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Angry Otter Tap & Forno

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US$1 - US$15
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Bar, Pizza, Canadian, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 21-10-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed May 15, 2022

Had not been in a couple years. I used to really like it there. The food and beer selection was always great. I guess there were some changes to the service since I had been last. I wasn't told that now you have to order...at the front? For food or drinks. No one tells you. Had no idea of the change until I read the other reviews after I had left. I was told to sit at any table I liked and was served a beer at the table... And no one came to check on me or ask if I wanted food or ask if I needed a bill either. I sat there a long time. There was also a wedding party taking photos that I didn't want to interrupt that blocked me off from the front. I just left the beer money on the table, walked out, and ate somewhere else. I really wasn't sure what was going on there.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022 via mobile

Our go to place for pizza and beer. Recommend the bourbon bacon and forager. Lots of beers on tap - ipas, lagers, sours and wheat covered

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2021 via mobile

Came here after hiking at Cleveland Dam. Great beer selection and their IPA was my favorite, my husband was a big fan of the Dark Matter. They have a kids menu and even brought crayons and coloring booklet for our toddler. The Cottonwood was on...the money and hot dang the margherita pizza was LEGIT!! Started with the pierogis and wish we’d saved room for the dessert apple pierogis - next time! Super friendly team here too. And great private accessible restroom with changing table is always a plus.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021 via mobile

My GF and I have eaten here a few times as it’s right by our gym and it was always really good, however.... today our gym was closed and my gf really had to use the bathroom... she went in to use hearthstones and was...rudely denied... needless to say we will not be giving them our business any longerMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021

This place is certainly a winner when it comes to beers and burgers. their fries are excellent. Their beer flights give you a perfect taster before trying out full glasses. Certainly a place I would recommend if you are in the neighborhood looking for a...good beer.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2020

repeat visits to this brewery resulted in the same conclusion. great stouts and porters. average to poor food. double forno heated to 400 degrees and kamloops-style drizzled pizza instead of 900 degrees and napoli style. damn shame. looks like the place sold in september. that...property is cursed. hasn't been able to sustain a business since the original avalon.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 8, 2020 via mobile

This is a solid place. So much is going for it...including great, friendly staff, TONS of great beers on tap, Killer wings, and solid pizza. Specifically a big fan of the spicy lime sriracha wings and the maple bourbon bacon pizza from their Forno oven....The beers are always changing but they always have lots of local taps to choose from. It’s become a real go to spot for us - I think we’re regulars! :) A great local place to support - Enjoy!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 26, 2020

As an Englishman in Canada during these unprecedented times, I’ve been missing a taste of home. I came in for the first time today, and tried the Taylor’s special bitter and it was phenomenal. Exactly what I wanted, and what the Canadian beer industry needs....(Personally I’d prefer it less cold and pulled from a hand pump, but I understand that’s not how it’s done over here). Taylor, I don’t know who you are, but thank you. I also had the deep fried pickles. Tasty and a good portion size. Staff were friendly. Everything seemed very covid-safe. I’ll definitely be back. Hopefully before they run out of Taylor’s!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

We frequent Hearthstone for the awesome atmosphere, impressive beer list and solid menu. No matter what time of day, Hearthstone is a great option. It’s perfect for an afternoon enjoying beer and pizza. The service is good and it’s spaced appropriately so you feel safe...dining in or outside. If you’re in the neighbourhood, you should definitely stop in.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

This place is our favorite for a pizza and beer It's a pretty cool taproom with good choices for beers and pizzas Must visit for anyone looking for comfort in pizzas and beer

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

Looking for some new places to try, good choice for sure! Saturday evening, very popular, good vibe, can be a tad loud with serveral big screens and music as well. Order and pay at the til routine. Decent selection on the menu with generous portions...Great craft selections for a taster flight, wine flight available as well. We selected the Brussel sprouts spoke, very nice! The timber burger and the pesto quesadilla. All very nice, tasty and generous! Worth a visit!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

Good food, nice place, and some interesting beers. I particularly liked the graham cracker ale. I had the maple bourbon burger, which was very good, with great french fries. My wife had a citrus arugula salad, and a side of hummas and pita. Service was...good and everything seemed reasonably priced. Also had off street parking, which seems like a big plus. Good stop for lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

This is a very nice gastropub with plenty of seating choices in their woody, attractive interior. Some outdoor seating is also available, weather permitting. The location is on a main thoroughfare and near public transport (bus stop). The kitchen includes a large, wood-fired oven that...generates rather exotic pizzas that are not cheap but that are generously topped. During my visit in June 2019 there were 4 standard beers on tap plus 8 "Rotating" taps; altogether this provided a wide range of beer styles to choose from including IPA, sour, milk stout, Berliner Weisse, rice lager, ESB, APA and DIPA. All 7 beers I have had here were good and a couple were excellent.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

This used to be a great place to go for a burger or pizza & beer and the service was great. My issue is not with the food as it is still very good. My issue is with the service. The owner(s) have changed the...format and now it is basically a self-serve restaurant. The customer is expected to go to the bar and order their drinks & food. The problem with this is that we stood in line for 10 minutes to order a couple of beers. When we were ready to order food, we then stood in line an another 10-15 minutes to order the food. There were people in the line in front of us ordering or paying. Again when it was time to pay, there was a wait. The whole process is extremely inefficient. The restaurant/pub was empty (on a Saturday evening!) and the patio was almost but not quite full. We will not be back. It would not surprise me to see this place close down.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Katie, Marketing at Angry Otter Tap & Forno, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2020

Hi Dreamer, We're reaching out today to let you know that new ownership (Otter Co-op) took over as of September 1, 2020. We have a new manager who has changed the service back to table service and we've expanded our beer tap list. We would...More

Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

Rustic decor when you enter ypu need to order drinks and food at the bar. At the heart of the restaurant is our double forno oven so you gotta try the pizza! We had the deep fried pickles and the truffle fries both were good...but we regret not trying the pizza. I had the Rizzla Rice Lager was okay but would try the pilsner next time.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Angry Otter Tap & Forno is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4