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The Merchant Tap House

$$ - $$$, ,
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
+1 613-547-1313
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“nachos” (8 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great beer on tap selection. MacKinnon Brothers beer available! Good value on the Thursday night steak night special but steak quality seems hit and miss. Great staff and fast and very friendly service.

Thank stoomac1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was Excellent, But Needs A Facelift. The Patio chais were very dirty and worn out. All though the young hostess was trying she really needs assistance in keeping the tables in order for parties to comfortably sit at. Tables and chairs are all over...More

Thank LPPM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner. Had a great time and awesome food. All of us enjoyed our meal. The waitress was a little off or seem preoccupied spilling our beer but did offer a top up. Good prices for what you get! Won’t be disappointed.

Thank sassygrrll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived around 8:00ish for dinner and it was pretty busy. We ended up sitting at the bar and that was just fine. The is a great vibe in this little place. Food was really good as was the service. Would definitely go there again.

Thank BlueJai
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My wife and I spent the weekend at the HIW and we were looking for a pub nearby. We went to the Merchant. Sat on the patio. Very nice atmosphere, fast and friendly service. I had the Fish and Chips and my wife had a...More

Thank Jean D
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Great location for a drink, close to water front and downtown :-) Service is great, people there a friendly

Thank Gilles964
Reviewed August 11, 2018

The Merchant Tap is our favourite restaurant in Kingston. My husband and I go there every summer, and the food is great, the staff is nice, and you don't have to wait forever for the food. The drinks are good too; everything is great there....More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We went on a wing special night and got great service. We were seated right away. Got served our cold drinks within minutes and ordered at the same time. We got our wings in a very short time. The wings were huge which we didn't...More

Thank anne m
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Food was really good, really nice place and the wait staff was really nice, typical pub food and they also have a patio.

Thank AGA152623
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I had visited this place some years ago, and was looking forward to stopping by this weekend while I was in town. We had dinner last night and all in all, it was good. I was disappointing to hear they no longer carry Leffe especially...More

Thank Al S
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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
Groups, Bar Scene
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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