Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 29, 2011
Tap room by the highway. They have concerts here, sometimes really good ones. The tap room itself is small, but with outdoor seating. Very casual, though the service is sometimes a bit rough around the edges. They are willing to pour samples, though, which is nice. Saturday at 2pm they tap a pro-am beer for "Small Batch Saturdays", worth knowing if youíre in the area. The beers are hit and miss but the sours, the IPA and the porter are all decent.
Comfortable little roadhouse that serves some pretty good food and beer. Brewery is across the parking lot after your done, so you can pick up bottles to go. Server was good, but not too knowledgeable of the beer, which was a bit surprising. Think there was about 8 home team taps available, and they do flights. Most beers I tried were good. Prices pretty decent as well.
i like these guys. southern area outside of town, couple of buildings off of I-25 and away from anyone else. small taproom / bar area with 8 beers on tap and a sour in the bottle. small batch saturdays they put pro-am things on tap.
Cool place, even if the beers arenít the best they are generally ok. Best to come on Saturday when they do their small batch beers, which are made by a set of participating homebrewers. Great concept. All in all maybe a dozen taps. Totally relaxed place, picnic tables outside, you can bring a feast and family if you want (many do). Another cool thing is that their property is shared by a small concert venue that gets some fun touring acts of different genres.
This is a cozy brewpub on the outskirts of Santa Fe. There was a fair amount of outdoor seating, a very small indoor bar, and an upstairs with 2 couches, a ping pong table (sans balls however), and a foosball table. They offered the regular Sante Fe beers with a couple of seasonals. We spent our time upstairs at the foosball table, which was lots of fun, but kept me from getting a good perspective of the rest of the place. If they offered more seasonals, I would come back to this place, otherwise I donít think so.
Understandably a bit more broken in than the Eldorado location, and therefore more homey. Once we established we werenít crazy interlopers (there was a brief bit of coldness), bartender was very friendly and gave us happy hour pricing post-technical happy hour. Tiny downstairs bar encouraging the sandy out-back porch area, and also a small are upstairs with couches, a foosball table, and ping pong when they have balls. Selection wasnít bad, the standard line up and a few seasonals. Beer quality isnít wowing, but nothing terrible, but I think thatís been established by all the ratings of the bottles. Not a bad spot, pretty nice even, just with most beers widely available and kind of in no-manís land, not much to bring me back either.
Went to both the tap room and restaraunt ; both were great. Tap room was not overly busy, and there were plenty of seats looking over the desert outside. The food was great at the restaraunt, too. Overall a great place to hang out or bring the family.
great local place. only a handful of brews, but most are pretty good. chicken killer is by far the best. great place to get kegs for parties, or to party and catch a show. good meals with your beer, always feel clean and satisfied, a big plus. i still liked it a lot better at the other smaller location.