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.

Fun Fact

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.


Accessibility & Inclusion

  • Baby change table (gender neutral washroom)
  • Gender neutral washrooms
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Beer Service

  • Cask Beer
    Cask-conditioned beer regularly available
  • Growler Fills
  • Keg Sales/Rentals
    Keg Rentals and Sales
  • Non Alcoholic Beer Available
    This brewery stocks it but doesn't make it.
  • Retail
    Cans and/or bottles available for purchase
  • Single-Batch/Pilot Brews


  • Bike Racks
  • Family Friendly
    you can bring the kids
  • Has Tours
    offers guided tours of their facility
  • Merchandise
    shirts, hats available for sale
  • Patio
  • Patio - covered/heated

Food Service

  • Brewpub or Restaurant
    expect tables, chairs, menus and meal options
  • Gluten-Friendly Options

What Else?

  • Cider
  • Cocktails
  • Spirits
  • Wine

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