Canada > Alberta > Edmonton
presario (150) Stampede City, Alberta | November 30, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Like Albertaís own mini Alibi Room! Above average tap selection and great bottle selection. One page of cool food items and two pages of beer. Crab fritters and lamb burger were tasty!
bulldogops (45) Edmonton, Alberta | December 26, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Good bottle menu and tap room. Freakiní awesome food. Great atmosphere, and no shortage of good lookin patrons from the University area.
Torontoblue (43) Edmonton, Alberta | July 9, 2010| Updated June 14, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Revised June 14, 2012. Taps list has risen to a choice of 20 now. Prices seem a little higher than previously. Huge staff turn over now, and the new servers seem to know less about beer than ever. Still the place to visit, just donít expect rapid, knowledgeable service.
Paid a visit with a pal from Toronto for the 2nd Cask Night. Arrived mid afternoon, and managed to get a seat (well, comfortable wooded bench that runs the length of the patio) out on the very sunny and hot patio. Patio remains quiet as it is set quiet a way back from the main road.
Server came over after about a minute with some very welcome glasses of water and the lunch menus. Basic choices of food but what there is is reasonably priced and very tasty. Server was very polite and chatty, and made you feel welcome.
The tap selection is very Euro-centric at the moment and a bit lame (IMHO) but the recent addition of Alley Kat is very welcome. Itís the bottle list that really makes this place stand out; great diversity and the pricing just canít be argued with. DDC Peche Mortel is only $6.00 a bottle, Rogue XS Imperial Stout only $23.00!!
Can get very busy at times, especially with the student rush, but most people donít mind sharing tables with total strangers.
Overall, has a real nice relaxed atmosphere, staff are attentive and is just a great place to waste away the hours drinking great beers and meeting new friends.
pintbypint (34) Edmonton, Alberta | December 31, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A must visit if you are beerhunting in Edmonton. Decent bottle list covering a wide range of styles, a few rotating taps and some limited release stuff in bottles too. Proper glassware is used, draughts are poured well. Staff are pretty knowledgeable about what they are serving. Water is constantly replenished on the table. Small menu with some comfort food items and burgers. Theyíre supposed to do a pretty wicked brunch as well. Also serves coffee and deserts. Good value, good atmosphere. Time your visit well, this place is small and seating is very limited. You may also experience a wait for a washroom on busier nights as they toilets are single occupancy. Also if youíre checking out their beer menu online, and it looks a bit lame, the actually beer menu inside is more interesting and quite a bit larger. Theses are just minor quibbles, overall this is in my top 5 places in the country, even a seasoned rater will probably find something to rate.
Savvy1982 (70) Lethbridge, Alberta | August 24, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Decided to check this place out on my latest trip yo Edmonton. We rolled in at about 8 on a Sunday night, and the place was packed. Very young crowd, mostly students, loud but in a ísmall place thatís packedí way, not in a ípeople being drunk idiotsí way. Tap list was pretty impressive, good mix of Alberta breweries and the better class of imports, bottle list wasnít the largest in Alberta, but was thoughtfully written. Didnít eat, but we enjoyed this place. Probably the best ísceneí beer-wise in Alberta.
gramity (40) Edmonton, Alberta | February 14, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great atmosphere with great beers both in bottle and on tap.
Plays hosts to some awesome cask nights.
Issue I have with Sugar Bowl is the absence of customer parking and their lack of capacity. They often play host to events they just canít handle and turn many a potential customer away.
If you do get in and seated it is a fabulous experience.
garth_86 (5) EDMONTON, Alberta | April 8, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome food great beer. What else do we need. Menu changes regularly and there is quite a good selection of different beers.
XaenDovet (30) British Columbia | August 4, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
one of the better places in edmonton. tucked in the university area, this small place has an impressive selection of different beers, at quite reasonable prices (for this city). not nearly as much price mark-up compared to other bars/restaurants. they recently changed/added to their beer menu. food is ok. bistro-esque. truly a great place to go for an atmosphere for talking to your company, and enjoying a beer menu that is skewed from the average pub/bar/restaurant in the area.
Ferris (892) Burnaby, British Columbia | March 24, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
A young hip pub with a great vibe. One of the more diverse beer menuís in town, but a tad overpriced. Service is rarely very good or quick and unfortunately more often than not they know little about the beer. Menu is interesting and food is generally pretty good.
jercraigs (435) Toronto, Ontario | June 11, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
2015-06-04. Garage doors out front, copper topped rounded bar, brick walls are covered in colourful art. Iím one of the oldest people here by a good margin - the proximity to the university is likely a factor. Bartenders are friendly, today featuring a tall laid back hipster bunned dude and the adorably bespectacled female lead in an indie romance. Definitely the most character of any of the beer places I have been in Edmonton. Food menu is short but fairly solid. I wasnít that hungry but was tempted by the chicken and waffles which is decadently indulgent. Chicken is lightly breaded and waffles are flavourful without being too sweet. Tap list is good but not overly exciting, pretty decent bottle list as well. Mix of Alberta and BC crafts and some imports. I opted for a La Chouffe after they were out of several of my first choices. Not a bad fall back! Great spot, but beer wise there are other options in town.
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