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Irish, Contemporary, Pub
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33 Bowen St, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
(905) 528-8000
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Today
12:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 27
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    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
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Hamilton, Ontario
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It always amazes me that multiple items that appear on a menu are not available. Simple tip. Tell the customer what is not available before they decide what they are going to order. Second tip. Get your bartender off his Iphone so that the drink orders don't take 20 minutes.

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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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Hamilton, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
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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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14 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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Additional Information about Slainte

Address: 33 Bowen St, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (905) 528-8000
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
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
Cuisine: Irish, Contemporary, Pub

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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?