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Town Crier Pub

#349 of 6,754 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown West
German, Bar, Pub, Canadian, European
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115 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E2, Canada
+1 416-204-9588
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My favourite is the Pork Knuckles. I actually ate there two days in a row once. Great beers, low key, local find. I live down the street and love coming here. It's hard to find a restaurant that serves a decent amount of vegetables in the entree!!

Thank TorontoTravelBugz
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across it while searching for a drink and the Town Crier turned into our go-to meeting spot for a week in Toronto. The German oriented menu has great portions, the selection of beers on tap is plentiful (50+), but what hit home with our group was the recommendation of a seasonal local cider that was exceptional. We found... More 

Thank PaulRO6011CT
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

in town for a conference and this was a 5 minute walk from my hotel. Alot of good spots on John Street but I'm partial to Irish & German Pubs. Great atmosphere, tunes playing in the background and no TVs. Makes for great drinking and conversation. I sat at the bar and had the Pork Schnitzel entree, outstanding with mushroom... More 

Thank HappyVacationMan
George Town, null, Cayman Islands
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have eaten there twice and found that the quality of the food was very good indeed. Vegetables cooked to perfection and the meat always of high quality. The beer was also excellent and the service was very good. Atmosphere was friendly

Thank Frank E
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I and most of our friends love this pub so much. The beer selection is amazing and the food is always high quality. That was the reason why we took our friends from Ottawa to this pub to dine when he and his gf visited for Thanksgiving this year. My friend was highly allergic to dairy and... More 

Thank Yuannie
Schenectady, New York
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I really enjoyed my time here. They have about 50 beers on tap, and were easily able to recommend beers to my taste. The staff was friendly and very helpful. I went back for a second time, and would definitely return if I were back in Toronto.

Thank revstacey
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Unfortunate timing I guess, but the staff was rude, inflexible and unfriendly. The lack of hospitality was astounding. We won't be back.

Thank TraveltoWonder
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stopped in here for a couple of late drinks. Sitting at the bar, the bartenders were helpful and talkative. There was a huge tap beer list from all over the world and we enjoyed a couple of those. Reasonable prices as well

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice to find a pub in North America that looks like a UK pub both inside and out. Five different Fullers beers on tap, more than you will find in most pubs outside London. Friendly staff and cosy atmosphere although I suspect it gets a bit crowded and hectic when the Blue Jays are at home. Had some outstanding fries... More 

Thank richardfarley233
Romford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I popped in here a couple of times on a recent stay in Toronto. Both time was very busy and friendly. a great selection of international beers including some very good Canadian craft beer. You must try the hoppy fruity local Amsterdam Brew Co. Cruiser pale ale. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I didn't eat here but lots of... More 

Thank KevRowley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, Pub, Canadian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 John St, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-204-9588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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