The Hastings Warehouse: $4.95 for All Food on the Menu

Diana Chan November 21, 2012 Gastown, Late Night, Pub/Bar, Two Beakers

The Hastings Warehouse has ALL their food for $4.95. Drink are of course more costly than $4.95. This place is always packed and you will always see groups of people drinking. Even though it is on Hastings, it’s not sketchy at all.

They have 9 different draft beers on tap.

Bottle of Sapporo was about $6 or $7 so that was way more expensive than the food here.

Potato Skins have marbled cheese and bacon on top with a side of sour cream. I expected the size to be small since the prices are so low. It’s nothing amazing.

Poutine has cheese curds and gravy on top of fries. It’s very small as well and not super impressive.

Quinoa Salad was surprisingly pretty good here. There are lots of greens, avocados, apple slices, cranberries, and other items in it. If you’re health conscious, definitely order this since it might be one of the healthier items on the menu.

Mac and Cheese is very small and not that substantial if you want to be full.

Baja Fish Tacos comes with 2 tacos. The pieces of fish were very tiny! Go to Kirby’s review to see what she thought.

Spaghetti in tomato sauce was not a bad option. It has a good amount of spaghetti for $4.95.

Beef Dip comes with au jus and a small bucket of fries. This is one of the more filling dishes that’s on the menu. The au jus has a very asian flavour to it since they added ginger to it.

The filling is a mixture of fried onions and shredded beef.

The Works Burger is a simple burger made of a beef patty, maple bacon, cheddar cheese, fried onions, lettuce, and tomato in a brioche bun. There is also fries on the side too. This item is probably the best item on the menu. Highly recommended.

Pulled Chicken Sandwich was so disappointing! There was barely any chicken inside, so it was pretty bad.

Mushroom Swiss Burger has a beef patty, sautéed mushrooms, gravy, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes in a brioche bun. A decent burger as well.

Overall, the food is a hit or a miss. As you are only paying $4.95 per dish, you know you can’t be too picky. Most people come here for the drinks and have a bit of food.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Quinoa Salad, the Works Burger, Spaghetti, Mushroom Swiss Burger, and Beef Dip recommended.
  • No reservations
  • Usually packed at night and lunch
  • Long waits for your food

We Rate The Hastings Warehouse:

156 W Hastings
Vancouver, BC

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

1 Comment

  1. Cassie P August 30, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    My friends and I waited for an unnecessary amount of time. I understand when a restaurant is full and the staff are busy; however, the staff were plenty ‘chill’ and I saw 2 empty tables with a few cups. I guess that signifies “No, you can’t sit here yet because we’re too busy to clean up a few cups.” The wait got so bad, a few behind us went in and sat at the bar because those tables weren’t going to be cleared anytime soon. We finally sat down, had a look at the menu, and a waitress named Bianca came, she was friendly until she found out my friends and I were under 19. Which is why she got annoyed when we said that water would be fine. Then she asked us for our orders but she spoke with lightning speed, and we could barely make out what she was saying from the loud music. My friends and I confusedly answered all her questions i.e “Chipotle Mayo or regular Mayo?” “Avocados or mushrooms?” After she left, I suddenly remembered that add-ons might cost extra so I needed to get her attention. From another table, I saw someone getting her attention. He raise his hand slightly, looked at her and she went over immediately. Then I raised my hand, looked at her and finally when she decided to come over, she said “You don’t need to raise your hand, I’ll know when to come over.” Oh and let me remind you, we still haven’t gotten our water after she left us 10 minutes ago. Anyway, my thoughts right after that was ‘How do I get your attention without letting you know I need help?’ Either way, I asked her if mushrooms and avocados cost extra, she replied a blatant “Yeah.” So I continued with “Then can I not have-” And before I even managed to say the last few words she left and started poking her computer angrily. When she came back, she instantly spat in the rudest tone someone could use with a customer “You guys know that Chipotle Mayo also costs extra right? It’s a dollar.” I dislike mayo so I was about to kindly ask her if I could not have it. Once again, I was cut off by her “You know that’s how we make money, right? We charge for the add-ons because $4.95 for a meal is really cheap and we make profit from the add-ons.” I still didn’t want mayo so I started to speak but before a word escaped my mouth, she left. My friends and I were tired and weary from the long day, the loud music was giving me a headache and I seriously didn’t want to talk to her anymore, so we left the mayo on our meals and decided that $5.95 for a meal still wasn’t bad. After we waited another 10 minutes, Bianca finally came with water that she slapped onto the table without a word. Another 10 minutes went by and the food arrives. The waiter said “These plates are hot as sin,” and he drops the plates on the table, “you guys can figure your own life out.” We let it go and started to eat. At first the food seemed decent, I had the “Works Burger” and it was standard, nothing amazing, but I cut it in half as it was quite large. I scarfed down half since I was starving by the time we got our water. With the 2nd half, I slowed down, looked at the burger and noticed something, the patty looked surprisingly bread-like. I poked it with my finger and it bounced back like a sponge. At that moment I realized that they mixed stuff into the meat. We finished the meal quickly, and asked for a split bill, wanting to leave as soon as possible. She brought us one bill and I noticed that she charged us 18% for service (we’re a party of 4 by the way). I should’ve argued, but I didn’t have the energy to. We started counting coins since we each owed $7.32. She came over stating they only take dimes and nickels up to a dollar, jabbing her pen into the table to prove her point. Once we got all the money counted, she came over to recount making sure we didn’t leave her short. She was painstakingly slow, did her math wrong and yelled at us saying “You guys know the bill is $29.38 right?” Half a second later, she realized “Oh, it’s a $10 bill.” Overall, this was the worst experience I’d ever had and trust me, none of my friends and I will be going back.

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