Normally the opening of a Firkin Pub would be little cause for celebration amongst TO's YPs. Unless, of course, it's two doors down from the entrance to your abode and you love yourself some draft beer. Well, Monday's opening of the latest entry to the chain is, shall we say, a little more notable. Why? It looks damned cool, and couldn't be more central.
The Firkin Group of Pubs has some 32 locations in Southern Ontario and the GTA. It's a mainstay, a staple for a brew and pub grub. Whether or not you're a lover of the taverns, the new look and feel of the 207 Yonge Street 'Firkin on Yonge' is bound to impress.
Punk Brit design adorns the facade of the two-storey pub, conveniently located across from the Eaton Centre, and the inside expanse is anything but a grimey watering hole. It's lighter than most other locations, keeping much of the white-wall look from previous inhabitant XBOX Kinect Xperience. The upstairs has some plush leather to sink into, and the bottom floor bar is a great spot to setup after a long day at the office.
Expect the usual drinks and drafts, flatscreen TVs, and food menu – though how could anyone be less-than-impressed with an awesome sticky toffee pudding? – but in a more subdued, higher-end setting than what you're accustomed to.
It's clear the Firkin Group is looking towards upping the ante on their taverns, and we can only hope that the next few to open remain in the same vein. The new location may just be the tipping point, and if so we can't wait to see the Firkin group go over the edge...
Firkin on Yonge, 207 Yonge Street, Toronto