A nice stop for lunch between Toronto and Ottawa. Place is a bit kitchy, but fun for the kids. Beers were decent, not world beaters, but a nice selection of their own plus regional micros. Food was ok, fine pub food. No idea what the places looks like at night.
Decent enough place to kick back a couple pints in Kingston. their beers can range from fairly good to flat out boring, but the food is above decent and the service is always quick. Warning - the pub across the street has only 3 decent bottles so you’re better off parking yourself here. Hard to believe a university town has so few good establishments.
I’ve been here quite a few times and it’s fairly good for Kingston standards. They are primarily focused on their own beers which are acceptable but nothing special. The ambiance is pretty nice, lots of beer memorabilia everywhere and the bar is sectioned off into several areas so if you have a few people you definitely can feel like you have a room to yourself. Food is adequate.
Super friendly staff, the decor is awesome! Boats loads of amazing vintage beer collectibles. The food was quite good, and the beers were pretty decent. A nice selection of their own brews complimented by done good Ontario micros. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Great brew pub. The staff and patrons are very friendly. The food is great with a large menu to work from. Service is usually excellent with a nominal glitch especially when they are busy. My favorite brew is the Dragon’s Breath Real Ale. I also enjoy the Whitetail Cream Ale a nice refreshing change. They make brews for special events or for seasonal enjoyment. They have about 17 other beers/ales on tap, all are regional craft beers with the exception of Guinness. There is also a large selection of single malts. My main stop whenever I am in Kingston.
DuffMan (339) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | July 15, 2010
Had been to this place many times during university years ago, but that was prior to my becoming a full-on beergeek. Returned this summer for a visit. The vibe remains just what I remember it to be, essentially my ideal notion of what a brewpub should look like: tons of Canadian and international craft beer paraphenalia and tap handles (think Falling Rock in Denver, only smaller and more Canadian), topped only by the number of photos on the walls of patrons both famous and local. Very very cool vibe. The beers however are mediocre at best, except for the two selections they have on cask. Food is very good for pub fare, probably the best chicken wings I’ve ever had in a pub. Service was prompt and friendly.
Yet another place I visited many times and havent rated yet. Last visit was October 3rd 2009, during the Kingston Chili Fest...our usual hangout to digest the said chili(s). I really like the decor, with tons of British and antique beer paraphenelia. The food is typically good and plentifull. The beer selection is a bit static though (maybe I’m not going at the right time). Given that this is one of the oldest brewpubs in Canada, and the first in Ontario, it is worth the visit.
Some nice history to this place. Great location right down by the water. Has a front patio by the street, a nice gardeny patio in the back, and a pretty typical pub style inside. The few times I’ve gone, its primarily been for a meal, so I don’t have much of a read for the service in terms of beer savvy, though they serve food alright. Solid selection of their own beers, some Canadian micros, and international favourites. Good food and not expensive at all. Other than the Grad Club, this is the place to be for beer fans in Kingston.
A rather pretty building with obvious English inspirations (both the atmosphere and beers), but completely overloaded with breweriana, to the point that the place feels small and it’s not. I was not particularly fond of my meatball sandwich which was served with a soup that lacked a bit in vegetables. Very minimalist plates and not particularly cheap. Both beers tried were rather weak, very watery and totally devoid of any adventurous side.
Old and cozy feel to this establishment with the outside of the building looking quite historic. Service here was good and attentive. My waitress handled a complaint I had about a beer quite well, and also deducted a pint from my bill to apologize for the inconvenience....though I was completely willing to pay for it. I have to say the staff really aren’t that knowledgeable about beer over all, but my waitress knew about the beers that were being served. Selection was pretty good, and I noticed a few other taps other than the ones for the beers brewed here. I had a burger and fries, and the portions were good, and well priced. The only downfall is that some of the beers brewed here are bad news, but it is nice to see the experimentation. I’ll go again.