Duke of Argyle Pub Inc
86 John Street, Toronto, ON, M5V 2E1
The Duke of Argyle serves up a royal pub experience in the heart of downtown.
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||King Streetcar or St Andrew Subway Station|
|Cross Street |||King & John|
|Mon–Thurs: 1:30AM–1AM, Fri: 11:30AM–AM, Sat: 12PM– 2AM, Sun: 12PM–11PM|
Profile Last Updated: June 06, 2008
Situated between two parking lots near the corner of King and John, this home to ales, fine liquor, and traditional pub fare (with a few twists) quite literally stands alone. Outside, the pub is easily distinguishable from the surrounding Clubland haunts, and inside, the dark wood and red velvety fabrics create a warm and nearly royal atmosphere.
Drink or Dine
If the giant oak bar right inside the door doesn’t tip you off, you should know that at the Duke of Argyle, they’re all about the drinks. Patrons can wet their whistles with a selection from the list of fine whiskeys or from the well-stocked wine cellar. For those who swear by beer, the Duke offers twelve on tap and more than a half dozen in bottles. Of course, this drink-centric-ness should be expected from an establishment known for the giant beer ad murals that typically grace the enormous exposed sides of the structure.
A Good Base
Diners at the Duke know that while the beer may come first, a hearty meal is often the ticket for ensuring a great night out. Those seeking pub fare are offered staples such as fish and chips, pot pie, and bangers and mash. International dishes like Bombay Curry Chicken and Quesadillas put the finishing touches on this menu of pub favourites with a twist.
Plush Plus Patio
A member of the Duke Group of Pubs, the Argyle features the relaxing warm wood interior you’d expect from the chain. Deep red velvety upholstering on the stools and booth seating make it the perfect spot to hunker down for a few (dozen?) pints with friends. The Duke’s lean multi-floor structure also sports a giant covered patio on the north side, a popular spot for the after-work crowd when the weather is warm.
Wheelchair Access: No
Tip: Try their Bombay Chicken Curry Rolls, they’re delicious.