Irish Pubs Toronto

The Best Irish Pubs in Toronto

The best Irish pubs in Toronto are great places to hit up on St. Paddy’s Day, but they’re also reliable party spots year round as well. Be it green beer you’re after or just good old Guinness, a fabulous savoury pie or hours of lively Irish tunes, if rainbows really do have an end they probably lead to places like these.

Here are the best Irish pubs in Toronto.


Ceili Cottage
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Ceili Cottage

Soak up the Irish culture at this Leslieville pub that has Irish breakfasts, oysters, a stellar beer selection and sometimes hosts live traditional Irish music and dance.

P.J. O'Brien
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P.J. O'Brien

Perhaps the city's most authentic Irish pub, this brightly coloured spot on the edge of the Financial District is impossible to miss. Go for their selection of Irish whisky, Irish nachos and sausages.


Dora Keogh Pub
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Dora Keogh Pub

Live music at least once weekly, a fireplace and imported beer are major draws at this Danforth pub that’s been open for over 20 years.

Stout Irish Pub
4

Stout Irish Pub

This Cabbagetown tavern has a huge and often-changing menu of craft bottles, cans and draft beer including Rorschach, Dale’s Pale Ale, Collective Arts and Cameron’s, not to mention deep-fried brie.


Whelan's Gate
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Whelan's Gate

This warm and cozy pub in High Park is covered in wood and wagon wheels. In business since 1992, this place has live music, trivia, and specials almost nightly.


McVeigh's
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McVeigh's

A real McVeigh will always be there to greet you at this Church and Richmond landmark with live music six nights a week and decor that pays homage to legendary Irish cultural figures.

Irish Embassy
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Irish Embassy

Owned by the same folks behind P.J. O'Brien, food at this Financial District spot includes lots of pub favourites like deep fried pickles, nachos, poutine and fish and chips.


Belfast Love
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Belfast Love

This slick King West spot may not be authentically Irish but there's still lots to like here starting with their chicken pot pie sliders, currywurst, wings, beer, salads and cocktails.

Dublin Calling
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Dublin Calling

Those seeking a big Irish party head to this dim Entertainment District bar from the folks behind other Toronto bars like The Porch and Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Belfast Love

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