So as a McMaster University student, the number one place to eat for lunch other than in the student centre is The Pheonix. I recommend this place to everyone, especially after the new location and interior design. What’s funny is that I wasn’t even aware that The Phoenix changed their whole look and feel before they opened in their new location. My friends from other Universities actually told me about the changes to our on-campus pub. Definitely a thumbs up for Facebook.
This pub is primarily dominated by students, due to its convenient location on campus. However, if you are ever in the area, either visiting the McMaster Museum of Art or reading books from the library and need a quick bite, I highly recommend The Phoenix. If you are over the age of twenty-five, I don’t recommend coming to this pub at night since it isn’t a mature pub crowd, but that’s just my personal opinion.
Since my first year in University, I’ve been to The Pheonix multiple times. I’ve tried their hearty beef burgers, delicious chicken wings, scrumptious potato skins, tasty taco salads and more. My current go-to lunch choice is the buffalo chicken poutine. It is absolutely delicious and super filling. Just as a side note, I am no poutine expert, in fact I am not a huge fan of poutines at all. This is the only poutine I eat and yes, I’ve tried Smoke’s Poutinerie before.
Looking back at the photos now, I’m actually craving for this poutine again. This poutine has chunks of breaded chicken strips, thick home fries, cheese curds, gravy, buffalo chicken sauce, hot sauce and blue cheese dressing. The next time you go (either for the first time or the millionth time), you definitely need to try this poutine.
They also have live music on Thursday nights and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to choose from.
If you’d like more information about The Phoenix, click here to visit their website.