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Pelican Pub & Brewery

Pelican Pub & BreweryPelican Pub & Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 2,372
Beer Avg: 3.85

Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: Y

53 Ratings
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.62%
$$$ - a bit pricey

[ 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

Sunday - Thursday
8am until 10pm

Friday & Saturday
8am until 11pm

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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$

Before this trip my last time here was seven years ago. Prior to that I would regularly make the trip out from Portland just to visit the Pelican Pub. So I had some high expectations going in this last time.

The atmosphere can't be beat. The place sits right on the beach with an amazing view of the ocean. The inside is nice enough, but if they have the tables set up outside grab your windbreaker and flip-flops and go out there to enjoy the real Oregon weather.

I had a Doryman's Dark Ale first and it was amazing. I got a growler of it to drink later. Next was the Tsunami Stout. Once again a well made ale. I had some of their clam chowder and beer cheese soup. Both of which were original and perfect for a stormy Oregon coast day.

They had their five core ales on tap, plus two seasonals. I was sad that I wasn't going to be around for their Elemental Ale (brewed with wet hops) that was coming out the next week. They also had two (Saison and Grand Cru) of their Belgium style beers out of the bottle available.

I would still go out of my way (from Portland) to get some of their beer fresh and have some more clam chowder. But find somewhere else to enjoy the Oregon seafood.

09-11-2010 05:35:59 | More by Fatehunter
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-23-2013 23:29:26 | More by jasonmmccormick
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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$

Another stop on my West coast brewery tour. This place has the most beautiful location of any place I have been too. Pulling up the place is awesome. It sits right on the coast. Amazing. The building is quite nice, with a friendly and cozy atmosphere. The service was very good and the beer selection was good also. The Tsunami Stout I have was pretty good, it didn't blow me away. I didn't try the food. They have a decent sized gift shop, with an okay selection. They also have a nice selection of beers to take home with you.

Well worth stopping by. Enjoy the tasty beer and marvel at the scenery.

05-24-2013 18:49:19 | More by drrone
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Although it was built and opened after I left for college, having grown up in Pacific City, I have an emotional attachment to the Pelican Pub. I still consider it my home town brew pub.
Getting home a couple times a year, I get to go to the Pelican at various times of the year. So some times the place is packed with a significant wait time, and others there might be one or two other locals.
The food is typical ocean side bar fare with an upscale twist. Burgers and crab cakes are our favorites. The atmosphere again matches the location. The view it tough to beat (again a bias view), and the sand on the floor may not be typically what you expect to find in a brew pub, but it fits perfectly.
As for the beer, well that speaks for itself. Pelican has been working its way up into national prominence in brew pubs of its size.
The Pelican is an absolute must stop on any trip along the Oregon coast, and probably worth a special trip from Portland even if your route doesn't take you too the coast.

10-08-2012 15:20:51 | More by JustinTClausen
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4.2/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

Visited Pacific City this week with one of my aunts who has a place practically a stones throw from the Pelican, we went in and tasted some beers and had dinner there then got some pizza from there another night with take-out beer. Though it wasn't too bad when I was there, the pelican is usually relatively busy, summers especially. The waiting room is filled with typical Oregon coast T-shirts offered in a million colors, it drives your eyes crazy. Beer to-go can be bought there and you can order take out as well. Inside of that room is the bar and restaurant. My server the fest night was actually one of the bartenders, he was a rally nice guy an knew his stuff when it came to beer. Another worker caught me taking notes on a snifter of Mother Of All Storms and exclaimed "that's what I like to see!" Very cool that they encourage beer-geekery, props to that guy, pretty sure he's a BA user too. The dining room is very open, well-lit and clean with the exception of the slight grit on the floor due to the sand that gets in, I suppose you gotta take that when you have a prime beachfront brewery. The bar had about 10 or 12 working taps that night, featuring most of their regulars and a couple pub specials. I got a sampler tray with my meal and added a sample of MoaS for an extra buck, which is totally with it. The food was really good, my aunt is a total foodie who has been to the pelican a bunch of times and she have it her stamp of approval. The second night I went to get some take-out pizza and beer. There was a new guy working the register and he had some trouble, eventually requiring the help of someone else, I felt bad for him, it was a busy night and h had a lot of pressure. Unfortunately my pizza order got messed up, but they fixed the problem at no cost to me. Pizzas are delicious, but are really small, I almost ate one by myself. I really njoy this place, it's tough to compete with an oceanfront view and world class beer. I'd just like to see PAC-city grow up a little more so that the pelican can really grow to its fullest potential.

02-16-2012 07:39:04 | More by gkunkle
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I like the Pelican - been a few times now. Most recently for the 2011 MOAS release.

Did a vertical taster of Mother of All Storms and Storm Watcher this weekend. Excellent panels. It was awesome to be able to taste the various years at the brewery. A must do if you have the opportunity.

Wait staff is well trained - host staff is not. For example, I don't like a host that makes customers actually at the establishment wait while taking a phone call.

The views can't be beat as the place is right on the ocean.

11-22-2011 04:42:35 | More by debaucherous
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Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City, OR
92 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.