A first choice place to go when my husband and I are looking for somewhere to eat, somewhere to snack, somewhere to have a pint, or somewhere just to hang out. Fun on a date or with a group of friends.
Honestly, we've never been on the restaurant side because we love the bar's seat yourself atmosphere. Happy Hour (9pm-close) is when you'll usually find us there. FULL SIZED appies and late night meals for half price. Cheap well drinks and pints. Very tasty.
Our favourite appies are:
- Potato Skins, loaded with toppings (including fresh crumbled bacon, not bacon bits) and delicious sour creamy dip.
- Buffalo Chicken Tenders, SO spicy and tangy, awesome blue cheese dip, clean and crisp veggies, and best of all, boneless. Always well cooked, crisp on the outside and nice and juicy inside.
- BBQ Chicken Quesadilla, a fantastic quesadilla. Lots of filling and flavour. Just a real good snack.
- Spinach and Artichoke Dip, very tasty dip although the bread dippers are a bit hit and miss. The garlic spread is delicious, but sometimes a bit heavy on some pieces and not enough on others. Once they're slathered in the dip, who cares. This stuff even tastes great the next day if you happen to be like us and order everything that tastes good since it's so cheap.
The next best thing about The Ram, is their awesome microbrews. If you're a first timer, I suggest starting with the sample horn. A generous 4oz sampler of six of their best selling beer. I like to do this at the start of the night then move on to my favourite, which seems to change every visit. Very good beer, with a good selection of domestic and imports on top of the house micros.
The service is pretty good there 90% of the time. Sometimes if you get there late you get a server who is pretty obviously at the end of their shift and wants to go home, but they still try to keep a smile on. We've always gotten our orders taken quickly, and our beer even quicker. Never a problem with refills, they're almost always right on top of it.
Another cool thing if you're just relaxing in the bar on a weekend night is the trivia pads. You can get these cool little digital consoles at your table that allow you to join in the trivia that's up on the smaller TV screens (the big ones are saved for any type of sporting event that's going on. VERY fun place during a game, but can be hard to get a table. Thankfully they don't seem to mind serving you a beer while you're hanging around the entrance waiting for one.
We're going again tonight. We'll go again before summer is over, and we're guaranteed to be there for good evening games during football season. Highly recommended! You can't go wrong with a $27 bill for two people during happy hour. Four appies and four pints - unbeatable!