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Shebeen Whiskey House, Irish Heather and Salt Tasting Room are a classy trio for a pub crawl.
The Irish Heather GastroPub, located on Carrall Street in Gastown, makes a mean Old Fashioned.
A spring sky lights up the terrace around the Shebeen Whiskey House, tucked in behind the Irish Heather in Gastown.
Brooklyn Brewery neon inside the Shebeen—Brooklyn was the sponsor of a recent craft beer crawl that popped in on the Shebeen, Irish Heather and Salt Tasting Room.
The long table at the Irish Heather is the perfect place to bump elbows with the person next to you.
Dinner is served at the Irish Heather—pork shoulder with potato and mustard tarrine, braised savoy cabbage and drippings.
Hungry revellers politely wait for dinner to be served to the entire table before digging in.
Guests sit side-by-side at the 40-foot long communal table that hosts the Irish Heather’s Long Table Series on select nights throughout the year.
View of the Shebeen Whiskey House from inside the Irish Heather.
Nothing keeps a beer crawl in order like a bell to call the crowd to attention.
View from above. The cozy atmosphere makes it impossible not to mingle and meet those seated next to you.
Walk down Blood Alley in Gastown and you will be greeted by this view into the Salt Tasting Room.
The Salt Tasting Room offers artisanal cheese, small-batch cured meats, and a dynamic array of wines, beers and sherries.
Brooklyn Brewery’s Brown Ale and Black Chocolate Stout served at Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s Brooklyn Crawl held recently at the Salt Tasting Room.
On Friday and Saturday nights Salt’s cellar doubles the capacity of the space, while on week nights it is available for private functions.
Salt offers a diverse selection of local and imported cheeses from as close as Salt Spring Island and Agassiz to as far away as London.
Assemble a tasting plate from the chalkboard’s selection of 10 cheeses, 10 meats, and 10 condiments.
Guests wander home down Blood Alley in Gastown after a night full of delicious drinks and nibbles.
During Vancouver Craft Beer Week (May 6-14, 2011) I had the opportunity to join craft beer lovers on the Brooklyn Crawl, an event that was held twice that week by organizers. Not unlike most pub crawls, it was thirst-quenching, social and stumble-worthy.
We started the evening with a social mixer in the private Shebeen Whiskey House, dined at a long table in the Irish Heather (really in the attached neighbouring establishment