Canada > Ontario > Waterloo
MrManning (60) Hamilton, Ontario | January 23, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A unique concept for this building. There’s the restaurant, a cafe, an on site brew your own, (both beer and wine), a bar with a huge patio, a billiards room.....shall I go on? I ate and drank in the restaurant which is actually in the old brewery. Nice ambiance supplied by the old brick and old brewery collectors items displayed everywhere. Beer was fresh and tasty. Food was simple and well prepared. Service efficient, but it did get a little slow towards the end of our visit, but that’s only a minor complaint.Worth a stop if you’re in the area. As an aside to this, you can go the the Crown Brewery retail shop in the same building, and they sell completely different beers than the bar or restaurant.
jercraigs (321) Toronto, Ontario | July 7, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Been here a bunch of times, the last visit we ate on the Barley Works patio, which was nice but overly sunny - could use some more umbrellas. Wings and panzerottis were delicious. Beer ranges from the bland to the quite nice. Service was friendly and appropriate. Worth a stop if you are in town. Samplers are only available downstairs.
mabel (230) Toronto, Ontario | June 26, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a busy and sunny summer’s weekend evening, there was enough seating and beer available to quench our interests. The sunny porch upstairs at the Barley Works and cool stone-walled Lion Restaurant in the basement were packed with hungry locals comfortably enjoying themselves. We ate upstairs (yummy grilled chicken pannini and pizza and panzorottos) and enjoyed the English Ale and featured Spiced Wheat with dinner, but only the basement gave samplers of their brews, which were fresh (but quite similar to each other). Service was commendable considering the time of day, season and fair available. Will have to return to explore more of their interesting food and beer choices.
pootzboy (18) Hawgville, Ontario | October 8, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Go to the Heuther Lion brewery restaurant-pub for the atmosphere and food. The beer is a tad lacking in body but clean and drinkable for extract brewed beer. The seasonals and the Wuertzberger lager being the best. The food is chef quaklity eclectic from Baked mussels to Schnitzel to pasta and beef....all main dishes are under 12 bucks. The main attraction is the basment pub built in the old 1840s Huether brewery’s brick lined lagering cellars.
Worth the trip.
Sammy (570) Toronto, Ontario | July 17, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
A restaurant with about eight taps, including a seasonal. They brew their own, which are on balance, of water and concentrate malt quality. you can eat a regular meal, check your email here, and have what they serve. The Ale was the most drinkable. Good service and surprisingly packed in the cellar. You can also get beer outside in the beer garden. The cafe does not serve alcohol. If you are so inclined, you can get some of these in bottled form next door.
Crit (140) Surrey, British Columbia | April 30, 2006| Updated September 14, 2008
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
A very comfortable place, i felt right at home.Decently priced , both food and beer. Beer was drinkable, but nothing special.
joeycapps (7) Waterdown, Ontario | August 23, 2005
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The Lion Brewery and Restaurant is located in the basement of the Huether Hotel, an establishment which has a brewing tradition going back to 1861. The atmosphere is comfortable and cozy, perfect for a brewpub: wood, brick, & stone decor with low ceilings. The food is quite good--definitely a step up from traditional pub fare. The beer, unfortunately, is mediocre at best. And, while the service is good, the waitstaff isn’t particularly beer knowledgeable. Nonetheless, I always make it a point to go to The Lion when near Waterloo for the atmosphere and the food and, perhaps, a new rating or two.
pintbypint (28) Edmonton, Alberta | July 22, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Basement brewpub/resteraunt. Wood and brick decor, tables decorated with their beer logos, various wall signs. German menu, plus other things like pizzas, panzerottis. A step above pub food. Beer and food both very afforadable and enjoyable. Quick service. Seasonal/special beers offered (this time it was IPA). Gets very hot in the summer. No debit (Interac) machine.
gilvanblight (5) Windsor, Ontario | July 22, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Very nice restaurant style brew pub located in the historic Huether Hotel in downtown Waterloo. Excellent food and comfy atmosphere combined with some good pints. Flights (samplers) are sold at $3.25 CDN for 4 tasters. 8 beers +1 seasonal were avaliable at time of visit. Will probably visit every time in the area.
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