The Academic Public House (Kitsilano)
It is somewhat ironic that I, an academic, had never been to The Academic Public House. Well, until last night. I had been to other Donnelly Group pubs, in particular The Lamplighter. But not to The Academic. I pondered what the place would look like and whether I would like the food. Last night my good friend Erin McConnell took me there for drinks and dinner, and she said it had been good.
Admittedly, I also was the one who suggested going to The Academic simply because I had never been there. I’m glad Erin and I went there for dinner and drinks, as both were good. I ordered a turkey sandwich with salad that was big, filling and with good flavors. I wasn’t that impressed with the side salad, but I think that’s because I mostly couldn’t really taste the dressing (I added some lime and it went down really well).
For drinks, I ordered a “The Bees Knees” (Tanqueray, honey syrup, lemon juice, orange juice), which was on special but is normally $9.40. If I were to make a quick assessment of what I think about The Academic, I’m quite pleasantly surprised. The service was really good, the server was absolutely friendly, the food was pretty solid and more importantly, the music was excellent and it wasn’t super loud. We did sit on the patio, which was an added bonus. I’ll be back to The Academic Public House, for sure. Thanks Erin for taking me here!