Letting Off Steam At Steamworks


Last night, a bunch of local SEO and affiliate marketers got together at the Steamworks Brewing Company at the edge of Gastown for a little get together. Steamworks gets its name from the famous Gastown steam line that runs through the premises. The Gastown Brewing Company, which is located onsite and brews Steamworks beers, uses steam to fire its kettles. Steamworks claims the instant heat of steam allows for greater brewing finesse, and most importantly great tasting beer.

Trying Steamworks brewed beer with a bunch of crazy affiliate marketers is nice but the place is also a nice restaurant that serves an assortment of burgers and west coast cuisine. Among some of the attendees were Greg Morgan, Stephen Fung, Ian Lee from Affiliate Marketers Alliance, Gilbert Jason Bailey from Millnic Media and Billy Solaczek.

We discussed a range of topics dealing with SEO and affiliate marketing but it was mostly an informal gathering to do some networking and make new friends. It was great to meet everyone. Sorry I didn’t get all your names. I’m looking forward to the next one.








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63 thoughts on “Letting Off Steam At Steamworks”

  1. webd360 says:

    The food at all these restaurants looks really good

    1. Debo Hobo says:

      OMG! Great food, fresh brews and hot guys. I need to be at the next networking session. 😈

      1. nice food, i’m drooling now 😀 😳

      2. Arrgh! I’m hungry! My bogging activities and online income allow me to eat great food too. I know how cool it is.
        If you want to see my daily progression:
        Greetings from France John.

    2. All of the food (and the beer, of course) look great, but that steak really had me water at the mouth. Must…have…steak…or…dimsum tonight… 😯

      1. what a nice venue! I’d love to be there

      2. Mybloggo says:

        Yaya Going out for dinner after this……

  2. darin says:

    the food looked really good

    1. Debo Hobo says:

      The only thing is it equates to a week of starvation and 24/7 gym time. 😥

      1. i don’t need to do that, I need to put on some weight

  3. So who picked up the tab?


    1. Debo Hobo says:

      I’m sure they each paid individually so they can claim it for tax. Do you have tax in Canada? 😕

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        We have way too much tax.

  4. Michael Kwan says:

    You have Greg Morgan linking to stephenfung.net and Stephen Fung linking to this post. 😕

    Shoot, I totally forgot about this dinner. Otherwise I probably would have attended.

    1. blogcrowds says:

      lol, still blowing off steam from the drinks at the brewery John? Looks fun 😀

  5. simon says:

    Looks delicious :mrgreen:

    1. Freebies says:

      First the other post with food pics and then this one…John, why are you trying to make us all hungry?! 🙂

  6. sandossu says:

    I’m really hungry and you are showing me food ? Also it looks really tasty.

    1. ²

      Some of these food posts make me really hungry 😛

  7. OMG! That looks soooo good!!! *drool*

    Heh, sorry, my hunger is showing.

  8. Sounds like fun.
    How do you meet these people?

    One Man. One Year. $100,000 online. How’s he doing it?

    1. John Chow says:

      They found me the way most people has been finding me lately, through this blog.

      1. Debo Hobo says:

        I need to get up to Canada:twisted:

  9. Man I wish I had those food right in front of me right now.

  10. Raichi says:

    Great Food is Cooked Food!

    1. Debo Hobo says:

      Great food 😈 is food cooked by someone else. yummo! 🙂

    2. I don’t know about that…sushi can be awesome, too.

  11. Stephen says:

    There are actually better places around that area, but Steamworks was sort of a dot com hang out before the first Web 1.0 bubble burst. I remember going to a bunch of Dot Com parties there until all the money ran dry. The food isn’t that great, but the atmosphere is alright.

  12. Etienne says:

    The food looks tasty and good..great recommendation

  13. mikpuk says:

    The food looks great. Would you rate it better than the KEG?

    1. John Chow says:

      No, the steak is not as good as the keg.

    2. Stephen says:

      It was funny. There was a Keg commercial playing, and everyone was thinking “mmm… Keg…”

  14. Umm…. I love beer. =)

  15. James Wilcox says:

    I love places like this. In San Francisco we have a Gordon Biersch brewery and their garlic fries are to die for.

    Unrelated…but I’m giving away stuff on my blog.

  16. Now, I’m hungry! John’s last name is Chow, so mabye he can come up with another blog titled: “Chow with Chow”, or something like that. He’s got the best food in the blogosphere!

  17. Bob Buskirk says:

    good to see stephen made it out, seems like he has been living under a rock for the past 2 weeks

    1. Softsled says:


      How do you get so lucky to know John and John’s friends. Maybe I need to move to Canada. 😎

    2. Michael Kwan says:

      Stephen’s still around… he just doesn’t have that much of an online presence these days.

    3. Stephen says:

      I’m trying to erase the green glow of the monitor with a tan :mrgreen:

  18. Softsled says:


    Did you see that Casey Serin is selling his Blog – again?

    I am not promoting this, but I just wondered if you ever considered buying another blog? Maybe it’s not a right fit for you, but just wanting to hear your thoughts.


    1. John Chow says:

      Watching Casey is like watching a train wreck happening in real time. He will have problem selling his blog because it’s based on Casey. Just like I would have problem selling John Chow dot Com.

      1. Softsled says:

        Watching Casey is like watching a train wreck happening in real time.

        Isn’t that the truth!

        I feel so sorry for that kid. I really think if he would listen to someone with some sense he could have really made a living from his blog.

        Lord knows I would have some haterz if I told everything that ever went on in my life.

        Thanks for replying John. I was curious to know your thoughts.

  19. Jason Bailey says:

    Thanks for coming out John!

    We are looking at doing it again in September. If anyone wants to come, join our facebook group and we’ll keep you up to date on when and where.

    Jason Bailey

    1. Stephen says:

      Because of you Jason, I’m going to HAVE TO rent RENO 911 just to find where they say “Chickenhole” 😆

      It was great hanging with you guys.

  20. Etienne says:

    In singapore, hawker foods are considered the best! :mrgreen:

    1. I love hawker food — it has everything from Indian to Western food. And it’s SO affordable. Planning on another trip to Singapore next month, can’t wait!

      1. Mybloggo says:

        Which hawker center you suggest?

        Will in Singapore this saturday…..

  21. Wahlau.NET says:

    I dun think you can get those from hawker stall in spore…but ramli burger special + telur is the lower class of this food..haha

    man..it looks good

    1. Mybloggo says:

      Ya,same as Malaysia……

  22. Sagar says:

    i can see john chow in one of the snaps…the evil devil …the food looks awsome 🙂

  23. Joshua says:

    In my hood and didn’t even call. You bastard!

  24. Alex Ion says:

    I enjoy the shrimps and pasta. I am really thinking how they taste … shrimps and pasta are those that look the best from those pics.

    1. John Chow says:

      It was way better than the steak.

  25. Freebies says:

    I love places where they brew some beer right on the spot. Usually most of it is a bit rough, but you can always find one or two that’s simply awesome.

  26. haris says:

    awesome fooood man kekekekeke !!
    sharing gives u lot of money >>>

    be a part of this if u want to earn from google adsense n by shareapic it self..

  27. haris says:

    the foods look like very yummmyyyyyy !!! kekekekekekekekeekekek …..
    john chow post alwaysss makes me happy.. well done john 🙂
    wanna make monay quite easily >> here is ways , the easiest on the internet..
    try this !!

  28. Bloggeries says:

    The shrimp look delicious. I love having seafood in Van. Alot fresher than say Ontario :).

    I’m going to look into Ottawa and see if we have anything similar.

  29. Bloggeries says:

    On that topic any other comment junkies from Ottawa who are also into SEO and affiliate marketing? 😀

  30. lionstarr says:

    The food looks good!

  31. Networking is great; especially when you can do it while eating food like that!

  32. Next time I’m in Gastown I’ll have to drop in.

  33. Jimson Lee says:

    Damn, another missed party in my own backyard!

    I’ll join that Facebook group.

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