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Beer Available At St. Augustineís (arranged by most recent)
Parallel 49 Lost Souls Chocolate Pumpkin Porter 72, Parallel 49 Schadenfreude Pumpkin Oktoberfest 39, Upright Sole Composition: Lactovasilios 95, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale 98, Parallel 49 Filthy Dirty IPA 62, Cannery Wildfire I.P.A. 78, Dead Frog Big Stump Spruce Golden Ale , Parallel 49 Beermosa , Parallel 49 Tricycle Radler 36, Phillips Boxcar Bitter 38, Hilliardís Murdered Out Stout 49, Moon Under Water / Dark Star A Wee Woody Scottish Ale , pFriem IPA 91, New Belgium Tour de Fall 83, Deschutes Foray Belgian Style IPA 92, Postmark Saisonella , Tin Whistle Strawberry Blonde 22, Longwood The One That Got Away Red Wheat , Persephone Keller Pilsner , Hilliardís Suffering Bastard Barrel Aged Saison
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Beershine (746) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 25, 2010| Updated December 24, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Terrible atmosphere is made up for by the beer selection and especially the live-updated screen telling you how much is left in each keg. A corporate-owned vibe does not negate the fact that this is a decent place to drink on the Drive. Have never needed to eat here. Nothing is cheap of course. Decent selection of local and regional brews on draft and bottle. More like a sports bar with a good beer selection than a beer bar that shows sports but does have good TVs, they sometimes turn the volume on for games.
Oakes (667) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 2, 2010| Updated July 22, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Well this place has picked it up a lot since I last reviewed it. St. Augustineís is a solid place for beer in Vancouver, with a lot of beers that are hard to find anywhere else (except Alibi). The food is pricey for pub grub, and the atmosphere is still pretty corporate (they canít shake the Binoís out of the space), but it is a busy place and that keeps most of the beers turning over. They also have a live tap list showing you how much is left in each keg. That is just awesome, and that they post it on their website and even at the urinals is even better. I donít like much about it except the beer, but they are doing an excellent job with the beer.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 10, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A fine pub, certainly one of Vancouverís best for he who looks for fine ales near busy Broadway/Commercial intersection, on the part of Commercial that is not yet very hippie. I canít say I find the place itself all that charming. The terrace is very small and receives all the noise from the nearby skytrain. Inside, black and gray are the dominating tints, making for a relatively somber and cold atmosphere with plenty of space that seems not optimally used for a city where the rent is probably the highest in Canada. Lots of TVs showing different sporting events, giving a sports bar connotation. But then again, the service was very enthusiast, compensating a fair bit and the beer list was probably the best in the city on that day with its varied list of 40 tap lines including both classic and rarer BC offerings as well as a few goodies from Belgium, the rest of Canada and of course, the neighbouring United States. I dig their concept of a live beer menu where you get to know what % of a keg is left or what just ran out. Were I a local, Iíd certainly keep track of whatís on and the status of one of the best bars in my city. Thatís another plus on the service.
nate2g (641) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | October 6, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Come here for the beer. I didnít get a good vibe with anything else in this bar. Okay I dug the live tap feed but other than that whatever. Nice beers worth trying on tap.
Sammy (552) Toronto, Ontario | July 29, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat underrated place, visited with Brad.
Lots of taps, and a good cask was tapped while visiting on a Monday. Good cross-section of B.C. and a few U.S. taps such as Deschites and Bear Republic. Reflecting some good choices. Very unique flashing video of what percentage of each beer was still available. Away from the downtown core, and not far from the best private stores. Service was instant and then not at all. The only way around this is to know what you want the second you sit down, or Ask & Wait. Quiet midway, very busy late aft when Vancouverites get off from work.
fiulijn (525) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 29, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
I know that this place will always be second choice after the Alibi Room, because it doesnít have the same atmosphere, and because they seem to be less beer geeks and because they came after, but indeed they upped the tap list to ~40, they too focus on local beers, they have frequent tap rotation, they are quite up to date with the beer list (and if not enough, the level of every keg is displayed on a monitor over the bar), and usually carry a couple of interesting bottles too. The Monday night cask is a plus. The price for the sampler is too high.
Now folks, even if you make me pay too much, a couple of ideas to get even better: connect your beer monitor online to allow people to know exactly whatís on (your Twitter is useless) and stock 10 different beers in the cellar, choosing among the ones that are available only if you are lucky to go to the shop at the right moment, like Barley Wines, Imperial beers etc.
Ferris (515) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 2, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice trendy open space, with only women working there. Great location especially if you donít drive. Service was good, but nothing exceptional, the staff new enough about beer to make reasonable suggestions. Selection is good and is posted online, which is great. Food was above par but nothing I would come specifically for. Prices are reasonable and overall a place I would feel comfortable recommending.
JoeMcPhee (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 11, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Largish spot a short walking distance from the Skytrain stop. Large dark space with loads of dark wood and brass everywhere. Inexplicably decorated with some very shiny remnants of someoneís brewery that Iíd honestly rather see making beer than adding ambiance, but I digress. Nice selection of beers in here - available in taster pours (which I always appreciate). They also tweet their selection regularly which lets you keep track of whatís on. Never ate here, but enjoyed the time I did spend here. The bar staff know the selection and seem to enjoy chatting about beer. A great stop.
mcberko (291) Vancouver, British Columbia | December 16, 2010| Updated May 28, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Great selection of BC micros with a few easy-to-find American brews. Service is prompt and friendly, though refusing of any free samples before ordering. Prices are quite high, especially considering the beer selection does not usually consist of rarities. Annoying that they only do one size, even if itís a big BA impie stout. Food is quite good, though quite highly priced considering what you get and for being on the Drive. Still, second in the city only to the Alibi room.
solidfunk (174) Washington D.C., Washington DC | May 13, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great choice of beer here, and the live menu is great for snatching up pints of last minute kegs. Sample flights of 4 for $9 - you canít go wrong there. Place lacks ambiance but nice view of characters walking by on Commercial. I usually sit at the bar but at this place itís a little dark and uninviting - especially during the late afternoon. Food was ok, had some ok calamari that I wouldnít order again. Service very good. This and Alibi are the best hits in Vancouver for beer.
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