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Beer Available At St. Augustineís (arranged by most recent)
Howe Sound Whiskey Barrel Pothole Filler , Storm Black Plague Stout 72, Odin Sigrun , Red Truck IPA , Parallel 49 Lord of the Hops IPA 81, Deschutes Obsidian Stout 99, Townsite YOGN 82 , Parallel 49 Hoparazzi India Pale Lager 46, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace 98, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager 90, Red Truck Ruby , Howe Sound King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen 81, Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA 88, Ninkasi Little One 45, Ommegang Three Philosophers 99, Ninkasi Redunkulous Dunkel Weiss , Storm Hurricane IPA 58, Alameda White Peppercorn Saison , Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale 98, Upright Chocolate Stout
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v1rgil (10) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 7, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Huge lists of taps and their screens let you see how much is available on taps. Great atmosphere and conveniently located.
Ferris (78) Edmonton, Alberta | 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.
tiong (31) Espoo, Finland | January 28, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place located near the Commercial Dr. Skytrain stop. Large tap list of local, American and European craft beers. Samplers available, which is always a big plus. Taps rotate quite often and there is always something interesting on. Casks available once a week, too. Reasonably priced and the food is good as well.
solidfunk (98) Ontario | 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.
JoeMcPhee (465) 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.
hamfisted (29) Calgary, Alberta | January 23, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent beer list, but the food menu is a bit lacking. Ambience is minimal - but if youíre suds upped, maybe you donít need ambience?
fiulijn (281) MalmŲ, Denmark | 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.
Rastacouere (606) 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.
rhhm (10) British Columbia | August 31, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
A very good selection of rotating taps that reflect not only Lower Mainland BC microbreweries, but also many American breweries (Dog Fish Head, Rogue, Deschutes, Lost Coast are some recent ones that come to mind).
Attentive service without any attitude, but the servers often lack any knowledge of the beers being served. The restaurant has recently been updated nicely, but still doesnít seem to know which direction it wants to go... a sports bar where people want Molson Canadian or a beer bar where people donít want Molson Canadian.
The food is standard pub grub that has had consistency problems in the past, but appears to be improving in both quality and presentation. The nachos, steak bites, and chicken quesadillas are all very good.
All in all, my favorite local spot to go to since I live in the area. They have cask nights on Monday evenings.
Oakes (612) Savusavu, Fiji Islands | March 2, 2010| Updated January 18, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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.
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