Weird shopping plaza, very large with places scattered all over. This place is tucked into the northeast corner and has a parking lot nearby. Large interior, big bar dominates all, and lots of TVs. Brewing equipment surrounds the periphery. Apps were tasty and creative. Ten or so taps, we shared a flight, and beers were decent enough. A bit of a chain restaurant feel to the whole experience.
Ferris (1488) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 11, 2014| Updated May 27, 2014
Really big restaurant with a great outdoor area, but small bar. Service was good, but not really beer focused. Food was great and prices were reasonable. Beer was good but nothing that stood out.
Braudog (907) Yorktown, Virginia | June 26, 2005| Updated October 26, 2009
First Visited in June 2001 and finally made it back in October 2009. Stopped by at 6pm on a Monday and found the place damn near empty. Inside was dark and broody. No one was in the dining room, just at the bar. With a glance at the menu I knew I wouldn’t eat either ... It ranged from $3 popcorn to $13 pizza to $25 entrees. Odd selection. Thank God for good beer! I know 5 Seasons has a solid rep, and I was not disappointed in the beer. Too bad I had to drive or I wouldve run the table.
Located towards the back of a big, unwieldy shopping center. Brewpub chain feel, but fairly dark and woody. Nice vibe. The menu features some less than usual proteins, and I had an antelope dish which was solid. Beers were all solid with a couple of standouts. Prices are solid. Staff was nice, but I was with TBS who knows a lot of the staff here so I can’t comment on the normal customer experience. Overall pretty nice.
Oakes (835) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
Big, corporate brewpub. They had a wide range on tap, some of which was quite enjoyable. The staff seemed kind of tired, which was something of a downer. A decent stop.
This is a very good, solid brewpub. The offerings are eclectic and of reliably good quality. The food is all free range/organic and very, very tasty from what I’ve tried. The prices are great for the tremendous quality of the food and beverage. The only let down was on my latest visit, the tap of Wired Straight had just run out. Oh, the owner is extremely nice to beer enthusiasts.
Glen is the brewmaster, dave the head chef, and daniel was our bartender. Non smoking section area is huge, 325 people seating. Comfortable, high friendly enjoyable. Good selection of 6 guest taps, good secelction of 7, willing to experiment. Big garvity styles and they work. Glen let us sample aged bottle conditioned that were interesting. Try the aged dubbel. My favorite is the barley wine, which aged 10 months. The Terrapin brewer apprenticed here. My travelling buddy liked the food. Must stop.
Have stopped in a few times for a drink and/or food. Usually 10 taps on that seem to rotate semi frequently as well as a few bottles for sale. Food I have had has been fine but nothing out of this world. Service has been fine, but never been in when it has been busy. Prices are nice.
Mid-afternoon visit made it easy to find and park my motorcycle directly out front.
Nice location in the back of a shopping plaza with the bar in the middle with the brewing directly behind bar. Good selection of their brews and let me sample them at my pace to rate. Staff had good knowledge of the beers and were very freindly and the management work with to sample their bottle selections. Due to time of day, I did not get to eat. Nice place and well worth the visit. Thank You for the gift.