Wingage Score: 60%
|BHON Port Pubcrawl Crew
RIP - Spring 2013:
We’re sad to report the demise of the Port Mansion. This venerable Port Dalhousie landmark closed for good at the end of the 2011 season and met with the developer’s wrecking ball in the early spring of 2012 to make way for a condo project. Although they didn’t impress us as a wing joint, it’s a little sad to see a popular piece of history disappear with little fanfare. The whole Port Dalhousie core is slated for a massive redevelopment in the coming years and I guess it’s true that you can’t stand in the way of progress.
Overall - June 2007:
After kicking off the Port Dalhousie pub crawl at the Lion Tavern, we figured we were on a roll and could easily hit our 100th review in style. Sadly we were mistaken. Our second and third spot of the evening had both run out of wings and a fourth was closed. Scorecard Harry’s would have been an obvious choice but they’d already been reviewed, leaving us with little else to choose from. We scoured the Port Dalhousie bar district in search of a place for our 100th review and finally ended up at the Port Mansion. Not really by choice, but by necessity. It seems all the other bars missed out on their opportunity for greatness.
It was a little chilly on the patio, so instead we opted to try out the VIP area inside with its silky red draperies and intimate groupings of comfy black couches and coffee tables. Whoa....looks like we’re dining in the "Gay Room" tonight boys! We felt like we’d stumbled into an IKEA store by accident...
Anyway, after getting comfortable in the VIP room, the serving staff quickly swooped in and scooped up the fancy glassware in fear it wouldn’t survive. Guess we looked too rowdy for their tastes? Soon thereafter, we were invited to "please go sit on the patio"...WTF?!? At least they had wings on the menu...
A couple jugs of moosehead later and out came the wings....dried up desert-storm style cajun wings that tasted like shake and bake and looked like something scooped up out of the kitty litter box. Yum Yum....
Why’d they rank a 60 you ask? Well, there was some tavar there and we were pretty drunk by then anyway. It also encouraged us to begin our pilgrimage to the holy land with a 20 minute walk to Bugsy’s which more than saved the evening. Sure, 100 was a disappointment, but we had a ton of laughs regardless!