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stantheman (31) British Columbia | January 9, 2010| Updated May 20, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
A virtual Mecca for lovers of Belgian bottled beer. Iím not really familiar with the tap selection. Staff, of course are very knowledgeable of Belgian beer. Upscale, trendy and (as youíd expect) pricey. Of late Iíve started to notice the staff are rather pushy on ordering. I frequently fire up Ratebeer on my iPad, and peruse ratings before ordering. They donít like the delay, even though itís not busy. I think Iíll be taking my few dollars elsewhere for a while, maybe to their location on Cambie St. I havenít noticed any push at that location.
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | May 20, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by here for a few snacks and some drinks. They have a pretty good selection of Belgianís and the staff seem to know the product. The food was pretty stellar actually, and was fairly priced for what you received. Four of us ate and had a few rounds and the bill was under 80 bucks. I think the draught selection could be improved, but they certainly do have a lot of bottles. Nice low lighting and music that isnít intrusive give the place a nice chilled vibe. I enjoyed it and Iíd recommend it as a place for an evening out with friends.
goatboy (42) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009| Updated April 7, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Whenever Iím in town I make a point of stopping by this place, They have Ok food, good service & a comfortable bar to sit at and sample lots of unique Belgian beerís, A little pricey though, its located in a funky neighborhood on Commercial Drive with lots of Italian shops and stores. I think itís one of the best places to drink Belgian Beer in Vancouver.
knowbeer (10) , British Columbia | January 29, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Nice selection of Belgians, but quite a bit pricier than I care to pay. Worth a try, but not somewhere Iíd frequent.
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | May 31, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Nice enough bar/restaurant/lounge feel to the place and the patio tacked onto the side looks out over the park and is nice in decent weather. Service is perfunctory and can seem a bit hurried when theyíre busy (i.e. forgotten items). As decent a beer list as youíll find on the drive though a bit pricey for many of the imports. BC Micros also available on tap. Food is quite good especially for brunch. Overall itís one of the better restaurant/bars in the city...
Crit (135) Surrey, British Columbia | April 1, 2007| Updated September 14, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent enough spot, good service if sitting at the bar. Very over priced but I guess you are paying for the selection, although they only have 1 I havenít had.
CapFlu (195) Victoria, British Columbia | June 27, 2006| Updated June 28, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant "L" shaped restaurant with an extensive Belgian beer list. In addition to the InBev taps were a couple of R&B and Okanagan handles. The beers are fairly pricey and the micros on tap were in sub-par condition. All three of the beers I tried (R&B Sun God, R&B Raven Cream and Okanagan Dark Munich) tasted of diacetyl. I ordered a quality 750ml bottle of Darbyste ($18) Belgian Ale from their extensive (30 bottle Belgian list) and some Korean Ribs ($11). Its a pricey place but well situated on Commercial Drive and has a decent ambiance.
Oakes (625) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 24, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Bright, wood-accented interior with gleaming InBev taps. The bottle list is focused on the Belgians, and includes several spec products. Prices are in line with Chambar. I didnít eat much but the food I had was pretty good. At this point, the best bar in town for bottles.
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