Nanaimo’s original craft brewery and one of BC’s most welcoming brewpubs.
The Longwood Brewpub has anchored the Longwood Station plaza in the north end of Nanaimo since 1999. It has a family-friendly restaurant upstairs and a pub downstairs, with a big fieldstone fireplace to warm a body up on a cold, wet Vancouver Island winter day. The bar has four English-style draught engines serving cellar-conditioned beer to go along with excellent food from the kitchen.
The growler movement in BC started at the Longwood Brewpub. Although the half-gallon, take-away jugs did not become ubiquitous in British Columbia until 2012 or so, Longwood was the brewery that first suggested the concept to the liquor board.