Cheers is a sports bar style pub in Abbotsford.
My husband and I went here on the dubious recommendation of a family member who lives nearby. I should have been suspicious as this same family member also suggested ABC restaurant and Red Robbins (my husband and I prefer stand alone, non-chain restaurants and specifically do "destination dining"). Anyways, not knowing the area - we gave it a try anyway - what a mistake....
We entered the pub, there were maybe one or two patrons. The staff seemed disinterested and were unsmiling. It took a while to even be acknowledged. We sat ourselves.
The waitress brought some menus. There was no drink menu. My husband went to the bar area to see what was on tap. I noted a beer that I had not yet tried, Murphy's stout. I asked the waitress what this beer was like. She shrugged her shoulders and grunted, "I don't know." My husband had had the beer before and gave me a bit of a description and I went ahead and ordered a sleeve.
We decided to split and appy platter (at $19.99) and to split a reuben sandwich at around $8.50 with a $2.00 extra charge for a Ceasar side salad.
The appy platter was boring and ordinary. It was poor value for the price point. It had some odd tasting, sparse chicken wings with some sort of sweet bbq sauce glopped on. There were some "Cheers chips" which were just thinly sliced potatoes deep fried. There were a few very generic tasting mini spring rolls with a scant, almost flavourless filling. There were some dried ribs with very little substance, a few raw veggie strips. The only okay thing about the platter were the chicken strips and the deep fried zucchini - which were okay. The platter came with three boring dips - boring plum sauce, boring mustard sauce and boring ranch. Their was also ketchup available.
The sandwich was okay tasting - a bit greasy on the outside - I know that it is a fried sandwich, but there seemed an excess of oil used in this product. What I couldn't understand was why it was cut so lopsided. We stated that we were SHARING the plate. The sandwich was cut so that it was divided into 1/4 and 3/4 pieces. I just gave my husband the bigger piece and nibbled on the scrap that was left.
The bill came to approximately $50 with tax. The sleeve of Murphy's was $6.50 (before taxes). No bargains in the sticks of Abbotsford. I get a similar price point in downtown Vancouver (for both food and beverage).
The ambiance was also very ordinary, some tv's showing sports. Generic tables and chairs. The ambiance was really pulled down by the dour looking staff.
If we step out to Abbotsford in the future - this pub will certainly be a miss.
I went to Cheers the other night for dinner and drinks and the menu was TOTALLY different from the last time i was there. I had the new Rodeo Burger and it was deeeeelicious. I also had a caesar and it was the perfect amount of spicy. I thought it was really reasonably piced too.
I have never had a problem with customer service here. The server we had was really sweet and was always at our table, refilling our pops before they were even empty. The bartender was really sociable and kept coming around to all the tables and chatting with customers. We felt totally welcome even though we weren't regulars like some of the people there.
We even asked if we could have one of the TVs changed to the show we wanted to watch and the bartender did it for us, and didn't make us feel like it was a hassle at all.
The canucks game started later and the place was sooo lively. we even got victory shots when we won. We had a great time and we'll definitely be going back.