J J Q's Billiard & Bar
is Ranked #16 of 38 Restaurants in Erin Mills Oakville.
Some say it is ridiculous.
The Latest Review: ★
Sent on the 28th of February, 2015
Rank #16 of 38
My last visit to JJQs, I was threatened, denied exit, and charged $56.00 for another groups billiards tab. Needless to say, I will not be giving JJQs my business ever again.I am also letting friends and family who attend JJQs know about my experience and how security treats customers. My own experience with this bar was awful and so I would strongly recommend that you avoid this establishment. Details of the event are described below if you would like to read the whole story.
The early morning of February 28, I arrived around 1:00am with two friends and was taking a walk around the billiards area when a member of security asked if I wanted to play. I inquired the price and was told $15/hr plus an additional fee which I cannot recall. I declined and went to the bar where I ordered two pitchers. My friends and I took our drinks to the billiards area and stayed there watching a group playing on a table. There were 2 players and 6 others standing around the table.
Near 2:00am the group of players proceeded to exit while leaving their balls on the table, so one of my friends and I racked up a quick game and shot a couple balls for a few minutes, until we were told we had to finish our drinks and leave. That is exactly what we did and my two other friends had already exited, when I was stopped on my way out and asked to pay for my billiards tab.
I made clear that it was the group before us that had been playing but apparently that group left without paying and because I was last on the table, I was supposed to pay for their tab. Security told me the bill was $56.00 and I immediately refused and explained again that the other group had requested the balls in the first place, and since they racked up a $56.00 bill, they must have been playing for at least a couple hours.
If I arrived at 1:00am and never asked for balls, how could I be expected to pay a $56.00 bill? Did the person who requested the balls in the first place not pay anything up front, or leave an ID or Credit Card to ensure that he would pay before he left? If a waitress was coming back and forth serving that group the entire time and seeing that they were the ones playing long before we had arrived, how could that large group be allowed to leave without paying for anything?
After my refusal, security threatened me saying We can do this the easy way or the hard way and demanded payment. I saw my friends waiting outside for me and asked if I could get them to help me resolve this situation. One security member opened the locked door and let a friend inside. As I approached the door he put his hands on me and pushed me backwards after I repeatedly told him not to touch me.
With one of my friends now inside, my friend urged me to pay for the bill being surrounded by 3 security guards. Seeing as I had no other choice and I would not be allowed to leave otherwise, I of course paid a ridiculous amount that was not my own. Since it is true that I used the table briefly, I would not have minded paying for one game, even though we used the table for less than 10 minutes. But a $56.00 bill is ridiculous.
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