This large, open brew house boasts interior that makes me think I am inside a barrel. The open kitchen allows you to see the expertly prepared dishes that do not disappoint. There were over 20 house beers available during my visit tonight and my service was great. I enjoyed a Double Sausage and Mushroom pizza alongside a few sample trays.
Ambience that suggests ’Disney does rustic.’ Clean and comfortable. Service is first rate, beers are good and better, food is way better than I deserve, and then one sees the tab and returns to earth. Really solid, but over-priced.
What can I say? This place is epic. It’s an old school place, big fireplaces. The aroma of this place is so amazing, wood and burning meats. The food is simply the best in any brewpub I’ve been to. Good service. Very busy. Seems like the place to go in ANC. The seafood chowder is just amazing. Get it. The beer, well it is also damn good. Probably 25 beers on tap. Not to be missed. The vibe is a cool 1950s formal dining place with killer beer.
I was here on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Here’s my take. It’s exceptionally clean with a superb service. Staff is clean and organized. I had a flight of two barleywines and an eisbock. My only qualms are the fact that I had beers in wine glasses. Uh...let’s keep beer as beer and not try to cater to those wine sit-down-to-pees. I’ll come back to educate the staff on proper beer vessels if I go back which I think I would ’cause the beer was good.
Massive touristy restaurant with open kitchen and hundreds of seats. Split into bar and restaurant areas. Came on a crowded weekend night when there would have been a long wait for a table, but the large bar area had quite a few empty tables. Service was slow but friendly. Food was overpriced but well-made, I actually was impressed with the seafood. Beers were alright, unimpressive but drinkable.
Oakes (800) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 20, 2014
Big bustling restaurant. There’s a restaurant side, for which you apparently will almost always need a reservation, and the pub side. The latter had fairly high turnover so even though it was busy, people were getting tables. It’s big. The menu is pubby, and seemed overpriced - most of Alaskan prices were normal to me (being from Vancouver) but this place was higher than the norm. The beers were a little underwhelming, since my only prior experience with this brewery was its excellent BW, so I guess I was a bit disappointed on the whole.