450 Swift St.
A couple of friends were visiting from Vancouver, and where better to go for a beer than Canoe Club on the patio. TM had never been here before, and a rowdy group of Newfoundlanders were out on the patio havin’ a good laugh and sing-song which hit us with a decibel wave almost sending us in the other direction. Despite the noise pollution, it was a beautiful night with a warm breeze. We had a couple of beers and some appies. I ordered the poutine ($10.50), TM had the calamari, and SP had the sweet potato frites($8.50). The poutine was good, but it was very salty(the gravy itself). The cheese curds were very nice though. TM’s Calamari had a nice spice to it, and the batter was light. The squid wasn’t rubbery at all, but it could have been cooked a few more seconds as some of the batter didn’t seem cooked through. SP’s sweet frites were tasty, and they tasted even better with the curried mayo dip. Let’s face it though, even for a couple of drinks and an appie, my bill after tip was still 30 bones. This isn’t a place for a cheap drink and meal. You definitely pay for the view(if you’re on the patio) or the cool ambiance inside the pub itself. Although, you might be interested in hitting up some of their drink and food specials during the week if you’re looking to save some dough. Half price wine by the glass, cheap appies, and cheap pitchers are some of these specials on offer. If you haven’t had a boisterous gathering at Canoe this summer, the clock is ticking.