10 Best Places to Get a Burger & a Beer in Vancouver, British Columbia
Looking for the best places for a burger and beer in Vancouver? Look no further! Here’s a list of the best places in YVR to grab a pint and a patty, and the best restaurants, pubs, breweries, etc. for burger and beer specials.
By Alex St Cyr on Jul. 26, 2019
Beer and burgers are the perfect combinations for any night out, lunch with friends or as a meal to yourself. With the booming restaurant and bar industry in Vancouver, it might be tough to know where to check out for the best burgers and beer places in the city. Well, there is no better time to hit up your favourite restaurant, bar, brewery… for a pint and a juicy burger!
Here are JustBeer’s top ten favourite spots for a beer and a burger in YVR!
15023 Marine Drive
The 2.0 Burger features a delicious beef patty, onion relish, smoked cheddar and aioli on a potato bun. Uli’s was the recipient of the Vancouver Sun’s “Best Burger” honour in 2019, so it holds a fitting place on top of JustBeer’s list!
Burger & Beer Pairing at Uli’s Restaurant:
We recommend the 2.0 Burger and a crisp and clean beer from Uli’s rotating tap to compliment that delicious smoked cheddar. This is Vancouver’s top-rated burger, so we trust you can enjoy it however you like!
157 Alexander Street
Try the All Natural Beef Burger at Alibi Room! This is the classic burger you’ve been on the hunt for, with only the staples as features: lettuce, tomato and smoked onion mayo with a pickle, fries and slaw on the side.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Alibi Room:
Tofino Brewing Company’s Tuff Session Ale. A hard workin’ beer (or three) for your hard workin’ burger, the All Natural Beef Burger. Take a load off after a hard day with this pairing!
4288 Main Street
Our veggie option of the menu, the Marinated Portobello Burger features a marinated and grilled portobello patty, topped with house-made chipotle mayo, grilled onions, roasted red peppers, house feta and pea pesto on a gluten-free bun! Where are my vegetarians at?
Burger & Beer Pairing for MeeT on Main:
55 Dunlevy Avenue
The Belgard Kitchen’s premium burger features Pemberton Meadows beef, aged white cheddar, caramelized onions, house relish, iceberg lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun. Wowza.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Belgard Kitchen:
Postmark Brewing’s Westerly IPA. A little bit old school, a little bit new school. This IPA is the perfect compliment to The Belgard Burger.
162 Water Street
The Pourhouse Burger showcases dry-aged cache creek beef, aged cheddar, pork belly and a few options to make your burger even better, including fried egg, crispy chicken skin, foie gras or a gluten-free bun.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Pourhouse:
Strange Fellows Brewing’s Popinjay. Match your uniquely made Pourhouse Burger with your uniquely made (soon-to-be) favourite beer.
833 Denman Street
The wild venison burger is stuffed with blue cheese and mushroom, topped with caramelized onion and bacon, and served with Kennebec fries! Whoa.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Buckstop:
Bomber Brewing Park Life Passion Fruit Ale. This is a richly delicious burger, and there’s nothing better to wash it down with than this tart blonde ale.
891 Homer Street
As THE burger on the menu, Per Se does not disappoint and shows off an entree featuring 8oz Blue Goose organic beef, fresh challah bun, melted fontina cheese, truffle aioli and Syrah caramelized onions. Count us in!
Burger & Beer Pairing for Per Se Social Corner:
Okanagan Premium Cider’s Crisp Apple. Kick back in the sun with this mouthwatering burger and a refreshing cider!
217 Carrall Street
If you thought we’d forget about brunch, think again. L’Abbatoir’s breakfast burger hosts aged cheddar, a full hashbrown and fried egg. Please be warned: You may need a nap after this.
Burger & Beer Pairing for L’Abbatoir:
801 West Georgia Street
Sadly only available during lunch service, the Hawksworth Cache Creek Natural Beef Burger boasts applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar and fries on the side. Worth it for a great lunch.
Burger & Beer Pairing for Hawksworth:
33 Acres Brewing Company’s 33 Acres of Ocean. A classic West Coast beer for a classic lunch.
803 Thurlow Street
Is there anything not to like about this burger? House-made guac, hardwood-smoked bacon, Swiss, onion, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo… and in some bottom-less fries and you’ll be full for a week!
Burger & Beer Pairing for Red Robin:
Blue Moon Beer Shake. It’s beer vs milkshake, only they’ve combined! The ultimate diner experience and only available at Red Robin!
If you’re not down with the beer shake, we recommend a good ol’ malty and sweet beer to complement this burger.
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