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Town Crier Pub

#318 of 6,779 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown West
Bar, European, Pub, Canadian
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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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Rochester, New York
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my 3rd visit to this place in 3 years (we dine here every time we visit TO for hockey day weekend). Cramped quarters. Such a weird layout in this place. But if you're not stuck up and don't mind having a GREAT time, come here. The menu selection is quite European; things lots of pork and fatty stuff.... More 

Thank RochesterIBC
Toronto, Canada
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264 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This wooden paneled pub was busy and packed on a Sat evening. There were many varieties of beer and all were refreshing and chilled to perfection. Service was great.

Thank kolkatacool
Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want amazing beer in a fantastic warm atmosphere this is the place. If your looking for great food, well we had the sausage platter and it was ok. I would go back for beers but not the food.

Thank Wade76
Ottawa, Canada
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town for a convention, looking for a warm and cozy place to have a beer and food within walking distance? This is it, a quiet warm place, no TV's, loads of beers on tap and a decent steak frites.

Thank pebouse
Sarnia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter made a reservation for 6 pm on a Friday evening for the four of us at the Town Cryer Pub on John Street ,Toronto. The steps leading to the establishment were narrow and steep although there was no snow I felt uncomfortable desending these stairs. We were stuffed in the corner beside the side door and it was... More 

Thank Linda O
Vancouver, Canada
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411 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We went here for a beer in a group of 6. They have quite an extensive list of European beers on tap. It's a bit of a treat if you're looking to splurge on some good beers. The food looked pretty good too although I didn't have any. Seemed to be traditional pub food on the menu. Service was pretty... More 

Thank Robert K
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Despite the name, Town Crier is more a Euro Pub than a British or American Colonial Pub. There are 50 beers on tap, and not the usual collection, Belgian, British, German, and more. The pints I had were fresh and excellent. The bartender really wanted to make sure he served me something that would suit my taste. The Menu as... More 

Thank BillM501
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Well worthwhile visiting this pub. An extensive beer menu and good food. Try the schnitzel or salad. Two floors at this place. The seating is too cozy as you sit too close to your neighbours. Do not sit too close to the windows in winter - quite chilly. Outdoor seating in the summer.

Thank Ian S
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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

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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
Bar, European, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
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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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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