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The Best Pubs in Toronto

The best pubs in Toronto foster a sense of community in a city that can sometimes feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for an after work pint and bite, a cozy date-night destination, weekend brunch, or a place to catch up with your friends, these neighbourhood locals are great spots where everyone can feel comfortable.

Here are the best pubs in Toronto.



Only Cafe
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Only Cafe

This Danforth spot boasts an outstanding selection of beer with 24 on draught, 230 bottles and one cask to be exact. A weekend brunch menu and lineup of late night snacks makes this place even more appealing.

The Local
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The Local

This public house on Roncesvalles lives up to its name by supporting local music as well as locally sourced drinks and provisions. Fiercely loyal regulars go for the craft beer, top shelf whisky, selection of comfort food and engaging staff.


Bar Hop
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Bar Hop

Having established itself as one of Toronto’s premiere craft beer destinations, this taproom on King Street West (and sister pub on Peter Street) attracts casual drinkers and beer snobs alike. Key attractions include an ever changing draught list, excellent food and frequent specials.


Dog & Bear
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Dog & Bear

This West Queen West pub can easily satisfy cravings for traditional pub offerings. Its 20 beers on tap, tempting daily specials, TVs tuned into big games are all highlights. To eat? All the wings, nachos and hearty Sunday roast suppers you could ask for.


House on Parliament
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House on Parliament

This charming Cabbagetown institution is full of character and offers the quintessential pub experience with a solid selection of draught beer and a menu of reasonably priced pub grub served in an inviting atmosphere.

Queen and Beaver
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Queen and Beaver

It's among the city's most sophisticated pubs and two bars, two sweet patios, classic scratch-made fare and a broad selection of beer on draft make it easy to sit and stay awhile at this British-style spot.



Victory Cafe
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Victory Cafe

The Vic has an extensive beer list served alongside a menu of locally sourced fare. The glorious patio out front is a popular spot for a pint in the summertime, while the inside space is a year-round destination known to host live music and poetry readings.

The Caledonian
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The Caledonian

This Scottish bar on College Street is the place for serious, no nonsense drinking. Find over 140 kinds of single malt scotch behind the bar along with a comforting menu of Highland specialties (get the haggis!).


The Wren
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The Wren

Find this saloon-style pub on the Danforth pouring local craft brews and dishing out a menu of beer-friendly food inspired by the Southwest. Locals come back for the laid-back vibe, weekend brunch menu and inventive (and sometimes epic) burger specials.


Rebel House
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Rebel House

In business for over 20 years, The Rebel House is arguably the city's first gastropub. Above average pub fare at reasonable prices, a list of local options on draft and a terrace patio all contribute to making this Rosedale pub a perennial favourite.


Mugshot Tavern
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Mugshot Tavern

Good food and quality beer are the big draws at this unpretentious watering hole near High Park. Celebrity mugshots adorn the walls so go ahead, order another pint, get a little rowdy. You're in good company.

Stout Irish Pub
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Stout Irish Pub

This Irish bar on Carlton is a convivial spot where seasonal brews are constantly changing and the expansive food menu features a list of addictive pub food. Come here for brunch or for trivia. On date night, snag the seats by the fireplace and cozy in.

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