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.
Into the Friar
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 is probably the place to go if you're trying to decide between The Fox &The Fiddle and this place. This place thoroughly understands what it's meant to be - a cheaper, chill pub to relax in.
Like its sister pubs throughout the city, the food is pretty reliable, tastes pretty decent and has good drink and food deals throughout the week.
This particular place also has pretty friendly staff... more
Meh sight lines for the TVS (came here to watch blue jays)
Meh atmosphere (funky British decor)
The cocktails were OK.
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
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.