Submitted Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:50pm [Dine in]
The Canoe club has some good quality locally crafted beers. Our party enjoyed the change of scenery from the regular dark and dingy pub and welcomed the open, lofty feeling of the Canoe club. The decor is chic but still feels west coast with lots of wood and accents from nature.
The food was good, but on the expensive side for a self proclaimed "pub." Not overpriced, but a bit expensive. It offered something different from your traditional pub cuisine, and offered a lot of West coast cuisine featuring seafood and a bit of asian fusion.
Service was good, and staff was friendly and knowledgable about Canoe's different beers. I would suggest any of the four signature beers: Siren's Song Ale, Red Canoe Lager, Beaver Brown Ale or River Rock Bitter. Keep an eye out for seasonal specials, and their upcoming new release: the Habit Espresso Stout.
A nice modern brew house atomsphere, with an open air theme. Good food, great local beer and friendly staff. Not to mention it's right on the water!
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Submitted Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 6:31pm [Dine in]
The Irish times offers a truly European pub experience. The ambience is perfect, and unlike a lot of older buildings and European pubs there is a lot of natural light during the daytime. The decor is very Irish, with a mix of rugby and soccer paraphernalia and brass accents in the architecture and taps. The servers are all matching in their kilts and the managers and bartenders are easy to pick out of the crowd. True Irish ambience is added with the mix of modern Irish music as well as traditional. Most nights there is live music.
During the summer months, the Irish times attracts a huge amount of tourists, so expect it to be very busy. The food is consistently quick, and the servers do their best to treat everyone right.
The food is very reasonably priced and is a high quality as far as pub food goes. Don't go there expecting a fine dining meal, it is a pub and good pub food is what you get. I have tried most things on the menu and am always satisfied.
The wide variety of domestic and international beers is impressive, though a bit expensive compared to other bars and pubs in the area. The wine list is ever improving and reasonably priced.
Overall the Irish times has a great atomsphere, good service, good pub food and an impressive but higher priced selection of beer.
Head down to The Times, enjoy a pint of Guinness, some hearty Irish pub food, and a jig or two.
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