Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver
fiulijn (625) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 28, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Sadly they can’t offer the best beer choice in town; the place itself has nothing beery, being just the bar of a hotel. The view on the False Creek can be beautiful.
mcberko (364) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 22, 2014
18 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
Nice little bar / restaurant within a hotel. I didn’t try the food and only went for the beer, and man was it horrendous. Almost all of the 7 I tried were undrinkable, skunky vegetal-like drain pours. 6 oz of each was way too much. And at $14 for a 6-beer taster, I wasn’t impressed. Service was friendly enough, but quite lackluster - took forever to get my beers and bill. Never coming back here.
PaulHegedus (26) British Columbia | July 26, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
My wife and I had lunch here on a July afternoon. In warm weather, the patio is beautiful with lots of shade from the sun under trees and table umbrellas. The view of the boats and water is wonderful. Food was not bad, especially the salad my wife enjoyed. The beer is quite poor. They have a six glass taster on the menu, which I tried, but most of the beers in it tasted watery with an unpleasant sameness to the flavour of each.
GeneralGao (222) Iowa City, Iowa | May 18, 2009
50 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 7/20
The bottom line on this place is as follows: Beautiful view of the water from the restaurant and patio, decent food, and below average beer. They had 8 beers on tap the day I visited and offer a 6 glass sampler, 6 oz each. All of the beers were a bit lifeless, watery, and plagued almost uniformly by a papery note. None of them were very different from one another. Service was great. A nice place, but not for uber beer nerds hoping for something special in terms of the beer selection.
BlackDonald (59) Gulf Shores, Alabama | July 16, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A nice restaurant in a hotel on Granville Island, the beers were just alright, but the food was pretty damn good and the view was quite relaxing from the patio. I just had a couple of apps, but they were really tasty, specifically the smoked salmon chowder and the chili squid. For a touristy area, I have gotten better service here than anywhere else that I have been. Extremely friendly, got a sampler, but the bartender was nice enough to throw in samples of the rest of the line up for free.
Sammy (574) Toronto, Ontario | February 20, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
A classy restaurant that happens to brew some OK beer. Though the view is limited to a few table, it is georgious of the Bay. The place is modern and attactive to tourists, with a nice large fishtank. Very busy in an off-tourist time, I still got to sample the wares and the bock seasonal and the pale were the drinkable ones this night.
Beershine (793) The Sunshine State, Florida | August 23, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
With its sprawling False Creek patio, Dockside is a welcome way to spend an afternoon. Sure, you’re not going to get the best beer in the world, but the brews are quirky enough to keep visitors interested and happy to sit for hours. The food happens to be very good here. Try the appetiser of saganaki-style cheese; the smoked salmon pizza was always a hit if that’s still on the menu.
Oakes (700) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 22, 2005
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Beers are generally lacking in drinkability...uninspired recipes, dirty yeast...I mean they’re not drain pours but they’re not good. Food I’ve had was so-so at best. Lots of wood finish, which works well in cool weather and a big patio by False Creek for the warm weather. I mean, you can spend an hour or two here, but not if you want a tasty beer.
Crit (140) Surrey, British Columbia | March 30, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
44 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 8/20
Great location on the water. Food is ok,good but nothing special. Poor beers cancel out the great location
CapFlu (205) Victoria, British Columbia | March 15, 2005| Updated March 18, 2005
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Interestingly, Dockside was a sister-brewpub of Spinnakers in Victoria before it declared bankruptcy a few years back. The view is unbeatable and relaxing. Where Spinnakers has been able to keep the quality high, sadly Dockside’s beers were AWFUL! However, the Bihn Mi sandwich I ordered (a fish cake sandwich) was very good value and tasty. Again, the bathroom was very nice with a cedar and lump charcoal aroma and nice modern/industrial fittings. BC bars certainly put a lot of effort in a place where most spend little time?
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