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Beer Available At Dix BBQ and Brewery (Mark James Group) (arranged by most recent)
fiulijn (670) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 28, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
I have been there a few times before closure. They had some occasional very good beer, but also some less good one (i.e. I know that it had a good reputation, but the brewer didnít have a magic touch). Nevertheless, this one gone, only 2 brewpubs left downtown is really small.
mcberko (491) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 27, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Good brewpub. I enjoyed their Imperial Stout immensely. Iíll have to come back for their renowned IPA and Barley Wine. Very reasonably priced [real] pints - about $4.50. The food is quite good too.
beermagnet (15) Quebec | September 29, 2009| Updated October 1, 2009
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
i did not really enjoyed it, not a place to go to taste and appreciate beer. maybe i was not in the right set of mind for this place
turboespresso (25) Port Moody, British Columbia | July 24, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
About the same variety of brews on tap as any other Mark James brewpub Iíve visited. Service was good. Food was good and cheap ($6.99 for a decent-sized bowl of Gumbo!). My friend and I came for the IPA (temporarily not available), but the Double IPA was available and was a hit. The interior has a nice, rustic, Western feel to it and I felt at home. Eclectic crowd. Not crowded after work on a Cask Thursday evening.
Mads Langtved (51) Copenhagen K, Denmark | February 1, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Nice brewpub with a very friendly service. A lot of hockey fans and drunk people when I was there. Very close to BC Place and GM Place.
Sammy (593) Toronto, Ontario | February 21, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
I think that Dix has become a go-to stop in Vancouver. The place was my kind of place, well-lit, relaxed, fun. The pool table was there, private tables, artifacts, and of course a great bar and bartender. The brewmaster is within the last year or so transfered from Surrey, and has been given free reign recipe-wise. I liked the offerings, fresh and flavourful,and the Texsas brown shows the industry what can be done to spice up a brown,good show! I thought this to be an above-average brewpub overall. Different ages were here, always a good sign.
Beershine (822) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 23, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
As with all the Mark James Group pubs, and perhaps because itís a MJG pub, I have mixed feelings about Dix. When it first opened I was thrilled. They brewed a Vienna Lager that was exquisite from what I remember. Rumor had it the brewmaster was going to specialize in lagers and I got really excited. How many brewpubs around here can make a passable lager let alone this copper-colored gem? Then suddenly *poof* no more Vienna Lager. However, they did brew some consistently drinkable beers (including a lager) that were much better than most MJ overcarbonated swill. Before that I went to Dix a lot, almost once a week. Atmosphere in the early days was so relaxed I thought the pub would go under. Seemed they never made a dime unless it was game night. Then it seemed they got into that whole Red Truck thing and homogenized the selection too much. I grew bored with the pub just as biz started picking up. Then suddenly *poof* again and theyíre doing that Caskival thing now. Been to that a coupla times, had a few very well done IPAs, but was always with the wrong people and unfortunately never got into the social aspect of it Anyway, the service at Dix is usually top-notch, always appreciated that. Wonít comment about the food since Iím not a big meat eater and itís a BBQ joint. Iíve heard itís mediocre. However, Iím not a pure vegetarian and I tried the chili once--fantastic.
Hooker (16) Coquitlam, British Columbia | August 8, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I find the food is ussualy better than there beer, which is average at best. I have not been to one of thier weekly caskivals but I find that thier BIG Caskivals are a ripoff. (20 dollars for the right to pay $1 for each 4 oz. sampler. No freebees) I will give them credit for atempting to at least get some interset in the local beer scene. Way too yuppie for me.
BINGEBOT (9) Toronto, Ontario | January 27, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Your standard sports bar with not so standard beer. Closes early, even on Friday night, which was a little alarming, but luckily itís walking distance to Steamworks and Yaletown brewpubs! :D I had one of the best tasting beers (Game Day) at this brewpub.
mgermani (15) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 7, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Definitely a sports bar, but clean and well-maintained. Menu is decent, food is quite good (standard fare, a bit on the expensive side) and the beer selection is better than average in that they brew decent beers on-premises. Service was good, except no Interac. I will be happy to visit it for special events, or hunting down the latest local brew on special, but not for any other reason.
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