After nearly two years of renovations and legal hoop-jumping, Stanley Park Brewing Co. will finally be opening its flagship brewpub and restaurant later this month in the historic former Fish House Restaurant in its namesake park in Vancouver.
The 10,600 sq ft. space celebrates the history of the park by incorporating park-inspired elements into the design, including an impressive 32-foot-long log bar in the lounge, “representing the surrounding nature and a twig wall that draws inspiration from the aesthetic of the original Stanley Park gate,” according to the brewery’s press release.
The brewery will feature 140 indoor seats, a 50-seat outdoor deck and a 40-seat patio. The bar’s 16 taps will feature small batch beers made on the 500-litre on-site brewhouse by brewmaster Thom Riley, formerly of Steamworks and Bomber Brewing, as well as Stanley Park Brewing’s core lineup.
“We are thrilled to be introducing our new restaurant and brewpub into Stanley Park,” says Stanley Park Brewing GM Doug Devlin. “Our concept celebrates the spirit of the park and will offer with high-quality good food and beverage options. We’re hoping that’ll allow us to attract new visitors to the park, all while being consistent with the integrity and lifestyle of the park and the historic landmark.”
Food operation at the restaurant and brewpub will be handled by the Joseph Richard Group, which operates 11 pubs and restaurants in Metro Vancouver.
The new brewery will also have a retail store for beer and merchandise, as well as private function space available for rent for corporate and private events.
Stanley Park Brewing Co., which is owned by Labatt Brewing (which is in turn owned by massive global beverage juggernaut AB InBev) will continue to produce its packaged products at Labatt’s Turning Point Brewery in Delta.