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The Merchant Tap House

6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
+1 613-547-1313
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average29%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (6 reviews)
“bruschetta” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here yesterday for some food and a drink.Great atmosphere,people,food and selection.All quality.

Thank Joshua D
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a decent bar with great live music and beer selection. Classic pub food. There are better places to eat in Kingston but this is a great choice for the late night crowd to have a few drinks and enjoy a live band. Attracts...More

1  Thank Erin D
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent - Olivia. Drinks were good, and good selection. Nachos were pretty average, but were a good size. Will return, but will not order the nachos again!

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 26 January 2017

had a reservation for 10 people on a Thursday night. We called ahead as we were all going to see Jeff Dunham. We were seated quickly. That was the only quick thing about our visit. Drinks were painfully slow to arrive. Took 3 times of...More

1  Thank tiffanyp956
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We went here for lunch. The building is really interesting; lots of the original walls are still there. Wide variety on the menu; we ordered sandwiches and they were good. It was pretty empty inside the time we were there, but there were always people...More

Thank DebAE
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great location in Kingston and within walking distance of all major hotels. They have a large selection of beers on tap and a have private rooms to accommodate groups. The service is good and the servers are pleasant.

Thank Markhamfamily
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I been here a few times- the staff are friendly, the service is quick and the food is good standard pub grub. It is famous for live music, but we were too early. ( not the Pubs fault!) Overall a good well run pub.

Thank Alexander F
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Popped in for a pint and a bite on a Saturday afternoon while staying at neighboring hotel. Service was quick and friendly (not many in restaurant) . Premium beer prices a bit high but in line with other pubs I guess. Food was pretty good...More

Thank Kellick
Reviewed 13 October 2016

the food here was excellent. There were 4 adults, 2 children and a baby. The staff was accommodating and very nice to the children. The portions were large (I couldn't finish mine but it wasn't for lack of trying). Everything was an excellent experience. I...More

Thank patlaw939
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Lots to choose from to drink, a large menu, and a unique space. They got rid of summersby on draft which I think was a big mistake and food quality was mediocre.

Thank jennifer777_11
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Danny D
is there a dress code?
17 February 2016|
Response from Louise D | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know if... We were casual
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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!