. Yes. This is one thing that Magnet, Brassneck and Alibi Room all share in common, very poor acoustics. Although I chalk this up primarily to all of these venues being in extremely ancient buildings – I think they combined aged of all three venues is close to 300 years old.

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