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The Merchant Ale House

€€ - €€€American, ,
98 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2, Canada
+1 905-984-4060
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tourtiere” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Canadian, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
98 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2, Canada
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1 - 10 of 281 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great brews, cool atmosphere and friendly service. A local hotspot and somewhere I'll continue going for years to come.

Thank Lucas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Merchant Ale House is my favourite pub in St Catharines. They only sell their own craft beers, if you are not sure what you like, try taste testing a flight of beers served in 4 or 5 mini-glasses. The food is good and they...More

Thank Don D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from out of town and actually found this place by accident when the restaurant we were looking for had a line. The area is not that inviting but the food is definitely worth it. Pub type food at a whole other level. Even...More

Thank hammerent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here this week with family for dinner. We were early so it was not too busy. Found metered parking on the street close by. They have a variety of tasty beers on the menu, all we tried were fresh and cold. The menu is...More

Thank bert5508
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying this was my first visit. My wife and I stopped in for dinner. If you enjoy beer this is the place, lots of variety. The menu has lots of cool items, making it hard to decide. We love deep fried...More

Thank SteveRic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing variety of beers brewed on premises. Unforgettable cheeseburger with blue cheese. Giant fresh pretzels with spicy horseradish mustard dip. Great value for the portion sizes. Would definitely visit again if in the area. Was a bit difficult to find parking due to construction,...More

Thank M L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the moment you walk in, you know you're in a great spot. Beer is brewed on site, food is prepared on site, staff is courteous and attentive....appropriate for all ages.

Thank FortFranBabe
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I'd never tasted a salty caramel sauce over cheesecake until going to the Merchant Ale House last Friday evening....oh oh oh!!!! It proved to be a delectable mix of flavours. Our waitress was right - it was very special indeed! Not sure if this is...More

Thank CafeQueen14
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Split an appetizer of soup (smoked carrot and tomato) and we all had fish and chips but subbed pan fried for breaded and had salad instead of chips. So, not quite fish and chips but definitely delicious!

Thank SportsJack
Reviewed 7 August 2017

OK sometimes you winder if #1 on Tripadvisor is really number one .....And yes its true. The Pub style food here does warrant number one. Try the beer sampler, with delicious blueberry beer, coffee beer is excellent too. The perch sandwich was very good and...More

Thank benplat
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Questions & Answers
2 September 2016|
Response from GWAR1 |
Yes they will be open regular hours.
11 March 2016|
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Response from 123Con | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem this is a wine region so it's everywhere!
7 March 2015|
Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
NO separate room & not suitable for a large group. A small place, small bar & limited seating.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Canadian, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines
  • Phone Number: +1 905-984-4060
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