Railtown Café’s popular Tailgate Barbecue Series returns this summer

Railtown Café's popular Tailgate Barbecue Series returns this summer
Lesley Mirza
Written by Lesley Mirza

We love us some delicious, juicy, saucy, lip-smackingly good barbecued dishes. Can you say yum? And we hear via the Vancouver foodie grapevine that Railtown Café chefs and co-owners Dan Olson and Tyler Day are, for the second year, hosting their wildly popular al-fresco-style Tailgate Barbecue Series this summer, starting at the end of May.

“There’s no better place in the city to enjoy an authentic barbecue experience than at our streetside Tailgate events,” says Dan Olson. “We can’t wait to get the summer season started with the help of some of our good friends and neighbours here in Railtown.”

Railtown Café's popular Tailgate Barbecue Series returns this summer Kicking off May 28—in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Railtown District—and continuing June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 17 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m., the Railtown Café will roll out their custom-built, 12-foot barbecue barrel to serve up a mouthwatering selection of slow-smoked brisket and pork shoulder and beer-brined chicken and sausage along with a choice of made-from-scratch sides.

Railtown Café's popular Tailgate Barbecue Series returns this summer


The Tailgate Barbecue menu includes:

35-hour Texas-style Beef Brisket
Applewood-smoked Pork Shoulder
Beer-brined Fraser Valley Chicken
D’Original Sausage Haus Brats
Tabatha’s Jalapeño Cornbread
Corn on the Cob

Plus, a choice of two side dishes:

Carolina Coleslaw
Creamy Potato Salad
Classic Caesar Salad
Farmers’ Market Field Greens

Barbecue enthusiasts can also quench their thirst with the Railtown Café’s rotating selection of craft beers by local breweries such as Postmark, Driftwood, and Red Truck as well as house-made sangria and Lynchburg lemonade, wines by the glass and bottle and happy hour specials on tap from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Railtown Café's popular Tailgate Barbecue Series returns this summer TICKETS

Tickets are available for $19 per person plus tax (meat-lovers), with a vegetarian option for $13 per person and can be purchased online at as well as onsite. All tickets purchased online in advance include a complimentary drink voucher (up to $6 value).

We’re counting down the days until we can sink our chompers into that brisket!

About the author

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza

Lesley Mirza is the editor-in-chief for and travels the world tasting, sipping, and spa-ing.

In addition to heading up, Lesley has penned pieces for several publications, including Vancouver Magazine, Western Living,, (Tourism Vancouver's blog), and

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