Phil's World Pub Guides - Ontario, Canada

Pub Comments Location

Taps This very comfortable and pleasant bar in the small mall at the foot of the Skylon tower serves the usual bottles of Canadian and American national brands, plus on draught the excellent Gritstone Ale from the Niagara Falls Brewing Company. A bit of a shock after four months in the US to find a beer with flavour. The menu of bar snacks looks good. Payment accepted in US and Canadian dollars.
Last visited October 2000.
Skylon Tower

Elephant and Castle This typical member of the Chain serves beers including the local Steam Whistle, and "British" food. After ten months in the US it was nice to get some proper bangers.
Last visited May 2001.
212 King Street West / Simcoe Street
Foxes Den A pleasant traditional pub with dark wooden floor and bar counter, the pictures on the wall include some very old London transport posters. Various national brews and Guinness on tap and the food menu looks good.
Last visited April 2002.
Bay / Ackerman
Front Street Bar & Grill A nice pub / diner in Union Station with the usual domestic brews on tap.
Last visited April 2002.
Union Station
Loose Moose A rather nice concrete-floored basement bar with lots of TVs showing sports, including a row of four large screens. They serve a range of local and national beers on draught, and the food is very good, especially the superb Mooseburger. An intriguing arrangement of pipes and valves linking bottles of Smirnoff and who knows what else, manufactures "Smirnoff Fresh Juice Squeezers". Further entertainment is provided by the track over the bar along which oranges run to the juicer!
Last visited May 2001.
University Avenue / Front Street West
The Opened Cork Outside, a scruffy-looking building site. Inside, unexpectedly, we found a rather posh, tastefully decorated and pleasant bar. Draughts beers were the usual nationals, plus Guinness.
Last visited May 2001.
Dundas Street / Dixie Road, Mississauga
The Roundhouse This large recently-opened brewery is built in a former railway roundhouse. They only produce one beer at the moment - Steam Whistle - a very nice, flavoursome and smooth Pilsner. The small bar is really only there for people going on the brewery tour, which is highly recommended - Only 2$, an interesting tour with an informed guide, as much beer as you can drink, and a glass to take home! Given its location within sight of tourist crowds at the CN tower I would have thought this was an ideal location for a restaurant/bar but they don't seem interested in moving in this direction, although you can hire rooms for functions. Brewing other beers is under consideration, we were told.
Last visited May 2001.
Bremner Blvd.

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