Taps: 40 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
4.19/5 rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Outside of the city core, but extremely easy to get to on public transportation. Just make sure you don't get directions to St. Augustine's Church - what a bummer that would be.
For some reason, the picture on BA filled my head with an expectation of what this place would be like, which proved to be very off. It's fairly nice on the inside - quite sanitary.
Huge selection of BC beers - driftwood, storm, central city, howe sound, parallel 49. Also a nice stash of west coast american brews. Strong focus on seasonals and rotating offerings. Also - major props for the awesome website which links an up-to-the-minute taplist including the % capacity left in the keg.
Like others, I prefer the vibe and ambiance of the Alibi Room, but won't be likely to skip a stop here when visiting Vancouver.
09-11-2013 02:11:39 | More by dirtylou
4.4/5 rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is not a tourist spot. Its not near your hotel. With that said, some great things are worth seeking out. My wife and I purchased daily skytrain passes and spent most of the day on the other side of Vancouver. Well, we decided to head over to St. Augustine's in the evening by taking the skytrain (kind of like BART if you are from the Bay) to east Vancouver.
The Good: its roughly two blocks from the skytrain station. Hop off, get some brews and food, get back on the skytrain and before you know if you are back in downtown.
The Bad: its not in the best of neighborhoods to be in at night-- certain parts of the East Bay come to mind (not rough, but just know whats going on around you-- got it? ok!).
I read that this was the other place to check out while in Vancouver (the other being The Alibi Room). Both have similar selections, but this place is more of a trendy sports bar environment. We barely got a table, because of the Canucks playoff game. This is definitely a LOCALS type of place (odds are no people from the convention center are going to be here).
Service was good, but the waitress was definitely all over trying to keep pints full and people fed. Beers were great, food was better than most pub grub fare that I have had.
All in all, a good place to get a beer. I prefer The Alibi Room, but only because it was much more chill. You can't go wrong with either- try them both like I did and decide for yourself. If I had to choose one, it would be The Alibi Room.
05-09-2012 03:18:43 | More by TriggerFingers
St. Augustine's in Vancouver, BC, Canada
92 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.