Spinnakers Brewpub | Victoria, British Columbia
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Spinnakers Brewpub
Exceptional based on 39 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

308 Catherine Street
Victoria, British Columbia Canada [ print map ]
250 877 838 2739

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Mayor: LarryBeast (4) | Taps: ~12 | Bottles: ~40


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Beer Available At Spinnakers Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Spinnakers Mitchells ESB 68, Spinnakers 30th Anniversary Grand Cru , Spinnakers Lionís Head Cascadia Dark Ale 53, Howe Sound Skypilot , Spinnakers Red Fife Hefeweizen , Spinnakers Rye Bretta , Spinnakers IPA 64, Spinnakers Nut Brown Ale 55, Spinnakers Original Pale Ale 33, Spinnakers Irish Stout 72, Spinnakers Roundhouse Red , Spinnakers Kraken Amber , Spinnakers Black Saison with Ginger Festive Saison (2013+) , Spinnakers Hoptoria IPA 59, Spinnakers Hop & Honey Saison , Spinnakers Kolsch-Style Ale , Spinnakers India Session Pale Ale 46, Spinnakers Blue Bridge Double Pale Ale 36, Spinnakers Swiftsure Session Ale , Four Winds Saison 57
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39 reviews for Spinnakers Brewpub
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  73%
 Selection  72%
 Food  71%
 Value  69%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  82%
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58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer  (62) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 8, 2014
Good place to sample the latest Spinnakers offerings but limited otherwise. Good food, somewhat slow service.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn  (517) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 2, 2014
2014-06-27 I didnít notice before that they also have a few guest beers on tap; but running out of 2 or 3 own beers in the early Friday afternoon is not a good thingÖ The average quality of the beers seems in decline (70 points)
2011-08-16: as I visited the place on a warm summer day, the patio with view on the bay is fantastic. They have many beers on tap, some are offered on draught, in bottles or hand-pumped, so itís just up to the customer to choose; and this also means that for some beers itís possible to have less carbonation and less cold temperature; on top of this, they are very flexible and sell samplers by the glass (not forcing to have by group of 4 or 5 glasses) (74 points)
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
ILikeOl  (117) , Norway | October 30, 2013
Nice upscale pub, great for sea plane and boat watching. Decent beers.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris  (385) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 8, 2013
Situated in one of the most beautiful locations I have seen. Bar itself is large and airy with a rustic charm that is appropriate for the location. Service was decent, not great but good for Victoria. Selection was large again for Victoria but very local. Food was spectacular, some of the best I have had in a brewpub. Prices were high but with quality I am happy to pay. This is a must in Victoria.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
champsamp  (3) Victoria, British Columbia | August 26, 2013
Love this place! Serves local food and freshly brewed beer. Great value for money - especially when compared to other pubs in the area.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk  (167) Washington D.C., Washington DC | May 5, 2013
Great location, great value and great service here. Beautiful on the patio in the sun overlooking the water. The beer is all very English and the food is average pub fair but this is all about location here.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
So, this Canadian classic would obviously be at the roots of the English-inspired beer culture that still dominates BC landscape. Fortunately, they still make some pretty good English-style beers although they tend to add more hops than the typical British pint under the American influence. At the same time, they also were maltier and fairly sweet, so I guess it balances it out. That American influence also pushed them to produce a sturdy IPA and strong dark ales among other things. Yet despite the solidity of their English ales, I was surprised that their Weizen was so good, showing a versatility that honours them. The food menu contains a lot of attractive plates, varied and focusing on local ingredient sources as much as possible and it seems that this is a recent change which has brought a significant mark-up to the menuís price tags. Still, as a casual visitor, I was not shocked by the prices although we did not eat a full meal here. We nevertheless had a tasty soup and a decent cheese plate where raw milk would have been welcome. As for the premises, the building has a superb terrace from which you can catch glimpses of the bay leading downtown. being located over a hill, the terrace is a nice spot, looking perhaps more distinguised than the rest of the pub which is in reality a large multi-roomed house with authentic wooden furniture aplenty. The kind of house in which you feel like peaking at every room and taking full advantage of its nearby greens and water with large windows. Service was excellent, very professional and caring on our visit. They seel a few bottles to go and breweriana.
52
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
flyer50  (48) Seattle, Washington | August 26, 2012
Nice location, pleasant walk from downtown. Went there for the Friday night special cask tapping, was gone by the time we arrived at 6. Trying too hard on the food- straying from pub food and failing miserably. Beers mediocre at best. There are better places in town for a good pint.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
GODiSSOUTHERN  (20) Virginia | August 16, 2012
This was a pleasant clean pub with decent british style beer and some good pizza.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
LarryBeast  (3) , | April 11, 2012
Daily cask just $5 a pint. Canít beat that. Food used to be a lot better and is now hit or miss. Having said that, their pulled pork nachos are the bomb and youíre depriving yourself if you leave without picking up a few of the best chocolate truffles in town. Beer selection and quality is second to none.

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