|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Yonge subway line to Yonge/Bloor station|
|Cross Street |||Yonge Street and Bloor Street|
Profile Last Updated: January 12, 2009
Named after the teenage pickpocket in Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist, The Artful Dodger has been slinging brew since 1979. Renowned as having the roots of a British pub, the formidable ale house prides itself on not only sticking to classic drinks and meals, but also branching out to create a uniquely Torontonian experience. And what better way to convey that with two patios? Thanks to the location of The Artful Dodger’s 100-year-old Victorian building, the bar is not only steps away from the shopping and entertainment of Toronto’s Yonge Street, but it also lends itself quite well to both a south and north-facing patio.
There Are Plenty-O-Options
Naturally, draught beer and British comestibles such as bangers and mash and fish and chips are offered up for eats, but over the years, items including quesadillas, curries, fajitas, teriyaki stir-fries and the protein-laden Zorba salad (named after a former employee who was “full of beans”) make for a well-rounded series of options.
Known as the sunny place for shady people, Artful Dodger’s southbound deck overlooks the calm Isabella Street and fares quite well on bright summer days, lending its northbound sibling to be referred to as The Dodger’s shady background. Or, for those who prefer the Great Indoors, nestle up to one of the two fireplaces in the bar or lounge. Relax with a game of pool, select a tune on the jukebox or enjoy live music once a week.
Entertainment: Pool Tables & Games