Established in 1937
The hallowed doors to Clinton's Tavern opened on a fateful snow-free November of 1937 as freshly minted George VI nickles, dimes and quarters were filling the pockets of the bar keeps. The main floor was your typical watering hole, but the upstairs help an exclusive "members only" club; a known favorite of Old Blue Eyes - yes, Frank Sinatra.
Always one step of the... more
Deep In the Heart of Little Korea
Set in the heart of Little Korea, Clintons is an oddity of a neighbourhood bar with its Upper Canadian, log cabin feel. The veneered log walls are accented by a small hearth housing a rotating lightbulb behind some red wax paper. Despite this seemingly phony surface, Clintons is actually quite a cozy place, evidenced in the array of locals of all ages and... more
Most of the staff seem great but for a bar that tries to be a local neighbourhood favourite they still do some of the shady club stuff. This includes forcing people to wait in the cold so it looks like there's a line, raising cover when it starts to get busy, kicking people out shortly after they pay cover so they can keep the money and get more people in to pay - the list goes on. I would... more
Tried to get into Clinton's to meet up with old friends and was met at the door with a doorman who insisted I get a stamp to enter. When I explained to him I am allergic to the dye and can't risk breaking out, he again insisted I needed a stamp to get in. I offered to let him stamp a piece of paper I had in my bag as an alternative but again he refused. I found him very rude and unwilling to... more
Unfortunately, I've arrived at the conclusion that this establishment is one to be avoided. It's just up the street from my home, and my partner and I visit often because of the convenience factor (and, it must be said, for no other reason). The service has never been great, and neither has the food. But today we encountered absolute disaster within its kitschy Canadiana walls. I ordered a... more
Clinton's is an inviting pub that offers a blend of delectable pub-grub as well as an interesting line-up of gigs. Indulge in a selection of delicious soups, crunchy hash browns, eggs, stuffed sandwiches and burgers, salads with nuts and cheese, nachos with salsa and cheese among other things. Their line-up of exciting shows including live music events by upcoming bands and artists and... more
An oddity of a neighbourhood bar, Clintons still draws in the hordes.