While they don’t have a huge number of taps, they make up for it by keeping on theme (US), and changing out things frequently enough to keep it interesting.
Service is fine. Atmosphere is a bit too yuppie for the Main St vibe they’re going for.
Food is fairly priced and quite good.
Neat spot a bit far out. Wide open high ceilings. Maybe 20 taps from PNW, with some quite interesting options along with the usual players. Decent little bottle list as well. Had fun, would go back.
Crit (150) Surrey, British Columbia | September 6, 2014
Best thing here was the service. Overcrowded and noisy.Neither the beer selection nor the pricing impressed me.
Food was less than stellar and quite pricey as well.
I won’t be back.
Oakes (832) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 5, 2014
There isn’t much else this far down Main. Right beside a really good fishmonger, Portland Craft was formerly a lame sports bar that went out of business is no time flat. It feels a little cheap inside, too. But the beer list is why you’re here, and 15 handles from WA and OR micros is a good thing. Always something interesting. A good option.
15 taps full of beers from Oregon. Nothing too special, but overall a nice selection from the likes of Gigantic, Ninkasi, No-Li, Double Mountain, Deschutes and such. Some of them were available from other places in town too, though. Okay food and samplers available as well, so even though it’s not that centrally located, it’s well worth the trip if you want to try some US beers while in Vancouver.
Beershine (850) VANCOUVER, British Columbia | February 4, 2014| Updated August 19, 2014
High ceilinged urban watering hole with tables and bar. Pacific-NW focused beer list of about 16 taps and a few bottles, all overpriced according to Vancouver standards. Not the most enlightened selection of beer, but it is a good array for Vancouver. Decent service most of the time. Innocuous music tends to be drowned out by unusually high ambient noise levels, which makes the place seem lively. Excellent sub-$5 bar snacks including assorted pickled fruits and veggies (awesome) homemade warm seasoned potato crisps, etc.
Nice upscale bar with almost all taps from Oregon. Pints for every beer were at least $7, so after tax and tip are added, you’re at nearly $9/drink. Didn’t try any of the food, but it looked decent, albeit pricy. This place is very overrated. Won’t likely be back.
It was a busy afternoon crowd here but easily grabbed a spot at the bar. Tried a couple of beers, ate something pulled-porkish, then was on my way. I was making my way onto PDX so wasn’t expecting too much. A nice addition to Vancouver regardless.
Ferris (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | June 6, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Very nice bar with great casual ambiance. Everything was pretty good, the only problem arises when you go to Portalnd quite often and want something you haven’t had before.