Welcome to the Sawmill Taphouse and Grill, the home of good food for good people. Since 2017, Sawmill Taphouse has sought to bring the best Pacific Northwest craft beers, and forno oven pizzas. We pride ourselves on our authentic tapas and appetizers in an incredible atmosphere fit for the whole family.

Through our different beer taps, taster flights, and on site take out and delivery you can always find a way to enjoy Sawmill. Now with two locations (Victoria + Chemainus), the Sawmill offers a unique selection fresh forno oven pizzas, and slow-cooked smoked meat. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are all available. Come on in for a birthday, corporate function, or just kick back with friends after a long day. If you’d rather enjoy our cooking from the comfort of your own home, check us out on OpenTable. Open a table yourself, as you can find all our of menus available hot and ready to go out the door.

Our restaurant is open every day, serving our forno oven pizzas and flame grilled briskets. Our restaurant’s menu is perfectly curated by our executive chef to bring you the perfect brewery experience while stimulating your palette.

As Traveler’s Island said, “There’s really nothing quite like The Sawmill Taphouse and Grill in Chemainus, or the Cowichan Valley for that matter. Unassuming from the outside, The Sawmill starts with an urban vibe and marries that with Chemainus town history to bring a lively, warm and vibrant dining experience with quality made-from-scratch food.”

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Chemainus Location


Colwood Location


Sample a flight of Pacific Northwest craft beers.

We call it tap-dancing.

Bailey Parker - Sawmill Taphouse + Grill Celebrity Chef: July 2024

Bailey Parker

Virgin Radio 107.3 FM morning DJ

Pizza: Asian-inspired Thai de Rock

Charity: 2024 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock

Bailey is not only raising money for this amazing cause, which focuses on pediatric cancer research, she is one of four media riders cycling Vancouver Island with first responders. We’re extremely proud to join her team for the month of July. For each of her Thai de Rock pizzas sold at our Colwood and Chemainus locations, we’ll add $5 to her totals. And we’ll be cheering her on as the ride progresses from Port Alice to Victoria this fall.

Gourmet Forno Pizza

A GOOD Life is like pizza:

What you put in to it, and how you slice it.

We're Easy to find!


#201B, 3055 Oak St.,
Chemainus, BC, V0R 1K1

Ph. 250-324-0222

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Open 7 days a week:

Monday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM


328 Wale Rd.,
Colwood BC, V9B 1J2

Ph. 250-940-1870

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Open 7 days a week:

Monday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

The SawMill Taphouse is a proud member of the Tourism Victoria Convention & Visitor Bureau

The SawMill Taphouse has received the Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor

The SawMill Taphouse is a proud member of the Chemainus Chamber of Commerce

The SawMill Taphouse is voted #1 Restaurant in Chemainus. Thanks Restaurant Guru!