In a city filled with amazing restaurants, there is never a shortage of great places to dine. Now you can add The Pour House Pub to your list of cool places to eat. In 2008, owners Steve Whibbs, Jordan Goure and Joshua Goure opened The Pour House Pub with a clear focus.
“Our goal was to provide a service that was needed downtown,” explains Steve. “A mainstream, upscale pub with fast service and quality food.”
Located at 46 Chatham Street West, the Pour House Pub is housed within the historic Equity Chambers building in downtown Windsor. Many people probably don’t know that the building was originally built in 1911 as a piano factory. In 1920, it was renovated by architects Sheppard and Masson and given a Classical Revival façade, a metal railing and Palladian window on the second floor and ornamental carved stone swags above the second floor windows.
Some might remember the venue as the former popular eatery, Ye Olde Steakhouse. The owners retained elements of the popular restaurant, including the dark wooden beams that span the ceiling, yet opened up the space and added new features such as a glass water feature and banquette seating.
Lunch items range in price between $6.95 for a Garden Salad loaded with mixed greens, tomatoes, red onions and cucumbers to $10.95 for a Southwest salad layered with barbequed sirloin strips, caramelized onions, cheddar cheese and lightly grilled tortilla chips. Or give one of their sandwiches a try. The Veggie Panini offers a non-meat option with grilled portabello mushroom, sautéed sweet peppers, onions, Swiss cheese and a light pesto sauce. All sandwiches come with a choice of spuds, soup or salad and any salad or sandwich can be made into a wrap.
The Pour House also offers two different lunch specials every day. For those lunch hours where you’re in a bit of a hurry or have a large group, just call ahead and pre-order. And what would a pub be without a lengthy list of drafts? The Pour House has over a dozen varieties of beer on tap. Local wines on the menu include Pelee Island Winery‘s Pinot Grigio and Merlot and Mastronardi Estates Chardonnay and Baco Noir.
The Pour House is open Monday to Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., Saturdays from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and Sundays from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.