In 2011, John O’Kane Sr., John O’Kane Jr. & John McKibbon got together and hatched a plan to shake up the sports bar scene in Windsor. We wanted our city to have a top notch venue with a truly immersive sports watching experience. So, after months spent designing with the team from STC construction, we invited you all in to our first John Max, at 3208 Dougall. We hired a kick-ass team of dedicated employees and put together a solid experience featuring 30+ high-definition TVs and a premium surround-sound experience. Pairing this with an expansive selection of draughts and bottles and the food to back them up, we had the start of a very good thing….but we weren’t done yet…..
While keeping an eye on industry trends and an ear on our guests’ needs, we took the plunge and opened our second location, at 2601 Lauzon Parkway in February 2015. Around the same time we pulled in two more partners: Jason Osborne and Mike Wetzel.
Our two locations have the one common goal of creating an enjoyable bar experience where you can come and hang out with friends, watch the game, or even host an event or a staff party. We will always strive to provide you with delicious food, cool music and of course, enough sporting events on the TVs to keep you well entertained! As far as beer goes, we enjoy the hunt for an excellent selection of beers. We stock bottles and draughts from all over the world, and of course we never forget to support our fantastic local and provincial craft breweries.
Thinking local and sustainable is our most recent focus. We’re getting older, looking to our growing families and to the future and wondering how we can lessen our impact on it. We started with eliminating plastic straws (have you seen the video of the sea turtle??) and styrofoam take out containers. We’re excited to be piloting a commercial composting project with a local company, GreenerBins. Through this partnership and our recycling efforts, we’re now diverting over 80% of our waste away from the landfill. We will continue to push forward with these initiatives without sacrificing your experience as our guest.
We hope you have enjoyed getting to know us a bit better, and if ever you have any questions, comments or concerns we are always glad to get feedback. Post a review, send us a good story - let us know how we are doing so far!
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3208 Dougall Avenue
Windsor, ON N9E 1S6
2601 Lauzon Parkway
Windsor, ON N8T 3M4