Canada > Ontario > Kitchener
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | November 11, 2014| Updated November 25, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
When I visited: Mid-October 2014.
What I had: Muskoka Harvest Ale, St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout, and Rogue Brutal IPA on tap, samples of Black Swan Porter and Wellington Carved Out Pumpkin, Vegetable Curry over Rice for me, Southwest Chicken Wrap with Mixed Green Salad and a few glasses of white wine for my better half.
What I liked: Comfy pub ambience, no trouble finding a table, large draft list with good style variation, tasty and affordable food, our server was a lot of fun, I won a Hacker Pschorr mug as part of an Oktoberfest quiz that the bar was doing.
What I disliked: Not as many rarities as I anticipated (whether on tap or in bottle), both the Black Swan and Wellington beers failed to impress.
Would I go back? Yes. While my samples fell flat, the pints and food were stellar, and overall The Elbow is a great beer bar that I would happily frequent again.
Overall Rating: 82
pootzboy (18) Hawgville, Ontario | July 20, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Always a rare sought after brew or hard to get one-off on Tap. upper import selection, the only cask engine in the tri cities region and good food at a good price. THE place to drink in KW if you are a craft beer lover
delparnel (1) Waterloo, | May 8, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
My go-to spot for excellent food and a great selection of beers. I always love trying whatever they have on cask. The service is fantastic. All of the servers are very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers they have available.
kevinsenn (85) Waterloo, Ontario | March 17, 2013| Updated November 6, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A not-so-great location, and a pretty small place. A huge number of (rotating) taps. The selection is the best in K-W-Cambridge for sure. Maybe technically not as large a selection as BeerTown, but definitely a BETTER selection. And also large. Rotating Rogue tap ("Mogul Madness" when I was there), as well as other rotating taps. Menus canít keep up with their constantly changing selection. Rotating cask. Food was good. The "snacks" part of the menu had some very interesting and good-looking items. Prices for beer are good. The beer is clearly enough to keep me coming back here. 5oz sample glasses of anything on tap available, which is nice.
matt7215 (71) Cambridge, Ontario | February 18, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
great place that just opened up on king st in kitchener. really well thought out tap list, very good bottle selection. without a dought the new best beer bar in the KW area. ill frequent this place.
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