Parksville Beer Guide: Your Parksville guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Parksville

68 /100 109-425 STANFORD AVE E.
“Small taproom that seems to get busy, and they close kind of early because everything closes early on the island once you leave Victoria. The whole COVID/CERB thing meant that they had one server trying to do everything, including wiping down tables and serving people at the picnic tables on the other side of the parking lot. She did the best she could. They had a bunch of whacky sounding beers with various fruits and whatnot. A couple were executed well. They also have flagships that seem to be pretty well-distributed on the island. I like this place as a stop in the greater Nanaimo area, and the pizzas looked decent, too.“
Oakes 513 days ago
66 /100 109-425 STANFORD AVE E.
“2019-08-19. Relatively modest sized spot - small bar area, a few tables and a small three picnic tables patio in the parking lot. Kitchen has limited menu and is not open every day. 6-8 house beers on tap today and a few guest taps as well. Service is fine. Beers are okay but disappointing as they are mostly accessible / mainstream takes on the styles. The hoppy beers were all more malt forward than my preference, for example. A little disappointing to be honest, but not helped by my mood after a bit of a drive and crowds at the tourist trap we visited prior! Worth a stop if in the area but not a must do for me. The Low Pressure Porter was my 7000th rating from Canada at time of entry.“
jercraigs 868 days ago
46 /100 109-425 STANFORD AVE E.
“Parksville’s only brewery currently, so we decided to pop in while passing through. Small, intimate taproom. They had 6 house beers on tap, plus a guest. Flights of 4 available for $8++. Beer quality ranged from mediocre to poor - they just don’t know what they’re doing. Pleasant service and a comfortable place to hang out, just don’t expect a decent beer.“
mcberko 981 days ago
78 /100
The British Bobby (Restaurant)
3-1209 ISLAND HIGHWAY EAST
“I would normally avoid a British or Irish bar abroad like the plague, but this place is so gloriously over the top it demands a visit. We were greeted by the owner dressed as a British police officer and ate our meal (fish & chips of course) listening to the theme to The Wombles, The Laughing Policeman & Georgie Girl. The place is packed with British paraphernalia including saucy seaside postcard. Beerwise, they have Fuller's London Pride & ESB on tap, but more interestingly they have ales from nearby Mt Arrowsmith and other micros. Food and service were both very good.“
baxterfish 1198 days ago
34 /100 163 ALBERNI HWY
“Somewhat small store and selection. I found the staff antagonizing. I’d really been hoping for a jewel in the rough but alas the search continues in this area on the mid-Island.“
CapFlu 1963 days ago
48 /100 319B EAST ISLAND HWY
“Some nice little treasures like Brooklyn Sorachi Ace for $6 per bottle. Yes, I’ll do that! Many of the Island usuals. Friendly staff. Found a few of Nanaimo’s White Sails beers and many of Longwood and Red Arrow’s beers.“
CapFlu 2480 days ago
38 /100 160 CORFIELD STREET
“Nothing great but has some more domestic beers from British Columbia. A few nice finds from Four Mile and limited edition Granville Island. Definitely the better of the independents but a chain like Metro Liquor or Liquor Plus would cleanup in this town.“
CapFlu 2480 days ago
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