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The Local

Posted by Staff / Listed on June 2, 2009 / review policy

The LocalThe Local is an art-friendly pub on Roncesvalles that has lots of beers on tap, chili, burgers, salads and perogies. There's also a great back patio.



Prince of Roncesvalles / June 28, 2009 at 03:51 pm
Disclosure: I met my girlfriend in this bar, so, I'm a little biased! ... The Local is only pub in Toronto I'd classify as "truly fun". Awesome staff, and The Elvis Bossanova nights alone are a five star.. also GREAT food.
Pippa / June 30, 2009 at 06:07 pm
Can't wait to hear Jordan Faye play there on Tuesday July 28th.

Todd / September 15, 2009 at 07:37 pm
The Local,Best Pub in town by far. I also enjoy the The HOP (house on parliament). Great Pints/food and Service
Jacob / November 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Indeed the best pub. The Local is warm and cozy with great food, awesome music and a wide variety of beers on tap.

When so many places can be cold and service is short as servers often expect drunk unruliness, this place treats you like a customer not just a 19yo on their first time out in Toronto yelling for another shot. This place is about socializing and enjoying the finer things in life like good friends and cold beers, rather than just getting pissed.

2 thumbs up!
trawna / October 21, 2010 at 04:06 pm
Pretty good place. A whack of Ontario beers on tap (I wouldn't mind the odd quality foreign choice, but what the hey), and a funky atmosphere, which could use some cosier furniture. Best is the burger with excellent fries, but they upped the price to something like $13 or $14 which is a little steep. Other food choices are also at least ok. Live good offbeat music. Very good staff are friendly and prompt.
Torojapo / December 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm
If this place is a good pub, the definition of pubs is 'good beers, but not care for food'.
I guess at least their beer selection is good, but their staple irish stew is NOT good!
It said on the menu that it's cooked for 6 hours, but the meat was tough and vegetables were almost raw... How can they serve this everyday....??
Also, don't go in the winter because those place is so cold, my feet were freezing. They have a door issue, it's a single door and it stays open, but they don't care enough to fix it for their customer!
Kat / January 17, 2011 at 11:35 am
The only problem with the local is that you CANNOT go for a quiet evening. There are loud bands 7 nights a week so if you're in for a quiet pint around 8pm you're shit out of luck. How that helps those of us who don't want to listen to local folk singers every time we have an hour to get out of the house for one solitary pint, I have no idea.
Don / January 24, 2011 at 01:03 pm
Love this bar, absolute favorite!

Everybody that works here are great, fast and very knowledgeable. This is our favorite watering-hole!
seo tool / December 10, 2011 at 08:20 pm
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Linnea / December 12, 2011 at 02:08 am
awesome them! will you email me where you got it? is it paid/premium?
Robert / March 21, 2012 at 08:17 am
Was there the other night and have to say had a really bad experience. $14.50 cold wings, overpriced drinks and one server for the entire place (35+ people). Seems to me the owner is happy to collect as much as he can without spending a dime on the place. The garage sale decor is not quaint, just cheep.

Support restaurants who make an effort on their patrons, Toronto has much more to offer.

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