Pelican Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 39
Beer Ratings: 2,583
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 50 | Display Reviews Only:
4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This was stop #12 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. We stopped here to try their beers, but ended up having a snack as a go-along. The pub is located on the Pacific shore of this rustic community, and has an ocean view that has to be the best of any brewpub anywhere with that giant rock sitting out there in the water, even when it’s gloomy and rainy like it was that day. (I don’t know why a giant rock is so mesmerizing.) The exterior of the building is seaside rustic, and the interior has a balanced feel of a restaurant that also has a nice pub feel to it. A long wooden bar and back-bar just fit nicely here.
We came here for dinner and to try the beers. We ordered the brewery’s standard sampler flight with 7 beers, plus three others that we also wanted to sample. Every one of these beers was brewed to a level above the norm for the style, and our grading system put this brewery into the top 5 of the 40 breweries that we visited during our three-week pub-crawl. We felt that all of the beers graded to at least a B level, and the Cherry Poppin’ Dory was the standout at an A- rating.
Our food was equally as impressive as the beers, plus we added a Beer-A-Misu dessert onto our feast. (Yum!) We also discovered that the pub was open for breakfast, so since were staying across the street we returned the next morning. The breakfast was also very good, plus we got to enjoy the scenic view again, but with sunshine this time. This pub is a must-visit for anyone who is touring the beer scene in Portland and has the time to detour to Pacific City.
06-27-2014 00:18:29 | More by Mothergoose03
4.16/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Took some time off last summer and drove with the wife from LA to Canada so I hit numerous breweries in Northern California all the big boys and they were all great.
This place was memorable because it came as a complete surprise I found it by pure luck looking for a restroom off a rural section of PCH. It was literally like an oasis.
First off we parked the jeep on the sand walked over and sat in the patio right by the water had some great food and several beers. The service was great nice mixed crowd of friendly local and tourists. Even picked up some cool sweatshirts. We will definitely be going back.
06-26-2014 06:45:48 | More by BREWS4LA
Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City, OR
92 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.