Enjoy a drink in a traditional English-style at The Crow & Gate. A true British pub that boasts of everything from Guinness beer to various all-day British delicacies. Feast on Oyster Stew, Steak and Kidney Pie and Smoked Salmon Chowder among other delicacies. The pub also has dinner specials every night along with desserts like Pecan Pie and Trifle. If you are in the mood for a drink or two, look no further than the cozy The Crow & Gate.
Set in a 19th-century building, White Sails Brewing opened its doors in 2015 and has become one of the top craft breweries in town. You can get a glimpse of how their artisan beers are made during the brewery tours or tipple on some pints at their cozy tap room by the fireside. Though no food is served (just a few titbits), you can bring along something to eat or order from nearby eateries. Open mike nights and jam sessions are quite a norm at this place, so enjoy some live music as well. Get your growlers filled or get bomber bottles to take home.
Opened in 2000, Longwood Brew Pub is considered to be the city's first brew pub. Overlooking the lofty mountains, this brew pub is a fine place to tipple on some drinks and relish local food. The cozy setting is accentuated by a fireplace that casts a warm glow to the entire place. Take a sip of their craft brews like Raspberry Ale, Stoutnik, Irish Red Ale and Scottish Ale.
Simonholt Restaurant in Nanaimo is one the best places in the city to dine while listening to soothing jazz music. The interiors are classy, featuring an elevated area where live performances take place. The restaurant has separate menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, tea and kids offering endless choices for guests. Specialties include the Hunter Chicken, Angus Top Sirloin, Simonholt Hash and the Vanilla Creme Brulee. The bar serves some amazing cocktails which go amazingly well with appetizers.
This waterfront pub offers stunning views of the marina and its beautiful natural surroundings. Serving guests everyday, it has plenty of option as far as entertainment and menu is concerned. Be it the appetizers like Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Lord of the Rings or delights like Lord Nelson Lamb Burger or All Hands On Deck Clubhouse, every bit is worth savoring and you can't help but go for a second helping. The chilled beer varieties complement the fun and jovial atmosphere. The Lighthouse Pub also has an on-site liquor store that stocks excellent wine collection and hosts tasting events too. Apart from live music concerts and other entertaining gigs, you can also hire the pub for private events. For more details, call ahead or check its website.