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Gallagher's Bar and Lounge

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171 John St S, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2C3, Canada
03:00 - 02:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

What a disaster. Cocky security making patrons stand out in the cold for hrs when they know good well the bar has been packed more than before Shady security letting friends in from the back of the line Bartenders scattered and disorganised Bathrooms filthy. What has happened to Gallagher's ? Money grab for drinks with the minimum return. Thoroughly disappointed... More 

Thank Crystal G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Gallagher's advertises their back bar room as a "rental option that holds up to 50 guests"; however, when I rented this room out for a party I hosted, I was immediately told when I got there by a bartender only 30 people can fit in the space (great....). I than had more than 30 people in the room and was... More 

Thank Melanie H
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times in the summer to sit on the patio. This was the first time visiting inside the pub. Found it very rundown and dirty. Really no where comfortable to sit and enjoy a beer. A few both and some chairs along a rail that faces a wall. Not enjoyable at all. Seeing how bad of a... More 

Thank dark-ink69
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Went here on a recommendation for somewhere fun to go for drinks while in Hamilton and our group collectively saw not one but two cockroaches in only a few minutes. Got out of there quick. Besides that the place was a dump and smelled like stale beer. Sticky floors. Furniture was beat up and old. They had a couple of... More 

Thank TravelGuy128
Worcester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Situated near the Go bus station, I ended up here after following Trip Advisor directions to another place (which didn't take my fancy when I got there). Gallagher's is a brick structure which could happily be located anywhere in London... Or anywhere in the UK for that matter. They serve a very good pint of Guinness, delicately delivered in two... More 

Thank Al_Gale777
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

We had girls night out before mom left town it was a nice night and our food was soooo tasty . Not a complaint but staff although we'll knowledged I found that she was inappropriate dressed in booty jean shorts especially because it was cold out. And she didn't know hamilton we'll since from outta town . Also I orders... More 

Thank Michele S
Hamilton, Canada
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149 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

The Dorachos are incredible. My girlfriend said "Why aren't all nachos made with Doritos"?... they are so tasty. I like the atmosphere. The bathroom isn't the cleanest and the beer is a bit expensive. Service was great! Will be back.

Thank Farmer-Amanda
Hamilton, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

My boyfriend and I went to Gallaghers on Friday March 20, 2015 around 6 after work looking for yummy nachos. A google search lead us to Gallaghers for their well reviewed nachos. The bar was pretty quiet, bar staff were nice. Scarce seating options as it is more of a bar style. We decided on dorachos (nachos on doritos) and... More 

Thank Darby O
Grimsby, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Bartender sat on her phone and wouldn't serve me. Upon asking is she was an employee there she said yes and went back on her phone. I said ask if her job is to serve people drinks, "you don't need one was the response" and back to her phone. I ask if she's getting paid to sit on her phone... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2014

They get to know you by name quickly and learn your likes and dislikes and accommodate as such. Great food

Thank Douglas P

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
03:00 - 02:00
03:00 - 02:00
03:00 - 02:00
03:00 - 02:00
03:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 John St S, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton

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