Pelican Pub and Brewery | Pacific City, Oregon
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Pelican Pub and Brewery
Excellent based on 55 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive
Pacific City, Oregon United States 97135 [ print map ]
503 965 7007

Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8am until 10pm; Friday & Saturday 8am until 11pm

Mayor: phaleslu (3) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 8+

Pelican Pub and Brewery

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Beer Available At Pelican Pub and Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Pelican The Governor , Pelican Mother of all Storms 100, Pelican Red Lantern IPA 89, Pelican Silverspot IPA 89, Pelican MacPelicans Scottish Style Ale 64, Pelican Surfers Summer Ale 47, Pelican Tsunami Stout 99, Pelican Dorymans Dark Ale 93, Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale 55, Pelican Stillwell #1 , Pelican Saison du Pelican 94, Pelican Rye All The Fuss , Pelican Imperial Pelican Ale 99, Pelican Le Pelican Brun 93, Pelican Grand Cru de Pelican 96, Pelican Irish Handcuffs , Pelican Grundy Love , Pelican Winema Wit 84
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55 reviews for Pelican Pub and Brewery
 Ambiance  94%
 Service  77%
 Selection  73%
 Food  76%
 Value  70%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

3fourths  (1271) Boulder, Colorado | August 16, 2004
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (677) Columbus, Ohio | April 4, 2011
(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  (625) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 11, 2006
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 A little too slick for my tastes but it goes that way. The location and the beer is enough for me, though.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
GT2  (535) Carlsbad, California | October 6, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (445) Woodland, California | June 19, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (417) Olympia, | February 12, 2006
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
phaleslu  (385) Cincinnati, Ohio | November 6, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup  (352) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | July 5, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau  (300) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | June 3, 2009
This place was pretty incredible. I stopped in here to score some bottles and wandered around the place. What a great setting! The park is beautiful, the brewpub is lively and inviting. I wished Iíd had the money and time to stop in and enjoy a nice evening here. I would highly suggest this place!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
savnac  (285) Anchorage, Alaska | August 3, 2011
Wow, what a beautiful setting, right on the beach of Cape Kiwanda. Inside is very nice, you walk into a store area then on the bar with seating in the bar and beyond. Had great service from the bartender with some free tasters, and good info about the beer. Good selection of all the regular Pelican beers with some nice seasonals as well. Value was average on beer, didnít eat any food. Got some great beer to go from the store, they had the regulars as well as some Grand Cru, Stormwatchers, Wee Heavy, and a few other limited beers. Great place and will go out of my way to go back here.

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