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The Heart of Ireland in Ontario!

Whether you’re looking for a place to rest your head, grab a pint with friends or enjoy an authentic Irish meal with family, Ontario sure has its far share of Irish haunts. Together with the help of Sharp Magazine’s article, The Best Irish Pubs in Canada, we’ve put together a list of the top Irish Pubs in Ontario that are all authentic, yet deliver something different to each of their clientele. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, this list has something for everyone, located in all major tourist destinations!

The Best Irish Pubs in Southern Ontario

Doc Magilligan’s:

Niagara Falls has brought all the charm of Ireland to Lundy’s Lane. Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub was founded on the tradition of family history and committed to providing a laid back, fun-loving place to meet family and friends for a few drinks and some comfort inspired fare. Well known for their all day authentic irish breakfast, and their weekend entertainment “Live at Docs”. Young or old, local or not, Doc’s will always make you feel like family.


The Roy Public House:

Want the cozy, intimate atmosphere of a small town pub in the heart of downtown Toronto? Look no further. This homey Leslieville haunt is perfect for the absence of loud music but the noise of friendly chatter. The Roy Public House is known for its curry chips and Mowbary pies, as well as their deep fried Mars bar with Guinness ice cream.

  • Location: 894 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario

The Ceili Cottage:

Another downtown favourite in the bustle of Toronto this Irish pub has taken a different take on patio furniture. Instead of closing its patio off in the winter weather, Ceili Cottage has created a yurt so their patio stays open all winter long. Ceili Cottage is known for its cozy interior and warm atmosphere that makes any man feel right at home!

  • Location: 1301 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario

The Irish Harp:

Looking for an authentic experience then look no further, the Irish Harp is so authentic they got their entire bar and wood interior shipped from Ireland! It was built with the traditional Irish pub standards in mind, and continues to keep the “luck of the Irish” alive. The pub offers great food, great beer, great whiskey and old-fashioned Irish “craic” (fun and chat).

PJ O’Brien:

Whether you’re looking for an after-work bite and beer, or savouring a single-malt in the upstairs fireplace lounge, PJ O’Brien is the place for you! Located in Toronto’s downtown core PJ O’Brien’s has been able to keep their authentic Irish pub alive and thriving. Customers are treated to camaraderie, comfort and live music in this little touch of Ireland.

  • Location: 39 Colborne Street, Toronto, Ontario

Brazen Head:

This Irish establishment is rightfully named by adorning its premises with a giant brass head. Known for its young professional vibe and customers, this pub is hidden away in Toronto’s liberty village is perfect for a pint and classic pub grub any day of the week.

  • Location: 165 East Liberty Street, Toronto, Ontario

So whether you’re in the mood for live music, peaceful warmth or just feeling like part of the family, these Celtic crafted pubs offer each customer an authentic atmosphere.  So pull of a chair, grab a pint and enjoy the Irish tradition of craic.