Gorgeous old colonial mansion! Sprawling wooden wrap-around patio with a pool table on it as well as the tables and chairs. Also has a nice big cozy bar area, a substantial biergarten out back and a whole separate restaurant section too. Unfortunately itís a gem of a building wasted on odious beers. On the up side, they have Celebrator and the Samuel Smiths line, the service is friendly and the atmosphere kicks ass.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (700) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 20, 2009
The building itself is gorgeous, so it is a nice place to while away an afternoon or evening. However, the beer is pretty poor. The lagers are a marginal failure but the ales are completely undrinkable. They do have some Ayinger and Sam Smith stuff, however, including Celebrator. Thereís a pub and a restaurant, so you have atmosphere options. But overall, this place needs help, particularly on the brewing end of things.