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Float Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian
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596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
+1 250-726-4800
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15:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were seated promptly and received timely, friendly service. I had the special, fish tacos with fries. Delicious! Not a huge serving, but sufficient. The view is simply outstanding - an expansive ocean view. Since it is a bar and lounge, though, it's not all that well set up for dining - our table was cramped for three of us... More 

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Thank johnyoung22222
Nanaimo, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is for the poor quality of customer service in the lounge area. My wife and I visited the Black Rock for a drink and light meal in the lounge. The server forgot our requests for water. Never returned to the table to ask how the meals were. There was menu's handed out with no menu cards inside folder.... More 

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Thank Will L
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Shared large meals with partner and selection of local beers Great fish dishes Value for money and quality, great views of the ocean

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Thank Joejoefred
Susanna V, Manager at Float Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I'm happy to hear that your dining experience with us was such a positive one. I agree, the view is hard to beat. Thanks again, and hope to see you in the future. More 

Courtenay, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Very disappointed with the lack of selection for non seafood lovers. Would love to see a few chicken dishes on the menu. And my husband was wondering why there was no Crab on the menu. Isn't this the west coast fare. Cocktails and desserts were delicious though.

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Thank LauraTrapper
Susanna V, Manager at Float Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our menu changes with the seasons, and what is the freshest available. Our aim is to accommodate all dietary concerns. Please join us again and let us know what you require. Every effort will be made to meet all your dietary requirements. More 

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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165 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We ate breakfast at Fetch and came back to Float for dinner. The lounge is full of comfy seating, has a warm and inviting atmosphere and a fantastic mosaic "wave" over the bar. It was a very cold and dark December evening and it felt really nice to take a seat by the fireplace. I had soup and the Portobello... More 

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Thank FarFlungStarling
Susanna V, Manager at Float Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I agree, the fireplace is the perfect spot to get cozy on a chilly December evening. I will be sure to pass on your feedback regarding the food to our Executive Chef. I do hope you will be able to join us again in the future. More 

Toronto,ON/Canada
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128 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The first thing you will notice,when approaching the " Float Lounge " (at the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, to the left of the Lobby) is the huge gas fireplace.Then you enter the Lounge (open from 15.00 to 21.00), and the next thing you will notice are the floor-to-ceiling panorama windows,that allow out-of-this-world views across the rocky shore toward the ocean.You... More 

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Thank GMj-travel
Susanna V, Manager at Float Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I agree, The Float is a perfect place to place to unwind and get lost in the waves. I will be sure to pass on your comments regarding the food to our executive Chef. I'm glad you enjoyed the Granville Island Beer and the service you received was friendly and... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We ate at the float lounge both nights of our stay because the food on the forst night was so good. The lounge also offers a warm welcoming atmosphere and a nice view out on the ocean. Service was attentive but not over the top. All in all a very pleasant dining experience.

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Thank Lubnatsi
Susanna V, Manager at Float Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy to hear that your dining experience in The Float was a warm and welcoming one. Thanks again and hope you will be able to join us in the future. More 

Everett, Washington
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136 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

First we sat at the corner end of the lounge. Maybe they didn't see us, took a long time for us to get drinks. Then nobody came to take our orders for 15 minutes, we had to go to the counter twice to ask. Once the food was served. Everything went well.

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Thank Mei Y
Susanna V, Manager at Float Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear you received less than stellar service. Our goal is to give everyone who joins us a positive dining experience and your observations are a big help. Thanks again, and hope to see you in the future. More 

Lantzville, Vancouver Island, BC
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

2 couples spent a very enjoyable evening in this lounge, which is in the Black Rock hotel. The food is prepared in the full scale restaurant nearby, not in the lounge, which may account for the not so hot temperature of the food. The food delivery service is very slow so give it a miss for another day if you're... More 

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Thank MamaToto
Calgary, Canada
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

GREAT staff and the food was very good. Megan, Tara were fun and welcoming to chat with. Calamari was delicious as well as the burger. Do suggest trying Big Beach drink (ask Tara) it was delicious.

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Thank AJAL1982
Susanna V, Manager at Float Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm delighted to hear that Megan and Tara were able to help make your evening such an enjoyable experience. I will be sure to let them know. Thanks again, and hope you drop in for another delicious Big Beach. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Cuisine
American, Bar, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 22:00
Thursday
15:00 - 22:00
Friday
15:00 - 22:00
Saturday
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Barkley Sound  >  Ucluelet
  • Phone Number: +1 250-726-4800
Description
Sharing Spirited Cocktails and Ocean Views in Ucluelet, British Columbia
Surrounded by the natural beauty and energy of Vancouver Island, Float Lounge in Ucluelet, BC offers a casual, contemporary atmosphere where city blues float away as easily as the tides. Cozy up to the glowing fireplace and relax with house inspired cocktails and spirited beverages. Our 50-seat Float Lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the mesmerizing Pacific Ocean, perfect for sunsets and storm watching. Watch waves crash on the rocky shoreline from the comfort of your seat under the remarkable wave inspired bar- no wetsuit required! Enjoy our light snack menu specially created for sharing with friends and family over warm conversation. Surrounded by West Coast nature and beauty, you'll find a welcoming contemporary atmosphere awaits you at Float Lounge in Black Rock Oceanfront Resort.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?