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“Great after work meet-up”
Review of Swans Brewpub

Swans Brewpub
Ranked #116 of 1,216 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Had a very good black-bean burger with yam fries. Service is good and lots of seating for large groups. A local favourite.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Swans used to be an awesome place for brewpub beer that was pretty solid, with good food. I remember the Oatmeal Stout and (for the more adventurous) the Coconut Porter were fantastic and affordable. The place was in good shape, and it was a fun, more affordable alternative to having your wallet gouged by the Irish Times. Unfortunately, not so anymore.
Some of the staff are quite rude and seem like they simply don't care. Enquiries about their beer were met with some pretty snobby or uninterested responses. The pub itself is in desperate need of cleaning and updates (tacky advertising outside). Also, all the old favourite beers from before seem largely gone in favour of a bizarre line-up of beers that seems like a desperate appeal to hipsters rather than trying simply to be a selection of solid pints. Sad to see, as Swans used to be a good place to go. After having walked out before even being served due to the rude waitress we had, followed by another less-than-satisfactory visit after that with friends, my wife and I wouldn't go back.

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Thank lbjb83
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had a lovely server (Jason). The ambiance was great - we were sitting beside a very pretty window box which was visited by bees and butterflies. Service was wonderful and the roast beef dip sandwich tasted great. The beer and house wine were very good quality. We highly recommend lunch here and one day will be back for dinner which I am sure will be wonderful. Service was prompt and helpful - specials were well explained. Very clean and welcoming and staff went out of their way to be pleasant. Also added two new coasters to my growing cross-Canada collection!!!

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Thank marmich754
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Sample many brews here! Something for everyone. Although my husband has found that most brews in Victoria were not hoppy enough for him and tended toward citrus.

Thank Beverly S
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Good selection of local beer, fairly standard pub menu, but with very fair prices for really good quality food. Friendly and helpful staff, very pleasant setting, particularly out in the glassed-in patio.

Thank Marion J
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