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The Best Gastropubs in Toronto

The best gastropubs in Toronto aren’t your typical British watering holes serving beer and peanuts. These places pair all the accoutrements of your favourite local pub with bar food taken to the next level.

Here are the best gastropubs in Toronto.


Queen and Beaver
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Queen and Beaver

It doesn’t get more British than this beloved public house on Elm Street, where decadent dishes like suckling pig and venison stew are paired with cocktails and a long list of puddings.

Allen's
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Allen's

It’s all about the juicy burgers and whisky at this Danforth favourite. Settle on their back patio and feast on delicious pub food like Dublin lamb shank with a cold glass from Blood Brothers.


House on Parliament
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House on Parliament

With several floors, two patios, and 18 beers on tap, it’s no surprise that this Cabbagetown gastropub has become a go-to spot for scotch eggs and wild boar burgers.

Indie Alehouse
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Indie Alehouse

One of the first establishments to really jazz up the Junction, this brewery offers a menu of Italian comfort foods like pizza and burrattas, mixed with some other global flavours. Try it with one of their new beers made weekly.


Northern Maverick
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Northern Maverick

This King West brewing company is a doozy of a gastropub. Brewing its own beer on site, it comes with a massive bar, patio, oyster bar, and indulgent dishes like trout and grilled octopus.


Godspeed Brewery
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Godspeed Brewery

There’s nothing traditional about this Little India brewery. Eschewing the British vibe completely, the menu here is delivered izakaya-style, with karaage bites going perfectly with their famous Yuzu saison.

Local 1794
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Local 1794

Charcuterie boards and wood-oven pizzas meet 24 taps of beer at this cozy spot on the Danforth. The best part about this family friendly gastropub is that they play black-and-white movies all night long.


Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery
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Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery

Beers from Big Rock Brewery meets this project in Liberty Village by the people behind Oliver & Bonacini. Flights of brews go well with scotch eggs and platters of BBQ jerk chicken while watching the game on the TV downstairs.

Whelan's Gate
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Whelan's Gate

This cozy High Park establishment looks so pub-like, it’s hard to believe they have gluten-free burgers and sausages. Their reliable and affordable menu is the perfect accompaniment to their cocktails and Guiness on tap.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Allen's

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