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Pelican Pub & Brewery

Not Rated.
Pelican Pub & BreweryPelican Pub & Brewery
Based on:
48 Beers
3,631 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 59
Visits: 90
Avg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr.
Pacific City, Oregon, 97135
United States
phone: (503) 965-7007

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thepelicanpub

Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Sunday - Thursday
8am until 10pm

Friday & Saturday
8am until 11pm
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Reviews: 59 | Visits: 90
Reviews by Dajtai007:
Photo of Dajtai007
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Took a few hour trip down to Pacific City. It was a perfect sunny day, drove around a little bend and saw the gorgeous setting on which the brewery sits. Literally its right on the beach. We walked inside, it was a weekday afternoon, so it wasn't really busy. Sat by the large windows facing t. Hhe ocean. How can I say... it was really really nice. I can only imagine how busy it gets in the summer time. The blackened chicken sandwich that I ordered was very substantial. For $10 I thought I was getting a small little meal, but it was actually very filling. I did get the raw veggies on the side, they did look a little dried out. Other than that I had a nice glass of the 08 Stormwatchers. It was great! Then when you exit the place you can load up on all the beers they sell. They even give you a discount when you purchase a case. All in all it was a very lovely place. I hope to take another trip out there with the girlfriend. The beach was beautiful.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mklisz
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of coldriver
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Perfect day at one of the most spectacular locations on the Oregon Coast! After a morning of exploring Cape Kiwanda it was time for a beer so I left the wife and kids to play in the surf and headed for Pelican. The place had a big waiting list with all the tourists enjoying the weather but there was room for a single at the bar. They had around 8 beers none of which was too far above average. It was disappointing that they didn't have at least one brewpub-only offering. The family joined me for lunch and the food was equally unremarkable (but decent). Décor is typical tourist beachy, outdoor area was nice but I doubt it gets used all that much considering the typically iffy weather on the Oregon Coast.

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Photo of bhyndthebottle
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Friendly staff, and excellent location. The beachside patio is something out of my dreams! Great food! If you have the chance, stay at the brewery's hotel. My only complaint would be that I was hoping for a more varied list of beers. Maybe some brewery exclusives and mother of all storms.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
5/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of schroeder1200
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.74/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

one of the best oceanfront bars/breweries I've ever been to....can't be beat on a sunny day

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Photo of Dcbelkot
2/5  rDev -51.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.25 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 3

This place is too big for its britches. Charge to much for their beer and the wait is terrible to be seated for a meal. service sucks , they are just trying to tun and burn tables to seat the next patron that is fed up and justs wants fed.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Well, the location is certainly pretty cool... right on the beach, haystack rock, etc. the pub itself is more ordinary, it's got a pretty standard 90s brewpub feel. Nice enough, but nothing special.

They offer taster flights, but you can't pick your beers, which is a bit archaic. The beers we had were well made, but mostly unremarkable. I was quite disappointed by this as I knew of their numerous GABF and WBC wins and expected something pretty special. Unfortunately it seems that the awards speak more to their skill at entering competitions than their brewing particularly outstanding beers. Not that the beer was bad, but it was really no more than average.

The service was good,even though they were crowded. The food was good enough, but like the beer nothing special.

Overall, I left mildly disappointed, but my expectations were set too high by letting myself forget that GABF awards don't necissarily mean much.

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Photo of Drift
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of cptbenjamin
4.61/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of anteater
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GrizBeerNut
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of almostjay
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Just about the best location possible. I quietly mentioned to my wife as we were relaxing on the patio, enjoying the view and the crisp and beautiful 60 degree air on this day in mid-January that I was about as happy as I could be. The only way I could be happier is if I was drinking a slightly better IPA.

The beer is good, not great. The food is greasy, standard pub stuff, nothing special. But the view, and the relaxed nature of the place, particularly on a not so busy day in the offseason, is worth a trip on its own.

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Photo of TheBungyo
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of Lobina
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LouZ
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Serenity_Now
5/5  rDev +21.7%

One of my favorite places. My wife and I got engaged there. We visit as often as we can. Great beer, nice people, incredible view. Fill your growler and take a walk on the beach. I love it!

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Photo of Raimalise
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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