The High Mountain Brewing Co. is a member of the MJG of pubs, breweries and restaurants. Boasting a menu of Canadian classics, this is a great family-freindly restaurant on "the stroll". Visit the pub side to sample their signature beer or watch one of their many big screen TV's.
Stopped in Whistler for a quick bite to eat. Decided on The Brewhouse. There was three of us. It was a warm night so we opted for the patio. It was great! The atmosphere was great. People watching and the music wasn't too loud, didn't feel crowded or felt we had to hurry.
After we were seated promptly, it took a while for our server to come take our drink orders. The place was busy in the patio but not busy at all inside. My husband ordered a beer but took over 15 minutes to get to him.
We shared the Green Salad ($7), Prime Rib Sliders ($13) and Mac & Cheese ($16). Salad was OK. Prime Rib Slider, which was an appetizer was VERY plain! No zing, no excitement. I thought there should have been some sort of garnish to it but nope, just three buns on a white plate. We should have ordered a hamburger instead! Mac and Cheese was definite overpriced!! The food wasn't delicious . . just ok. Total amount was $60 - way too expensive! Took a long time to get our bill too . . . and then to pay!! Our server was nice but soooo slow.
All in all, it was nice to be able to sit outside and absorb the atmosphere but would we go back? Maybe. We have fond memories of Brewhouse when it was first opened years ago so I guess that's why we chose this place.
The Whistler Brewpub is a good choice (especially for locals) for lunch (clubhouse, beef dips, etc) whenever they're running their Monday - Friday half price specials, which is quite frequently. Otherwise Caramba for a few bucks more offers better quality and value.
Nice atmosphere and great service, but oh, the food! Really sub par. Giant ribs look pretty cool, but are dry and lacking in flavour. Sliders were like little shrivelled pieces of coal on a bun. A nice bun, but really, the meat was terrible. Pizza might be good, but really odd flavours. Decent crust, but just not quite right.
We sat in the bar at first and was attracted by the burger, but when we moved to the restaurant, turns out the burger is the only thing not on the menu. Why? Well, the servers were perplexed, but the manager told me that the owner, Mark James, feels that burgers lower the tone of the restaurant. Huh? This place serves chicken wings and poutine! What a stupid reason to not serve the burger. Could it be that the rest of the menu is way over priced? This place is more expensive than Milestones and Earls, but not near in quality.
Another odd thing. Canucks game was on, but they decided not to show it. I asked. After about ten minutes into the game, they switched over. Then they switched back to basketball and then eventually back to Canucks. That was pretty annoying.
Beer is interesting, so go for a pint, by all means, but otherwise, best to avoid this rather pretentious and overpriced bar type restaurant.
We stopped by to have lunch and got a nice seat on the patio. I found the entrees to be rather pricey for such ordinary food, burgers and fries for $12? I ordered a pound of spicy thai chicken wings and my husband, the chicken pesto sandwich and fries. They charged $2.58 for pop which was watered down and lots of ice.