Beertown Public House

Bar, Eatery

37-75 King St S
Waterloo, Ontario

(519) 885-5151 | map

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Photo of pieman25
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This was a decently good place - my first bar back in Canada, from teaching in China for about a half year. The decor was not quite my thing, same with the food, they were going for more trendy stuff. Great if that's what you're into. That said, the food was decent for what it was, Though a bit pricier than I'm used to in Windsor. The beer and selection was good, but I just got a bottle of redcap and some fish tacos. Service was also pretty darn good.

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Photo of daryk77
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

I would like to give this place a slightly higher rating simply because it is doing a better job then a lot of places in the area. But at the end of the day the food is decent, a bit pricey, the beer selection is decent (good by Waterloo standards) but also pricey. Compared with a typical gastropub in the US it falls short. Despite that it is definitely in the top 5 places in KW for better or worse.

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Photo of buridan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

I live in the region and while there are better places, there are no better large places. The problem with it is simply that it is owned by the charcoal group who do not take risks in terms of profits, so the beer for the most part is all the sort that sells fast. There is a ton of lagers and international lagers, and not enough craft, but there is still a good amount of craft. There is a huge deficit of interesting beer, by which i mean slightly less popular beer, but they tend to have 1 IPA on tap 'mad tom' and several regional hoppy beers like Spearhead Hawaiian APA. They have nothing in the way of sours... They have an infusion system which has always had fruit in it every time i've been here. They have one beer engine though they never seem to pull any, but i expect that is because they don't have an interesting beer on it. They have delerium tremens... and that is probably the top of the line of european beers that is not a lager, and kronenberg on the other side. They have an innis and gunn tap... Overall it isn't a bad place, and i'm here during the world cup, but even then it is not overly packed. If they had one or two challenging or interesting beers, I'd definitely think this is much more than a profit haven sort of beer hall, but in the end it is mostly about profit and not about beer.

taps :30+

the server's aren't hugely knowledgable about beer, but they, like all canadian folk, will try to help.

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Beertown Public House in Waterloo, ON, Canada
Place rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5 ratings