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The Best Pubs in Scarborough

Posted by Liora Ipsum / December 27, 2013

Pubs ScarboroughThe best pubs in Scarborough are an independent bunch that offer character and local colour that just can't be replicated by franchises. These are relaxed places by day, but can get a little boisterous as evenings progress. These are unpretentious, welcoming locales with convincing reasons to never want to leave: menus full of familiar comforts foods, cold brews, live entertainment, billiards, darts, big screen TVs.

Here are the best pubs in Scarborough.

See also:

The Best Pubs in Toronto
The Best Cheap Eats in Scarborough

Black Dog Pub

Black Dog Pub

This cozy local is hidden away on Island Road but still attracts a full house most nights of the week. The beer selection includes local and imported draughts plus the house specialty Dog brew. The menu excels at wholesome, rib-sticking British pub fare like Shepherd's pie, bangers and mash and Sunday night roasts. More »

Olde Stone Cottage

Olde Stone Cottage

Housed in a charming Kingston Road cottage, this pub and patio has it all. There's a fireplace, a pool table, live music and over a dozen draught brews and ciders to satisfy thirsty locals. Order wings in any of their 14 housemade flavours, but be sure to have them Arthur-styled, named after a longtime customer who likes his poultry grilled not fried. More »

The Working Dog Saloon

The Working Dog Saloon

On St. Clair East, this rustic wood-panelled saloon takes its canine theme so far as to donate a portion of each pint towards a local dog rescue. Quirky menu items include chicken wings served in dog bowls, the signature Yellow Snow ice cream dessert and smooth house brew, the Dogger Lager. More »

King George's Arms

King George's Arms

This cozy tavern on Victoria Park pours a broad selection of domestic, import and craft brews. The menu focuses on simple but filling food taking the pride in doing customary pub staples exceptionally well, like for instance, succulent roaster wings (7/8 to a pound) marinated over night, in the standard flavours plus sizzle sizzle, the house specialty. More »

Queen Victoria Pub

Queen Victoria Pub

Situated on Midland, this well stocked bar offers the perfect mix of dim lighting, convivial service and familiar pub food favourites. The lively watering hole is a favourite with locals and regulars for pub food staples like nachos, fish and chips and wings. More »

Tara Inn

Tara Inn

This Irish pub is locally famous for juicy jumbo wings doused in tried and true flavours. On wing night Wednesdays, the specials can draw boisterous crowds, but typically it's a relaxing spot for an after work pint or brunch on the weekends. Two Scarbourough locations are open, one on Eglinton East, the other on Kingston road. More »

Fossil & Haggis Pub

Fossil & Haggis Pub

This Scottish-style pub off Morningside at the 401 boasts pool tables, karaoke nights and free wifi. On tap, there's 22 brews and the menu offers affordable range of grub plus a decent selection of brews. More »

Georgy Porgys

Georgy Porgys

This bar and grill situated on Lawrence East is a comfortable place to hoist a glass after work, late into the night or even on a relaxed Sunday afternoon. The menu bills sharable apps along with burgers, pizzas and wings making it an ideal spot to bring the team or even just come watch your favourite team. More »

Three Monkeys

Three Monkeys

This eatery, bar and games room on Warden north of Ellesmere does the full array of pub grub staples, including steaks, burgers, pizza, pasta, wings and beer. Take advantage on daily specials on pints and tallboys, or count on billiards, darts or karaoke for entertainment. Bonus points for the patio. More »

Discussion

7 Comments

Josh / December 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm
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Georgy Porgy's is actually in North York, but it's not an all bad place. I'd add Muckish Irish Pub on Warden just south of Eglinton to this list. It's my personal favourite.
jaykay / December 28, 2013 at 01:40 am
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King George's Arms is a nice place and has some great chicken wings...None of that All Stars 10000 diff spices type shit...just some big, juicy wings.. A lot of parking as well.
ben-star / December 28, 2013 at 07:51 am
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Do any if these or any establishment in Scarborough pour craft beer?
chris / December 30, 2013 at 02:49 pm
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I'd include The Feathers Pub as an honourable mention, even though it's a few blocks west of Vic Park.
seanm replying to a comment from ben-star / December 30, 2013 at 11:04 pm
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Smith Bros. Steakhouse Tavern at Warden and Eglinton has a couple decent local craft beers, and 3 house brews by Great Lakes, but it's not really a pub. Probably one of the best places to eat/drink in that part of Scarborough though, I was pleasantly surprised.
kelly / January 10, 2014 at 11:41 am
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I dont agree with this list. some I do, but one very good place is missing.....Karla's Roadhouse!!!
Pool / January 10, 2014 at 07:15 pm
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BIG TIME WOULD HAVE TOPPED THIS LIST... ELLESMERE AND MIDLAND $3 POPS WHATTTT

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