Tuesday, December 20, 2016
www.fredsrivertownalehouse.com This is a classic, cool place!! I love the L shaped sit-up bar that holds 14 people. They have the cool round stools. There are quite a few tables for 4, all wood! In the front there are 4 tables of 6 and there are 3 tables for two. They have a large beer menu so to find out what they have on tap check their web site, there are over 25 on tap. They also have over 200 single malt Scotches to try out! Yes they have a nice selection of wine! For lunch I had the panko crusted Halibut and waffle fries with their in house made tartar sauce. I recommend trying this out! My accomplice had the Ruben sandwich with the lobster bisque soup. The sandwich was huge and filled with lots of corned beef. The lobster bisque was amazing!! Up on the wall are shelves with al sorts of beer taps. This area of Snohmish is very quaint with lots of old buildings and houses all renovated. First street has al sorts of shops, places to eat and antique stores. If you are ever in the area this is the place to go! It was very busy when I was there!! Service was very good and friendly! I loved this place, 2 thumbs up for sure.
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www.keokis.com A great bar with a beautiful rectangular sip-up bar that seats 20 people. The bar is all made out of wood and looks great. I liked the thatched roof on top of the sit-up bar. All the tables and chairs are all made out of wood and they too look great. The bar is open to a beautiful tropical garden and pond. The building itself has a high exposed beam roof that covers both the bar and the restaurant which is beside the bar. For lunch we had the "Hand Crafted Nachos" that came with fresh chips, black beans, olives, jalapenos, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and we added, Kalua Duroc pork which I was told is made in house. They have 12 beer on tap at 29 degrees F, including some local beer. Wine and hard liquor is available. Other interesting food on the menu was: POKE TOWER Traditional Ahi poke*, avocado, cucumber, sushi rice, sweet potato chips; inform your server if you want to spice it up with a dynamite aioli or the, HOLUA SLIDERS A trio of slider sandwiches - cheeseburger*, BBQ Kalua Duroc pork & fresh fish. I really enjoyed this place and will be back if I get the chance!!
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Monday, December 19, 2016
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Duke's Barefoot Bar Kauai, 3610 Rice Street,Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A. This is a great place to go, upstairs is their beautiful restaurant, but down stair's is the bar! You feel like you are in Hawaii while here, every thing feels Hawaiian here! There is a beautiful kinda J shaped sit-up bar that seats 20 people. There are plenty of tables of 4. It looks towards the bay and is all open air! Inside there is a beautiful pond /botanical garden area with seats right beside the pond where you you can observe the large Koi fish. The umbrellas are like thatched hut roofs. We were there on a Tuesday qt happy hour and it is Fish Taco Tuesday, I started with one and the piece of fresh fish was so big I couldn't order a second one, It was great. I also had the coconut shrimp and again very good!! They have 20 different types of beer on tap and the wine was good too! It is so nice here over looking the ocean, I didn't want to leave. the service was very good and friendly! You gotta try this place out!!!
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www.kauaiislandbrewing.com "This is the most western most brewery" They brew their beer on premise and the beer that they have are: Westside Wheat, Leilani Light, Lilikoi Ale, Wai'ale'ale Ale, NaPali Pale Ale, Captain Cook's IPA, The Fonz IPA, Cane Fire Red, South Pacific Brown. Pakala Porter. You can also buy a T-shirt for most of the different beer they have. They have a nice 12 person sit up bar. Our bartender was very good, efficient and friendly. Gave lots of great advice, while keeping everyone served. There are 10 tables of 4. Up stairs there is a small area that has a table for 10 to 15 people or so. here are also some pinball machines up there. They serve food, but I never tried any thing. Wine and hard liquor is also available. They boast 7 different kinds of Crown Royal! Great selection of souvenir items for sale. They have flat screen TV's for watching sports. I enjoyed my visit here!
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Friday, December 9, 2016
www.lavalavabeachclub.com/Kauai This is probably my favorite bar on Kauai! Inside is there large rectangular sit-up bar that seats 24 people comfortably. They have 12 different types of beer on tap. But by my favorite is the out side patio area which is all on the sand. They have beautiful comfortable patio furniture and all on the beach!! Every night from 5 to 9 pm they have live music with either 1 or two musicians playing mostly Hawaiian music with some non Hawaiian music mixed in. Just the right volume so you still can have a conversation. There are several large permanent umbrellas to shad you from the direct sun. Mix that in with being on the beach, the surf crashing and the breeze it is fantastic! They have a Corn Hole game and large Jenga blocks to play with. For food I only had the Tipsy Tots which are Tater tots, Cheddar Jack Cheese, diced bacon LLBC Siracha sauce (green onions if you wish). These were sooo good!!! An amazing place that I highly recommend going to!!! Did I say that it is right on the beach!!
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Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
"In 1916 Maude Hunter established the first commercial store at the intersection of Shelbourne and Cedar Hill Cross Road. Many Victorians walking up Shelbourne St. would stop at the little store to warm themselves in front of the wood stove, have a chat with Maude and other neighbors before venturing on their way. These were the days when the corner store was a local gathering place, where you could post a letter, pick an apple out of the barrel, buy candies or groceries, and 5 cent spending money went a long way. In 1921 the first electric street light north of the Victoria boundary was installed at Shelbourne and Cedar Hill Cross Rd. When it was known as “Hunter’s Corner”. Young people congregated outside under this street light on summer weekends. In 1923 Maude’s father, Captain Hunter and her brother George, added a tea room to the store which housed 2 or 3 little tables. Maude is remembered as a generous and considerate person, and ran her store and tea room until 1929, when she left the community and moved to Toronto. As late as 1960 remnants of the original root cellar where visible on the property. In 1986 Maude Hunter’s Neighbourhood Pub was established as the second neighbourhood pub in Victoria, the first being Spinnakers. In 2016 Maude Hunter’s proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary."
It is very close to the University of Victoria and draws a lot of students in. A large group of us were in on a Wednesday which is also their Wing and Prawn Night. This day draws a large crowd with a lineup to get in. We were early enough to get good seats. The service was good and you never had to wait long for your wings or prawns.
They have 10 different flavours of Wings, and they are very good wings. The prawns were good too! They have 26 different beer listed and a couple of ciders as well. There are 12 different beer on tap many are local cottage brewery's and they get changed out often. The pub is upstairs above their liquor store. You climb up a large wide stair case to the pub. As you enter the sit up bar is to the right and very quaint. It is small and seats about 3 to 4 people. There are TV's through out for watching sports. Pub's parking lot is behind and there is a second one just down the street about one hundred meters/ yards away. The liquor store is on the main floor below the pub.
Great pub and I look forward to coming back here again!
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Monday, November 7, 2016
Central city Brewing's brewery is located at 1141 Bridgeview Drive in Surrey, it used to be in their other location at the Central City Brewing at the Surrey Central Mall.
There are also daily food and drink specials. I enjoyed it here and would come again!!
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Friday, October 14, 2016
www.silverheightsresturant.ca I can't believe that this was my first time here! A true gem and well worth going to!!
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
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www.headingleyhotel.com I have not been here in 40 years so o say it has changed a lot is an understatement. It has a very nice half circle sit up bar that seats 12 people very comfortably. 8 different beer on tap. Now here is where it is really different, Fridays after 930 pm they have Erotic Bingo sponsored by a love shop. Instead of cash prizes you get sex toys. No kidding! Now to go with that they also have the following martinis with a complimentary accompanying gift. I am not making this up!! Slippery Vagina Martini comes with a thong, the Blue Balls Martini comes with lube, the Rocketini Martini comes with a penis straw and the Forbidden Fruit Martini comes with a condom. Don't believe me, go check it out for yourself! There are 12 TV's through out and a large 70 inch one behind the bar. They also have 20 Video Lottery Terminals VLT's.
There are 6 semi circular booths along the back and the rest is tables and chairs. I did not eat here so I cant tell you about the food. I ate at the famous Nick's Inn next door.
My female guest was all in favour of going here, and later that night (as it was Friday) AND laughed that we should have gotten a group of people and gone back for bingo!!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Monday, July 18, 2016
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Monday, July 11, 2016
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Friday, July 8, 2016
www.charcoalandwoodz.com This pub has changed names several times through out the years. There is a nice 7 person sit up bar with blue accent lighting. There are 7 Booths that are 3/4 of a circle with granite table tops, that can easily seat 6 people. Great for conversations! There is one large pub high table that seats 10, in the middle of the pub. There are 3 smaller 3 person pub high tables. There house wine is "Chaberton" which is a very nice wine and is local from Langley. The place has a nice smoky smell inside, no it was not of fire! There is lots of parking that is free. They have daily drink and food specials. One issue we had was, the Bartender was also the waitress and she kept disappearing. With 7 TV's you can watch your favorite game in comfort. Kids are allowed but I don't know if after a certain time they may not be allowed. They have and outside patio, but it doesn't do much for me.
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Sunday, May 1, 2016
www.thewicklow.com Pictures don't do this pub's location any justice at all!! Located on the waterfront of False Creek which is not really a creek but the bottom part of the downtown area of Vancouver. Downtown Vancouver is like a peninsula, and the pub is on the south side of False Creek. You can get to it via Aqua Bus which is a little ferry that runs around False Cree. More importantly the water front is mostly open to bicycles and foot traffic with miles of paved paths. There is a parking garage about 1/2 block away. My friend and I went there on a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon. Our goal was a upstairs open patio to enjoy the sun and water. We got exactly what we were looking for (as you can see from the photo above) Nice little patio with a killer view looking west towards Granville Island. It was happy hour when we were there to a glass of house wine, red or white was $5.00 for a 6 oz. glass. It was also half price appy's. We had the Yam fries that came with two dipping sauces one was an chipolte aioli dip, quite nice. The other thing we has was the assorted olives, yum were they ever good. It was a selection of various types of olives. There are 16 different types of draught beer, including a good selection of local beers. This has a main floor part to the bar and a second story part of the bar each with their own bar. The bar in the photo is the one on the main floor. Since it was so nice out side I can really tell you much about the inside of the bar. But really on such a nice day who would want to be inside. They use only free run local chicken and fresh wild caught salmon. We really enjoyed our time on the patio and could have spent a few hours in the sun relaxing with a glass of wine. I look forward to coming back again!
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Sunday, April 24, 2016
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Sunday, March 20, 2016
Beacon Pub & Bistro, 4217 Village Stroll, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. was previously, "Citta" but switched over in 2015. It is located right in the middle of the Whistler Village and has a great wrap around patio with heaters for sitting outside and watching every one pass by. I guess it is also a good place to be seen by people walking by. It is right across from the grocery store and the liquor store, how convenient! It is about a 2 minute walk from the chair lift. Inside it has great atmosphere, with good service. This place is great whether or not it is winter or summer. They have removed ski racks right beside the patio. The situp bar is cosy just as you enter the main door. There a few levels to this place up stairs. There is a pool table on the upper floor. I had the fish and Chips which were breaded in a panko coating and comes with home made tarter sauce, fries and coleslaw. Nice big portion as well! My friend had the Pork chops that came with potatoes and Brussels sprouts and it was excellent too! It has a good atmosphere.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016
www.jrgvancouver.ca One of the many pubs in the Joseph Richard Group of pubs. Located in what was once the Jubilee Hotel built in 1934 then the French Quarter Pub. Has a nice 8 person sit up bar with 25 different craft beers. A cool touch, is the 5 digital picture frames through the bar that have very old black and white photographs that keep changing. There are 10 TV's through out as well as Keno and a video poker TV. They have the original ceiling and fan system which has been restored and working. There are 5 big fans that turn with long belts at a slow speed.
The food is the same as it is at all of the other Townhall's, I had the Breakfast special, eggs benny with hash browns and toast for $6.00 still a good deal. There is also the $4.00 bacon or sausage, eggs, hash browns and toast. I think that of all of the Townhall pubs that I have been in this one has the best feel. It is a little smaller but a much more cozier feel to it, even more of a pub feel to it if that makes sense. It is real close to Ikea, so you might want to pop in after shopping. Lots of parking behind.
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