Sip n’ Snack – Drink Tour
New Westminster is one of the most underrated cities to explore in the Greater Vancouver Area. With a mix of old and new, you're sure to find your new favourite spot to relax with friends while gazing at the Fraser River.
Keep reading to learn some of New Westminster’s best food and drink spots for you to try this summer!
Browns Social House
Browns is always a great option if you're wanting a fun environment that will satisfy everyone’s cravings, whether you're wanting sushi, salad, or delicious pub food. We highly recommend trying some of their many cocktails or something from the margarita bar!
Their happy hour runs from 3-6pm and 9pm-close every day, so there's never a bad time to stop by and check it out.
The Browns in New Westminster is located right in the Brewery District at 296 E Columbia St, this spot is open till 11 pm daily.
Visit their website for more details.
Sapperton District Taphouse
The Sapperton District Taphouse is the place to go if you're a beer-lover! This is one of our favourite spots because they have lots of local beer options and revolving taps, so you can always try something new. They also have a great menu full of artisan pizzas, four different poutines, brisket mac n' cheese, and more!
If you're looking for something fun to do in the Sapperton area, check out the Taphouse on Tuesdays for their weekly trivia night! Call in directly to get any Covid-19 related updates on this event.
Located at 421 E Columbia St and open till midnight daily.
Steel and Oak Brewing
Steel and Oak Brewing is a great place to stop by for a cold beer and a beautiful patio in New Westminster. Their current line-up has lots of delicious ales and IPAs for you to choose from! Whether you're drinking from the tap or picking up some cans to go - you're certainly in the right place to get some great local beer. Dog friendly too!
Located at 1319 3rd Avenue in New Westminster till around 9 pm daily.
Another Beer Co.
Another Beer Co. (ABC) is a New West based brewery specializing in 'rad beer for rad people.' Try some of their current summer flavours such as the "Why not - Kiwi Sour" and "Intolerant - Blueberry Milkshake IPA."
Normally ABC has an amazing tasting room, however, due to Covid-19 they have closed it until health authorities say it's safe to do so. For now, stop by and pick-up some amazing brews to-go, or order online and have it delivered straight to your door!
Located at #11-30 Capilano Way in New Westminster, and open till 9 pm daily.
Union Jack Public House
The Union Jack Public House has a reputation of being one of the best pubs in New West! This is the perfect place to come and catch up with friends on any occasion. Their menu offers a wide variety of foods and their drink selection can help set the mood whether you're wanting a wine night or something more along the line of drop shots.
If you're looking for something fun to do on Sunday and Monday nights, the Union Jack Public House has just started doing Karaoke nights again! Stop by from 8-11:30pm to sing your heart out and try some of their daily drink specials.
Located at 525 7th St in New Westminster and open until 12 am or 1 am daily.
The Terminal Pub
The Terminal Pub is well-known in New Westminster for many reasons! The first is it has a great selection of beers on tap and a range of wine and other cocktails. The second is that the food is delicious. Enjoy a modern twist on all the classic pub foods you love, like Brussel Sprouts & Pancetta, Pulled Pork Yorkies, and a flatbread selection while spending time with friends.
Also - make sure to try one of their "ale-tails," which is a beer mixed with a cider. This adds a fun, fruity, and refreshing twist to a typical beer.
Located at 115 12th St and are open late daily.
Piva Modern Italian
If you're hoping to treat yourself to a much-deserved meal out, then Piva is the place to go! They have a wide selection of delicious foods from fresh pizza to amazing meats and cheeses and a vegetarian menu. We'd recommend pairing your meal with one of their signature cocktails. One of our favourites is the Piva Diva, which has St. Germain, Mionetto prosecco, elderflower syrup, lemon.
Piva Modern Italian is sure to be the perfect spot every-time. It is located at 787 Columbia St and open Wednesday to Sunday till 10 pm.
Visit their website for more information.
The Spud Shack Fry Co.
Poutine, fries, fish n' chips, sandwiches, the famous "Effin' Good Burger," and of course, lots of beer! What else could you want? This is your next stop of a comfort food fix with friends. Whether you're starting the night or ending it, you're sure to leave smiling and full.
The Spud Shack is located at 352-800 Carnarvon St in New Westminster. They're open from 1-8 pm daily.
Do you want a quick culinary trip to Mexico that's relaxing and fun? Then El Santo is the sip n' snack spot for you. Enjoy a vibrant and modern environment, while you sip on one of their many varieties of Margaritas or maybe even a Paloma.
We recommend trying a few different drinks, because they're all delicious and unique! El Santo is located at 680 Columbia St and open till around 9 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
Frankie G's Boiler-House Pub
Frankie has a beautiful patio, which makes it the perfect place to soak in the sun while treating yourself with fantastic pub-food such as chorizo poutine, truffle fries, and steak-bites, or a chimichurri chicken caesar salad, and sipping on a drink. They have a great selection of local craft beers and ciders, or a variety of wines and cocktails for you to choose from.
They are located at 305 Ewen Ave in New Westminster and are open between 12 am and 1 am daily.