Submitted Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 1:48pm [Dine in]
Steamworks has been the only place where another patron bought me a beer. As a League member the night would not start out here, but it makes a great end point.
The waitresses are very courteous and happy, which makes the mood even better. The Works has various selection fo craft beer, some good and some bad. The fact that they have these selections make it place for the average beer lover.
One of my favorites is the Heroic Oatmeal Stout. Smooth, but bold taste with every drop. For food you can't go wrong with the Chicken Tenders and Fries, especially after a nght of drinking.
Steamworks is solid and doesn't need to change.
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Submitted Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 1:29pm [Dine in]
My anticipation to play pool at the Soho Cafe was meet with disappointment upon arriving. On the edge of the Yaletown strip lies a dedicated Pool Hall establishment that has poor quality tables for $12hr. I've seen $1.50 vended pool tables in much better quality. There was a mix of 6 people in the semi-large establishment. All of which seemed to have found their way by mistake to this desolate tourist trap.
My initial encounter with the service staff was shocking. The plain faced asian girl that initally took my beer order and pool table reservation was rude and cold. When I asked for a menu she directed me to a blackboard that was barely seen in the darkness of the room. Finally noticing the blackboard could not be easily read she handed me a menu from a stack of menus next to her.
To my delight I was happy to get my Heineken; don't be fooled by their advertisement of Craft Beer. It doesn't exist. Unfortunatley, I could not drink my Heine near the pool tables and needed to walk 20ft away everytime I needed to take a swig.
The tuna melt I ordered was microwaved and tasteless.
Soho has potential, but what a waste of such an establishment. The ambiance can be so much better if laid out correctly. You've got location, liquor license, food, and pool. Use it to your advantage.
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