Canada > British Columbia > Victoria
Beer Available At Spinnakers Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Spinnakers Lionís Head Cascadia Dark Ale 49, Spinnakers Hub & Spoke , Spinnakers Dragonfly Rye Spring Saison , Spinnakers Jamesons Scottish Ale 54, Spinnakers Irish Stout 67, Spinnakers IPA 63, Spinnakers NWA North West Ale 68, Spinnakers Mitchells ESB 66, Spinnakers Red Fife Hefeweizen , Spinnakers Nut Brown Ale 55, Spinnakers Original Pale Ale 33, Lonetree Dry Cider , Spinnakers 30th Anniversary Grand Cru , Howe Sound Skypilot 46, Spinnakers Rye Bretta , Spinnakers Roundhouse Red , Spinnakers Kraken Amber , Spinnakers Black Saison with Ginger Festive Saison (2013+) , Spinnakers Hoptoria IPA 59
brokensail (900) Orange County, California | September 7, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Possibly the most scenic brewpub Iíve ever been to. Right on the water on the north portion of the harbor. We sat out on the patio on the main, but I guess they have one upstairs which probably provides an even better view. Not that Iím complaining.
Service here on a Friday afternoon was a bit on the lax side, but it was very friendly and helpful, just a bit slow in terms of pace. The wait staff was a bit surprised by my request to try every beer (ten), but they obliged. The beer quality was decent enough, though I didnít care for a number of the offerings.
Food was quite good. I ordered the bangers and mash, which Iíd highly recommend. My girlfriend got a sandwich that was good as well. Food was in the $15 - $25 range for entrees.
I wouldnít come all the way to Victoria to come here, but itís a nice place to have when youíre here. We took the walk along the water from the downtown area here, which was only about a mile each way and was very nice.
Gerbeer (81) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 8, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Good place to sample the latest Spinnakers offerings but limited otherwise. Good food, somewhat slow service.
fiulijn (604) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 2, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
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)
ILikeOl (117) , Norway | October 30, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice upscale pub, great for sea plane and boat watching. Decent beers.
Ferris (607) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 8, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
champsamp (3) Victoria, British Columbia | August 26, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Love this place! Serves local food and freshly brewed beer. Great value for money - especially when compared to other pubs in the area.
solidfunk (190) Washington D.C., Washington DC | May 5, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
flyer50 (48) Seattle, Washington | August 26, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
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.
GODiSSOUTHERN (20) Virginia | August 16, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This was a pleasant clean pub with decent british style beer and some good pizza.
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