Canada > Alberta > Edmonton
jercraigs (350) Toronto, Ontario | June 11, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
2015-06-05. The decor is closer to what I was looking for at some of the other newer places in Edmonton. The exposed brick and high ceilings lend a bit of age and character to the place that some others were lacking. The tap list is okay, with some Alberta craft offerings but nothing particularly exciting today. I opt for a Ninkasi brew from the bottle list. I ordered a lamb burger with sweet potato salad. Both were good, and while i was glad to try the sweet potato I think Iíd choose from their other sides on a return visit. The menu proclaimed it as Alberta lamb but it still feels ever so slightly rebellious not ordering the beef in Alberta. :) The small front patio is open to the street. Server was friendly and efficient, I didnít really test her beer knowledge. They were showing Django Unchained on the TVs which seems like a pretty bold/unusual choice. Ultimately the beer list isnít as impressive as other places in town, but itís a nice little spot that is worth consideration if you are in the neighbourhood.
VertBaconStrips (4) Asshat, Alberta | September 4, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
k - this comes from a beer nerd viewpoint. Iíve been here multiple times and walked out half the time due to a lack of anything Iíd spend money on. I was always surprised itís still in business but now I can see the cliental that has built up. Thatís cool. As far as a beer bar - well, itís called the Pourhouse - that would indicate is beer heavy. Yea, theres lots of beer but they are all the same. Aside from getting a bottle of some Schnieder & Sons weise I found NOTHING (been 3 times) that was remotely interesting for someone who wants something different. This was the first itme I ordered food - some sort of tacos which were pretty tasy and $$ was ok but hte beer was highly overpricedd and the waitresses were mostly idiots - and no, I donít require big beer knowledge but how about brains larger than a rock? The service was good tho. So - beer selection - many beers but all were highly unappealing. For me this was pretty much money wasted as I spend mine wisely. Accent has 7 beers or whatever on tap, is around the corner and the variety surpasses this mess.
Ferris (798) Burnaby, British Columbia | March 25, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Nice looking bistro pub that claims a large beer list that is just the various macro beer incarnations. The few craft beers they have are uninspired and can be purchased from any store nearby. The staff is ignorant of how to sell beer and considering it is the niche they are serving is quite deplorable. They tend to have lots of online deals if you look around.
gramity (40) Edmonton, Alberta | February 14, 2011| Updated September 6, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
This place has a lot of potential and I expect to see it develop that over the next couple years.
The beer selection is deceiving - they claim to have 100+ but I counted about 50 on the menu. The deception, to me, comes in the fact that in a count that high they have managed to eliminate variety.
Servers were lacking appropriate beer knowledge - like the fact that people expect a glass for their beer. No one wants to drink Schneider Weisse out of the bottle.
Iíd recommend it just for the beers which you can only get at one other place in town I know of.
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