Pat’s Pub & Brew House

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Pat’s Pub & BrewHouse is located at the Patricia Hotel in Strathcona
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 3/20
fiulijn  (697) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 29, 2011
One of the worst areas in town, with an audience of game addicts, dim lights, dirty impression, and one own beer only, a bad one. If you really need the tick, grab a can of it and run.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
Oakes  (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | February 7, 2017
Pat’s has been around since 1913. It’s mostly been known either as a music venue - though it’s most famous resident was Jelly Roll Morton, so maybe it peaked some time ago. Or it’s known as a DTES dive bar. As those go, there are worse. Sit by the window and the exposed brick, and it’s not bad at all.

The beer. OK, so they install back in 2006 a small brewery. It was this funny turnkey system that was remote controlled, and made one shitty lager. It was run by a company that went out of business, but they kept the brewery going. Eventually, they realized that they were a brewpub, and started making a few more styles. Today, it’s a Pale Ale and an IPA. They also have growlers. Neither beer is exceptional. They carry Four Winds and Powell handles so there’s better stuff. But they did that ten years ago, too, when they were the second place (after the Railway Club) to carry Tree Hophead, at the time basically the best everyday beer in BC. The two new house beers join the lager. They’re not great, but I found them clean. At $2.75 for oz at happy hour, a ticker can’t argue with the price, either. If you try to get in here when there’s a band playing (they’re still a music venue) you’ll have to pay cover, so best to stick with weeknight happy hour if you just want the beer.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Ferris  (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 8, 2015
In a scummy part of town, when you walk in you are tempted to turn around and walk out. A maze like dive, the further back you go the nicer it is. Far back corner and you can see potential. Cheap, especially the specials, good selection of BC craft with the cheapest paddles in town. Music venue so if not interested go in the day where local yuppies go for a cheap meal and privacy. Funny place that reminds me of the Tug in Portland. Don’t plan on coming here, but don’t be surprised when you are.
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 1/20
mcberko  (1065) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 20, 2014
fiulijn summed up this place pretty well. There are more beers on tap now though (over a dozen, many of which are good local craft beers), so that’s a few more points to it, but it is a very dingy place in a neighbourhood you wouldn’t want to hang out in. They do $2 sample pours of all beers, so if you need the house beer tick, get that and run.

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