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Review of Swans Brewpub

Swans Brewpub
Ranked #113 of 1,216 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Went here for Tourist in Your Own Town and the management completely hung the staff out to dry. Two for one burgers, but the burgers were half the size compared with usual. When I asked the waitress, she said they didn't order enough meat or put on extra staff to help prepare for the event. The waitress also had too many tables (the pub was understaffed) and in her rushing around forgot to bring us napkins and cutlery. Lots of people were complaining about the slow service. Otherwise, the food is tasty and the beer is awesome. That said, we won't be going back to an establishment that doesn't support their staff and skimps on food. Too bad - we're locals!

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Thank monksi
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This has been always a favourite of mine as it has both nice food and great micro draft beer. The location is nice with a windowed patio and nice seating inside. Don't forget the get local musician and dancing you can do

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Perfect way to spend a few hours while waiting to check into our hotel. The staff were great, and the window seat offered a perfect people watching opportunity. We enjoyed the beer and lunch; especially the yam fries.

Thank Erin C
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Went here on Christmas Day, yes it was open!

Staff were super-friendly and our food was great. We had the quesadillas, halibut burger and chicken burger. All three were great. Fries were average, but the burgers were good. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The evening meal in this brewpub was of very good quality and reasonably priced (Traditional Pub/Bar menu with a Canadian twist!), only bettered by the selection of beer.

I tasted a selection of flavours of ale in smaller glasses, which was great for getting a taste of what was available to allow me to then choose a particular ale to continue the evening.

My wife and I visited on a midweek evening and were surprised to discover that, as the evening wore on, a great many locals attended and took part in an apparent Jive dancing club, dancing the evening away enthusiastically. Although we didn't dance (Boring I know!), it made for a great atmosphere in the pub and was most entertaining to watch. Some of them are very proficient and experienced looking dancers. Well worth a visit!

Thank kevino8898
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