AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (681) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 19, 2014
Above the brewery, pouring all of their beers. Given the impossible hours of the brewery, this is where you try the stuff. Otherwise typical BC pub, not very interesting. Big patio but itís on the main street so not compelling. Beers are decent but this is wine country and thatís the better beverage in the area.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
This bistro is most certainly related to the brewery. The brewery is below, but has no actual bar; the bistro on street level is where they serve the beers. There were three house beers when we were there and the best was the smoked stout. It is really cool that this is a regular beer of theirs. All three of the beers are extremely soft, undoubtedly due to the type of water used. They had three guest taps and all BC brews. Good service.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice cozy bar based on a firehall. Downstairs is the Firehall Brewery, which is not related but well represented. Taps are all local craft and for a small local I was I pressed. Service was good and food was as well. Try the Borscht. Well worth the visit.