The Morrissey House
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Reviews by cratez:
3.6/5 rDev +1.1%
EDIT - JUNE 2011: the single rotating OCB draught has expanded to a four-tap tower of local craft brews (Flying Monkeys, Duggan's, Muskoka, Cameron's). Mark switches up the 30 or so micro bottles on a seasonal basis, he's brought in some rare draughts (Barely Legal Barley Wine, Mill Street Spring Bock), and they're starting to hold brewery feature events (Grand River). My only issue is that there's too many macros on tap.
A new beer bar/all-day restaurant on the east edge of downtown London. You can easily distinguish Morrissey's by the massive Fuller's ESB mural on the left side of the building (facing Dundas). In fact, that's how this place first drew my attention.
The Mo is an old fashioned house-turned-pub with lots of tables and seating in various living rooms. There's a two-sided bar with a flatscreen to watch the game and a fireplace in the front end of the house. Patrons are a mix of young and old, neighbourhood folk, and the odd beer geek like myself. Everyone tends to mind their own business, which I really enjoy.
Although the service is quite good, the waitresses were spread a bit thin the last time I visited. Still, on previous occasions I've had no problem getting food and drinks in reasonable time.
Over the last six months, the beer selection has developed into one of the better lineups in the city. Current taps are Tankhouse, Okanagan 1516, Palm Amber, Creemore, London Pride, and Caledonian 80. Bottles include Plowman's Ale, Beau's Lugtread, Duggan #9, Dead Elephant, Black Oak Nut Brown, MS Lemon Tea, Hoptical Illusion, and King Dark. As of April 2010, the rotating Ontario tap was Mill Street Spring Bock. Previously it was Neustadt Big Dog Porter, Denison's Weiss, and Grand River Highballer. The website takes requests for beer selections and the owner does a nice job of responding to suggestions.
Food is an eclectic mix of fish entrees, Mexican and Thai dishes, and traditional pub fare. My girl and I like the nachos, which come with red/banana peppers, melted cheese, corn, beans, and curried beef. The sausage platter is also very tasty.
Overall, the Morrissey is a friendly, cozy spot with a promising future ahead of it. Worth a visit if you're looking for quality beer and decent food.
06-09-2011 20:17:30 | More by cratez
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3.46/5 rDev -2.8%
A lot of potential. New place that opened mid-summer 2009. Integration of traditional materials with some modern touches, well lit. The place was not huge, but it felt comfortable, and intimate, a good place to meet up with people. Virtually no parking. Now where is the beer? A Mill Street is all I saw on tap. There were a few bottles, and it included some Ontario beers. So more micro taps and many more bottles would be welcome. Very alert and attentive and young staff and management, and I hope they pick up the signals and make it happen.
03-11-2010 03:57:35 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
This place used to be the Oxford Arms, but has been rennovated by new owners and has been improved in every way. Beautiful modern decor in an old house with high ceilings. Lots of nooks and crannies to choose from to have a pint in private, or sit on the new large patio out front. Service has been great the three times I've been. They are still starting out beer wise, but have 6 micro taps including Mill Street, Grand River, Belhavens Best, Creemore, Steamwhistle, etc. Bottles included Mill Street, Nickel Brook, and many imports. Food is above average from what I hear. An up and commer in the London beer scene.
01-20-2010 20:02:10 | More by mrmanning
The Morrissey House in London, ON, Canada
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.