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Beer Available At Pelican Pub and Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Pelican Grand Cru de Pelican 96, Pelican Surfers Summer Ale 46, Pelican Hyster , Pelican Haystack Belgian Pale Ale , Pelican Seahops Pale Ale , Pelican Red Lantern IPA 90, Pelican Dorymans Dark Ale 93, Pelican Imperial Pelican Ale 99, Pelican The Governor 63, Pelican Midnight Pils , Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale 52, Pelican Mother of all Storms 100, Pelican Silverspot IPA 88, Pelican MacPelicans Scottish Style Ale 62, Pelican Tsunami Stout 99, Pelican Stillwell #1 , Pelican Saison du Pelican 94, Pelican Rye All The Fuss , Pelican Le Pelican Brun 93
3fourths (1268) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place has expanded since 2003. Big bar now, they even poured me free samples! Located right on the beach, you can sit outside and drink but only with a plastic cup. A little out of the way from the coastal highway, but worth it. Nothing needs to be said about the beer: always superb. Still a little touristy, but fine for the beer geek.
Dogbrick (701) Columbus, Ohio | April 4, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 02/2010): Finally got to visit this place after hearing rave reviews and trying a few of their bottled beers. Pelican is located right near the ocean (at least by looking at the map, it was dark when we visited) not too far off the 101 on Kiwanda. They have a decent sized lot out front.
The outside is appealing to the beer-loverís eye with a large tank and windows allowing a view of some of the brewing equipment. The interior opens into a gift shop that sells bottles and clothing along with other goodies. Beyond that is the restaurant and bar. The bar wraps around with table seating the whole way. There are also separate banquet rooms. The brewing area is again visible from the bar and is pretty impressive in scale. A chalkboard above the bar reveals what brews are available. They also offer a 7-beer sampler.
As for the beers, they are just as good at the brewpub as what I have tried in the past. There are around 8 taps and they range from lighter fare like the Kiwanda Cream Ale and BiŤre de Garde to the Tsunami Stout. There are one or two seasonals such as the Bridal Ale as well. All of the beers are high quality.
Service on a weekday evening was very good. We sat at the bar and the bartender was punctual and knowledgeable about the beers.
Itís hard to avoid seafood in a place like this, but as we had been eating and drinking beer the whole day all we could manage was a split appetizer of spinach/artichoke dip. It was very good though.
Overall this place is awesome and well worth the drive from Portland.
Oakes (640) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 11, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Stunning beachfront location, with a big rock on one side (in photo) and a cliff on the other. Waves crashing on the shore in a storm...awesome. Pelicanís beers are among the best in the Northwest. Didnít eat. They had a four-pack taster of their winter Barley Wine...wow. A little too slick for my tastes but it goes that way. The location and the beer is enough for me, though.
GT2 (567) San Diego County , California | October 6, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Larger, family style brewpub with a great view of the sea stacks on the OR coast. Really beautiful inn across the street if you are staying in Pacific City. 30-40 min wait when we were there on a Sunday night; pretty impressive. Food is a bit pricey and the menu is a tad outdated. Seafood options were limited and sandwiches and pizzas did not have any unifying theme. Marinara sauce served with rockfish was very strange. But everything was eaten and enjoyed. For beer, you can get a flight of everything they have on tap; and the beer quality is high. They excel at fringe styles like cream ale, brown ale, foreign stout. They brew to GABF guidelines so win a lot of awards and showcase clean palates and mild hop bitterness. Impressive list. Service was very friendly and the beer/food came out quickly. Now beware that in the menís restroom the toilets spray water all over the place so be very careful.
bhensonb (461) Woodland, California | June 19, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited last year. Food was just great. Got a window view on the beach - saw a deer chasing tourists in the sand, or the other way round - or just scaring each other. You can buy many of their beers in bottles - only the IPA seems to be shipped out, so itís a great opportunity to take back the unobtainable.
BrewDad (426) Olympia, Washington | February 12, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The Pelican Brew pub is awesome. The setting in Pacific city is one that I am sure many other ocean front Brew pubs wish they could replicate. With the view of Haystack rock and the grandeur of the sun setting on the ocean this is one of the best places to put a pub. The food was awesome. We had a mixture of appetizers along with a main course meal. There was so much food we had to take some home. We had the Stack of onion rings which are served with a sesame seed sauce that is to die for. The rest of the food was also just as good. We had some great service and when the beer arrives we got such a mixture for the sampler tray I about hit the floor with amazement. 8 samples on the tray and wow they where all so good. This is a not to miss place if ever on the coast in Northern Oregon. Darren make one killer beer and the food was not too far behind. I will be back for sure.
phaleslu (398) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 6, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
My wife and I came here after Portland on our 3-month road trip. One of my bucket list places. Itís right on the beach, to the point where they may have to worry about erosion someday soon. The entry has a gift shop and coolers of to-go beer. The pub is big but cozy and warm, wood lined with low ceilings. We got a table facing the ocean and Haystack. The waitress was attentive and friendly. There were 9 beers on, and a sampler features 8 for $6. Great deal. Tsunami Stout is on permanently- yes. Food was pricier but tasty. Incredible atmosphere, great people, solid beer. Visit here if you get a chance.
Ferris (375) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 19, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
You can get a more stunning location and large spacious bar. Worth the visit even if you are not a fan. Service was efficient, but they were much to busy to really spend time with you. I donít fault them for this as they had a 2 hour wait and and they had tons of staff, it is just too popular. I was there for a brewers dinner and the food was pretty good but pricey. A must if you can, the location cant be beat.
Ungstrup (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | July 5, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Wow, what a location right on the beach down to the pacific, with the big wawes crashing on the beach while you sit on the porch an enjoy a great beer (even in October), I would love this to be my regular pub. When we visited we had a very informative tour of the brewery, and in the restaurant the service was very friendly. On draft they had 3 new beer for me and 2 in bottles to take away - I think they had 7 beers on draft. I really want to go back, and hope to do in a different season, so I can try other of their seasonal beers.
jercraigs (303) Toronto, Ontario | July 12, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
2010-06. Have been wanting to go here for ages, ever since I saw a gorgeous photo online. It did not disappoint despite crappy overcast weather. We sat inside for a quiet lunch, it was picking up as we left. Service was very friendly. We tried a sampler, some amazing clam chowder (no really, very thick and rick. Yumm!) and some just okay crab cakes. The beer is all very good, but only a few are great. Main menu looked good as well. Walked the beach afterwards. Well worth the drive before heading up the coast.
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