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  • The Red Hot Chili Pepper Bar & Grille

  • 2.0 stars
    (14 reviews, average rating: 1.7/5)
  • Cuisines: Bar & Grill
  • (905) 684-9219
  • 1 St Paul St. Catharines, ON L2R 7L2
  • Neighbourhoods: Downtown
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NickW
2 Reviews
2013/04/24
  • accident waiting to happen
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $61-$100
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • This bar wasn't that bad last year...now it sucks. The bartenders look like children and barely pay attention because they are texting and the bouncers are pathetic. This one huge security guy walks around just staring people down for no reason, like he's looking for trouble. What kind of place lets someone like that work there?
    It's a poorly kept bar. Never clean, the bathrooms are disgusting. The owners should make some serious changes before this place just keeps getting shut down.
    There use to be one security girl that always worked at the door last year with bright red in her hair. She was super cool yet tough.. and always made people feel welcome. Last few times I was there she wasn't there anymore.
    The barbacks are always out back smoking *stuff* and then they smell like it all night.
    I went there almost every weekend up untill Decemeber... never again. Some security guy named Phil beat my friend up like crazy when my friend was too drunk to even throw a punch... then continued to beat him while dragging him up the stairs and eventually throwing him outside. When my other * sober DD* buddy simply tried talking to him, this crazy bouncer gradded him by the neck and threw him on the ground too.
    This place has some serious area for lawsuits.

  • Order: beer
 
Bean
1 Review
2012/08/15
  • DON'T GO HERE!!!!
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • This bar is over-crowded, and poorly kept up. The customer service is poor at best. I am constantly hearing stories of under-age drinking being permitted here, and of stories of girls being given roofies here. The multiple floors makes it hard to monitor what is going on here. The dance floors are over crowded with idiots dancing, the bar keeps will keep you waiting for an order for 15 mins plus, the bathroom lines are awful and the bathrooms themselves are disgusting. It's a miracle this bar is still open, it's probably mob paid or something. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE!!!

  • Order: DRINKS?
 
DASBO
1 Review
2012/04/25
  • Time to shut this bar down!!!
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • Beward if you have any daughters going to this bar!! They are given drinks that may be tainted and they are serving them after they have had enough.
    Then they escort them to their cars, hand them their keys and walk away! Judging by the previous reviews it is no wonder the owners are not available for comment. Obviously they are not available for comment when they know that they are not being responsible bar owners. They apparently have no concern over peoples lives. Just the almighty dollar. Do not let your teens frequent this dive. Their lives are at risk.!

  • Order: drinks
 
SHAV
1 Review
2012/03/05
  • watch your hat and coat
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • staff allows theft and other nefarious activities dangerous don't allow your teens to go to this den of thievery. they over serve your kids and have had their license suspended for 40 days
    coats are stolen on a regular basis

  • Order: never
 
ASh
1 Review
2010/10/31
  • Bouncers are out of controll
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 5
  • This is in regards to the night club aspect for Chili pepper. Me and my friends where just chilling along the back wall. This guy walk by my friend and instead of kindly walking around her with the lots of room there was, he rammed right into her. She didn't see his face and thought it was a drunk who didn't watch where he was going. she pushed him a bit, prob like we all would. He came back and called her a very unpleasant word. Before you know it he got his bouncer friends to ask us to leave. Again none of us where waisted, we all kindly left the bar. As we where on the street, the bouncers decided they could come after us and try and beat up the guys that where with us. They missed the one guy and hit my girl friend right in the head. I am pretty sure a bouncers job is to make sure the people leave the bar without violence????? Not chase you in the street to fight you. They should be fired.

  • Order: 2 vodka cranberry
 
CarlyB
2 Reviews
2010/10/31
  • Worst Place ever
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 1
  • For a second time in the last two years another friend of mine has been assaulted at The Red Hot Chili Pepper by a staff member. That makes two. I have been there and found the service lacking and frankly , the owners should be charged with my friends assault. Do not go here , lets stop business and hope they go away

  • Order: beer
 
2010/10/31

Recent Comment by: ASh

This happend Saturday Oct 30, 2010

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HarryG
1 Review
2010/08/25
  • Awesome Place
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • This place couldnt have been better...service was great, atmosphere was great....Has a wonderful night life...food was amazing. Beautiful servers and barstaff...Live Bands on weekends, and everybody seems to be happy. Would definitly go back in a heart beat

  • Order: Burger and fries
 
WiMax
8 Reviews
2009/11/01
  • GAY BAR! Nobody told us this. NEVER GO BACK OK...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 6
  • GAY BAR! Nobody told us this. NEVER GO BACK OK so like this system wants twenty five words so like I will be glad to give it TWENTY FIVE WORDS to make it really really happy it does not change the fact that the Pepper is a F**** G A Y B A R ! ! !! ! ! ! !! !

  • Order: Non gay beer
 
iluvutodeath
1 Review
2009/03/18
  • okay first off, i grew up in st. catharines. i...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • okay first off, i grew up in st. catharines. i moved to vegas 3 years ago, and was looking forward to going to the chili pepper for the first time in a long time.

    so night me and a bunch of girlfriends went to the chili pepper for st. pattys day, and can i just say what an jerk the bartender was. (for people there, he was at the main upstairs bar, the shorter guy with the dark spiked hair... didnt care to even catch his name...)

    first off, i stood there for 6 songs while he kept serving his friends on either side of me. finally he takes himself away from them long enough to get my order. i tell him a coors light and a vodka and red bull. he gets me the beer, and then hands me a water. i tell him "i didnt order that, i ordered a vodka and red bull". he makes this big deal about sighing to his friends and goes "dont f***ing yell at me" so i go "i didnt yell at you, i just want what i ordered and paid for" (it was really really loud in there. yes, i was speaking loudly. no, i didnt yell AT him.) so he goes, puts some vodka in a cup and throws me a can of red bull. i go "can i at least get a straw?" so he picks one up and throws it on the disgusting bar that had who-know-what spilt on it. needless to say, i refused to tip him.

    anyways, so right around last call me and one of my friends goes back up to that bar. he comes up to us and actually had the nerve to say "f***, not you again" to me. seriously? why on earth would a bartender, whos working for tips, say something like that. get over it.

    i know it was st. pattys day. i know it was busy, hot, and loud in there. but thats what their JOBS are. maybe if they spent less time talking to eachother and their friends, people wouldnt get upset.

    needless to say, it'll be a cold day in hell before i go back there.

  • Order: vodka and red bulls, coors light.
 
Sean
2007/10/14
  • Wow. First time we went for this deal back in...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Wow. First time we went for this deal back in July and it was phenomenal. Ordered the pizza with pepperoni on whole thing with half pineapples and hot peppers. 15 wings were hot, with suicide sauce on side. This order was delivered to us with excellent service and we loved the food.

    Unfortunately our most recent trip was a polar opposite. Exact same order as previous experience. Pizza came out without pineapple and hot peppers. Pizza was also extremely dry (either cooked too long or in window for too long by the looks of it... food did take long to come to arrive at our booth so latter is a possibility). Pizza also had very little cheese and literally almost no sauce at all.

    Sent pizza back without incident, but we asked for no second attempt on pizza. Wings were rather good, but much more mild then previous visit. However, we only got 11 wings instead of 15.

    After asking server, she said maybe they changed the special (even though she stated the description of the special prior to order) and that we should "bare with her" since it was only $11.

    We were extremely displeased and explained it to server. She only charged us $3.95 as final bill, for the pint of beer I ordered. We tipped 90%, considering we were not charged for the 11 wings we ate and two bites out of our 8 slice pizza.

    Server had given us some attitude that was not appreciated. Kitchen should be shot. However, server had been sincere and kind in segments of the experience.

    We will not return.

  • Order: Special: 8 slice pizza, 15 chicken wings for $11.99. One pint of beer and one water.
 
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