Avalon Brewing

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1025 Marine Dr
North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 1S6

(604) 984-2739

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Reviews by canucklehead:
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3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is one of the Mark James Group brewpubs and from the large size of the facility it much of cost a pretty penny. The restaurant side is open and spacious while the pub side is more intimate and darker.

The beers are a mixed bag with an excellent Scottish Ale and a good Golden Ale with decent hops. The Pale, IPA and Lager are okay but avoid their Maple beer as it is undrinkable. The food is very good with lots of interesting fusion dishes with an Asian slant.

This part of North Vancouver needs a good brewpub as most of the better pubs such as Sailor Hagars and The Raven are further to the
east. I often come on Thursdays as pints are $2.50 and you can easily get a seat at the pub.

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Photo of Graham5161986
2.98/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

I've been to this place a few times and I often end up asking myself why I keep coming back...must be because it is the only brewpub on the north shore...

Anyway, if you're coming for food, then you will like it - their kitchen can definitely pump out some good pub food. However, I find that their beers leave much to be desired. I agree with the previous poster that they can be inconsistent, sometimes decent, sometimes just horrible.

If you're looking to go on a cougar prowl, then this might be a place for you to check out. Otherwise, its mostly a bunch of barely of-age high-school grads that inhabit the joint.

I also find the service to be quite full of themselves. There is this one short, stalky bartender that really gets on my nerves. One night I was there and I was waiting to order a beer. I waited for a long tome before he even acknowledged me, then finally came over. I happened to have a folded-up, five-dollar bill in my hand as I waved to get his attention. He came over to me and said, "don't wave your money in my face buddy..." I couldn't believe it...

If I had wanted to wave my money in his face, don't you think I would have used a bill worth slightly more than $5??? It wasn't even the first time he had served me that night and I'm usually a pretty good tipper. I didn't know what to say to the guy...

I know I shouldn't slam a place simply because of one individual, but nevertheless, something like that shouldn't happen.

Basically, if you're looking for a north shore high-school reunion, you should definitely check this place out. If not, paying a little more for better service and better beer selection across town is definitely worth it.

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Photo of sitbooboosit
3.05/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

The Avalon, a cog in the wheel of the mighty Mark James 'Empire' is now called 'Taylor's Crossing'. Originally there was a pub and restaurant as well as a beautiful brewery. A year or two ago the pub was closed, the place was given an Irish overhaul and renamed.
The restaurant serves a decent selection of the pub regulars (burgers, pastas, chicken wings, spare ribs) and asian-esque dishs.
The beers are good, but somewhat inconsistent; I've enjoyed some while others haven't been up to par. As well they nitro their darker ales which I really don't like.

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Avalon Brewing in North Vancouver, BC, Canada
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