Howe Sound Inn and Brewing company brews quality, craft beer with a pub attached.
After being at Brohm Lake just past Squamish, we decided a burger and beer was in order so we headed over to Howe Sound Brew Pub. I have tried several of their beers and will often buy the 1 litre bottles you see floating around the liquor stores. They have a nice variety of Howe Sound beers on tap: I tried the pilsner and a hemp ale. To go with the beer, I kept it simple and had a Howe Sound burger which was pretty good. It had a giant, juicy patty and the bun was toasted and crispy. Overall I enjoyed sitting on the patio, drinking great beer and eating decent food. I will return when I am in the area.
We arrived at the Howe Sound Brew Pub around 6pm on a Wednesday to find the Pub fairly busy which we took for a good sign.
Our server was somewhat slow and unable to articulate their selection of beer so that we could make a selection equal to our preference. The murky lager that eventually arrived was no where near what we expected.
I ordered the bbq beef brisket sandwich. The bride ordered a pulled pork sandwich. My brisket sandwich was so heavily laden with 1" wide strips of uncooked fat it was disgusting. The bride's pulled pork sandwich was nothing but a soggy mess. The fries however for both meals were done nicely.
There are better places to dine in Squamish and this one you should take a pass on.
We've been to the Howe Sound Brew Pub quite a few times, and have always been impressed by the food and the service. This time, though, not so much.
We went around 3pm on a Sunday for some lunch on the way back from Squamish. After waiting for about 15 minutes for acknowledgement from the waitstaff, we ordered. We'd noticed a prime rib dinner special, and after asking two servers if it was available- and being assured that it was- two folks at the table did so. And were notified shortly thereafter that the special wasn't available until after 4.30. So, new orders were made.
One of my dining companions ordered a potpie with the daily soup. While the potpie was inoffensively bland, the soup tasted like microwaved cheese whiz. The salad we'd ordered- with dressing on the side- came fully soaked in supersweet vinagrette. The Sea-toSky burger was ok, but the server forgot the requested mustard and the sweet potato fries were ice cold. My friend sent his soup back and received fries instead, which were apparently awesome, but he was still charged for the soup upgrade.
Our drinks weren't refilled the entire time we were there- almost 1.5 hours- and we had to flag our server down incredibly enthusiastically to get any service at all.
With any luck, this has just been a bad day for the folks at the eatery. We'll try it again, and hope it's better next time.
Have been to the brewpub many times over the years, and sometimes service and food was mixed. Last few times over the winter the beers and food have been fantastic. Some of the best pizzas I have found anywhere and their beers these days are phenomenal. Took some home from their fridge as well! Great experience with servers too who set up a brewery tour, and explained all the beers. Now one of my favorite pubs anywhere!
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