Garrison District Ale House

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3 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

426 Queen St
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 1B6

(506) 455-0300

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Added by berley31 on 08-04-2009

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Photo of Mandrake
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A very nice bar, replete with dark wood and plenty of tables and booths, with an outdoor patio that was very welcome on a beautiful day. Simply the best service I’ve ever gotten at a pub. The burger and fries I ordered were both delicious, and the He'Brew beer was a welcome surprise up here, and was in great shape. Actually, the whole of the beer menu was a welcome surprise: it's extensive, varied, and exciting. The TVs were tucked away in inconspicuous and unobtrusive places, which is always a welcome feature for me. Recommended without reservation, one of the very best.

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Photo of ragnarok75
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Excellent bar. Food is good - best fish and chips I've had in the city by a kilometre (we're metric up here ;). Also the nicest looking pub in the city, though a bit more on the swanky side. This is a good place to go for a nice casual dinner date, especially if the other half doesn't much like grimier places.

Beer selection is out of sight for the city, and even for the region. I can't think of a place even in Halifax with the selection. Beer menu is very full, and was the first place I was able to try a Brooklyn Lager and Dogfish Head IPA. Will return to try more on the menu.

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Photo of berley31
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This was my 2nd visit to the Garrison for both food and beer. The atmosphere is pretty good... very high ceilings, dark wood and all-around look to the place. They have a deck outside for the summer, and it's actually set up pretty nice... no real views or anything, but it feels quite private.

The beer selection is the best in Fredericton, by far. Most of the beers are exactly what you can buy at any NB Liquor store, but they are trying to bring in some new ones here and there... I think they had about six written on the board when I was there. You can get Duvel, Chimay White cap, Anchor Steam, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, DFH 60 min... definitely some good beers that aren't normally available here.

Service was fine both times... the first time, the server wasn't too familiar I don't think with how to properly pour a tripel, and he wasn't too sure about where the new beers were from. Not a big deal; I'd just expect a place that seems to have beer as a specialty to be a little more familiar with what they have.

Food has been steadily improving... my last several meals have been very tasty.

UPDATE: Beer selection has been improving constantly, with more beers from Belgium, the U.S., and other parts of Canada... however, it can be difficult for them to keep these beers constantly in stock. Their twitter site ( is much more up-to-date than their website.

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Garrison District Ale House in Fredericton, NB, Canada
Place rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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