Wrigley’s Sports LoungeAddress: 2 North Service Rd - St Catharines
Parking: Best Western Hotel
Intersection: Lake St & North Service Rd
Last Reviewed: December 1st, 2011
Wingage Score: 72%
|BHON - Dec 2011
Overall - Dec 2011:
In the spring of 2011, Wrigley’s Field Sports Bar quietly closed its doors in the former Howard Johnson (Days Inn) hotel where it had been located for well over a decade. Always a popular spot for BHON, Wrigley’s one of the first and largest ’Sports Bar’ concept restaurants in the area that wasn’t part of a larger franchise operation. We were quite suprised to see it disappear without much warning to be replaced, ironically enough, by a fitness club!
In Novemeber of 2011, with little fanfare, the Wrigley’s name resurfaced. Now located in the Best Western hotel across the street from its original location, the new Wrigley’s Sports Lounge has set up shop in the space formerly known as Vecera. How well does it live up to the reputation of its original namesake? Let’s find out....
Thursday night with several NHL games going on, surely it will be a packed house? Nope....quieter than a church and maybe 3 people in the whole place. This doesn’t feel much like the Wrigley’s we remember. It looked like a place where you’d take your grandmother for sunday brunch, except they put up a bunch of TV’s and some sports memorabilia to distract you from the fact that it felt more like a Swiss-Chalet than a sports bar.
Not bad. A unique suicide sauce with a hint of asian flavour but a little heavy on the vinegar. We certainly didn’t have to ask for them ’saucy’ as they were pretty much drowning in sauce. Smaller than average in size, they did have ’Jumbo’ wings on the menu but at $11.99 a pound we decided to stick with the cheaper option and order the ’Regular’ wings instead.
No Guinness on tap, but a pretty decent selection of domestics.
It was okay. Smallish, but tasty wings and a little overpriced compared to what you get elsewhere. Definately room for improvement but I don’t see us in a hurry to go back anytime soon.