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The Merchant Tap House

) #70 of 346 Restaurants in Kingston $$ - $$$ , ,
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
+1 613-547-1313
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good33%
  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (7 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“bruschetta” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice, relaxing spot for casual dining. The patio is well shaded with "real" trees and is quite quaint. Service is good. The food is very good, especially given the modest pricing. Good drinks. Nice place to go to chat and relax,

Thank Arlene S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I really liked the indoor décor but had to sit outside as it was a beautiful evening. The outside of the building has real character and I enjoyed the view looking north to the main street. The restaurant is at...More

Thank ZoeTO
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Went there on the 11th of July 2017 with my extended puppy and my puppy Indiana, The food was great, the patio was a great location, and they looked after my puppy. The mac and cheese was the highlight, with second choice being the variety...More

Thank NeilOrillia
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Every year our company has a team Building in Kingston and this place is always a must stop. Not just the food but every Thursday Trevor Walsh performs. We came back this year again to see him! Old rock covers and he is amazing. We...More

Thank MzSorcey
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint little bar by the water in Kingston. The live band was excellent and the crowd was interesting. It was packed the night we went and it was very hot. I'm not sure if they have air conditioning but it felt like...More

1  Thank Emily_Cattelan
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The Merchant has great nightly specials/live music. My friends and I try to get out for streak night a couple times a month but Tuesdays are also a favourite. They have a great selection of craft beer on tap and tallboys. The staff is really...More

1  Thank Taylor H
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Your standard tourist type pub conveniently located downtown next to hotels and shopping. Close to the waterfront for a walk after lunch. Lunch was served promptly, not too fresh though, the fish appeared to have been frozen for quite a while. This appears to be...More

1  Thank Gregg A
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Dropped in for a beer and they were having a painting class. That you don't see everyday. Staff were nice and the beer was cold. Carved maidenhead as you walk in is a real headturner. So if you are a mariner check this place out.

Thank 546berniee
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Service was great, live music was lively, good atmosphere. We had Nachos they were good. Great spot.

Thank DrEavestrough
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Went here yesterday for some food and a drink.Great atmosphere,people,food and selection.All quality.

Thank Joshua D
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Danny D
18 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-547-1313
  • E-mail
The Merchant Tap House offers customers a choice of over 25 draught beers. Our menu offers a crowd-pleasing variety of pub favourites and classic specialties, including Merchant's Fish and Chips, Merchant's 40 Creek Whiskey Burger, and the thin crust, gourmet bruschetta. Entertainment is never in short supply with live band performances Thursdays through Saturdays. The Merchant Tap House also features a huge 150 person-capacity summer patio overlooking the lake. Check out our website or Facebook page for daily specials and upcoming events!
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