Canada > Ontario > Kingston
Sammy (585) Toronto, Ontario | June 6, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place has been around for 20 plus years and benefits from an excellent location between Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Syracuse, and New York. It is right near the water in an ivy league college town and the people by nature are very friendly. The bar itself is small, however there is a very large deck and large tables and lots of regulars. This place is open to 2 a.m. daily regardless. You know you can come here and get a drink and its not dark and you can talk to someone. It is very relaxing. Average age is about 4, with a large percentage of mid-20s. Lots of staff, always busy but you never wait for a drink. Staff did not know much about the beers. The beer is fine for the lager/blondes the people want. Not a high ABV brewpub. People were here for hours. Beer is very reasonable, and there are 2 casks and 12 taps, most of them guest taps. Truly meritous of being one of the best places to drink beer in the country.
TaktikMTL (263) Montréal, Quebec | May 23, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Établissement visité le 20 mai un peu avant l’heure du souper lors d’un séjour au Charleston Lake Provincial Park. Ambiance: Décoration de style pub britannique. Plein d’affiche, de cabaret, de tapis de bar et plein d’autre truc relié à la bière. Service: J’ai été un peu déçu, la serveuse ne semblait pas trop savoir les bières disponibles et aucun menu indiquait les bières disponible. La serveuse était tout de même sympathique. Sélection: J’ai fini par savoir qu’il avait 6 bières maisons au menu ainsi que 2 cidres. On trouve aussi des bières d’autres brasseries. Je n’ai gouté que la Rampant Rooster (je condusais) et mon amie à pris les 2 cidres. Nourriture: La description du menu était humoristique. Comme nous avions pas faim nous avons rien pris. (13e rating d’établissement)
Gorbalev (58) Ontario | January 5, 2006| Updated February 13, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I finally stopped by this fantastic little brewpub over the Christmas Holidays. Great cozy interior with a lot of old vintage beer towels, posters and tap handles on the walls, as well as other Canadiana and band posters and such. Nice little snugs in the general seating area and a cool back yard patio sort of thing too it looked like. Bar area was open and inviting. Food was excellent and good value, service solid and the beers were better than the ratings suggest. Other Ontario and Quebec micros were available on tap as well. We had a great time and I would recommend this as one of the best Ontario pubs without a doubt.
mds (100) Toronto, Ontario | July 11, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I liked the ambiance of this place, nice and cozy and a lot of character. The beer didn’t blow me away but they were all well-crafted and reasonably good. Service was excellent and attentive (she wasn’t bad looking either). I ordered a lamburger and fries and it showed up with salad instead - but I pointed that out and still got my fries at no extra charge. Samples available for no charge as well as half pints and full pints for a reasonable price. Pretty good place to stop if you’re driving by on the 401.
jbrus (167) Delft, Netherlands | June 12, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful city and while you’re there this pub is also a nice place to visit. Nice looking pub with ok people. It has been a while since I’ve been there (2001) but I’ll be there again in July this year.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 27, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Great English-pub atmosphere, wacky and generous waiter, friendly vibes with okay to above average beers. Nothing outstanding, but still an interesting stop.
CapFlu (209) Victoria, British Columbia | January 27, 2004
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
When in Kingston (or hungry between the Quebec border and Toronto) treat yourself to Eastern Ontario's first brewpub! Though the Dragon's Breath is alleged this locations finest example - I personally prefer the Autumn Strong Ale and the crisp John Strong Cider.
Oakes (724) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 27, 2004
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Decent pub with a local feel, despite downtown location. Mostly house beers on tap, including cask ale. They're brands are average, though, except the famous Dragon's Breath. Food is decent. I recommend the boysenberry lutefisk with sour cream made from fresh cat's milk, which matches perfectly with a glass of liver cider and a nice hakarl pudding for dessert.
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