Hey folks, friends old & new. Thanks for visiting The Magnet website. We wanted to share that we are not quite ready to open yet. It’s been a tough road so far, so many ups & downs. For all of us. We just want to wait until things are a little more stable, because to be frank, if we need to shut down again, we’re afraid we may not make it back. Our small crew has been rocked. Ours is an experience that does not translate to a to-go box or to a three or four table patio for that matter. Back in 2018, we chose this building with beautiful old bones because we want to welcome you inside. We curated a menu & experience based on a communal feeling. We’re trying to find the best way to bring that feeling back. And we WILL be back. We just want to come back the best version of ourselves. We want you to remember why you were really starting to love being here as much as we loved having you here. Thank you for keeping a little space for us somewhere in your big ‘ol beer drinking, pie munchin hearts. We’re looking forward to winning you over again one table at a time…soon.

The Magnet is a friendly spot for food, beer and the occasional stiff drink. We’re located at 309 West Pender in Vancouver BC.

Questions asked frequently:

Do you sell beer, wine, cider & cocktails to go now?

YES! As you may or may not know, the Magnet is the younger sibling of one of Vancouver’s favourite brewery’s, BRASSNECK. And if you’re familiar with the brewery you will probably also know that they are a small neighbourhood outfit with very limited distribution, especially in cans.

Well, going forward we’ll be operating as some what of an “Outpost” for Brassneck’s entire selection of canned beers. Everything will be available to go at the Magnet.

We’re also planning to do some creatively curated mixed 4 packs featuring awesome beers from our incredible BC brewery friends & peers, as well as re-packaged natural wine, cider & cocktails to go.

Are you closed holidays?


Do you take reservations?

We take one or two resos per night between 4-6:30pm. We leave the rest of the seats open for walk-ins. (email info@themagnet.ca)

Do you have a maximum group size?

We’ve reconfigured the seating & tables to make things a little more cosy around here so that you & your bubble can enjoy your evening safely without feeling encroached upon. It’s a little different to the way things were before, but it feels nice.

Whilst we’re certainly set up for smaller groups these days we can take walk in groups & reservations of up to six people. (It’s very important to note that six is without exception the largest group size we can accommodate).

Why can’t I find the phone number on the website?

Well, truth be told, we sorta kinda don’t have one. Please don’t hate us. If you can’t find the info you’re looking for here, please fire off an email, we’re usually pretty prompt with our replies.

What’s your like, fooood concept???

Well, no concept. Just good grub with an understated complexity that goes particularly well with beer. Everything is prepared from scratch using seasonal ingredients. Since re-opening in September we’ve made the switch to focusing on our more casual menu items & we’ve put together a pretty bad ass sandwich selection. We’ll be backing that up with some of our signature terrines, pates, pies & creative specials as we get back into the swing of things.

Do you just have beer to drink?

Nope. Whilst we certainly hang our hat on our beer selection, we have some excellent non beer options.

Such as..?

Well, we have some fantastic cocktails on tap crafted and kegged for us by our friends Resurrection and Odd Society Spirits, two excellent Vancouver based distilleries. We wanted you to have delicious cocktails made by serious professionals served to you quickly. We pour over a big cube and garnish at the bar, the finesse work has already been done at the source so you don’t have to wait whilst we shake, stir and you know, kinda faff about like those fancy bartenders you see out there in the world.

Okay, what else?

Well, we got some BC Natural Wines on tap, Dickies Ginger on tap and a schwack of rifs on the Mule we make here.

“Natural Wine”? Sounds a bit like hipster jiggery pokery to me. What’s the deal?

Well, the wineries typically use handpicked grapes grown by independent producers on small scale organic and/or biodynamic vineyards. They are usually unfiltered, unfined and often spontaneously fermented and sulphite free. Usually accompanied with a very on point Instagram account.  So, yeah a wee bit hipsterified but more importantly, delicious.