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Beer Heaven and Burger Glory on Beatty Street
The search for Vancouver’s best beer, burgers and BBQ leads locals to Central City’s new Downtown location
November 19, 2015
You likely know Central City Brewers + Distillers for their popular Red Racer beer, two Canadian Brewery of the Year awards or recent B.C. Craft Beer medals. This July they added convenient, quality eats to their long list of accolades with a new restaurant in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.
Central City’s beloved Build Your Own Burger menu—borrowed from their sister pub in Surrey—forms the basis of the Central City on Beatty Street establishment with an unparalleled list of burger toppings ranging from classics like tomato and onion to more eccentric options like bacon jam and brisket.
Central City is proud to claim ultimate burger glory, but Executive Chef Carl Sawatsky’s vision for high quality dining doesn’t end there. Sawatsky also pays homage to Central City on Beatty Street’s iconic predecessor, Dix BBQ, with pulled pork and brisket smokehouse plates. Whether it’s for BBQ or burgers, Central City sources only the freshest produce to keep the food as flavourful as possible.
Central City on Beatty Street’s large communal tables inspire a casual, social atmosphere and plans are in the works for growler fills down the road. “We offer comfort food in a friendly and laid back setting featuring a menu with something to satisfy everyone’s culinary tastes,” tells Sawatsky. Of course, beer will always remain a priority. “We’re excited to add a downtown Vancouver presence so we can offer a one-of-a-kind casual dining experience, our award-winning craft beers as well as from other great craft brewers, to beer fans living and working in the city” says Darryll Frost, President and Founder of Central City Brewers + Distillers.
Their Happy Hour menu features daily Red Racer specials, but the restaurant—which has forty craft beers on tap—also pours sour beers and guest drafts from local brewers like Parallel 49, Powell St., Yellow Dog and Howe Sound, all selected by reputed Brewmaster Gary Lohin.
Whether you’re looking to quench your thirst before the big game, dig into some Southern-style comfort food, or create the world’s craziest burger combo, be sure to stop by Central City on Beatty Street.