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The Merchant Tap House

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6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
+1 613-547-1313
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, the back story is that I went visit my cousin in Kingston who lives only a couple of blocks from the Merchant and goes quite frequently. He informed me that it originally was a store the building dates from 1836. Before you even enter...More

Thank Piperwilly
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This past summer my husband and I stayed in Kingston several times due to a medical event. I required special diet and the Merchant Tap House went out of there way to comply. They were nothing but kind and when they saw us coming we...More

Thank Sherrydawn
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Visited for dinner and the Stares concert. I've always enjoyed the food at The Merchant and I wasn't disappointed. The nachos were great (though a bit expensive) and my wife really enjoyed The Widowmaker burger. We did find the menu a little pricey but I...More

Thank newsygal
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Recently in Kingston for homecoming with my mom. We stopped in here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. The place was very quiet which was excellent for conversation. We both had Caesar salads that were very good. The service was excellent.

Thank Jnietupski3
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Had an appetizer(crab wontons) which was delicious. Service was great and my glass was never empty. Stayed for about 6 hours with a large group. Only complaint would be that the Beer selection was not very extensive and could use some more craft brewed beer...More

Thank CSGaudet
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The pub is nice with lots of comfy places to sit and space to stretch out and enjoy a snack and a drink.

Thank MItch_in_Ottawa
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on a weekend away to Kingston. It was a hot day and we sat on the patio. The servers were very nice. We ordered the freshly made marinara and bread sticks to start our meal. My husband...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My go to place with brilliant staff, great food and a quaint atmosphere. Had a retirement lunch there and they ROCKED IT.

Thank chrisdann05
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our original plans were to have dinner at the Merchant on a Saturday night but when we arrived at 6 or so we saw that they were not busy at all so we were a little concerned about it being a place to have dinner....More

Thank Cancun61
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the Merchant on Saturday night. Food was great. Nice selection of beers on tap. The entertainment (The Trevor Walsh Group) were very good. A nice spot in downtown Kingston.

Thank Hal C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-547-1313
  • E-mail
The Merchant Tap House offers customers a choice of over 25 draught beers. Our menu offers a crowd-pleasing variety of pub favourites and classic specialties, including Merchant's Fish and Chips, Merchant's 40 Creek Whiskey Burger, and the thin crust, gourmet bruschetta. Entertainment is never in short supply with live band performances Thursdays through Saturdays. The Merchant Tap House also features a huge 150 person-capacity summer patio overlooking the lake. Check out our website or Facebook page for daily specials and upcoming events!
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