CRAFT Beer Market is a premium casual restaurant located in the historic Salt Building in the heart of Olympic Village. With a focus on using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible, all menu items are handcrafted in house to provide the freshest food possible. With 140 taps, CRAFT is proud to offer Canada’s largest selection of draft beer along with an extensive list of wine, cocktails and spirits.
Housed in the Salt Building which was built in 1930, the restaurant features high ceilings, rustic wood trusses and a vintage feel. The multifaceted venue features floor to ceiling windows and a stunning central island bar on the main level as well as a private dining room and two raised mezzanines. The size and flexibility of the space allows for completely private areas to host events as well as areas that allow guests to enjoy the social atmosphere of CRAFT Beer Market.
Come as you are! The welcoming atmosphere is created by our friendly staff, vintage architectural design, great music and flat screen TV’s. CRAFT Beer Market is the perfect place for brunch, lunch, dinner, to celebrate a special occasion or gather your friends to watch the game.
The CRAFT Story
It all began with a vision from our Owner, PJ L’Heureux. PJ has always had a love for great beer. At the young age of 18, much to his parent’s dismay, he started home brewing. He quickly learned that making beer was not his forte, but serving it was! It was the combination of a trip to Portland (craft beer capital of the U.S.) and his passion for fresh local food, that PJ understood where the restaurant industry had come from and the direction that it was now going. All signs for him pointed to fresh local food and craft beer!
He was inspired to do something no one had done before and came up with the idea for CRAFT Beer Market. A place where you could go and enjoy great fresh food and craft beers from all over the world all under one roof. A year after working on the concept PJ approached his friends Rob Swiderski and John Liwag. The three got together, assembled a great management team and together they came up with one great original idea – CRAFT! Their dream soon became a reality. The doors to the first location opened in June 2011 in Calgary and they haven’t looked back since. Vancouver is the second location and Edmonton is now the third as they opened their doors in December 2013.
But the story doesn’t end there. We’re just at the beginning! Every person that joins our team and every guest that walks through our doors becomes part of the story as we grow and evolve. At CRAFT we strive to be much more than just your average restaurant. We are building a culture and a family and we look forward to sharing our passion for fresh local food and fresh local beer with you!