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The Merchant Tap House

$$ - $$$, ,
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
+1 613-547-1313
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average28%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
6A Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently in Kingston for homecoming with my mom. We stopped in here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. The place was very quiet which was excellent for conversation. We both had Caesar salads that were very good. The service was excellent.

Thank Jnietupski3
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had an appetizer(crab wontons) which was delicious. Service was great and my glass was never empty. Stayed for about 6 hours with a large group. Only complaint would be that the Beer selection was not very extensive and could use some more craft brewed beer...More

Thank CSGaudet
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub is nice with lots of comfy places to sit and space to stretch out and enjoy a snack and a drink.

Thank MItch_in_Ottawa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are old folk who went for dinner on a weekday evening. It's done up in as an old style pub. If my memory serves me, it was a chandlery back in the day. The greeter very kindly pushed us to a quiet corner away...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on a weekend away to Kingston. It was a hot day and we sat on the patio. The servers were very nice. We ordered the freshly made marinara and bread sticks to start our meal. My husband...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My go to place with brilliant staff, great food and a quaint atmosphere. Had a retirement lunch there and they ROCKED IT.

Thank chrisdann05
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Our original plans were to have dinner at the Merchant on a Saturday night but when we arrived at 6 or so we saw that they were not busy at all so we were a little concerned about it being a place to have dinner....More

Thank Cancun61
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Visited the Merchant on Saturday night. Food was great. Nice selection of beers on tap. The entertainment (The Trevor Walsh Group) were very good. A nice spot in downtown Kingston.

Thank Hal C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 27 July 2017

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
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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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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