An argument at a bar Tuesday night quickly escalated into a fight and one patron smashed his beer glass on another patron's face.

According to police, around 8:30 p.m. two men were arguing in the bar near Greenhill Avenue and Mount Albion Road when the attack occured.

Other patrons in the bar stopped the fight from escalating even further and called police.

The victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

A 54-year-old Hamilton man was arrested, charged with assault with a weapon and held for bail, according to police.