Traditional pub with a spacious interior and lots of small tables to sit at, very comfortable on a late Sunday evening. Eight cask ales on offer, with lots of interesting Scottish regionals, mostly in good shape. Fair pricing, friendly barstaff. Not quite as nice as its Newington namesake but still one of the better pubs on our last northside circle crawl.
Fairly large place a short walk away from the city center. Good selection, around 10 cask beers. Some local brews available. Wouldn’t consider it a must visit, but not a bad place to stop for a pint if you’re around.
Beautiful alehouse with a large selection of beers of variable distinction. The cask beer is well kept. There seems to be a lack of the very new innovative breweries but that in itself is somehow refreshing.
Big open pub at a handy place to dive off the bus on the way into town. The clientelle was pretty young when we were in there, bordering on the boisterous, I reckon there was a stag party mustering before setting off. Beers were average in quality, but I did get 3 new ratings in there. Worth a look even if it doesn’t blow you away.
Fine selection, friendly atmsophere, nice beer profile for the pub. But both beers sampled were a bit off, the cellarmanship is not totally up to it.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 13, 2010
I’m gonna go meh on this one. The bar itself is gorgeous, a bit open room with a large horseshoe bar. The service is fine. The beer list is varied, and changes frequently, and the house pint is cheap and well-kept. But the condition of the beers is pretty spotty here - there’s almost always something off. Worth a visit, but get a taste before you order. Up the road is a great coffee place, Artisan Roasters.