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CANOE Brewpub

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16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 10.89%
Active Beers: 10
Beer Ratings: 53
Beer Avg: 3.57
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

450 Swift St
Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1S3
phone: (250) 361-1940

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Reviews by canucklehead:
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%

Stephenlouis took me here as part of a whirlwind Victoria pub crawl.This pub/ restaurant was a very cool spot with its high girders and beams and cool modern feel. The beers were not bad with the Siren's song Pale Ale being the must have. Buy a bottle on your way out. The service was charming and fast with $5 appys being a midweek special. The pizza I had was thin crust and very nice for $5 and the calamari was crisp and fresh. All in all a great Victoria spot to have a meal and a pint. It also might be said that on a weekday this place was hopping while other pubs I visited that night were less than busy.

07-11-2004 17:51:24 | More by canucklehead
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3/5  rDev -14%

07-30-2014 00:58:01 | More by CWVegas
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

07-26-2014 20:42:39 | More by BarneyGumble
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -11.7%

Bottom line: come for the atmosphere, not the beer.

Huge sunny deck to enjoy sunny days, fun post/beam rooms inside if it's not so sunny. It's a cool place to hang out that's for sure. And the service is friendly and attentive. If only the beers were good it would be so much better. I tried the 6 beer taster and didn't like any. Especially disappointing was the Saison which was didn't resemble any Saison I've tried: it was like a sour pilsner. Too bad. As a matter of fact, all the beers tasted "green" and disjointed.

Second time here and I felt the same way both times.

07-19-2014 17:25:14 | More by EspressoGuy
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

06-20-2014 03:05:18 | More by Beervana
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3/5  rDev -14%

06-14-2014 02:28:52 | More by Anyportinastorm
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-13-2014 00:54:04 | More by KStark
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Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

An interesting place. Atmosphere was really nice, I would describe it as an upscale pub environment. The food was quite good as well. But the beer was fairly bland, which is even more disappionting when compared to the quality of other Victoria locals. Only 4 regulars plus one sesonal were pouring.

Service was quick and friendly. Prices were good as well.

Overall, I would say that if not for the good atmosphere and the food, this is not worth even visiting as the beer doesn't hold up to the local competition.

03-20-2013 18:54:57 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Nice spot on the harbor. Big wide open space, bistro/gastopub feel. Exposed beams, wide open serving room, stools and high tables. Was there for lunch during the week so it was comfortably quiet and laid back just as I like it. Just their 4 regular offerings on tap with their one seasonal, $6.30 for a pint which is within the range of reasonable in Canada. Beers range from so-so to really good (get their seasonal offering!). Food was a step above good, has one of their pizzas which was quite nice. I'm sure in the evening it caters to more of an upscale clientele but a nice spot for lunch. Nice place but not a must stop.

10-21-2010 21:42:48 | More by ritzkiss
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3.41/5  rDev -2.3%

Nice spot on the water in Victoria. Has an upscale brewpub atmosphere with posh looking lighting and nice tables. Definitely seemed like one of the "places to be" as there were a fair amount of people dressed to hit the clubs. Bar area is a little thin on space, fitting 25-30 people but as with most places eventually you'll be able to grab a spot.

Service was great, I asked for a beer list but the bartender just told me the list from memory with a very short description of each.

The beers were good and featured all in-house brews. The selection was ok, typical styles including a wheat, pale ale and brown ale. The brown was flavorful. The standout was the Honey Wheat seasonal they had. Despite the name it was very flavorful with an awesome mouth feel and a bit of a bite. The citrus and honey flavors came through loud and clear.

At $7 for a proper pint I'm unsure about the value. The beers were good but not outstanding.

08-26-2010 17:31:06 | More by TheStove
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CANOE Brewpub in Victoria, BC, Canada
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.