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.
Comfortably housed within the Wheatsheaf Inn, this is a resto-pub serving classic American fare and local brews in a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere. The food menu is quite extensive comprising of an impressive selection of breakfast items, appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, pizzas, wraps, and perogies leaving you spoilt for choice. The Steak & Prawns, Halibut Burger, Chicken Wings and the Meat Eater Pizza are some of the restaurant's specialties.
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.
Old City Station Pub in Downtown Nanaimo is a local watering hole serving an eclectic selection of craft beer, local spirits, and classic American fare. The decor is classy with a lot of polished woodwork employed in the flooring and furnishing. The tap consists of a wide range of brews, catering to a variety of tastes, offering something for everyone. Do try some of their burgers which are known to be juicy and satisfying.
Opened in 2009, LevelTwo Nightclub is a lively place for young revelers. With rotating list DJs every other week and theme nights, clubbers can groove to the tunes four nights of the week. Tipple on beers or cocktails. There is something for teetotallers as well. So put on your party dress and have a blast with your friends at this club.