Canada > British Columbia > Nanaimo
Beershine (828) The Sunshine State, Florida | May 17, 2015
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A quick drive from the ferry terminal, this older generation strip mall brewpub has a staid but generally reliable array of beers.
fiulijn (680) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 26, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Been there 2 times, I got a good feeling about this pub; at least in 2008 I found some small bottles to go, in 2011 only bombers (of Imperial Stout? really??? this is a bad trend in BC, strong beers only available in big bottles); the atmosphere inside seems nice; the woman serving the beers is smiling; and they have a decent selection for a brewpub, with about 8 beers available.
Hoser (175) Cowtown, Alberta | July 12, 2009
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
I totally surprsied by the number of brewpubs where the attachment between food and beer is nonexistant. The food was good and the beer was boring or should I say a big yawn. The only beer of any memorable thought and the only one we bought for take away was the Framboise. Been there done that doubt I would go back.
MrRoss (13) Delta, British Columbia | July 8, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Decent menu offerings although service during the lunch hour can be slow. Had two beers (Irish Red Ale and the Impy Stout). Both were worth the drive.
Crit (142) Surrey, British Columbia | March 25, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 11/20
The only reason I would consider going back is for the barleywine.
CapFlu (216) Victoria, British Columbia | March 16, 2005
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
I will admit it - I came for brunch. But it didn’t stop me from ordering a sampler. The beer was watery, the buffet was mostly cold, and the sushi was a down-right BC disgrace. I never made it downstairs to the bar - I really couldn’t justify the trip 1) being the driver, 2) having my 88-year old Great Aunt with me; so my review is for the restaurant. I hope to make it back someday... Oh, and I shouldn’t forget: They wouldn’t sell me the Barleywine other than in a Growler for $24!!!
Oakes (738) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 26, 2004| Updated May 5, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Restaurant upstairs, pub downstairs. Lots of wood. The place is new. Four beers are on handpumps, the rest are served with regular taps, rather frozen too. Wide range of brands available, though only a few are anything terribly interesting. Merridale’s Cider on tap - hard to find upisland. Worth a visit, but don’t forget Fat Cat Brewery on the other end of town, either.
JoeMcPhee (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | December 1, 2004
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A fairly long drive out of Nanaimo, but worth it. Lots of different in-house brewed beer available all the time. The beer that they brew is pretty good and the food is very good. Family friendly. Worth going to if in the area.
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