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Irish, Contemporary, Pub
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33 Bowen St, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
(905) 528-8000
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Irish type pub

It's hard to find good vegetarian food in regular restaurants but here they have a delicious veggie burger served with your choice of sides. My partner loves the Irish ales of which he has a lot of choices. He loves the fresh fish item on the menu. My one complaint would be that washrooms are up a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Beva D
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Hamilton, Canada
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I made a reservation of 15 on the upper level of the restaurant for my birthday. When we arrived the people at the door told us to go right up with no problem, but there was no table reserved for us. Instead, somebody else was having their 35th birthday party on the whole upper level. Confused, I went to ask... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's hard to find good vegetarian food in regular restaurants but here they have a delicious veggie burger served with your choice of sides. My partner loves the Irish ales of which he has a lot of choices. He loves the fresh fish item on the menu. My one complaint would be that washrooms are up a large staircase and... More 

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Hamilton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place charged $5 for entrance. There were no washroom privileges inside because of over capacity. You had to use porta potties outside in the cold. Are you kidding me. This was a horrible experience. It's negative temperatures out. Isn't that a health code violation since we were not informed that there were no restrooms available inside?

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Toronto, Canada
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144 restaurant reviews
1,002 helpful votes 1,002 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

SLainte is simply an excellent choice for grabbing a great meal or for having a quick pint or two with some friends. The selection of beer and stout on tap is great. The food is tasty and reasonably priced. The ambiance is unique and the staff are very friendly and efficient. The place is very comfortable and a local favourite.

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San Jose
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120 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I am not sure why I thought it was going to feel more slightly upscale a la new made to look old. When I discovered it was located adjacent to a strip mall, I wasn't sure we had the right place. Fortunately my guests didn't care - we were here for each other's company. Luckily the food turned out to... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

By far the best food in hamilton. Muscles for the appetizer and double smoked bacon wrapped meat loaf...AMAZING. All this and 100's of craft beers and amazing live music during the week. A must go if you visit hamilton and a weekly stop if your local!

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Sure, it's slightly higher than your average bar price (and even that's debatable) for a meal but I guarantee it's the best you've ever had in a pub. Everything is fresh and local and it's obvious a lot of love goes into these plates. The wings are SOOO good and burgers are a must. That being said - drink specials... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food is quite good and they have a great selection of beer, but everything is very overpriced. Bar nights are a nightmare, with a line going around the block sometimes and people pushing and shoving to get from anywhere to anywhere once inside. Upstairs feels like an authentic Irish pub, and they should encourage people to eat there more... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My spouse and I enjoyed the Novemburger at this downtown area restaurant. We were greeted pleasantly at the door, seated immediately and given table choices. We were advised who our server would be. Our server arrived shortly after the hostess seated us. Our drink orders were taken promptly and delivered quickly and accurately. Very well paced service. Our food orders... More 

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Marine City, Michigan
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Stopped in Slainte for for dinner and a couple pints. The outside is rather plain and almost uninviting. Once you go in, which you should, it is a great pub. The atmosphere is one of a solid pub, complete with fireplace. The server was knowledgeable and very pleasant. She knew the particulars on the many domestic, import and craft brews... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Bowen St, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (905) 528-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Contemporary, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?