Ferris (1458) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 28, 2016| Updated February 8, 2016
Large open and airy with parking, patio and a large bar. Huge bottle selection for take out as well and lots of taps. They know enough and were very nice. Prices were very good and small pours available. A superb stop that is as good as the hype.
An awesome place, the doubles as a bottle shop / bar & restaurant. The bottle shop section has an extensive selection, almost rivalling Belmont Station. Prices for the bottles seem high at first, but those are dine-in prices - you get a 20% discount to go. Beer selection is solid on tap, and priced very reasonably. Food menu offers a nice selection of sandwiches and salads, including some nice veggie/vegan options. *The* place to go for bottle shopping and draught beer when in Eugene:
Oakes (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 26, 2006
Quality spot, 100% about the beer. Massive bottle selection, plus some taps and tables. Nothing to complain about. Open and bright room is perhaps a little atmospherically-challenged but only a little as a place that is so totally about the beer cannot possibly have a bad atmosphere.
A great beer bottle shop/bar spot. A large open space with a large central bar surrounded by seating, Flat Screen beer boards and a few TVs. Service was good considering it was a bit busy. A nice combination of locals and non-locals on tap with a top of the line bottle selection. Samplers available. Prices were a touch steep but selection was worth it. A great spot!
The Bier Stein in Eugene was a shock for me. I was not sure what to expect but it certainly was not what I saw. Tons of awesome barley pop awesomeness. This is one great place. Loved the bottle selection over 800 with tons I had never seen. The tap selection was also off the hook. Great food, beer and taps I was just wishing I could have slept there. Right off the campus I bet the college kids who appreciate beer love this place.
My wife and I stopped in a couple times during our brief stay in Eugene. We had a couple different experiences which averaged out to the score I’m giving it. They offer a large selection of to go/on site bottles in fridges. I liked the organization, made it easy to find what you wanted. The taps are on a large TV screen with descriptions and offered in multiple sizes. There was plenty of indoor seating and some nice patio seating, too. People watching is a thing here as there is apparently a Pokémon Go hangout or something right across the street. Not my thing, but lots of characters for sure. The payment system was dumb; one line for taps and for bottles for on-site consumption, a separate line for to-go bottles. The on-site line is generally stupid long and slow while the to-go line is short and quick. I was told multiple times (sometimes extremely rude, sometimes understanding, sometimes confused why I didn’t enjoy waiting 20 minutes in line for a beer) they sometimes use the to-go line for on-site when the line gets long, but when I was standing at the entrance of the place, 20 people back from the register trying to buy a pint, I think that is a perfect time to open up the other register for on-site. That was frustrating enough to keep me away from drinking there on an even-semi-regular basis. To me, this is only useful as a to-go bottle shop, and it is a nice to-go bottle shop.
This is a clean well-lighted restaurant/bar with ample seating at the 8 - stool bar and the dozen or so tables. There are 10 taps dispensing decent, but rather mediocre imported and domestic beers. But the real attraction is the awesome selection of great beers along the walls and in the huge refrigerator section. For example, there is a full line of Dogfish Head (about a dozen beers) and also Fantome (about 8 beers). One can take home any beer from the cooler or drink it at the bar (in an appropriate glass) for no additional charge. I wasn’t hungry, but the guy next to me said the food was excellent. The barkeeps are friendly and helpful.
College town. Quite the distance from Portland. Nice drive, though. Open space. As you walk in there are chairs to the left, and couple of bar stools to the right, where, you guessed it, the taps are located. Some bottles are strewn across the left-hand wall, so if there are people sitting there, it makes it a little awkward to go look. Anyways, Bottles are also located in coolers along the back, right-hand side of this joint. Nice selection of foreign shit, and a relatively decent select of domestic shit, too. I can’t say that this place blew my mind, but I will say that they had some surprises, none of which I purchased. Prices were a little high, actually. Tap list was solid. Overall, an enjoyable experience, if you were to go here first, but if you’ve already been to Belmont Station and John’s, don’t expect to be blown away. Cheers. Rumor is they’re moving, too.
Great bar/restaurant/bottle shop in Eugene. I’d been to the old bar a few times in the past, but this new (opened April 2013) and much expanded one is really something. 24 taps, pretty well selected. Cool electronic tap list board showing all beer info, plus approximate percentage remaining in each keg -- this is also available in real time on their web site. About 1,000 bottles in a long cooler section along one side. Bar seating for maybe 35-40. Tables for 247 (I asked). There were 50-60 people there in mid afternoon on a Thursday. Wide, airy space. Some fairly loud music on the system. Variety of pub food: entrees, salads, sandwiches. Also six pairing items, with a recommended brew for each. Service was excellent, friendly, knowledgeable, and fast. Great place!