Opened in 2000, Longwood Brew Pub is considered to be the city's first brew pub. Overlooking the lofty mountains, this brew pub is a fine place to tipple on some drinks and relish local food. The cozy setting is accentuated by a fireplace that casts a warm glow to the entire place. Take a sip of their craft brews like Raspberry Ale, Stoutnik, Irish Red Ale and Scottish Ale.
Simonholt Restaurant in Nanaimo is one the best places in the city to dine while listening to soothing jazz music. The interiors are classy, featuring an elevated area where live performances take place. The restaurant has separate menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, tea and kids offering endless choices for guests. Specialties include the Hunter Chicken, Angus Top Sirloin, Simonholt Hash and the Vanilla Creme Brulee. The bar serves some amazing cocktails which go amazingly well with appetizers.
This hostel in Nanaimo city centre features on-site Cambie Bar that hosts live bands on weekends. Free Wi-Fi is included in all rooms. All dormitories at Cambie Hostel Nanaimo offer shared bathroom facilities. A shared kitchen and TV area is accessible to all guests at Cambie Hostel. Paid laundry facilities are also available. The Departure Bay Ferry Terminal and Vancouver Island University are both within 5 minutes’ drive of this hostel.