At Bitter, we want you to join us on a journey to a time when Vancouver had a bustling beer culture. Before Prohibition shut down the taps, the local breweries were countless. Delicious ales, lagers and bitters poured free. A golden era in history, before the rise of the beer monopoly, when brewers made the beer they wanted to make, not the beer they had to make.
We are located at 16 W Hastings Street near the corner of Hastings and Carrall in Gastown.
If you're not familiar with Gastown (or if you're a visitor to Vancouver), you can get directions to our location from Google Maps.
We pay respect to our drink of choice by offering you eight rotating taps coming to us from the best BC craft brewers, with occasional imported offerings. Our selection is balanced with a large collection of bottled options from all over the world.
Pair your favourite beer with one of our takes on quintessential bar fare. From scotch eggs to pretzels to nibble on or sausage and house sauerkraut for a full meal, we've got that grumble in your brew filled belly covered.
Sean Heather’s new Bitter Tasting Room pays homage to craft beer with eight rotating taps and beer flights that encourage tastings. It also features a rather humble bar snack: hard-boiled eggs. The cage-free, organic eggs are prepared three ways: devilled, pickled, and as Scotch eggs. While you may be familiar with the first, the pickled eggs are delightfully mild—think of them as tarragon-infused and they sound more appetizing. Wrapped in housemade garlic sausage, rolled in bread crumbs, and deep-fried, the Scotch version are the size of dinosaur eggs and about as hearty. Give ’em a try.
- Carolyn Ali (Straight.com)
Bitter Tasting Room
16 w Hastings, Gastown
Vancouver, BC, Canada