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Royal Oak (Bank/Gloucester) *

Downtown Oak
Not to be confused with the "Dirty" Oak further south on Bank, the Downtown Oak features a slightly more posh d├ęcor and a covered summer patio. Drinks are fine, but if you want to nosh on some food, the Dirty Oak's ironically a safer bet.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight, 20-somethings, 30-somethings, 40-something, Pub/Tavern, Karaoke, Food, $$ - Standard, No cover, American, Fast Food

188 Bank Street (Gloucester Street)
Ottawa, ON

(613) 232-1057


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  •   Homophobic hypocritical assholes at the Oak!
    shycub79 ·

    October 27, 2013

    I worked there for 2 years and tried my best to be friendly and nice to them. The staff was subtly abusive me and 2 of the managers as well. The management in general did not care that there was homophobic shit going on and would let me know they didn't care in a subtle way. They do not officially pronounce themselves a homophobic institution but they are homophobic and are expected to be this way by people in general. This I found was very hypocritical. I wouldn't go to work there unless you are thick skinned and can stomach all their abusive behaviour.
  • February 9, 2013

  • oughta was here

    December 5, 2011 via foursquare

  •   PUB
    Soci ·

    March 23, 2010

    I agree while Royal Oak is not a 'gay' bar. It's not phobic either. Friendly Pub with many drought taps. Occasionally host to the Bear's Brunch.
  • Pettiger74 was here

    March 14, 2010

  •   Not really gay
    jmaher ·

    March 9, 2010

    Nice place but no different then any other straight person pub. Not a gay bar perse
    first review First to Review


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