These Irish pubs offer more than just traditional pub fare. Celtic charm and a welcoming atmosphere make these the perfect spot for a treat, whether you’re looking for hearty eats or to kick up a jig. Here are 5 places to enjoy an authentic Irish feel without having to travel 5000 kms across the pond.
PJ O’Brien’s | Old Toronto
Nestled away in Old Toronto, PJ O’Brien’s features all of the authentic Gaelic feel with a touch of sophistication. An impressive selection of whiskies, combined with traditional dishes like Beef & Guinness Stew, and live Celtic music for a real taste of Irish hospitality.
Stout | Cabbagetown
This husband and wife owned pub offers a great selection of microbrews on tap and board games to play on comfy seating in Cabbagetown. Featuring classic pub eats with an Irish twist, this place has the Irish charm with plenty of comfortable seating.
Whelan’s Gate | High Park
Whelan’s Gate is everything you need for an Irish vacation within the city. The menu has a great selection of Irish and micro-brews, but also a variety of whiskey bar rail. Tune in for some live music and indulge in fresh, homemade, locally-sourced comfort food.
Brazen Head | Liberty Village
With three patios overlooking Toronto’s skyline, Brazen is a massive Irish pub where you can enjoy traditional Irish dishes, welcoming service, and friendly environment. Whether it’s brunch, lunch, or dinner, it’s always a great experience.
Ceili Cottage | Leslieville
The Ceili Cottage creates a warm atmosphere with its charm. Sporting a large selection of draught beers and whiskies. With its rustic look and its cozy feel, you’ll want to come for the food and stay for the live music. Expect Irish music, dancing, and a packed house around St. Patrick’s Day.