This is a big, open-spaced place. Noisy/lively. Great ambience-- stone walls and floor, long tables, etc. A pretty cool mix of casual and fancy.
The read deal here is the food and beer pairings, and the staggeringly deep beer list. They have a small but excellent menu-- everything from basic Italian hors d'ouevres to platters to a superb elk stew-- and the servers know their stuff. There are probably fifty beers on tap-- no bottles-- from all over the world. Belgium, Oregon, Quebec, B.C., Germany and California are all represented. This is also the only place where you can get superb Steamworks beer (brewed by Conrad Gmoser) outside of Steamworks.
What sets this place apart is the owners' idea that beer-and-food pairings can be as sophisticated, yummy, whatever, as food&wine pairings. The servers know their beer list, and will make excellent recomendations. Where else are you going to find Deschutes' Inversion on tap in Canada, and have it served with,say, curried chicken? Weird..and awesome. Go, and try a beer you've never had!
For beer lovers, this is the best place in Vancouver (with Steamworks a close second), and it's a great dining experience for anyone.