So Steel & Oak doesn’t have an outdoor patio. I wanted to put one on the roof but our landlord said no. I wanted to put one in the parking lot but the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch said no. I wanted to put one under the overpass but the City said no.
However, I have good news for S&O sun seekers this summer in New West! We will be a part of 3 massive patios (one possibly the biggest in BC but don’t do too much digging on that).
First up is this Saturday at The Paddlewheeler Pub! Our friends down the boardwalk are having a party this weekend with lots of beers from yours truly. The sun should be shining and we’ll be bringing some special brews to help kickoff patio season in New West. The Paddlewheeler will have a fresh sheet just for Saturday so come down, have a couple beers, and try some new eats from this New Westminster staple.
Second is Music By The River. It takes place every Thursday in July at Westminster Pier Park and the best part… the City has decided to license the ENTIRE PARK!!!! This means that you can bring the family down for a picnic, play some volleyball or bocce, buy a Steel & Oak beer or glass of Pacific Breeze wine and enjoy some live buskers and DJs from 5-8pm.
Music By The River is a pilot project put on by the City of New Westminster, The Arts Council of New West, and City to Suburb Realty. Please head down, drink responsibly, and help make this a success. Wouldn’t it be rad if Pier Park was a venue where you could hang out with friends or family and have an adult beverage anytime of the year? How civil!
And the third outdoor patio for Steel & Oak this summer is Fridays on Front! This kicks off July 7th and is every Friday until August 25th on the brand new Front St!
The street will be closed to traffic from 5-8pm on Fridays so that you can walk like a boss down the middle of Front St. enjoying local artisan vendors, live music on the Arts Council Stage, crafts for the kiddos, food from a rotating cast of Food Trucks and of course beer from your favourite New West brewery 😉
Steel & Oak will be pouring out of Vancouver’s first bar truck, The Vagabond Event Bar. This means you’ll be able to get craft beer and a selection of wine from a rad little converted trailer. And just like Music By The River, the WHOLE STREET IS LICENSED!!!! So you will be able to do some window shopping and wander without worrying about the in and out privileges of a traditional beer garden.
So although that rooftop patio may be something that I dream about during my limited amount of sleep at night, at least you’ll be able to enjoy the sun and have a craft beer this summer in New West.