KahunavilleAddress: 221 Glendale Ave. - St Catharines
Parking: Pen Center Mall, next to the Cinemas
Intersection: Glendale Ave & Hwy 406
Last Reviewed: October 16th, 2014
Wingage Score: 84%
|RIP - July 2014
|BHON - Feb 2005
RIP - July 2014:
Although not one of our go-to spots for wings (it was more of a college bar than anything else), it’s always sad to see a long time spot close down. Kahunaville packed it in at the end of June 2014 when its sister bar, the London Arms, closed up shop after 30 years in its location at the Pen Centre in St. Catharines. Although the official story behind the closure is unclear, we suspect a combination of competition from the nearby chain restaurants (Kelsey’s & Boston Pizza), combined with what was probably the prospect of an expensive lease renewal with the Pen Centre mall sealed its fate.
Overall - Feb 2005:
At first we had a tough time deciding what to make of Kahunaville...Is this a kids place? Is it an arcade? Is it a bar? Who knew there was so much space down there next to the London Arms? As it turned out, the place is all of the above and made for a rather unique BHON experience.
BEER - Being part of the London Arms guaranteed some quality imports on tap, but we chose to go out on a limb and try the locally brewed Brock dark. At $13 bucks a pitcher, who could go wrong? We must have liked it enough since we went through 8 or 9 of them.
WINGS - Good size and a uniquely sweet BBQ, yet hot taste. A change from the usual Franks hot sauce textbook style.
ATMOSPHERE - A very different place...I haven’t played air hockey in many years but still managed to beat Derek J over several attempts. Also a huge smoking room with pool tables for those inclined. The jury is still out on the Co-Ed unisex washroom and WTF is with the need for an attendant? Sorry...I stopped requiring assistance in the bathroom around the same time as my mommy stopped wiping my ass for me! Get a fucking real job! I can piss and wash my hands quite fine by myself. Don’t be expecting a tip unless youre willing to shake it off for me too!
TAVAR - Must be mentioned that this place tends to cater to the college crowd after 11:00. Watching the 19 year old hootchies shaking their asses on the dance floor helped us excuse the crappy loud dance music, but I think we were all feeling a decade too old by that point. Derek J summed it up best by pointing out that the girl in the miniskirt looked about a year or two older than his oldest daughter.
Overall an enjoyable night, good wings and beer and suprisingly much less expensive than we expected. Would have given them a 90 but we had to knock them a little for the OOoonts OOoonts OOoonts music, and the one pitcher of Tennants that tasted like ass.