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“Old school sports bar ”

Oar House sports bar and grill
Ranked #607 of 1,062 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$5 - US$14
Cuisines: Bar
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Brantford, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Old school sports bar ”
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Not some where I would take the family.
If you want cheap food and beer, moderately good looking servers and don't mind the smoke from the patio filled with smokers this place is alright. Good place to have good and drinks with the boys.

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
London, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Terrific sports bar.”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Next door (and part of) McGinnis Restaurant. The same great food, including the Margherita pizza, in a wonderfully grungy sports bar atmosphere. Peanut shells everywhere and always busy. For serious conversation go next door to the less noisy McGinnis, but for fun hang out at the Oarhouse. Unfortunatley the Guiness here has also been "substituted" for an uninteresting stout.

Visited March 2014
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Saint Thomas, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Bad food, dirty”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Ordered crab dish that had little to no crab in it. Waitress brought us dirty plates for our food. Bathrooms dirty. Would never go back.

  • Visited November 2013
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Maryland, USA
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great sports bar”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

I go London 4-5 times a year and visit the Oar House nearly every time - definitely my favorite London bar so far. The atmosphere is great, friendly staff, good beer, good food, free peanuts (throw your shells on the floor). A wide range of patrons attend from college students right up. It's not very close to the colleges though so college students are not the main clientele. This is more bar than restaurant so probably not a place to take younger kids. On the one occasion I took my wife and 11 year old daughter for a meal, we were asked to leave because they apparently don't serve minors after 9pm (we got there right at 9pm). I would like to test this policy earlier in the evening to see if younger children can eat there with their families but I don't recall ever seeing any.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Owner is an idiot”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

A group of us walk in and the owner sides with the old guys that provoke a altercation because they don't like us....the owner blames the guys not doing anything wrong and that were grabbed by the old guys, and thinks its ok......big shot.
way to loose a whole league worth of customers.

  • Visited August 2013
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