Brunswick Ave Pump
410 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1X5
The Brunswick Avenue Pump is a local favourite for comfort food, tasty brew, and good times among friends.
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, Counter & Bar Service|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Spadina station|
|Cross Street |||Bloor and Spadina|
Profile Last Updated: October 23, 2007
A welcome change from the numerous sushi bars that line the street, Annex wanderers will be refreshed by the Brunswick Avenue Pump. The Pump is a traditional little pub with all the amenities one looks for in a casual watering hole. Its mainstays include well over a dozen local and imported brews on tap, big screen TVs, a jukebox and a pinball machine. The exposed brick walls with rich wood imply the familiarity of a small town. Between booth seating and a bar/lounge, the large windowed garage doors open up during the warmer months to create a patio that overlooks Bloor Street.
Pub Fare with Italian Nuances
The menu delivers all that is expected from a pub and more. Calamari, wings, nachos, garlic bread, and antipasto are well-known finger foods, and the organic salads make for good starters. The Tex-Mex chicken, Italian panino, chicken parmesan, and steak on a bun are truly “two-fisted” sandwiches. Steak-lovers can choose among six different varieties of Angus beef, including tenderloin kebab, peppercorn striploin, surf and turf, and brandied ribeye. There is a flair for Italian cuisine, with hearty offerings of 10 stone-baked pizzas and a selection of calzones. Fish and chips, lasagna, baby back ribs, and fajitas are also served, ensuring there’s plenty to choose from beyond the standard pub fare. Depending on what night of the week you stop in, there are dinner specials after 5 p.m. that offer ½ price on nachos, wings, pizza, and pasta. The Pump also supplies comfort food to curb that inevitable hangover with its brunch from 11 – 3 on weekends.