Augustaís Winking Judge | Hamilton, Ontario
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Augustaís Winking Judge
Exceptional based on 35 ratings
Type: Bar

25 Augusta Street
Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8N 1P6 [ print map ]
905 524 5626

winkingjudge.com

Hours: 2p-2a Mon-Fri, 12p-2a Sat, 3p-1a Sun, 6p-1a Hol


Taps: 20 | Bottles: Rarely


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35 reviews for Augustaís Winking Judge
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  70%
 Selection  77%
 Food  64%
 Value  70%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  80%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
KPD  (165) Michigan | March 23, 2014| Updated March 29, 2014
Stopped in for a couple, place seemed dumpy, bartender ignored me. I asked an old dude behind the bar for a couple pints. The bartender perked up. Had a couple beers and left. Found out later from patrons of another pub about the place this establishment has in the craft beer scene in Ontario. If Iím back in town may revisit. Lucky for me that was probably the owner otherwise I may still be waiting for a beer.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | January 16, 2014
Ahh my old stomping grounds...how I remember you fondly, especially the all you can drink and eat (pig roast) beer festivals. Youíve changed somewhat but the stodgy interior and small bar are the same, good selection for Hamilton of craft beers remain, and service and food can be all over the place. A place that doesnít care what you think but is still worth visiting.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
oates9  (1) Ontario | April 11, 2013
Love this pub. Ambiance is great in that "this place is about the beer". It is a place that hasnít been made over for many years. A great place to have a drink with friends. Food is below average. Again... itís about the beer.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
thebhoy  (2) Ontario | April 1, 2013
I like the Judge, itís my go-to place while I live in Hamilton. The tap list is pretty good and I generally like the set-up. The service is a bit hit and miss. One time I went there and asked what was on tap (itís hard to see the handles when itís busy) and I was told that I had "probably never heard of any of them." I donít care what your regular crowd is like, but donít assume you know who your customer is and what they do and do not know about beer. Otherwise this has place has been good for a few fun nights.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber  (201) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 24, 2012
Some people seemed to love this place. I am guessing is love or hate kind of spot. For me it did not do much. Service was cold and did not care much for me. Beer selection was decent with good value.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rob6239  (42) Ontario | October 10, 2011
Great little place and is seldom as busy as the neighboiuring bars. No where else close where you can sample many of the brews that they often have on tap here. Not a huge selection on the menu for food but what they have is good.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK  (720) Pennsylvania | August 5, 2011| Updated August 8, 2011
What an unusual place! Looks like a typical English pub except this is Hamilton. They have 20 craft micros on tap and a chalkboard listing all the bmc stuff they donít have. I saw a guy order a Carlsberg and the barkeeper made fun of him. My kind of place. The taps donít seem to be of the highest quality and they could desperately use a beer list but the people that work here are entertaining as hell so thereís that.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
RayOhm  (32) Fergus, Ontario | June 19, 2011
good Ontario micros on tap, nice old building. the service was terrible though, there was only one other person in the bar so youíd think theyíd be happier to have some customers. likely wont be back because of the service.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster  (158) Ontario | June 12, 2011
Definitely an old house turned bar. the bar is at the back, there you see a nice line of taps. No tap list, so you have to refer to the tap handles for whats on tap. Makes it a bit difficult. For that reason alone I would likely avoid this bar on busy nights. although on busy nights they have a wider selection, cuz they dont use all taps every night. Overall this is a decent bar and an alright place to drink.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
RC8  (18) Toronto, Ontario | February 25, 2011
Visited after Chesterís. No service at the table, but bartender was nice. About 15 taps running, all micros. Impressive. Terrific cozy atmosphere with board games and comfortable seats. Very pleasant visit all-around. Will most likely be back.

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