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Friday, December 18, 2015

Clayton Public House (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada)

Clayton Public House 5640-188 Street, Surrey (Cloverdale) British Columbia, Canada.  Located at the Sunrise par 3 golf course and right above the 5 Star Catering.  Over the years there have been several pubs here, including the Loft, but finally a local group bought it and made it a real pub!  One of the owners father in his 70's who is retired did a lot of the building in side.  It now has a beautiful 20 person sit up bar, which all of the other pubs never had.  It is done up in dark colours, which makes for a much better feel.  They have over 20 different types of beer on tap including a variety of local craft beers.  This pub is not part of a large chain of pubs that seem to be taking over every where.  There is a big parking lot and the pub very easy to find.  Located right at the corner of Hwy #10 and 188 Street.  They have 4 pub high tables that are made from split trees with nice thick lacquer and are works of art. Along the south side are 3 semi circular booths.  With 9 nice sized TV's and one large projection screen it makes for a great place to watch a game.  Out side is a large deck that runs along the south and the east side of the pub.  It over looks the golf course and the valley with a view of Mount Baker in Washington State.  I can't wait until summer to sit out side!  The service is very good and very friendly, a true neighbourhood pub necessity.  They also have Texas Holdem and Keno video screens.  For food, I had the 1 pound Cheese nachos, which has one pound of cheese and these are very good indeed.  You can also add chicken and beef.  It also comes in a half order.  Two of us could not finish the full order.  Another time I was here I had the Chicken lettuce wraps which were very good!!!   Also on the Menu is The Kitchen Sink: "14 ounces of meat. Bacon with our grilled cheese sandwich, more cheddar, jalapeno jack, mushrooms, onion rings, fired egg, BBQ sauce. Topped off with pickle, prawn, and a mac and cheese bar. There isn’t much else we could have thrown at it"  I didn't try it, and I know I could not finish it!  They have 12th man garlic fries just like they serve in Seattle at the Seahawks and Mariners games.  You can sure tell when they come out by the strong garlic smell through out!  I really like this place and I hope that it continues to do well!  Two thumbs up for sure!!!
January 2016  Well I have been back a few times and they have dropped some favorites from their menu:  They dropped the Chicken Lettuce Wraps, a favorite of mine.  They dropped the Kitchen Sink Burger, it was too big for me to try.  The Nachos are not advertised at having 1  pound of cheese, seems they cut back, and they seemed to have cut back on the amount of ground beef that we added.  They dropped one of my friend's favorites the Ahi Tuna Taco.  I am not to thrilled about the choices of pizza either.  The Salmon Burger and the Clayton Cuban sandwich were great!!  Saturday and Sunday breakfast at 10:00!
 April 2016, now that the good weather is here, the out door patio is awesome!  It has a beautiful view, tables with umbrellas, and they were plumbing in gas lines for patio heaters when it is cool.  When the sun comes out this patio is very popular!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Shark Club Vancouver (Vancouver B.C., Canada)

Shark Club Vancouver 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre. Ideally located very close walking distance to Rogers Arena home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League and BC Place stadium home to the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer and the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League.  Right downtown in the heart of Vancouver.  I happened to be there before the start of the Vancouver Canucks vs the Boston Bruins, and it was packed at 5pm.  If you just wanted to go in for a drink and stand around no problem in you go, and in I went.  It has a very large sit up bar with two massive TV's and lots of TVs around to watch the sports games. The bar seats well over 30 people and lots of bartenders to serve you.  The waitresses were hustling around and everyone seemed to be well taken care of.   There are a couple of areas that are raised and a bit separate from the bar, I didn't venture there as I did not have reservations. They have 17 different types of beer on tap and numerous bottled beer.  Some of the Beer on tap is from local micro breweries.  As for wine, their house red and white is $5.95 for a 5 oz (CDN) or $8.45 for 8 oz (CDN).  Domestic beer on tap is $5.50 for 18 oz (CDN) and $7.00 for 22 0s (CDN).  By the way Canadian ounces and gallons are bigger then USA ounces and gallons, wrap that in to a low Canadian dollar and great for our American friends!!  I didn't eat but checked out the menu and a few things caught my eye.  Appys:  Meatball skillet, Mini Mac Sliders, Lettuce Wraps and a good selection of Chicken Wings.  They have Burgers and Sandwiches but for specialty dishes the Butter Chicken and Jambalaya looked good.  Washrooms are a unisex except for the men's urinals, that is standard men's urinals. The over all atmosphere in this bar was very good! I enjoyed it here and would come back for sure.  Next time I will come when there is no game on or else make a reservation.  2015 December.