Neighbourhood pub quietly closes after 17 years in Oakville


Published May 1, 2024 at 12:55 pm

Oakville pub restaurant closed nachos

A pub that was a neighbourhood favourite and a popular meeting place for Sheridan College students has closed.

The Stout Monk, which stood for 17 years in the plaza at Dundas Street West and Neyagawa Boulevard, shut its doors for the final time last month catching long-time customers by surprise.

“Shocked to learn about the Stout Monk. Was in there recently and there were no signs that it would be gone,” said one online commentator in an Oakville chat group.

A note posted on the door of the pub and shared on social media indicates the landlord had terminated the lease for non-payment of rent.

While the restaurant had changed hands several times, customer flow had remained steady over the years until recently.

Although its kitschy decor of entertainment memorabilia wasn’t authentic, customers say it worked to give the place a friendly and informal charm.

“Sad to hear this, I’ve been going here a long time, the food was simple yet good. Don’t know where I will go no for nachos,” said one customer who reviewed the pub on Google.

Many have mentioned the nachos as favourites at the Stout Monk with a platter able to satisfy a group of cost-conscious students.

While online listings for the Stout Monk say it is still operating, all social media accounts associated with the pub have been deactivated.

The landlord has not indicated what will fill the now vacant site.

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