Address: 308 Catherine Street
Phone: (250) 386-2739
Notes: Victoria's original brewpub. Great prices, great view, great value!
I can't believe it took me so long to find this pub. I think the 'gastro' part is out done by the 'brewpub' part... so until I came to fully appreciate beer it wasn't really on my radar. The best part about Spinnakers is the cask beer is on tap Monday-Friday every afternoon until it runs out. Delicious, delicious cask beer. Well worth checking out!
Spinnakers has grown to be something of a conglomerate of awesomeness. Now only do they have the brewpub, but also off-sales, liquor stores (which don't carry Spinnakers beer... colour me confused/sad), Guesthouses and Sips Artisan Bistro.
The decor is ever so slight nautical, but it's definitely a casual feeling place. Truth be told, can't really remember the last time I ate in the downstairs/more pubby part, we usually end up in the upstairs/more bar part. I think part of that is that this is where the casks are, and the special events which are usually a good reason to go. Also, the view is just that much more spectacular!
April 26, 2011
For the first time in a long time I felt like there was almost too much service! We were checked on often, and someone even popped by to snag our ketchup and vinegar moments after the other server put it down because she thought we were already finished. However, we weren't offered dessert - which was okay since what we really wanted was truffles, and those are better to get downstairs at the 'gift shop' anyhow.
April 26, 2011
These fries are the Perfect fries. They were fresh cut, perfectly seasoned with pepper, perfectly salted and perfectly cooked. They would make an amazing poutine (hint hint!).