THe Black Frog Eatery is a friendly, lively pub offering daily food specials, daily tap specials, sports on the big screen and a great crowd.
Went to Black Frog on a Saturday night when an Oilers game was on, so the crowds were expected; we waited about half an hour for a table. The beer selection is great and reasonably priced, and I was impressed by the matching beer/mug combination. Unfortunately I wasn't overly impressed by the food. It wasn't bad, but a bit disappointing. The eggplant sandwich in particular wasn't very good. Service wasn't overly friendly, but it was attentive and quick, especially considering the crowds. I wouldn't come back to eat, but it's definitely a good place for beer and hockey.
Simple home cooked food and reasonable priced. Clubhouse sandiwch with soup or fries for less than $12. 13 beers on tap with the only ddisappointment being Big Rock (crap beer). Friendly staff and some interesting spirits. Several big screens make it a busy spot during the hockey and soccer matches.
Always busy, filled with mostly guys. I like their beer (not their wine) and their food is edible, but of the frozen and then deep-fry variety... The bartender is good and some of the servers. Laid-back - no pressure to get you out after you eat or when you slow down on drinking... great nightly specials... i think on wed and thursday..
I headed to Black Frog a while back with some friends for a pint. There were about 8 of us, two of us were driving. It was 4:30 in the afternoon, and it certainly wasn't busy. I had two beers, but had to drive all the way back home, and refused more when they were offered. Each time I turned down a drink, the waitress simply rolled her eyes and walked away. When business started to pick up with the afterwork crowd, the waitress announced into space that anyone without a drink or food would have to go elsewhere to "hang out". She told me that I had to leave, very rudely, and I replied that, "I was the DD...what did she want me to do, have my buddies drive home drunk?" She said that I would have to buy a coke or something in order to stay because I was taking up valuable space. So let me get this straight.... I have to leave, but my friends can stay because they're leaving. At this point, we all collected our bills and left. We didn't put a cent down for tip, because, being forced to leave, we felt no obligation to do so.
I guess you can't head here unless you're willing to drive drunk!
I brought my cousin how was in town from Edmonton because he was wearing an Oliers hat and I hate getting guff about being a Oiler's supporter in Vancouver.
We both orders burgers and some wings to start.
the wings we got were salt a pepper (I always get salt pepper the first time I try wings because anyone can make a good sauce...) the wings were full of meat and really crispy. A beautiful golden brown and eat bite had that satisfying crunch. YUM!
Typically, burgers are only worth raving about when they are hand made from locally sourced ingredients. The Black Frog has what appears to be a pre-prepared patty that is absolutely delicious. I can barely believe I typed that myself, trust me. It's a massive patty and the ingredients are always fresh (for me.) the bun was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. the patty is so big, it wins the burger to bun ratio battle.
It got salad instead of fries and it was crisp and delicious. Simple bitter greens with sunflower seeds and slices of mandarin orange (canned). A nice alternative.
note: I am an Oiler's fan in Vancouver. I meant this as a disclaimer that I have had many good experiences here, so your experience may vary. Also, they helped me drown my sorrow in bourbon after a crushing team Canada loss at the World Junior tourney a few years back. I will be eternally grateful. If you let it, his can be a place where "everyone knows your name..."
When I first walked into The Black Frog I got that funky, laid back feeling. The place had character, embellish with all its nick knacks, next to its unique location. There were a lot of flies around, which is not necessarily a good sign, especially around the kitchen area. The staff seemed pleasant, genuine and very helpful. On the other hand the food was not so impressive, and for me that was the big minus right there. It seems to be no effort or creativity at all. It was the kind of food you could make at home. I ordered the Greek flavoured wings and fries. You could tell the wings were tossed in the deep fryer and sprinkled with Mrs. Dashes Greek seasoning; if you going to do that give the wings to me for $5.00 instead of $10.00. Another time I had their pulled chicken sandwich. I would describe it as mom’s leftovers from a few days ago thrown into the microwave. I would also like to point out that there is no refill on pop, which they did they did not bother tell me. Beer was suffering, little skunky and flat, I wonder if they even bother to clean there pipes. Overall interesting place but so what who cares.
This is my favourite place to come for a burger and beer in the city. The main reason I keep wanting to go back is because of the very comfortable ambiance. It's super laid back, it has awesome seating and a simple menu. It's a bit of a hidden jem because it's not usually crazy busy. It's nothing more than it claims to be, which is why it's so great. Awesome place to go for a pint after work.