Room 18 at 2042 West 4th Avenue closed suddenly earlier this year. For those who missed it, the lounge has been replaced with The August Jack, an adult only tapas, craft beer and cocktail kind of place.
The August Jack opened July 19 and is named after Squamish Chief August Jack Khatsahlano, who is also the namesake for Kits. The space still bears resemblance to Room 18, but it is definitely cleaner and more inviting. We tried their truffle popcorn at the Khatsahlano festival a few weeks ago (it was amazing!), but I am also interested in trying their squash, cashew and gorgonzola perigees soon.
Kits readers–any comments on this place? So far, from Yelp we’ve learned:
“The beer menu is relatively extensive, but not by nerdy craft beer standards. The food and beer pairing is where the menu fell short. None of the pairings enhanced or complimented any of the plates. The staff still seem to be working on the food and beer combinations as the pairings in the print menu did not match the servers recommendations. In time I am sure they will work this out.”
“Loved it. Really nice to have a place with a craft beer only selection both on tap and in the bottle. Really enjoyed the foods as well. The mussels are awesome! The place is bright and lively and the staff were knowledgable about the beer and the food. Nice place for a quick beer but also a place to bring a date too.”
“Great new spot in Kits!! The restaurant used to be room eighteen but with the new reno the ambiance has natural fixtures with a modern bright feel. Staff where very accommodating, friendly and knowledgable. Food was amazing especially the perogies and quiche stuffed tomatoes!! I’ll definably be back :).”
Take a peek at their menu below:
August Jack, 2042 West 4th, 604-428-0075, www.theaugustjack.com
Image: Wild mushrooms on toast. Image Credit: Facebook (The August Jack).
Last modified: August 4, 2013