busy as the below picture of the bustling Saturday lunch rush clearly shows. Its drawn curtains that result in near perpetual darkness is nicely offset by the blinding streetlights that sit inexplicably in the centre of the bar. Adding to its ambience are the deeply stained 1970's style wall-to-wall carpeting that look like something out of a cheap hotel lobby in Las Vegas. Jake's is also a great place to watch the game as its wide-screen TV is only visible from one table in the bar, which cleverly has the lighting for the pool table placed directly in front of it.
|A busy Saturday at Jake's|
|The great view of the TV|
Of course, this is a beer blog, and Jake's is not a place to be outdone when it comes to malted beverages. Their selection of taps, for starters, is superb. They have a wide selection of macro-brews for nearly all tastes; Budweiser, Canadian, Coors Light, MGD, Kokanee and Pilsner are all available. For the discerning drinker they also have the quality miro-brewed offerings of Alexander Keiths, Rickard's Red, and Rickard's Dark(which they are perpetually out of). As far as their bottle selection, when I asked the bartender, Buck, about what bottled beers they carried, he replied: "All of them, I think". I believe that says it all.
If you enjoy good food and good beer in a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere, then be sure to visit Jake's on your next trip through 100 Mile, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
|Buck, the friendly bartender|