This place accommodative to many crowds, and it tries to balance them all. Which is why everyone’es experience at the Rhino is different everytime! When I first went here, it was slammed packed! It took us a good 20 minutes to get drinks, but that didn’t really bother us because we bought 3 Southern Tier Pumpkins for $18 dollars! Retarded cheap. The second time wasn’t as good as the first, the server didn’t know much of antyhing... food and beer? I asked her what was on cask and she replied ’ What’s Cask?’ I laughed, and ordered Black Oak’s Ten Bitter Years which eventually shut me up. Overall, this place is cheap, but go in with no expectations.
JesseM (43) Margaritaville , Ontario | December 20, 2009
Stopped in today with Derweg (Jonas). The place was mostly empty, largely spacious with odd clashing decor. Squared bar is right in the center. Got a pint of the Black Oak Ten Bitter Years which was awesome. Server was very friendly and attentative. The food Jonas ordered was very plentiful for what you pay and tasty. Great selection of stuff, but I can see the place getting super busy and less pleasant than it was today. Definitely has a hardcore bar feel to it, but my experience today was very good and I would easily go again.
Visited on a growingly busy Friday evening in April, it has a dark dance hall feel with a generally loud din above some background music. Cheap drinks are a plus and quite the bottle selection is noted in a big menu, but the first five we tried to order were out of stock. Service is pretty slow and forgetful and one-task minded. Have tried the wings here: tasty if a little cold by the time they came out. As one lady told me in the washroom, "It’s a little dungeon!"
We visited here again later in the year with a group of eight for birthday drinks. The service was quicker but ruder: she gave us a hard time for not giving a bigger tip when it turns out she was ignoring the $10 in change we had collected.
What a strange place. They have an extensive multinational beer list but are out of almost all of them. The prices are really good, which is probably why it’s popular, but most folks are drinking Bud Light. Price is the only reason to drink here but you get what you pay for...
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 26, 2008
This place blows. It has no idea what it wants to be, as evidence by the myriad of clashing decor and a laughably absurd menu ranging from coq au vin to deep fried pub grub. More than half of the beers we ordered weren’t available. Some bitch shift manager tried to kick us out of our seats for someone else. Prices are very good, but the Rhino is a gong show in pretty much every respect. No way in hell I’m going back to this shithole.
Very Queen Street West feel, all sorts of different people. Been there a few times now and service has been inconsistent between excellent and indifferent. Blown away by such selection in Parkdale westend, almost brought a tear to my eyes. And at reasonable prices, only 2 times retail, as opposed to the 3 times downtown. Unfortunately, many not available. The food was great too!!! The biggest downside, do something about the men’s washroom, wow did it stink of urine, is that where the Rhino goes. Not sure where to deduct the points off for that so will take it from Ambiance. Drive by it everyday on the way home and never realized how good it was. ill be having dinner there many times in the future to avoid rush hour traffic home.
Huge area inside with the bar in the middle. Good selection of micro’s on tap and in the bottle (Ontario bottle prices insanely cheap). Cask ale available as well. Not great service, serviceable food. Has its charm, but maybe a local could give a better review - my visits there have been only ok.