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PHOTOS: Inside Surrey’s new golf-themed restaurant/bar, in the old Big Ridge Brewing space

Par4 Kitchen Bar opens May 23 with promise of free beer for first-comers
Brandon Strohhacker, shift leader, tees off on one of three golf simulators at the new Par4 Kitchen & Bar in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

A new golf-themed restaurant/bar opens Thursday (May 23) in Surrey’s former Big Ridge Brewing space, with free beer for first-comers.

The upscale, family-operated Par4 Kitchen & Bar features high-tech sports simulators, dozens of flat-screens TVs and a large heated outdoor patio, on 152 Street, just south of Highway 10.

Renovations started in January, according to Nav Patrola, director.

“We have 8K TVs for all sporting events including UFC, live DJ and bands on the weekend and, as the name implies, a golf twist to the venue with three state-of-the-art Full Swing golf simulators – the same one Tiger (Woods) practices on,” Patrola explained.

“People can pick a famous course around the world, and not just golf, there’s soccer, hockey, zombie dodgeball, carnival games. The whole idea is entertainment.”

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Par4 has seats for around 325 people, and several spaces for private gatherings. Bring a credit or debit card, because transactions are cashless.

On opening day, free glasses of house lager will be served to 300 first-comers — 150 at lunch, another 150 at dinner.

Dining area at the new Par4 Kitchen & Bar in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Bar area at the new Par4 Kitchen & Bar in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Patio at the new Par4 Kitchen & Bar in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Chef Prashnil Chand’s menu includes items with golf-themed names including Masters Brisket Mac and Cheese, Vijay’s Masala Chicken Bowl, Italian Open Pizza and more.

“It’s a big, flexible space in here, and we can do a lot of different things including private events, parties, whatever people want to celebrate or just have fun,” Patrola said. “Sports fans can come enjoy this, and non-sports fans too, maybe they just want to enjoy the music and socialize.

“This is the first of this concept,” he added, “and hopefully we’re going to expand to other locations as well. We have some serious growth plans.”

Bathroom stalls at the new Par4 Kitchen & Bar in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Urinals at the new Par4 Kitchen & Bar in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Born and raised in Surrey, Patrola said he was a Big Ridge customer during his university days. The “bones” of the building are great, he said, but the space needed a refresh after Big Ridge closed without notice in September 2022.

“We worked to bring it back to life again with much more technology including the golf simulators and all the TVs, sound, everything,” said Patrola, an engineer by trade.

“Big Ridge was always known for its craft beer, and the beer was amazing. We have eight taps here to start, all dedicated to local craft breweries. We have Steamworks, Four Winds out of Delta, all local, and some others. We want to support those local business, those breweries.”

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Tom Zillich

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