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We suppose there's no sense in complaining about placing 7th in a
contest you didn't know you were a contestant in; nevertheless,
we're always happy to earn a mention and a fan.
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Regulars fill both the cramped downstairs and upstairs rooms – all worn plank flooring, craggy wooden counters and coarse stucco walls – as well as a parachute-covered patio out back year-round. Bonus: more than 20 Ontario-only microbrews on tap — well, except for the Guinness.
Best: from a Canuck-inspired card, minced buffalo ’n’ beef burger on a kaiser topped with ancho ketchup, red onion and pickle on a kaiser; at dinner, old-fashioned meat loaf with roasted onion mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy and succotash; cornmeal-crusted Ontario pickerel with roasted spuds and seasonal veg.
From La Belle Provence...La Messagere Gluten Free Beer, made with Rice and Buckwheat. Made by Les Bieres De La Nouvelle France Micro-brewery. 4.7% alc/vol. Why suffer from an allergy when you can suffer from a gluten-free hangover?!!
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In a city dominated by McPubs, this neighbourhood local stands out. With the exception of Guinness, Canadian microbrews flow exclusively from the taps, and the menu focuses on hearty comfort food rather than greasy pub grub. It draws a diverse range of clientele: students, thirsty brokers and silver-haired WASPs fill the comfortable two-floor space. The vegetable and chickpea curry is more than just a token vegetarian dish: the veggies are bright and the legumes soft; a bed of bulgur soaks up the rich coconut sauce. Cheery service. Mains $12–$19.
Yes, it's patio season again and we're open and ready to go, and don't forget, we have 4 heaters fired up so there's never a chill in the air.
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Each Thursday up to and including April 8th, Get a pint of Creemore for a dollar off the regular price! How great is that?!
Welcoming in daylight or dark, a great local should, above all else, reflect its clientele. That’s why west end pubs and bars are better. We’re cooler, smarter and more fun. West versus East? Seriously, that’s like frites versus McCain oven fries.
The Rebel House (1068 Yonge) is a Toronto fence-sitter, but we’ll claim it as ours because we don’t think east-enders would grasp the subtlety of the whole urban Upper Canada thing the Rebel’s got going on. It’s that same sophistication that...
Traditional to Robbie Burns Day is the serving of the 'Haggis', and so that is what we shall be doing. Come in and try this decidedly delicious treat and wash it down with one of our single malts.
Without question, one of Toronto's finest good beer establishments. The Rebel House is a true Ontario pub, serving a large selection of Ontario craft microbrews on tap. They include familiar Brick and Lakes of Muskoka for the non-adventurous, along with Trafalgar, Kawartha Lakes, Wellington, Niagara Falls and Neustadt Springs for those looking for something with a little more flavour.
The Rebel House also has outstanding food, featuring many Canadian-themed dishes. My personal favourite: the big-enough-for-a-meal poutine. There is hardly a finer Canadian experience than a tasty dish of poutine and a fine ale.
Be warned, however, the Rebel House is not a large pub, and seating can often be difficult on a weekend night. The pub is very narrow, and has two floors, with a bar and table seating on each level. However, they do have an outstanding back patio when our weather co-operates.
Highly recommended. [original]