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Dora Keogh Irish Pub

East End
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Address: 141 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2, Canada
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+1 416-778-1804

Created by the same crew that devised the perennially popular Allen's, Dora...

Created by the same crew that devised the perennially popular Allen's, Dora Keogh is an unusually elegant pub. The evening brings music, with local fiddlers and vocalists strutting their stuff; famous fiddler Natalie McMaster has been known to join in, as have various members of the Irish group the Chieftains.

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A Little Irish Gem!

I was surprised to find an Irish pub in the heart of Greek Town, but somehow it just seems to fit in! A great place to meet up with friends on the east side of the city and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 September 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I was surprised to find an Irish pub in the heart of Greek Town, but somehow it just seems to fit in! A great place to meet up with friends on the east side of the city and across the road from Broadview subway station. Good atmosphere standing at the bar chatting with the very friendly and efficient bar staff.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had a good night here. Good music. Serve harp and kilkenny! They don't serve them in Ireland anymore so it was authentic Ireland 1980s which was pretty cool

Thank Hackers123
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place band not bad nothing to say it was amazing or anything maybe a off fri night for them probably wont go back when back in Toronto

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Cambridge, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Dropped in for a beer and a bite to eat. Nice pub atmosphere inside and I was pleasantly surprised by the group of musicians that casually gather every Saturday afternoon to play some authentic celtic music. They have a good selection of craft beers, and the burger I and fries I ordered was quite tasty. I would definitely return for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Met some friends for a pint before dinner down the road. Authentic Irish pub with traditional live music. Side rooms are good for conversation. Be aware that there is no table service, so you have to go to the bar for service.

Thank Adventurer27_8
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Dora Keogh is often considered to be one of the best Irish bars in Toronto. I will simply add to that in saying that is not only the best Irish Bar in Toronto but one of the best I have experienced in the whole world. Now what make is so special? I think it is because it has a good... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

If you want a true slice of Ireland THIS is the place to come. As an Irishman living here for a bit I made it my mission to try out all the popular Irish Pubs in the city so I'd know where to go when I was feeling homesick. Literally EVERY other place I tried got it wrong (most badly)... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Dora's on a Thursday night is just the place to be. Traditional Irish music played by talented musicians at just the right level of volume. Pub is very authentic looking, has a warm and welcoming vibes and some cute snugs. Good pint of Guinness if poured by a good experienced barman. Bar staff not prone to chat which detracts a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

I had a great night here while visiting my sister who is living in Toronto. Good food, friendly staff, good company, good music.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2013

Good food, great beer, and a most friendly atmosphere. If you like good Irish fare and comraderie this is a place to go. Good sports on 'TV!

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