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Reviewed July 20, 2023 via mobile

So super friendly, both staff and patrons - had a small town family feel. Whistle clean and well air conditioned during a nasty heat wave! Lots of great board games, old school video arcade games etc etc. A real small town gem - wish we...could have stayed for trivia night! Lots of parking and easy access from the highway.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Kyle Hall, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2023

Thank you for noticing our attention to detail from cleanliness to creating a fun experience for all. We view all our customers as new members of our family. Welcome to the fam!

Reviewed July 5, 2023

My husband and I have been to over 120 craft breweries in BC, and this one was a real find with one of the best, most balanced IPA I've had (not to mention the spectacular service and friendly owner!)

Date of visit: July 2023
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Kyle Hall, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2023

We are happy to be part of your "120" club! Thanx so much for the kind words. We strive to put our customers first as much as possible. Hope to see you again to share some beer, fun and stories.

Reviewed June 28, 2023

This location is right on the main street. Opens around 1500. the beer and snack are very nice I would recommend this for a tasting and snack then a pint

Date of visit: June 2023
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Kyle Hall, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We continue to strive to exceed all our customer's expectations. Hope to see you again to prove that and cater to your own experience.

Reviewed June 19, 2023

Excellent place for a couple of quirky beers in an evening. Food an optional extra to enjoy with friends at the table. Just like an Old English Pub......fabulous.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Kyle Hall, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2023

It is truly rewarding to know that our Brew House has exceeded your expectations. Your positive review serves as a validation of the hard work and dedication that went into creating it, and it motivates us to continue delivering exceptional experiences to all of our...More

Reviewed May 27, 2023 via mobile

On our trip to the coast, we needed a place to stay for the night, and we wanted a beer too. We found this brew pub, and it’s truly amazing. We didn’t try all the beers, but the snow bank and the pale ale were...excellent. If you are in Merritt and want actual beer, you must go here and try this brew pub.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Kyle Hall, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2023

Great that you stopped in to share our space. We strive to bring enjoyable brews at every sitting. See you again the next time you are driving thru!

Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed trying the beers and he enjoyed his hot dog too! I loved the spring rolls and dip. One of my children is vegetarian and there were a lot of options for her. My son loved his hot dog and...the food was good value for money! This family-run brewery also is the only brewery with the facility of sharpening your ice skates!! The place was especially great for the kids as they had a few arcade machines both with several different games to play, an air hockey table, table football, roll and score and a large range of board games including chess and monopoly. We had a wonderful afternoon here on our way to Kelowna.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Kyle Hall, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2023

We appreciate you taking the time to comment on us...it means a lot! If it were not for your support we would not have been here for the last 4 years. See you next time!

Reviewed June 28, 2021

Found this place through the BC Ale Trail (Kelwona to Kamloops) - glad we stopped to check them out! Did a couple flights of beer to try out their 10+ beers & Radlers. The pub side had great atmosphere. Love that they display the barrels...of beer as decor in the pub. Great little pit-stop on a road-trip to take a break and unwind!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Kyle Hall, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2023

We love to be everyone's "pit stop". By the way, those barrels are FULL aging beer. Check out our website for a list of our barrel aged beer we have made in the past. See you again. Stay thirsty for us!

Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

Went back to my hometown for the long weekend and my friend said we had to go here and I see why! Loved it! Friendly staff, great environment and definitely following current social distancing protocols due to Covid. Not normally a beer person but still...had to get a growler of the one I was not expecting to like but ended up my favourite of my flightMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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emptykegbrewhouse, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us and stop in. We love having visitors to the area stop in. See you next time!

Reviewed July 14, 2020

A good range of beers on offer (counted 8 the day we were there). Affordable flight cost ($7 plus tax and tip) which we enjoyed in their comfortable pub. An outside deck has recently been added so patrons can catch a few rays while enjoying...their beers. Had a good chat to the owner/brewer and it seems they have been able to hang on during COVID. Some bar snacks are available and outside food welcome but from restaurants onlyi (I assume pub doesn't want folks to bring sandwiches from home..understandable). Also there is pizza place next door. Definitely worth a stop when passing through this interesting little town.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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emptykegbrewhouse, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to stop in and review us. We pride ourselves in supporting local restaurants with their eats welcome at the Brew House. Hope to see you again soon!.

Reviewed January 31, 2020

Loved seeing the kids sitting with their parents, playing games. I would prefer some softer chairs to lounge and talk. Great addition to Merritt, very clean space and of course the beer is very good otherwise whats the point.

Date of visit: January 2020
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P9057ZWkyleh, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2020

Great to hear from you. We pride ourselves in creating a relaxed and fun experience for all. Thank you for your suggestion regarding seating. We are always looking to accommodate customers requests. See you again soon!

Reviewed January 19, 2020

I love almost everything about this place. Love the lack of TVs, no loud music, and super friendly staff. Board games and a few video games are an added bonus. The only thing I would like improved are the tall chairs, they are very small...and not that comfortable.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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P9057ZWkyleh, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your suggestion and are working on improving our seating in the future. See you soon...stay thirsty in the meantime...lol!

Reviewed January 7, 2020

Owners friendly, super clean room and most important GREAT BEER Furniture could be more comfortable is only neg.

Date of visit: December 2019
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P9057ZWkyleh, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate your suggestion and would like some further details regarding your ideas. Is it the bar stool or couch height, size etc.? If you have time drop us another line.

Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

Happened upon this on our way through Merritt. While we didn’t eat here we did eat the pizza we ordered next door here while I enjoyed a flight if their beers. Good selection and many different varieties. They do have food so next time we’ll...eat here! Nice spacious comfortable space.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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P9057ZWkyleh, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2019

Always a pleasure to meet new folks and have you discover our space. Look forward to seeing you again but perhaps next time the weather will cooperate for your travels.

Reviewed November 28, 2019

My husband and I stopped for a light dinner before the hockey game. What a refreshing change, nice, quiet atmosphere. No TV's but a huge assortment of games to play while having a couple of cold ones. We really did enjoy it, very different atmosphere....Unfortunately neither of us drink beer but the wine was great, good price and the coffee was great too. We will be back to try the charcuterie board. The hot dog was good with a smokey but the bun would be nicer from a local bakery. All in all highly recommend for people of all ages. One couple were playing cards while having a couple. Great idea.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Kyle H, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2019

Thanks for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. We try to source our products locally if financially feasible so we appreciate your suggestion.

Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Amazing Ruby's Irish Red Ale!! Absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend. Nice chatty atmosphere. Worthy of 5 *'s!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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emptykegbrewhouse, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Thanks for sharing our passion for locally sourced ingredients and fresh beer. My Nana Ruby Keeler (that is who the beer is named after) would be proud. Hope to see you again soon!

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Empty Keg Brew House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5