Mother’s Day Editon

photo-00501The Crown Pub

10709 109 Street

When my parents first moved to Edmonton in the early 80’s to start a family (yes, people do that here) they used to hang out at the Crown Pub. Because of this, I have always romanticized the pub as a place where the two would have dug-in their roots; they got drunk at the Crown, they danced at the Crown, they fought at the Crown, and they made up at the Crown. I just hope they avoided the pizza.

30 years later, the Crown still stands on the North East corner of 109 st and 107 Ave, and so far, all that has come of my parent’s new life together is a son’s (short lived?) pizza blog.

The pizza at the Crown is really greasy and not very good at all. My vegetarian pizza was loaded with toppings not commonly found on veg pizza (spinach, feta, pineapple), which was nice, but the canned mushrooms do not get a pass! I get the impression though, that the new owners are trying to shed their skin as a pizza joint (new look: latin food), and therefore may not be putting their efforts into the pizza.

As a bar/club however, The Crown is great! A pool table, a foosball table,  Area 51, and Table-Top Breakout. Also, with a mini-stage, full drum kit and PA, the Crown is perfectly set up as a live music venue. They also have a full DJ set-up with turntables, a mixer, and a half expedit of records behind the booth! (before you get too excited, i already picked it over).

Staff was exceptionally nice also.

(quick edit: While eating, we were entertained by an Open mic-er’s warm up strumming. It was 5:30. The Open Mic started at 8 )

Go to the Crown……Don’t eat the pizza…..Book a show/DJ night there.

Next post: finally getting to some Pizza Punk……

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Published in: on May 14, 2009 at 2:27 pm  Comments (4)  
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  1. this is my favourite one yet. Can we please see John’s commentary on the situation. Chris, get a DJ night there! We Takin Over.

  2. I found a piece of plastic wrap in my pizza. Ugh. Charming service overall but the pizza was the worst.
    Their open mic night seems promising but I won’t be back for the food.

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