I’ll reaffirm that Pelican’s located in a perfect spot along a beautiful stretch of the Oregon coast. The sunset views from the front of the brewpub are legitimately stunning. The location alone makes Pelican a worthy stop. Beer-wise, Pelican offers a marginally above average experience. The dozen or so taps offered mostly widely-distributed, easy-to-find beer. Tickers shouldn’t expect to find a wealth of new beers. The Belgian pale was the standout of a ho-hum bunch. I’m not really sure where Pelican really excels as a brewery, as they seem to competently brew a very wide range of styles, which isn’t a bad thing by any means. Food’s relatively cheap and served in large portions. Overall, this is a pretty solid spot that I’d recommend to anyone considering a visit to the coast, not least because of the views. Worth a detour.
The location of this brewpub is probably the best I’ve ever seen. The staff was super friendly and gave us a table by the windows to the sea, outstanding view. The food was OK but kind of pricy and the beers are overallt OK as well.
Visited Friday while spending time in Cape Kiwanda
Vibe: Place was packed: very furnishings,
Quality: Beer is excellent
Service: busy but friendly staff
Selection: 11 beers on tap
Overall: Excellent place, worth the drive, excellent views
Visited: May 6, 2016
Really busy on a friday night, but the scenery was so nice I didnt mind waiting. Great place to come during a Portland heat wave; it was about 40 degrees cooler than the city today. Beautiful views of the rock with a little fog rolling in. Nice beachfront as well. Outdoor patio looked nice enough, but it was in fact a bit chilly. Inside has two main rooms and a side room that appears to be more for events, but that is where I was seated. Waitress was incredibly friendly and helpful; I think she was sorry for me for being alone at dinner on a Friday :). Anyway, service was great. Food was so so, and my Cascadian Dark Lager was also so so, but I know from experience that they have some winners in their beer lineup. All in all a great place to visit, just take care when ordering your food.
La localité est paradisiaque, rien de moins, mais je m’explique mal comment ça se fait qu’il n’y avait pas de terrasse. En attendant notre table on est allé boire nos pintes sur le bord de la plage pour oublier ce non-sens. La bouffe est moyenne, les bières sont peu spectaculaires ou audacieuses mais bien exécutées. L’ensemble vaut vraiment la peine.
What a location! Plus if you’re staying over the street you can charge everything to your room. Treat yo’self. Pelican beer selection, good if a little spendy food. It was cold as the arctic in there but the view is great.