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McVeigh's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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124 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5C2G8, Canada
+1 416-364-9698
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
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Hamilton ON
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place for a drink and Irish music. Apparently the best Guinness in town but I could not tell the difference from any other guinness I had any other place in canada.

Thank Ron V
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154 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

McVeigh's looks sketchy from the outside but is your traditional Irish pub on the inside. Great place to grab a drink with friends after work. Staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank Cuong L
Singapore, Singapore
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place for cheap eats! Reliable and established! This is as far from fine dinning as you will get but the food is always good. The friendly staff make this a Toronto favorite.

Thank yagicorp
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I will say the meal I ordered was decent pub food. Compliments to the cook. Bartender took my drink and food order and served. It was the coldest treatment and service ever for me in an eating or drinking establishment of any kind. So this pub is not on my recommended list. Don't join the Welcome Wagon ...

Thank David C
Singapore, Singapore
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Living in Toronto all my life you would have thought I'd have been to this establishment. My first time was in August of this year and I was very pleasantly surprised! Great portions of good food made for an enjoyable, if not memorable, evening out with the boys.

1 Thank yagicorp
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were lucky to have spied this pub in passing. It turned out to be an amazing evening of great beer and great music! The owner's hospitality cemented our enjoyment. If you are looking for an authentic Irish Pub, stop in and relax in this homey atmosphere!

Thank laserbabies
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Exactly what you want in a pub. A place with deep history, excellent draught choices, and great food. The founder Mr McVeigh is often behind the bar, pulling pints, and is a fine host. If you like a good pint of Guinness, look no further than McVeigh's. Cheers!

1 Thank Ian M
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Charming but a little "tired" if you know what I mean. Met Mr. McVeigh, been there 54 years. Charming guy.

Thank Goochimom
Burlingame, California
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We came in to McVeigh's Irish Pub to have a quick beer and stayed for 3 hours! We did not eat while being there so I cannot say anything about the food. The staff was super friendly and fast to check if we were in need of anything else. The Mike Darcy Band that was playing was so good! Everyone... More 

Thank Kim Q
Dawlish, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

There are loads of plastic Irish pubs whose sole qualification for being Irish is that they serve Guinness, have a picture or two of road signs in Donegal and a faux Hibernian name (You know who I’m talking about, Finn McCools). McVeigh’s however, is the genuine article. For starters, it’s run by Irish people. The night we were in there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5C2G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-364-9698

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

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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