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Mayor: CapFlu (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 15
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
after4ever  (312) Brier, Washington | June 20, 2016
Right on Highway 101, and truly rock solid. We just came in for something cold to drink (didn’t even get a beer), but everything about the place felt just right.

They have a little open patio/deck space (with heaters, even!) that flows back into the main bar via roll-up garage doors. There’s a row of booths and big dark wood bar. The staff are sweet younger gals with a lot of charm, and they’re right on top of the details.

The beer list was good, and the barback was big and impressive. It must be a popular spot to bend an elbow in the evenings. Lots of good kegs in from all over the west coast, and a couple from farther away.

There’s a solid pub menu with all kinds of nice choices, and the kitchen is clearly a well-oiled machine from what I could see. I wish I could say I’d tried the food, but I’d eagerly come in for a meal anytime.

This place seemed like a fun spot to watch the game or hang out with friends, and I’d definitely hit again.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Ferris  (1146) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 18, 2015
A very busy and trendy gastropub in the heart of downtown. Nice and modern, just expect to wait or be crowded at the bar. Service was good considering and selection of beers is well curated. Food is well done and a touch pricey but good for the area. Overall a good place to go for craft beer and good food.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Graywolf40  (2) Washington | November 10, 2013
This has become one of my favorite local spots, and I am not alone - it is almost always hopping. In terms of ambiance, it is what it is - a loud, somewhat-cramped pub, and not someplace to go for a quiet talk. Service depends a lot on who your server is, and can be great (Angie is the best!) to merely satisfactory. I really like their food (fish tacos, garlic fries, and pannini to name a few faves). As for the beer, they rotate taps and lean toward local stuff, and I’ve rarely been disappointed with what’s on the board. There bottle list is solid.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu  (236) Victoria, British Columbia | August 28, 2012
High end food meets somewhat grungy bar - reminds me of much of the Montreal scene. I had the Crab Cake Burger ($17) which comes with a handful of fries. It was real crabmeat (+) but was somewhat burnt (-) ... overall a decent but non-filling meal; not worth the money but hey - I was a tourist and its okay to splurge at times. The beer selection was good for a town this size with 10 taps of West Coast micro brews. The Racer 5 was out but there were some passable stand-ins. It was very busy, which is surprising in a town of 19K at 2pm in the afternoon. Barkeep could have used some help as service was slow and he forgot to bring my second flight.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
brewolf  (16) Wilderness, WA, USA, | February 6, 2012| Updated April 29, 2012
This is the kind of place that the area has been lacking. They are offering respectable and frequently rotating taps, above average pub food, in a modern yet comfortable setting. A couple screens, warm lighting, and a (family) friendly vibe are all in place here during the day. Gets a bit more rowdy and loud at night and on the weekends. An ample sized bar along with several tables and booths are available. The street-side wall is actually a large window festooned door that can be rolled up when the weather permits, allowing for outside seating as well. Live music, apparently, on Sundays. The food menu is comprised of a plethora of locally sourced ingredients. Greens from local growers, cheeses from local makers, beef from local raisers, bread from local bakers, soups from local specialists (Toga’s) ... you get the idea. Burgers are cooked to order, quite tasty, and come along with your choice of fries, sweet potato fries, or mixed green salad. I had the bruschetta burger: smoked mozzarella, fresh tomato, crisped basil leaves, lightly seared proscuitto, and a balsamic reduction. Lots of other options are available as well: poutine, creative panini sandwiches, dungeness crab salad, vegan options, happy hour appetizers, etc ... I’d love to see their tap/bottle list become more varied and far reaching, offering things that are a little harder to come by in the area. For example, many of the taps/bottles are also available in regional stores/grocers (Upon subsequent visits, this situation seems to be changing for the better). For the type of place they are striving to be, in this day and age, they REALLY need to at least provide a current and accurate electronic taplist. Nothing fancy is required, just something to let us know if the travel time is worth it. Overall, don’t expect to be ’blown away’ if you are from the city; but I think the owners have the right idea here, and the potential exists to do some really great things for the area. Worth a visit if you happen to be in PA and want a good bite to go along with a solid beer. If you are looking for more than just upscale pub food, this is still a great place to have a drink before heading down the street for dinner.

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