On the 13th of December 2016, my mates and I tested out the “Greatest Hits” pub crawl. Beginning at The Bent Mast around 2:30 in the afternoon, and wrapping up at about 11:00 in The Drake, it was a smashing success!
For a while now, my friends and I have been discussing the idea of a “Greatest Hits” pub crawl. But what pubs would we choose, and when would we do it? Lucky for us it’s exam period again (for those who are still in university) and I am moving back to Vernon, so it makes sense to embark on one ‘last’ drinking adventure together! So without further ado, I present to you: Riley’s Farewell Pub Crawl: Greatest Hits (click for map of route).
It’s exam period again, so for me and the lads of the Victoria Vinyl Appreciation Club, that also means it’s time for another pub crawl!
I was planning on making a “greatest hits” pub crawl, but a spontaneous stroll along Oak Bay Avenue and Newport Avenue made me postpone this idea. Oak Bay has the charming qualities of an Olde English Christmas Village at this time of year, and I decided that a long stroll up and down the town was in order. The thought of a drink at the Penny Farthing and the Snug suddenly turned my idea of a Christmas walk into a pub crawl!
I recently went on a pub crawl with my friend Scott. At our first stop, Bart’s, we enjoyed pints of the Lighthouse Keepers Stout. Long ago I made a promise to review this beer. So I did. But the pour seemed poor to me, with a dearth of head, and my tasting notes were not satisfactory. So you won’t find any Keepers Stout tasting notes in this blog post. What you will find is a review for Hoyne’s Helios, so read on.
It is once again exam period, and that means more free time than usual (hey, you only have to go to campus between 1 and 6 times in a month, depending on how many exams you have, but during the semester you probably have to be on campus for 2 or 3 classes per day) and with our free time, my friends and I like to go on pub crawls. And I would like everyone else to also go on a pub crawl too, so for your convenience, here is Victoria Pub Crawl No. 3!
Last month I took the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver to spend a weekend with some family and friends. On Friday night I dined at the Flying Beaver in Richmond with my grandmother, and on Saturday I romped about the lower mainland with my great uncle. We had lunch at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, perused his amazing jazz record collection, watched horse racing with a friend of his near the border at the Derby Bar (where I consumed three Budweiser’s- an appropriate atmosphere), and finished off the day with a mucho grande Italian feast at Nick’s Spaghetti House on Commercial. I was rather full. Then on Sunday afternoon, after some record shopping, I prepared to meet up with some friends for a few drinks.
Back in April I posted my Victoria Pub Crawl No. 1, then promptly tested it out with a couple of friends. The crawl was delightful, so we reckoned that another one was in order. This pub crawl route has no overlap with the previous one, since there are plenty of fine pubs in Victoria yet to be featured. So with that in mind, let’s get started on today’s pub crawl!
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