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The Best Pubs in Toronto

The best pubs in Toronto satisfy much more than just hunger and thirst. They provide a place to gather and warm your heart and soul, even during the most bone-chilling winters, and in summer many of them have patios on which to drink a wide variety of craft beers. Throw in a burger, some wings, or fish and chips, and hang for hours.

Here are the best pubs in Toronto.


House on Parliament
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House on Parliament

Brunch, a large range of local craft beer in pitchers, wine and sports games on the TV can all be found at this Cabbagetown pub with a super sunny patio.

Queen and Beaver
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Queen and Beaver

Though it may be in the heart of Toronto near Dundas Square, this pub is English all the way, with expert versions of Beef Wellington, savoury pies, puddings, terrines and full English breakfasts.


The Wren
3

The Wren

Nothing makes for a great pub more than amazing burgers and locally-brewed beer, and this Danforth East bar that’s not too big and not too small has both in spades.

Bar Hop
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Bar Hop

This King West bar and two other locations by the same name serve dozens of craft beers and oysters. Some eats are even five bucks off between the hours of noon and 4 p.m.


The Caledonian
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The Caledonian

Some surprisingly light plates for a pub can be found at this Little Italy haunt, like beet or smoked salmon salads. However, this place is Scottish through and through with heartier items like a haggis tower or fish and chips, plus a vast whisky selection.


Dog & Bear
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Dog & Bear

West Queen West has this spacious British pub with plenty of TVs, large tables perfect for groups and a menu of filling items like roast beef and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin.

C'est What
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C'est What

An amazing beer selection distinguishes this sunken bar near St. Lawrence Market. They even serve some of their own contract-brewed suds, the perfect thing to sip on while listening to one of the many musical performances that take place there.


Only Cafe
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Only Cafe

This Danforth mainstay may be a cafe in name, but one look at the long row of handmade taps and fridge full of craft bottles and cans is how you know you’re in one of Toronto’s great pubs.

The Local
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The Local

This surprisingly lively Roncesvalles spot has a bumpin’ back patio in the summer, and a dim kitschy interior with a small stage and strings of colourful twinkly lights.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at C'est What

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