HADDINGTONS is an American Tavern with an elevated interpretation of the traditional bar, grill and restaurant. Our renewal of the classic tavern offers an ideal place for those who seek exceptional quality without formality.
Director of Operations: Dennen Van Wagner
General Manager: Chris Jacobs
Executive Chef: Kyle Burgess
Marketing & Events Coordinator: Allison Brooks
Whisky & Whiskey Ambassador: Gary McAdam
Social Media: Chad Gluckson
Architect: Michael Hsu
Builder: Franklin Alan
Concept & Design: Michael Polombo
Haddingtons – The Name
Of Scottish descent and living in Ontario, Canada, John Peter “Jack” McLeod left home at age 12. Jack hid in a barrel on a lake freighter in the Great Lakes. He was allowed to work as a cabin boy and eventually taught himself to navigate sea vessels. By age 25 he had worked his way from deckhand to captain – the youngest deep sea captain to receive papers in North America at the time. One of the vessels Jack captained was The Haddington – circa 1914.
With an understanding of oil transport, Jack went on to develop an oil distribution company. He amassed great wealth including a mansion in Hamilton, Ontario and a yacht on the Great Lakes. Fortunately for me, the Great Depression ensued in 1929 and decimated Jack’s fortune. This led him to move to America and find a new trade where his daughter Dorothy met my grandfather Peter John Polombo. I thought my great grandfather had an interesting story and the name HADDINGTONS is a tribute to his memory. – Michael Polombo