“Beside the Point” is a floating pub approved by the LCLB (Liquor Control Licensing Branch) for 438 licensed seats under a primary liquor license. The Crow's Nest Restaurant has been predetermined for an occupany load of 142 licensed seats. We feel an occupancy number of 96 seats will provide a great ambiance. The restaurant will be centered on the third floor, above the pub, with access by an elevator and stairs. The kitchen will serve both the pub and the restaurant. Food access to the third floor will be provided by elevator in addition to staff ‘runners’. “The Crow’s Nest” will have a low pitch metal roof with timber rafters extending out and will provide a commanding 360 degree view.

The restaurant and resort complex will accommodate a variety of events from conferences and conventions to weddings and banquets.

The “Beside The Point” Experience

It is a beautiful day in Noota Sound. Coming in off the water in the early evening sunshine, you tie up your boat at the wharf and head through the doors of “Beside The Point”. From here it is your choice: take a seat in the pub, head up to the mezzanine, or take the elevator up to “The Crow’s Nest” restaurant on the third floor and enjoy spectacular 360 degree views of Galiano Bay with your whole family.

Wherever you choose to sit, “Beside The Point” or "The Crow's Nest" will prove to be the ultimate marine pub and restaurant experience.

You will be greeted with a welcoming upscale intimate atmosphere and friendly, courteous staff. Seating will be cozy and comfortable, with every aspect of the décor and ambience geared toward helping you to relax and enjoy your time with us. A full menu of hearty, pub-style meals, full liquor license and early morning to late-night hours of operation will all combine to give you an experience like no other in the area.

Good food…
A meeting place for friends.

“Beside The Point” is our neighborhood pub - our neighborhood is Nootka Sound...

Beside the Point Pub
The Crow's Nest