While in Oliver this weekend, we wanted to watch the hockey game on TV. We were informed of the great food at Murphy’s Pub and decided to go. We were in a fun mood to cheer on the Canucks. We ordered our food – Don had a steak sandwich which came with onion rings, fries, and a salad. He loved it! I had a mushroom swiss burger (Is there any other kind?) I also loved it. But….. Behind us about 15 or so young fellas were there to PARTY and were putting them back pretty good. On the other side of us was a young fella and his female friend. He was SO drunk and looking to take on anyone or anything that looked the wrong way. He kept going to break a bottle of beer on the side of the table and raise it towards his female friend. A bit later a viscious fight broke out, 2 tables went flying, all the food, beer, glasses, bottles (some of which broke) were air borne. They went outside and it continued for a few minutes and it seemed to calm down but a few minutes later it started again and it looked like someone’s head went through the window at the Buy Low Store. We left before it went any further.
I mention this because 1) they were definitely over served their drinks. The fellow in the fight was so drunk when he arrived he could hardly stand up but they continued to serve him and the others;
2) the server may have been 19 years old but looks like 15 and weighs probably 95 lbs. She had NO support and couldn not have said no to these fellas;
3) the police were called and never did show up. On this, I have a problem.
4) In their defense, the food was really tasty but what happened took it all away and I am really doubtful if I would entertain going back. Too bad. Oliver doesn’t have anything to go to. The other restaurant in town closes their doors at 8 p.m. ON GAME NIGHT!. Enough said. Sorry Oliver….two thumbs down