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“Unique and lively”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Swans Brewpub

Swans Brewpub
Ranked #85 of 1,180 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Calgary, Canada
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Unique and lively”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

On Easter Monday evening, we stopped into the Swan, and this was a great decision! A live Jazz band was playing and the dance floor was happening! We had delicious crantinis and danced for hours. We sensed that it was like Cheers where people who knew each other hung out together and had fun. It was not a meat market, pickup scene but rather a really fun atmosphere. They make amazing beer here and food is good, too. The location is wonderful, close to the water and Chinatown. We also liked that the ages of patrons ranged from 20-70, and everyone mixed in together enjoying the music! We will be coming back to the Swans for sure.

  • Visited April 2013
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NORTH VANCOUVER
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great location and very nice atmosphere.
The selections of beers was good, and the food descent.
I checked out the rooms in the Hotel and thought they were very well priced for the size.

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“Don't Support Them”
2 of 5 bubbles 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!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank monksi
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Vancouver
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206 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Wonderful place for a PINT”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited January 2013
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Shelton, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just what we needed”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Erin C
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