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Empty Keg Brew House

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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
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 20-11-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-11-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$2 - US$13
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Bar, Canadian
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After-hours, Drinks
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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!

Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

It’s been a long time coming that people of Merritt dan come to a classy place and have a wonderful glass..... I waited for a while to try this place out, we usually hit craft breweries while we travel through the USA but now we...don’t have to. Awesome place. My only comment is that the nibblies need to improved. Otherwise is all awesome!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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emptykegbrewhouse, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It is much appreciated. As we have only been open for a few months we are still working on our snack menu and appreciate any suggestions you have given. We also support our local...More

Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

If you are in Merritt, this is the place to go. Beer flights, wide selection and good choices. We had a beer flight and then followed up with our favorites. Go next door to Yaki Joes pizza joint or order from the bar menu which...ranges from a charcuterie platter, loaded hot dogs, chicken quesadilla, dry ribs, and other munchies. Love the games that are available. It was quiet despite a couple of larger groups. Nicely done!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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emptykegbrewhouse, Owner at Empty Keg Brew House, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We love that you enjoyed your experience. 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