We stumbled across this place late in the afternoon and took advantage of happy hour and tried a few different full size measures. The place was very busy, but service was still efficient. Lots of choice for us first-timers in Vancouver.
Much nicer inside than out. Exposed brick and huge bar with tv’ that don’t intrude and a pool table. Nice big booths throughout. Service is decent but not beer focused. Menu is set so same old local craft with little variance. Pricing is a touch high for what you get. Pub food that is also a bit high for what you get. No real reason to visit in my opinion, considering what else is close.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 5, 2014
When they went into craft beer a few years ago, it was quite welcome and provided a good downtown option. This may not be the most dynamic beer list, but there’s still some good stuff on there, to go with your pub grub and hockey games. Still worth a visit downtown.
Decent tap selection. I asked for a bottled list and was told they don’t have one, which pretty much answers any questions about their bottled selection. Time of visit was a Saturday, mid-evening. The service was okay.
Decor, atmosphere, glassware and WiFi all suck mightily. If you must go, go for the beer.
saxo (169) Højbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 9, 2012
35+taps of different brews, with a good change rate. Samplers available at 8$+taxes and tips for 5. Nice service.
Decent selection of local microbrews at quite affordable prices for Vancouver standards. Service is decent, the food is average / passable and the atmosphere is grimy pub-like. Good option if in the downtown area and need a quick pint or two of local craft.
Crit (147) Surrey, British Columbia | December 30, 2011
Service was decent, reasonably priced beer compared to elsewhere. Selection is still somewhat limited, and they were out of my first 2 choices.
Food was quite tasty.
Worth a visit now and then but not somewhere I would visit regularly
Wow this used to be a depressingly generic sports bar and now it’s a generic and expensive sports bar that serves some good beer, which is a step in the right direction! What it lacks in atmosphere it makes up for in a very good selection of beer, which is lacking in downtown Vancouver and certainly during the day when Alibi is closed! And they have the sampler platter option, which is always fun.