Monarch Tavern

Dive Bar
12 Clinton St, Toronto ON M6J 2N8, Canada
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  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
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Beer, Full Bar
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As one of the oldest licensed establishments in the city, it’s more than just a bar—it’s a landmark! Whether you’re a college student, construction worker, artist, or fashion model, everyone feels like royalty at The Monarch!


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    "food from San Francesco Foods"(2 Tips)
    Monarch Tavern
    "Karaoke Kourage specials: $5 tall cans and cheap cider!"(5 Tips)
    Felicity M.
    "Awesome karaoke, for watching sports and playing pool!"(2 Tips)
    "Grilled cheese with onions tastes good, but it's a small sandwich"(7 Tips)
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  • karaoke
  • casual
  • pool tables
  • pulled pork
  • Old Fashioneds
  • grilled cheese sandwiches
  • ribs
  • beer
  • Southern food
  • authentic
  • cider drinks
  • tacos
  • staff
  • cheese
  • sports
  • Felicity M.

    Honestly such a great place off the beaten path. Amazing Lauren free menu and awesome bourbon/rye selection. Staff is great! Awesome karaoke, for watching sports and playing pool!

    Felicity Mould · October 3
  • Smug H.

    Karaoke on Thursdays

    Smug Hank · August 21
  • Arun K.

    Brisket sandwiches. Amazing!

    Arun Krishna · August 19
  • Bonnie D.

    Skip the cornbread, get the pickle chips. The ribs are good!

    Bonnie Dean · May 31
  • Lucie K.

    This place is like "no bullshit, just meat" and I loved it! The ribs and pulled pork were both amazing and the place has a great vibe! Tip - get a table by the window in the corner :)

    Lucie Kleckova · May 18
  • The Theatre Reader

    REVIEW: Shakespeare BASH'd's Macbeth, "courageously ascends and transforms the stage" Read more

    The Theatre Reader · November 22, 2014
  • Dariana B.

    Such bad attention.... Expensive... Food took forever to be ready. :/

    Dariana Barrios · February 10, 2014
  • Billy K.

    Casual and incredibly FUN bar. Hung out there for one night and felt like I've been going there for years. Oh, don't miss the karaoke!

    Billy Kenefick · December 13, 2013
  • Sarah

    Grilled cheese with onions tastes good, but it's a small sandwich

    Sarah · November 22, 2013
  • steve m.

    Fantastic Woodford Old Fashion cocktails!

    steve mills · September 30, 2013
  • Nathania H.

    Love love love the fries.

    Nathania Hu · September 3, 2013
  • Devon B.

    A surprisingly extensive beer collection just off the College strip - prices are fair and the atmosphere is chill. A good dive!

    Devon B · April 18, 2013
  • Devin M.

    Such a great pub. Hogtown smoke on the menu. Gluten free paradise. If you feel like Za, you can bring in either Bitondos from across the street or San Francesco's from downstairs. Aces!

    Devin Moore · January 19, 2013
  • Alex P.

    Solid atmosphere

    Alex Pandelidis · September 30, 2012
  • JugnooMe

    This is one of the NXNE 2012 venues in Jugnoo's NXnecessities. Check out for the rest of the NXnecessities.

    JugnooMe · June 11, 2012
  • Corina H.

    Really tasty tacos! I was pleasantly surprised!

  • Graeme L.

    Sooooo much better now with the new ownership! I've wanted to like this bar for so long, and now I can.

    Graeme Luey · March 2, 2012
  • Monarch Tavern

    Karaoke every Thursday, 10pm-2am! Karaoke Kourage specials: $5 tall cans and cheap cider!

    Monarch Tavern · October 23, 2011
  • Monarch Tavern

    $4 Jameson, Jägermeister and Jack Daniels. Every day and all the time!

    Monarch Tavern · October 23, 2011
  • Monarch Tavern

    Magic Hour specials every weekday, 5pm-8pm! $5 House Draft, $4 mixed drinks, and $4 domestic bottles.

    Monarch Tavern · October 23, 2011
  • Monarch Tavern

    A great mix of craft and imported beers on tap! Plenty more in bottles and cans!

    Monarch Tavern · October 23, 2011
  • Monarch Tavern

    Where else can you get a grilled cheese sandwich with Scottish Applewood smoked cheddar?!

    Monarch Tavern · October 23, 2011
  • Monarch Tavern

    Order anything you want off the menu gluten-free. Burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, poutine... Beer too!

    Monarch Tavern · October 23, 2011
  • Evan G.

    Today $1 from every food and drink item sold goes to The Canadian Cancer Society.

    Evan Georgiades · August 27, 2011
  • AskMen

    New owners have stepped in, preserving one of the only drinking establishments where brown bagging your food is welcome as long as it means you’re washing it down with a few pints.

    AskMen · June 3, 2011
  • Jeremy C.

    Grilled cheese smorgasborg is unreal! They have over ten types. Pool table is re-felted with fresh bumpers. Also, try a burger with blue cheese.

    Jeremy Cain · April 7, 2011
  • Photoguy

    Grab some food from San Francesco Foods, next door and enjoy a beer w/your food in the bar.

    Photoguy · April 1, 2010
  • Photoguy

    Have a beer when eating a chicken parma sandwich

    Photoguy · March 31, 2010

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