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The Best Gastropubs in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 10, 2016

gastropubs torontoThe best gastropubs in Toronto are cozy and casual places to find great beers and elevated fare that'll generally put standard issue pub grub to shame. Menus deal in the classics: Scotch eggs, steak pies, roast dinners, you know, comfort foods that go great with beer and that typically won't break the bank.

Here are the best gastropubs in Toronto.

Queen and Beaver

Queen and Beaver

The beloved public house on Elm Street elevates classic British dishes to accompany its excellent drinks list featuring Ontario craft beers and top notch cocktails that would put most restaurants to shame. Stop in on a weekday for a pint and hearty supper of corned beef and potato pie with buttered cabbage. More »

House on Parliament

House on Parliament

Settle in at this Cabbagetown watering hole to enjoy a short but interesting list of beers along with a menu of hearty, high quality dishes. House favourites include an exquisite steak and mushroom pie, a posh ploughman's lunch, and an absolutely addictive sticky toffee pudding. More »

Indie Alehouse

Indie Alehouse

This brew pub in The Junction pours its passion into crafting full-bodied brews and treats the food menu with the same reverence. The kitchen puts out plates of beer-friendly dishes including charcuterie boards, wild mushroom and kale pizzas, and short rib royale burgers. More »

Bar Hop BrewCo

Bar Hop BrewCo

One of the city's best craft beer bars has opened a second, and much larger establishment on Peter Street where there are three dozen craft beers on tap including many local faves. There's also a menu that goes above and beyond prototypical pub grub. Think simple snacks like ranch-dusted chicharron and hearty mains like the white bean cassoulet. More »

The Oxley

The Oxley

This handsome British pub located in the heart Yorkville boasts two bars, two patios and a second floor sports screening room. Settle into to the tufted leather banquettes to indulge in plates of ale braised lamb shanks or roasted venison with mushroom cobbler. More »

Rebel House

Rebel House

This two storey pub in Midtown is much-loved amongst area locals looking for a decent meal and Canadian craft beers. Favourites on the dinner menu include an old-fashioned meatloaf along with an array of tavern snacks like pickled beets, kettle-cooked chips and maple-baked beans. More »

The Caledonian

The Caledonian

Publican Donna Wolff is a welcoming presence at this Scottish whisky bar on College Street. The menu offers a taste of the Highlands and features dishes like haggis with neeps and tatties, steak pies, Scotch eggs, and deep-fried Mars Bars. More »

Beerbistro

Beerbistro

Belgian-inspired fare incorporates beer at every opportunity at this boisterous King East bistro. Look forward to cheese and lager fondue and potato truffle pierogi to pair with a selection of over 120 by-the-bottle offerings and a beer list that spans the globe. More »

Local 1794

Local 1794

This casual neighbourhood local on The Danforth offers warm hospitality along with two dozen beers on tap and a menu featuring high end fare. Go here for hearty entrees like confit duck with bean cassoulet and woodfired pizzas topped with wild boar and hickory smoked bacon. More »

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