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The Gladstone Grill

Located on the Corner of Gladstone and Cataraqui, is one of the few neighbourhood bars in this city. For a city the size of Windsor, there are aren’t more than a handful of bars off the major roads and in the neighbourhoods.

This bar was known for a long time as Jimmy’s Back Street Tavern, and made one of the best burgers in the city. I haven’t been there since I moved out of the neighbourhood back in 1999, so I can’t vouch for the burgers anymore (if they still even serve them).

Architecturally it’s your standard two story brick building, probably built around 1915-1920. It features some black tiles on the lower level around the door. Likely a late 1930’s early 1940’s facelift.

Back in 1937, it was home to the Hotel Verdi. Maybe it was them who added those black tiles. I would have loved to have seen it before the brick was painted.

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