Beer · Happy Hour · Pubs · Restaurants · Seafood

National – Super Bowl Beers

The title of this post is misleading. Yes, I went to National on Sunday, but not to watch the Super Bowl. I haven’t bothered to pay to watch a game of any sport since I met my husband. In the past, my only reason for going to a football or hockey game was to ogle the athletes. Why buy a cow when you can get milk for free?

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Unfortunately, we arrived before happy hour, which meant our pints were $8.50. However, after finishing our first round, the magical time of 3:00 o’clock permitted one more pint at the very sweet price of $5.00. My favourite beer on the list is Electric Unicorn White IPA by Philips. It’s a citrusy, pleasantly creamy beer with a 6.5% alcohol content.

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L and I shared hot wings ($14). If National threw a couple more wings on the plate, I’d say this dish is a winner. But I’m a cheapie, so I’ll just say you pay for what you get. The sauce was hot but not mouth burning. It tasted like perhaps lime or citrus was added to a hot sauce, making it more sophisticated in flavouring than my usual 35 cent wings at Newcastle Pub.

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I wanted something else to snack on, so I ordered tater tots ($7.00). These were hot, munchy and perfectly crunchy. These tots inspired me to stop by Safeway and pick up a whole bag of frozen tots for $2.25 (Compliments brand).

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During happy hour, you can choose from east coast or west coast oysters for only $1.00. Naturally, I picked the west coast because I like my oysters creamy and sweet. Each sea treasure was shucked properly, not one contained any shell fragment.

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What will bring me back to National again and again are the buck a shuck oysters. For now, this is my new favourite place for happy hour oysters.

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