Vancouver on the Cheap: Parallel 49 Brewing Tasting Room

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If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled “cheap” and the other labeled “awesome”, the middle point where they cross over could be labeled “Vancouver on the Cheap”. In other words, this is a weekly series on things to do and places to go in Vancouver that fall into that magical category of being both cheap and awesome.

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Local breweries and tasting rooms have become standard fare in Vancouver, and Parallel 49 was the first in the city. A little out of the way, it’s 100% worth the trek. Head out and not only will you get a truly down-home, neighbourhood bar experience, but some of the cheapest beer in town. In fact, it is verified from the establishment that they are selling at BC minimum prices, so if you find a cheaper drink, well, pass that cash under the table. Get a tasting flight for only $4 and a sleeve for $3 of some of Vancouver’s finest craft beer. The one catch is if you have one of their old cask brews, then you add $0.75 per taster. They open 12pm-11pm daily, but weekends there’s a significant after work crowd (they actually have a door man to keep things at capacity), so get their early or get there late to enjoy yourself a well-priced brew.

No complaints with this $4 tasting flight.
No complaints with this $4 tasting flight.

Parallel 49 Brewing
1950 Triumph St (at Victoria)

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