AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (640) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 25, 2004
A little iffy on the service. Their selection is killer, especially with regards to Germans and shit lagers from weird places. Southampton Publick House beer is sold here, which these days is the main reason beer geeks go there. I like it, but I don't get the same vibe as I do at Premier.
AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Haha, first to rate this place. Gotta love beers of the world. Fairly small beer turnover on many beers so there are some beers from a year or so ago sittin around. Never been too happy with how warm and well-lit the place is with that many beers sitting out. Have had issues with beers gone bad. Huge selection, though they seem to miss out on some of the more popular breweries of the past year or so. The old guy at the register is a bit hard to deal with and not always tremendously forthcoming with help. I asked when they might get some more Southampton Beers in and was roughly told "Whenever the distributor gets more" to the tone of "how the hell should we know". After being a loyal customer for 3 years in college, I forgot my ID one day and they did not sell to me. I realize there are laws, but it still bothered me.