United States > Oregon > Pacific City
Beer Available At Pelican Pub and Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Pelican Imperial Pelican Ale 99, Pelican The Governor , Pelican Midnight Pils , Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale 55, Pelican Red Lantern IPA 90, Pelican Mother of all Storms 100, 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 Stillwell #1 , Pelican Saison du Pelican 94, Pelican Rye All The Fuss , Pelican Le Pelican Brun 93, Pelican Grand Cru de Pelican 96, Pelican Irish Handcuffs , Pelican Grundy Love , Pelican Winema Wit 84
tia (72) Sandston, Virginia | October 9, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in here after another long day traveling with still some driving to go, so would have liked to relax here a little more. Even so, I got to enjoy it more fully my last visit to OR, so this was my momís turn.
Was packed, but still got a spot at the bar and speedy service.
Selection of their own brews.
Prices seemed average.
Yay! beach. Happened to make sunset last time (very nice).
1FastSTi (104) Glendale, Wisconsin | December 30, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good quality food. Big place for being in the middle of nowhere. I can only assume an excellent view as it was pitch black that night. Could see the haystack in the distance and 10 ft. white caps. Beer on tap was really good. Service was slightly above average. Iíd go back if it wasnít in the middle of nowhere. Iíd definitely go during the day, however. A couple taps were spent, :(.
eliidubya (7) Portland, Oregon | November 8, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The main attraction of Pelican is that itís on the beach. Sitting on the patio drinking a beer there is one of my favorite things ever. The food is good, but over priced, along with the beer. Definitely worth the trip, they have a few beer gems and the experience alone is worth it.
Syzzer (72) Oregon | September 10, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Pelican pub is a great place, right off the beautiful beach. They have a great variety of microbrews which have earned them numerous awards in yearly competitions.
soul11man (54) Portland, Oregon | August 14, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
OK, the view from the Pelican is what they are charging for. This place is crankiní in the tourist $$$. Their beer is decent and their food is good except both are way over priced. Be ready to drop some dough if you plan on hanging out here to drink. Beers were $5.50-$6 and it seemed the staff there were uninformed about the pricing. I asked 3 different wait staff about the price of a pint and all 3 sort of bumbled through a bout of um....uh...well...um...lemmie check...before I got the answer. The 22oz bombers they were selling in the lobby were cheaper then what they had on tap. Also, it does not say on the menu what a regular or tall beer cost because I am sure they would sell less beer. The amount of reading material you get when you sit down is impressive so they have nailed the marketing aspect of a brewery and their list of awards is impressive but I didnít think it came across in the beer so much. Maybe I expected to be blown away by something that costs $6/pint. Granted, this is one of the only watering holes in this part of the coast but still...
Again, you are paying for the view here.
savnac (285) Anchorage, Alaska | August 3, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | July 13, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
2010-06. Visited on a quiet Monday afternoon last June, this is one of the most scenic brewpubs you could hope for! With windows around the room, you can enjoy the gorgeous view of the beach while you sip your samplers of tasty beverages and eat delicious crab cakes and fresh clam chowder. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful, as were the other staff at the door. Light rock music serenaded our meal. We tried eight of their own on tap and took away some bottles for later, most were pretty solid. Would return here to go back to the beach!
JoeinEscazķ (278) Ozark, Missouri | July 8, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I canít imagine that any brewpub in the country has a better view. Right on the beach. Admire the surfers and the giant rock. We stopped in for breakfast and beer samplers. Between swigs of coffee. People were walking past me and laughing. Only later did I realize that I was wearing my Schlafly "beer is not just for breakfast anymore" T-shirt. Go away! Quasi-alcoholic geekery in progress! Nothing to see here! Found the beers to be nice but overcarbonated. I know theyíre big award-winners, but Iíd come just for the coffee, eggs and view.
beertiltheend (10) , | May 18, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
Dogbrick (677) 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.
View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map