This isn’t one that I wouldn’t immediately think of for food. Especially as I have yet to find a visit a public houses that left me raving over its menu. But given the name and the atmosphere, one I would gladly visit for just drinks.
“The Pint” is a colourful sports bar on the corner of Pender and Abbott. With plenty of standing room you find groups gathered by the entrance and at any available area just chatting. Various sporting matches played across several flat screens. Almost every square inch of each wall was covered in either sporting memorable and/or beer and drinking adverts. Helmets hung from the support beams, pendants flew from the walls, and autographed collectables stood protected behind frames. Even the ceiling was decorated with a red and black harlequin-like pattern. This is definitely the place you want to be at to drink and party, you can’t help be feed off the energy of the lively crowd.
Looking to get a little buzz going before a concert at Roger’s Arena, we found ourselves here for stop number two. The concert prices are so steep and we figured our money went further here.
What would have cost us about $60 bucks there was $25 here. We went for one of their table top kegs, which looked more like a long neck bong with a tap. It was a litre of beer your drank and poured at your own pace. Our “OK springs Bavarian beer” was kept cold with a cylinder of ice. The beer was good, but it was the novelty that stole the show and would have me returning.
Of note is the ability to charge your phone at their bar. They offer a pay for charging system for dying phones. You pay a fee and they supply the cord and outlet. I am sure there is a way to secure your phone, but I didn’t look into it as it would require a walk across the bar and it was already hard to hop on and off of their high stools.
Would I come back? – Yes.
Would I line up for it? – No.
Would I recommend it? – Yes.
Would I suggest this to someone visiting from out of town? – No.
We didn’t stay long enough and tried enough to give a thorough assessment. But for a couple of beers and the start of rowdy night, this is one I would recommend. Don’t deny your cravings.