Just as OB has Tango as their territory, we have Kingston Brew Pub as ours. We find ourselves there after work on many Fridays. In the summer, their patio is shaded and great for people watching. They also have a pretty awesome courtyard in the back (with a hilarious park bench on the roof… I really don’t know why that is there, I wonder if people sit there and watch the people below).
They make their own beer and cider so you definitely don’t want to miss it. I find myself drawn to the Dragon Pale Ale as my usual drink of choice. We interviewed a whole bunch of candidates here last year and had them on the second floor where there is lots of room for big parties.
Their pub grub is pretty good too. This is the Horn of Plenty (“This will blow you over – onion rings, zucchini sticks, mushroom caps, chips, wings, and nachos. ‘Where to Eat on Day Parole’ calls it ‘Wow! What a pile of food!”‘) for $15.10. It is gigantic. Lots of nachos and even more fries that I really like (very darkly fried with skin on). The wings are marinated and charbroiled in BBQ sauce and not deep fried. Thus I don’t find them too oily.
This is the Lamb Burger 6 oz (served with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and pickle on a whole wheat bun and chips and cooked medium) for $10.90. I found the burger a touch on the dry side but it had a nice fragrant lamb flavour. Again these chips are pretty tasty.
This is the UN Chicken Sandwich (Canadian Grade “A” breaded chicken breast topped with Swiss Cheese, sprouts, tomato, lettuce and East Indian curried mayo on a whole wheat bun) for $11.25. Nicely crispy chicken and a very interesting mayo.
Kingston Brew Pub is our go-to place for a drink after work. It will remain so for many years to come because of its location, its food, and its drinks.