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The Merchant Ale House

98 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2, Canada
+1 905-984-4060
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (26 reviews)
“blueberry ale” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Canadian, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 St. Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Conveniently located in downtown St. Catharines we braved the blustery snowy day and were warmly greeted and shown to our table. Our waitress took our order of fish and chips. Since the Merchant Ale House is well known for its craft brews, we ordered a...More

Thank elizabethsB7575SF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby & I popped in for a quick dinner enroute to the train station. We’ve been here plenty of times for drinks but had never had a meal. Man am I sorry we didn’t do so sooner!! The food was so fresh & super tasty!...More

Thank doucesgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in the late evening for some drinks with a couple friends, wait staff was rude and the food was okay, not great.

Thank Sealion101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have reviewed this restaurant before but I’m doing it again since I visit once a year and love it! We actually came here twice in one day, lunch and dinner!! The staff is friendly and fun, it’s busy but we got a seat both...More

Thank Goodburn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and close to all the downtown venues, so it is a great place to go before or after the game/show/concert. Servers were very friendly and knowledgeable about the craft beers on tap, and menu. Everyone in our party ordered something different, and there wasn't...More

Thank biffnali27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice local gem right downtown St. Catharines. There is a good selection of beer and drinks at a fair price, and the food is also excellent. The sweet potato fries are the best I've ever tasted, and I really liked all the beer I tried....More

Thank Kelsie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the board, the salads are amazing. The basement is a neat step into the past, the drinks were cold. It's a little pricey for the lemoaide but I loved every sip.

Thank kgiggyg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you love your beers before an event or just to hang out and listen to live tunes this is a great downtown location for you ... one of our fav spots pre show @ the new Performing Arts Center or event at the Meridian...More

Thank 3travelguys
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Good beer selection and an inviting atmosphere. Menu has fair prices and tasty food. Weekends are busy but you can find a seat at the bar while you wait for a table or sit downstairs. Live entertainment is pretty good as well.

Thank KaitlynLuey
Reviewed 1 January 2018

All and all I would have to say this is one of the best pubs in town. Been going for just over a year every month or two and it's always a good experience. The beer is GREAT - local craft beer, they have a...More

Thank yummybeeryummyfood
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Questions & Answers
28 December 2017|
Response from PeterHabaybeh |
mAHA Habaybeh
2 September 2016|
Response from GWAR1 |
Yes they will be open regular hours.
12 March 2016|
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Response from 123Con | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem this is a wine region so it's everywhere!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
American, Bar, Grill, Pub, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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