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The Hippest Place in the 905
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Established in 1990
The Friar & Firkin has been in the Queen St neighbourhood for over 20 years now.
I have only been here to eat, never for a long night of drinking. They have your typical pub food and it is pretty good. The prices are fairly typical and the service is good. The place is nice looking and clean, it is a little dark though. However, they check IDs at the door often, which is unexpected for a pub.
"Pleasant pub grub" bolstered by local and international brews on tap draws crowds to this midpriced King West chain link with siblings throughout the city; it's a "good value" and the "atmosphere makes you feel right at home", so hopsheads deem it an overall "reliable" choice.
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Situated on the very busy corner of Queen and John, the Friar and Firkin is a favourite among regulars looking for an after-work pint, and for people who want a good meal before heading to the nearby movie theatre or club district. People familiar with the Firkin chain appreciate that they dont have to guess at what theyll find here.
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This little English pub on John St has become one of my new favourite spots in this area. They have drink specials everyday so it makes it worth while to stop in on any day of the week. They have a wide food selection so you will be able to find something that you will like. I had the grilled cheese with bacon and I wasn't disappointed. The bread was crispy and there was a good amount of bacon... more
Can't complain about the drink deals. $5 Creemore and Rickard's pints. Lots of seating and close to the entertainment district
I was only here for drinks so I can't talk about the food.
Hit this place recently after a movie. Great location just steps from cinema. Staff super friendly. Got the $8 pound of wings (hot) and $5 Canadian. This is their Wednesday special. The wings were well cooked and not super spicy. They were also huge! Great deal. Beer was cold and wet.
The Firken Pubs’ contribution to the Entertainment District, the Friar & Firken has that British pub ambiance common to the franchise. The Friar has recently been renovated, with a new menu and feel, so if you haven’t been there for a while, it’s time to rediscover it.
Just off of frantic Queen West, this (literally) underground old-style pub serves up a relaxed bar atmosphere along with time-tested pub cuisine and a wide array of drinks.