(807) 344-6600
295 Bay Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1R7


A True Neighbourhood Pub

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time…” – JACK KEROUAC (On the Road)


Since 2001 Madhouse has stood as one of Thunder Bay’s premier pubs.  A cornerstone of the Bay & Algoma community full of lively local atmosphere, Madhouse is a meeting place for friends, business associates, families, and travellers alike.

At Madhouse we specialise in fine whiskey and draught beer, with a selection of 14 imported, craft, and local beer on tap.  Our draught selection is constantly evolving as we feature old favourites and new brews from our talented local breweries.  We are North Western Ontario’s number one whiskey bar with an extensive collection of over 275 bottles of fine whiskey from all over the globe.  We’ve paired our beverage selection with a unique and varied menu of entrees and pub grub.  The menu is updated seasonally, taking inspiration from global cuisine and classic pub fare.

In the European tradition of neighbourhood pubs, we encourage families to dine with us, making it easier with a great Kids Menu (kid-tested and approved!).  We have a large selection of vegetarian dishes and are always happy to modify existing meals to make them vegetarian friendly.  Whether you’re dining solo at the bar, enjoying the warm summer weather on our patio, or meeting a group of friends for shared plates, the Madhouse menu has something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a great place to relax among warm, friendly chatter or looking for a lively spot to meet with friends, Madhouse is a true neighbourhood pub.



At Madhouse we are driven by our friendly staff who strive to ensure a good time.  Casual and comfortable, adorned with local colour, we are open Monday through Saturday, afternoons and evenings.

Madhouse Coconut Shrimp
From Scratch, sweet chilli dip

Pancetta Wrapped Scallops
Grilled scallops, crispy pancetta, coarse pepper

Seafood Sauté
Shrimp, scallops, sun-dried tomato, capers, linguini, leeks, garlic toast

Fish Tacos
Battered fish fingers, Salsa Fresca, crisp lettuce, citrus aioli, spicy chipotle tartar

Shrimp Au Gratin
Jumbo shrimp, garlic, baked cheeses, toast

Buffalo Cauliflower
Crispy breaded cauliflower florets, buffalo sauce, carrots, celery, blue cheese dressing

Chorizo & Tostas
Grilled chorizo sausage, tomato sauce, spinach, Thunder Oak gouda, spiced olives, toast

Gift Certificates: available on site.

OPEN Monday-Thursday 11:30am-12am, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-1am and CLOSED on Sunday.

We are open for patio and indoor dining.  Takeout is available when possible.  Please call us at (807)344-6600 to confirm availability. Maximum of 10 people per table in order to maintain the appropriate physical distancing.  Limited reservations are available – please call the restaurant to speak to a manager. 

Call the restaurant (807)344-6600 for any further inquiries. Check out our social media pages for daily specials.