Stout Irish Pub
221 Carlton, 647-344-7676, stoutirishpub.ca
This cozy Cabbagetown pub has a far better draught selection than your average local. Old faithfuls from GLB, Amsterdam, King and Nickel Brook can always be found alongside the four taps devoted to limited-release local beers. Sniffing out more cool stuff to drink requires a glance at the bottles and cans. Stout keeps standards like Neustadt’s 10W30, Sawdust City’s Lone Pine IPA and Hogtown kölsch along with a rotating selection of seasonals and geeky finds like GLB’s Limp Puppet (session IPA) and Brouwerij De Molen’s Mooi & Meedogenoloos. It even does you the favour of playfully classifying brews (Come to the Dark Side, Sweet Young Thing, High Octane) to wash away indecision and suit your mood. Years in operation Over three Specialty 20 taps plus cask. Don’t neglect the well-curated bottle list. Food The tasty menu spans lamb burgers, perogies and a poutine list (!) along with more traditional pub fare like Irish stew and beef dip. Patio Seats 40 Hours Daily 11 am to 2 am.