Talking about sports, like winning the lotto and undergoing surgery, goes better with a cold beer. Make every hour happy hour with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of gastro pub fare and drinks at The Pourhouse Bier Bistro on 82nd Avenue Northwest. A massive selection of beers from around the world and fresh, local cuisine to accompany it is what imbiber-diners find on the menu at The Pourhouse. Order an Edmonton–crafted Alley Kat Aprikat brew ($6) and snarf down the signature super-baked pretzels ($9), or enjoy a full dinner with the AAA striploin and red wine au jus ($21). Shiny dark wood and glittering chandeliers draw the eye away from your date's beer-swilling poltergeist of a third wheel.
Sixty-eight per cent of Urbanspooners like The Pourhouse.
- Great beer selection! Went on a Sunday and had an excellent time. Good food, great service, and Canadian beer specials on for $4. Recommend checking it out. – Adam, Urbanspoon
The Pourhouse Bier Bistro
Though it offers more than 100 types of wheaty, malty, and hoppy beers from around the globe, The Pourhouse Bier Bistro prides itself on more than just libations. Its chefs shun deep-fat fryers in favour of fresh, seasonal ingredients purchased from local growers and producers, elevating their traditional pub-grub recipes. In addition to flatbreads, sandwiches, and burgers served with sides such as honey-cumin slaw or sweet-potato mash, the eatery is known for its beer-boiled Coney Island dogs. Graham Hicks of the Edmonton Sun enjoyed the reuben dog's "homemade mustard-based sauce, beautiful onions," and "real bacon chunks slathered on top of a first-class jumbo hot dog," as well as the pub's community atmosphere.
Exposed-brick accents and a fireplace create a warm, welcoming vibe where family and friends gather, embodying what Hicks says "pubs are meant to be." Illuminated triangular and rectangular cutouts on the wall give the cozy space a retro '60s feel, and candle-like chandeliers add a touch of elegance. On warmer evenings, guests can sit on the south-facing patio to people-watch or high-five the pedestrians as they stroll down Whyte Avenue.