Pelican Pub and Brewery

33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City, OR, 97135, United States
(503) 965-7007
Latitude: 45.21529, Longitude: -123.97055


  • Monday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.71 | Atmosphere: 4.61 | Service: 4.57 | Food: 4.00
out of 100
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Based on 7 reviews.
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Saturday 1st of December 2012 09:33:28 PM
This is an award winning brewery right on the Oregon Coast. Lots of windows to look out and a nice back patio overlooking the Ocean. Has a large banquet/dining room in the back.

First beer was the Kiwanda Cream ale which has a light pilsner malt aroma and a light malty sweetness. This is one of the best light beers I've ever had. Next was the Winema Wit. This beer is seasoned with Orange Peel and Coriander and fermented with Belgian ale yeast. Nice and refreshing, a great example of the style. Next up was the Surfers Summer Ale with a brilliant gold color and a slightly toasty flavor from Golden Promise malt with moderate hoppiness to balance. Next beer was the seasonal Ankle Buster Ale with crystal malt and Belgian yeast aromas and moderate hop flavor, this is a nice session beer. Next was the MacPelicans Scottish Style Ale with a malty toasty biscuit caramel malt and lightly hopped, a great example of the style if not slightly lite for style. Next I tried the Dorymans Dark Ale, an American Brown ale with roasted malts and medium hops, a good beer I'm sure, just not my favorite style. Next up was the IPA, with a nice hop nose and assertive hop flavor of cascade and centennial, a good IPA but I've had better. Next was the Tsunami Stout, this beer has a creamy tan head and roasted Barley type aromas, Listed as a full bodied beer but only medium bodied to me and not enough coffee like flavors. Last I tried the on cask double IPA. Big alcohol flavor up front, with not quite enough hops to balance. It has big hops in the finish but needs more in the aroma up front. Still a good beer. I think the best beers are their lighter beers.

I had the clam chowder which was good but not great. The McMenamins I had two days earlier was better. I also had the chili verde which was very good as well. Tamarack's is better....

This is a great brewery, off the beaten path but worth the trip, especially if you like lighter beers.

Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0

r2eng (3)
Wednesday 20th of July 2011 04:04:34 PM
Always a beer-destination standout. The food is not as good as previous years, but still decent.

The beers remain excellent. Darrin's standard beers are excellent, with my fav's being the IPA and Stout. They sell their beers in 22oz bombers at the front of the restaurant, and I always leave with a couple cases each summer.

Neat location, good food (wish it were better), good service. Worth a stop, for . Walk on the beach and then stop for dinner and a few pints.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 3.5

dorandbob (272)
Monday 11th of January 2010 07:59:47 PM
The Pelican Pub is right on the beach, right next to the only area in the west that allows commercial fishing to launch from the beach (it’s great fun to watch the dory boats speed to beach themselves and then be loaded on boat trailers). The dining area is an L-shape with windows all along it. The bottom of the L faces the beach and has a great view of Haystack Rock. Dark wood dining tables in booths run along the windows. On the interior side is a very long dark bar and tall chairs. The bar is capped by a wooden shelf for glasses, supported by cables. The brewery is behind the bar, partially visible through windows. Floors are painted concrete (as befits a place that undoubtably gets a good deal of sand). There is also an outdoor seating area and a special-events room.

This is really more of a restaurant with beer as opposed to a pub (only a few chairs at the bar). There are a large number of tourists and families visiting the beach but it’s still an inviting place and the beer is top-notch. There are five regular beers: Kiwanda Cream Ale, MacPelican’s Scottish Style Ale, India Pelican Ale, Doryman’s Dark Ale, Tsunami Stout. Also on our latest visit were four specials/seasonals: Surfers Summer Ale, Organic Heiferweizen, Nestucca ESB, and La Fleur Amere (a “Belgian IPA”).

The food is good if not outstanding or particularly unique.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.0

stoptime (15)
Saturday 28th of November 2009 11:28:55 AM
Pelican is a shining oasis of deliciousness in a rather boring, somewhat dumpy town. Their beers are all of good quality - they even have some on cask. The Tsunami Stout is exceptional.

Food is typical bar fare, but better than average. I recommend the ribs - homemade sauce is great. Also, the onion rings were great.

Scenic view when fogs burns off. I very happily spent an entire day drinking and eating here and would do so again.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.0
Wednesday 30th of September 2009 07:27:19 PM
This is a must see and a must drink at brew pub. We first had the Tsunami Stout then went lighter. I am a stout lover and this is one of my all time stouts. We also had a order of onion rings and they are BIG and good. The bartender was a stout fan and talked beer with us. They have a great selection of shirts and hats and a great logo mug for sale. If you get a chance to try the Pelican beers you won't be disappointed.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.5

BahHumBrew (555)
Sunday 28th of September 2008 07:42:56 PM
One of the most beautiful brewpub locations I have ever visited. You need to take the southern three capes loop off the highway but the beach and the view make a side trip worth while. There is a long bar along one side wall with some tables along the opposite and back with windows all around. The 8 taps included 3 seasonals so I opted for a taster with breakfast. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I have to go with the Tsunami Stout but the Elemental (Fresh Hop) Ale would be a close second. I just had to go with Biscuits and Sausage Beer Gravy from the morning menu and wasn’t disappointed. There is plenty of parking and a stroll on the beach, just outside the back door, is a must.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.5

BrewDad (256)
Tuesday 2nd of September 2008 06:31:19 PM
The Pelican Brew pub is awesome. The setting in Pacific city is one that I am sure many other ocean front Brew pubs wish they could replicate. With the view of Haystack rock and the grandeur of the sun setting on the ocean this is one of the best places to put a pub. The food was awesome. We had a mixture of appetizers along with a main course meal. There was so much food we had to take some home. We had the Stack of onion rings which are served with a sesame seed sauce that is to die for. The rest of the food was also just as good. We had some great service and when the beer arrives we got such a mixture for the sampler tray I about hit the floor with amazement. 8 samples on the tray and wow they where all so good. This is a not to miss place if ever on the coast in Northern Oregon. Darren make one killer beer and the food was not too far behind. I will be back for sure.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
The tap handles on 6/8/09
The tap handles on 6/8/09
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The bar and part of the main dining area
The bar and part of the main dining area
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The view of the main building from the beach
The view of the main building from the beach
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The front of the main building with the famous rock in the distance
The front of the main building with the famous rock in the distance
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Award winning standards
Award winning standards
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A Breakfast sampler
A Breakfast sampler
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