Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.8/5
Pelican Pub & BreweryPelican Pub & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(503) 965-7007 | map
www.pelicanbrewery.com

Notes:
Sunday - Thursday
8am until 10pm

Friday & Saturday
8am until 11pm

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BEER STATS
Beers:
53
Reviews:
1,258
Ratings:
3,964
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
101
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 61 | Ratings: 101
Reviews by mikeys01:
Photo of mikeys01
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We had the pleasure of Visiting the Pelican Pub and Brewery on our recent vacation to the Pacific Northwest, and it was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. I have to say, this place has the most fantastic and beautiful location of any brewery, brewpub, or even restaurant I've visited. The brewpub sits out on a little cape on the Oregon coast, literally right on the beach. Directly in front of the brewpub out in the water is a huge sea-stack, which if you're sitting outside you can sit and watch the whales swim around. Off to the right are humongous sand dunes and cliffs, complete with a sea-cave and tide pools at the foot. Great place to see even if there wasn't a brewpub there.
Inside of the brewpub is spacious but comfortable, excellent view of the brew room. We were lucky to be there when they were bottling the latest batch of Tsunami Stout, so we got to pick up a couple fresh as can be bottles. Nice outdoor patio overlooking the beach, we sat out there. Some overly friendly (hungry, fat) seagulls were waddling around the tables but they didn’t really bother anyone. Service was very prompt and friendly, our waitress seemed to be well familiar with the beers and food.
The food was decent brewpub food, not spectacular but good comfort food. Beers were excellent to phenomenal. We enjoyed a few while we were there, with the India Pelican ale and Tsunami Stout big winners. The brewpub also has a very well stocked gift shop, with plenty of brewery merchandise, bombers of whatever’s been brewed recently, etc. My fiancé was happy to see that they even had a few girls shirts, often a rarity at breweries. We left Pelican, full, happy, and much lighter in the wallet after having lunch, beers, and visiting the gift shop but no complaints from us. Great place, stop by if you can!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheDudeMichael
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.48/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of edhizdeid
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of irishevans
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of ZinFanDave
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of rbarrett86
3.54/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of gandres
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
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

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.78/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Goalslammer
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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

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