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McVeigh's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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124 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2G8, Canada
+1 416-364-9698
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09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
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Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

two of us visited McVeigh's for the first time Tuesday (8:30PM) ordered fish and chips and a drink after waiting too long for a waitress and the pub was not busy. We had to ask her to clean off the table. The food was good but it took a long time to come. We asked ourselves, do they really want... More 

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Thank Warren P
Hamilton ON
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143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a drink and Irish music. Apparently the best Guinness in town but I could not tell the difference from any other guinness I had any other place in canada.

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Thank Ron V
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

McVeigh's looks sketchy from the outside but is your traditional Irish pub on the inside. Great place to grab a drink with friends after work. Staff are friendly and attentive.

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Thank Cuong L
Singapore, Singapore
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A good place for cheap eats! Reliable and established! This is as far from fine dinning as you will get but the food is always good. The friendly staff make this a Toronto favorite.

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Thank yagicorp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I will say the meal I ordered was decent pub food. Compliments to the cook. Bartender took my drink and food order and served. It was the coldest treatment and service ever for me in an eating or drinking establishment of any kind. So this pub is not on my recommended list. Don't join the Welcome Wagon ...

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Thank David C
Singapore, Singapore
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Living in Toronto all my life you would have thought I'd have been to this establishment. My first time was in August of this year and I was very pleasantly surprised! Great portions of good food made for an enjoyable, if not memorable, evening out with the boys.

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were lucky to have spied this pub in passing. It turned out to be an amazing evening of great beer and great music! The owner's hospitality cemented our enjoyment. If you are looking for an authentic Irish Pub, stop in and relax in this homey atmosphere!

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Thank laserbabies
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Exactly what you want in a pub. A place with deep history, excellent draught choices, and great food. The founder Mr McVeigh is often behind the bar, pulling pints, and is a fine host. If you like a good pint of Guinness, look no further than McVeigh's. Cheers!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Charming but a little "tired" if you know what I mean. Met Mr. McVeigh, been there 54 years. Charming guy.

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Thank Goochimom
Burlingame, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We came in to McVeigh's Irish Pub to have a quick beer and stayed for 3 hours! We did not eat while being there so I cannot say anything about the food. The staff was super friendly and fast to check if we were in need of anything else. The Mike Darcy Band that was playing was so good! Everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-364-9698

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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