Pelican Pub & Brewery

Pelican Pub & BreweryPelican Pub & Brewery
Pelican Pub & BreweryPelican Pub & Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr.
Pacific City, Oregon, 97135
United States

(503) 965-7007 | map

Notes: Sunday - Thursday
8am until 10pm

Friday & Saturday
8am until 11pm
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Ratings by coldriver:
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Reviewed by coldriver from Texas

3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
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). D├ęcor 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.
Nov 12, 2015
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.96 by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

Apr 26, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Danno4367 from Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Visited here about three years ago. This place has an amazing location and is well worth a visit. The Tsunami Stout was truly the highlight. I live in Chicago and was working in Portland for a week and decided to play hooky. Now, all I think about is how to get my hands on Tsunami Stout!!!
Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by JOSEPHthayer from Colorado

Nov 21, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by ghasting from Washington

Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Sep 24, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by sdzoe14 from California

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Dec 24, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by mrpitrolo from Oregon

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by Oidmoe from Austria

Aug 29, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by TheDudeMichael from Colorado

Aug 10, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by devilmakesthree from Oregon

Aug 07, 2016
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Reviewed by edhizdeid from Washington

3.71/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75
The location is stunning! Facing the Pacific ocean is a hard thing to beat in my book. The place itself is very typical of a seaside bar, that is not a bad thing here. The staff was friendly but, beyond the bartenders, they had a hard time helping me with their beer selection. Talking of which, the beer selection was fine. They had their regular offerings and their seasonal beers available.
As for the food, fairly typical of a brewery/pub. Nothing crazy but it was fine.
Quite enjoyable place to stop at.
Jul 21, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by cultclassic89 from Texas

Jul 10, 2016
Rated: 4.51 by irishevans from California

Jun 20, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by ZinFanDave from Georgia

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by rbarrett86 from Maryland

May 31, 2016
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

4.53/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Visited Friday while spending time in Cape Kiwanda
Vibe: Place was packed: very furnishings,
Quality: Beer is excellent
Service: busy but friendly staff
Selection: 11 beers on tap
Overall: Excellent place, worth the drive, excellent views
Visited: May 6, 2016
May 17, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by HopBroker from Washington

Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by Goalslammer from Alaska

Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Nov 22, 2015
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Reviewed by bhyndthebottle from Oregon

4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
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.
Oct 06, 2015
Rated: 5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 3.83 by schroeder1200 from New Jersey

Sep 01, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Aug 12, 2015
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Rated by SCW from New York

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
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
May 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Dcbelkot from Washington

2/5  rDev -51.5%
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.
May 20, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Texasfan549 from Texas

May 17, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by acurtis from New Jersey

Apr 30, 2015
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Reviewed by nickfl from Florida

3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
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.
Apr 25, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by Drift from California

Apr 17, 2015
Rated: 4.61 by cptbenjamin from North Carolina

Mar 09, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by anteater from Oregon

Mar 03, 2015
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Reviewed by almostjay from Virginia

3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
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.
Jan 17, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by TheBungyo from Washington

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 5 by PlatonicOtterLuv from Minnesota

Dec 05, 2014
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