Mount Pleasant Street Party Beer Gardens

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Beer Gardens are and always have been a huge part of VMF. Yes, we love gathering people together into a 14 block span to celebrate and take part in the arts, but adding tasty beers to the mix just makes it that much better. This year we’re bringing you FOUR all ages family friendly/dog friendly Beer Gardens to hang out in with a drink in hand all while taking in the surrounding live music, painting, markets, and interactive fun. Here is a breakdown of all you need to know in each one.

Grolsch UNPOPPED Music Lounge

Where: Main and Broadway

When: 12PM - 7PM

Grolsch has an impressive history behind their brewing, so naturally they’ll be providing a Beer Garden of great caliber. Their UNPOPPED Music Lounge is all ages, family friendly is located conveniently central in the festival, making it impossible for you to not walk by it, so you may as well go in it! Live painting and a Music Lounge presented by AIR MILES® Stage Pass featuring local BC talent will be active all day so there is literally no time that wouldn’t be a good time to be at the Grolsch UNPOPPED Music Lounge.

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Granville Island Brewing

Where: Main and 12th

When: 12PM - 7PM

Owners of Canada’s first microbrewery in 1984, Granville Island Brewing has been doing it right for over 100 years. They well deserve their own Beer Garden and they’re making sure it’s going to be a prime spot to hang out at VMF. This all ages, family friendly space will be transformed into a backyard feel with live music at the Main Stage presented by AIR MILES® Stage Pass from 1PM - 6PM. Enjoy spaces to lounge and a cold brew in hand has you take in the energy and excitement from the day’s events.

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Collective Arts Brewing

Where: Porte Living Lot (33 East 8th Avenue)

When: 12PM - 8PM

First of all, if you don’t know Collective Arts Brewing, well, you should. “Collective Arts Brewing is a grassroots craft brewery that aims to fuse the creativity of craft beer with the inspired talents of emerging artists and musicians.” Each one of their beer cans and labels feature limited-edition works of art while simultaneously making sure the beverage inside is as diverse and creative as the artists they profile.

In their Beer Garden you’ll find DJ’s, an interactive wall display, keg painting, a delicious food truck, and tables for kids to colour. Just around the corner in the adjoining lot will be the Art Breakers Art Market where Vancouver illustrators will be selling their work. Wander in with a craft beer in hand and take a stroll through the vendor area, you may like something enough to bring it home! Walk a little farther down the alley and you’ll find Bone Squad Bicycles!

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Main Alley VCBW Beer Garden presented by Westbank

Where: Main Alley

When: 12PM - 8PM

Beer connoisseurs rejoice! We’ve got the perfect Garden for you. The first Vancouver Craft Beer Week started by hosting about 100 beer aficionados and 15 breweries. Over the past 9 years, it has evolved from Canada’s first-ever craft beer week into a multi award-winning cultural engine that showcases music, food, art, and craft beer at events across the city. We brought in VCBW for their expertise in curating top craft breweries from the Vancouver area. With 25+ breweries to choose from you should probably plan accordingly to get the most out of their garden.

David Vertesi