I went out for after work drinks with a friend on a cold evening in January. So cold and icy in fact that I ditched my car at home, was picked up so I didn’t have to worry about how much I would imbibe for the evening. I craved some beer, but didn’t feel like choosing one of the “same old” locations. Lucky for me, he recommended a new beer restaurant that I had never heard of. Located in an area that may make some a bit uneasy, I was happy that there was plenty of parking on the street out front.
With a healthy beer list, I struggled to choose. I started with a beer cocktail which turned out to more appropriate for a for a hot summer’s day than the cold evening that it was.
From my advance research, I’d heard that Bitter served British pub fare-esque food, which seemed like it might be comforting on that cold winter’s eve. We ordered in waves since we didn’t know how big the portions would be and how much the beer itself would fill us up.
I enjoyed Bitter, but more because of the beer than the food. I’ll be back because I think their beer selection is really good, and as weak as I thought some of the dishes were, the menu was still stronger than Biercraft, (Stellas) and with a hipper vibe.
Bitter – 16 West Hastings St @Carrall, Vancouver