If you’re visiting the city, there are some lovely Irish pubs in Kingston, Ontario where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness, or two, grab something to eat and soak in a cheerful atmosphere.
Below we’ve featured some of the Irish bars in Kingston, Ontario.
Dating back to 1986, The Toucan & Kirkpatrick’s Irish pub has been charming customers and serving as one of the outstanding live music venues in the community for the longest time. A pub, which has been host to the precious Irish commodity that everybody knows and loves (Guinness) since the day it opened, The Toucan & Kirkpatrick’s is also home to sports event screenings and other entertainment.
What’s not to like about the cosy Irish-inspired interior, the plethora of food and drink deals on offer throughout the week and lively atmosphere at this fantastic local pub? Head there on Monday for the generous pint and a pound of wings offer, or Tuesday if you’re looking to munch on some tasty tacos and enjoy some authentic Irish entertainment in the evening. Aside from the amazing offers, the regular service at the Toucan & Kirkpatrick’s includes pub classics such as nachos, sweet potato fries, French onion soup and they even have a mouthwatering munchie platter consisting of all your favourite match day snacks.
As for live entertainment, as aforementioned, Tuesday nights are the home for traditional Irish seisún if you want to connect with the Celtic culture. For live music, your best bet is Friday and Saturday nights, where the pub hosts new groups every week for you to rock out to. If you prefer the hip hop scene, then you’ll want to check out their Hip Hop Sundays to end the weekend in style.
Monday-Friday 11.00am – 2.00pm
76 Princess Street
Number for reservations: +1 613-544-1966
Website URL: http://www.thetoucan.ca
2. Tir Nan Og
The next lively Irish pub on this list takes its name from Irish mythology. ‘Tir na nog’ in Irish translates to the Otherworld, which appears in their lore. The pub lives up to this name as its quality and service is out of this world. Serving refined cuisine and a range of exciting cocktails, the pub also offers live music to keep you entertained late into the night. If that’s not enough, they are home to a popular Thursday night Karaoke event, which is reason enough to head down and sink some Guinness with your friends.
The kind of fare you can expect to find here is gourmet dishes, combined with pub food classics and typical Irish plates. Whether you come for a Sunday lunch or an evening dinner, at Tir Nan Og you won’t leave hungry. Irish favourites such as shepherd’s pie, lamb shank and the Guinness steak and mushroom bowl are accompanied by a whole host of snack foods with everything from nachos to poutine. In terms of offers, Monday through Wednesday there are deals on specific dishes on the menu, then on Sunday the braised beef wrap can be ordered at a discounted price.
Monday-Tuesday 11.00am – 1.00am
Wednesday-Saturday 11.00am – 2.00am
Sunday 10.00am – 1.00am
200 Ontario Street
Number for reservations: +1 613-544-7474
Website URL: https://m.facebook.com/kingston.tirnanog/
3. PJ Murphy’s
An Irish-run pub which is steeped in history – located in the building that was once a railway station way back in the 19th century – PJ Murphy’s has all the makings of a great Irish pub. With all the comforts you’d expect from a traditional pub like the crackling fire, the aged barrel tables to stand around and chat the night away and the hearty cuisine, PJ Murphy’s is your go-to pub for a fun-filled evening out, where you’ll feel more at home than most places.
The folk at PJ Murphy’s pride themselves on their excellent food, which shows from the exquisite choices available on the extensive menu. With more snacks than you can shake a stick at, the pub serves everything from Irish nachos (including deep fried Irish style crisps), Murphy’s platter (an assortment of pub favourites) and even breaded mushrooms. If you’re after something more filling, don’t worry, they’ve got you covered on that front too. With a wide selection of burgers and main dishes such as salmon with lemon dill and the comforting steak and Guinness pie, there’s something for everyone here.
Monday-Tuesday 11.30am – 22.00pm
Wednesday-Thursday 11.30am – 00.00
Friday-Sunday 11.30am – 2.00am
167 Ontario Street
Number for reservations: +1 613-542-1071
Website URL: https://www.pjmurphyspub.com
4. Iron Duke
Whilst not strictly an Irish pub, the last drinking establishment on this list, the Iron Duke, celebrates the country and culture with its weekly Irish Sundays and variety of fine Irish beverages on tap. A traditional pub with a staggering selection of food and drink, the Iron Duke is the place to go when you’re in the mood for a bite to eat and a good old chinwag. With regular drink offers to help you decide what to opt for out of their large drink menu, – most of which is draught – there isn’t a better place to quench your thirst and indulge in some quality beer.
Highlights from the drinks menu when it comes to Irish imports, they have the iconic and ever-gratifying Guinness, Kilkenny Cream Ale and the refreshing, fruity cider from Strongbow. As already mentioned, Irish Sunday is when you can expect to find good deals on these drinks, but there are also drinks offers available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. As for the food, instead of asking what there is, a better question to ask would be what there isn’t. You’ve got all the likely suspects and typical pub fare like chicken wings (with over 7 different sauces to choose from) and nachos, to interesting snacks such as fried pickle chips and a seafood mezze. Where Iron Duke really excels though is in their excellent sandwich menu. Brie and pear and grilled chicken are just a few of the varieties you can find here.
207 Wellington Street
Number for reservations: +1 613-542-4244
Website URL: https://www.ironduke.ca