1. Local pubs, anywhere: “I really love pubs. I remember one called Swans Brewpub, in Victoria, B.C. It serves local beer, has a great menu and it’s also open late! I want to go to a pub where there’s a good chance that everyone and anyone will chat—even complete strangers—and talk drunken crap all night.”
Swan' made it to the top, I am impressed.
I like Swan's but rarely get a chance to go there. It is not really close at hand for me to walk to and I am no longer of an age where I go downtown to go drinking. I should go there again sometime soon, maybe this is where Terry Glavin and I should go for our next beer.
The beer is what is a draw for me, they brew some of the best I have had in this city. I like their British beers more than their continental ones. They really do brew a good stout and their pale ale is worth writing home about.
I have always liked their beer, but my one major complaint is that is very loud in the pub. I like to be able to talk with people when I drinking and a very loud room makes this difficult. I have to admit I have rarely tried to the food, so I have little to comment on in that respect.