Places to enjoy a pint of beer near Yonge and Eglinton

As a midtown transit hub and upscale residential area, the area around Yonge and Eglinton is a place where you would expect to find a good selection of bars, restaurants and nightspots and you won’t be disappointed. You’ll find the usual chains, faux-British pubs and a prized craft brewery among these great local favourites.

Granite Brewery & Restaurant

245 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 3B7

The only brewpub in the area, it’s a worthy spot for those looking to indulge in local craft beers. Whether you’re after a light-bodied lager, a rich stout or a strong, floral IPA, you’ll find something here to quench your thirst. If you like what you taste, their store offers growler fills, bombers and six-packs to take-home.

Duke Of Kent

2315 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2C6

A local favourite, this watering hole has been serving midtown residents for more than 30 years. The traditional English pub atmosphere makes it easy to relax with friends or take in a football or rugby match on TV. A well-chosen selection of taps includes local craft beers and some of the best-known brands from the UK. You may even discover something new right next to your old standby.

The Longest Yard Restaurant/Bar

535 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2M5

Referencing both the namesake football film from the ‘70s, and a tall drinking vessel, sports and beer are at the heart of this restaurant, south of Eglinton on Mt. Pleasant. The pub food is well above average and they cater to groups looking to take in a hockey or football game. You’ll be just as well-served if you’re stopping in for a quick pint from one of the dozen or more taps.

Keg Steakhouse & Bar

2201 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S 2B2

This is better-known as a steakhouse than a drinking establishment, but there’s an excellent lounge where you can get a perfectly-drawn pint in a casual, yet upscale atmosphere. In addition to the usual domestic bottles, rising demand for craft beer has seen them up the ante on tap selections. You can also enjoy some casual plates from the bar menu.

Fox And Firkin

51 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 1G7

This modern English pub on Eglinton makes a great layover for those looking to quench their thirst. The sun-splashed patio is packed in the summer and the main dining room offers sleek decor and a welcoming atmosphere. They have an excellent array of taps which includes a small selection of local craft beers right next to some classic British and Irish favourites.

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