Dust yourself off from the long, weary battle of the outside and hang up your axe and boots at Storm Crow Tavern. This small tavern is located on Commercial Drive and at first, you might accidentally pass it. But once you walk in, you’re teleported to nerd heaven. The walls are decorated with all different types of memorabilia from Lord of the Rings to Dungeons and Dragons and the headshots of our demi-gods, Joss Whedon and all.
There are board games you can play with friends, a library of Choose Your Own Adventure books and merch to commemorate your stay.
We started off with Chickpea Fries (gluten free y’alls!) – $6. Akin to french fries but made with chickpeas served with vegan gravy. These are ridiculously huge, I wasnt expecting them to be this big! They were yummy and not what I was expecting at all. I wouldn’t mind having these over fries any day.
Amy ordered Mead (Tugwell Creek – $6.50) – it was quite nice, light and sweet.
Diana ordered the Wolverine ($9) – it’s made with Maple whiskey, butter schnapps, frothy cream in an adamantium mug with a stick of crisp Canadian bacon. To me, it tasted like I was drinking smokey maple syrup, but if you’re into whiskey I think you might enjoy this drink more than I did.
I decided to get the Random Shots – it’s $5 to roll a 20-sided die to pick my shot. I rolled a 3 and received the Jack Burton (Jack Daniels and Lager).
Kirsty ordered the Crow Burger with gluten free bread ($9) made with chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, dijon, mayo and onion.
Diana ordered the Thunder Burger ($8) which is basically the storm burger with a couple of upgrades. It has a 6 oz patty served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, sun-dried tomato aioli, bbq honey sauce, smoked provolone chese and a crispy bacon strip in a Portguese bun. She had a salad on the side ($3).
Amy ordered the Elvish Veggie Burger Supreme with Daiya vegan cheese ($8 + $2) – the patty was made of chickpeas, lentils and rice. The burger has roasted corn, black beans, tomatoes and a salsa verde and veganaise sauce.
Finally,I ordered the Barbaric Beef Stew ($8) – a “savage” stew made of roasted potatoes, yams, onions, carrots, butternut squash and beef. There is also a side of garlic bread to accompany it. The stew was ok, but nothing too exciting. I thought it was nice that it was chunky and all, but very little ‘stew’ to it.
Afterwards, we played a couple rounds of Jenga which…was very stressful! Come here to drink and hang out with friends, as most taverns are for. If you come with that mentality, you’ll have a good time.
Check out their website and menu here.