Kingston Brewing Co. | Kingston, Ontario
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Kingston Brewing Co.
Exceptional based on 28 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

34 Clarence St.
Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 1W9 [ print map ]
613 542 4978

kingstonbrewing.ca

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11:30am-1am


Mayor: sic1314 (1) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: ~ 15


Kingston Brewing Co.

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28 reviews for Kingston Brewing Co.
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  76%
 Selection  62%
 Food  73%
 Value  69%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  77%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer  (77) Sturgeon Falls, Ontario | August 28, 2010
Super friendly staff, the decor is awesome! Boats loads of amazing vintage beer collectibles. The food was quite good, and the beers were pretty decent. A nice selection of their own brews complimented by done good Ontario micros. I would go back in a heartbeat.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Bif  (81) St. Louis, Missouri | August 20, 2010
Great brew pub. The staff and patrons are very friendly. The food is great with a large menu to work from. Service is usually excellent with a nominal glitch especially when they are busy. My favorite brew is the Dragonís Breath Real Ale. I also enjoy the Whitetail Cream Ale a nice refreshing change. They make brews for special events or for seasonal enjoyment. They have about 17 other beers/ales on tap, all are regional craft beers with the exception of Guinness. There is also a large selection of single malts. My main stop whenever I am in Kingston.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan  (270) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | July 15, 2010
Had been to this place many times during university years ago, but that was prior to my becoming a full-on beergeek. Returned this summer for a visit. The vibe remains just what I remember it to be, essentially my ideal notion of what a brewpub should look like: tons of Canadian and international craft beer paraphenalia and tap handles (think Falling Rock in Denver, only smaller and more Canadian), topped only by the number of photos on the walls of patrons both famous and local. Very very cool vibe. The beers however are mediocre at best, except for the two selections they have on cask. Food is very good for pub fare, probably the best chicken wings Iíve ever had in a pub. Service was prompt and friendly.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere  (450) Ottawa, Ontario | October 4, 2009
Yet another place I visited many times and havent rated yet. Last visit was October 3rd 2009, during the Kingston Chili Fest...our usual hangout to digest the said chili(s). I really like the decor, with tons of British and antique beer paraphenelia. The food is typically good and plentifull. The beer selection is a bit static though (maybe Iím not going at the right time). Given that this is one of the oldest brewpubs in Canada, and the first in Ontario, it is worth the visit.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
AWS9  (5) Mississauga, Ontario | September 7, 2009
Some nice history to this place. Great location right down by the water. Has a front patio by the street, a nice gardeny patio in the back, and a pretty typical pub style inside. The few times Iíve gone, its primarily been for a meal, so I donít have much of a read for the service in terms of beer savvy, though they serve food alright. Solid selection of their own beers, some Canadian micros, and international favourites. Good food and not expensive at all. Other than the Grad Club, this is the place to be for beer fans in Kingston.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
A rather pretty building with obvious English inspirations (both the atmosphere and beers), but completely overloaded with breweriana, to the point that the place feels small and itís not. I was not particularly fond of my meatball sandwich which was served with a soup that lacked a bit in vegetables. Very minimalist plates and not particularly cheap. Both beers tried were rather weak, very watery and totally devoid of any adventurous side.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning  (60) Hamilton, Ontario | April 24, 2008
Old and cozy feel to this establishment with the outside of the building looking quite historic. Service here was good and attentive. My waitress handled a complaint I had about a beer quite well, and also deducted a pint from my bill to apologize for the inconvenience....though I was completely willing to pay for it. I have to say the staff really arenít that knowledgeable about beer over all, but my waitress knew about the beers that were being served. Selection was pretty good, and I noticed a few other taps other than the ones for the beers brewed here. I had a burger and fries, and the portions were good, and well priced. The only downfall is that some of the beers brewed here are bad news, but it is nice to see the experimentation. Iíll go again.
78
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Canuckistani  (1) Dundas, Ontario | December 13, 2006| Updated January 15, 2007
Admittedly the first brewpub Iíve been to, I had a great ambiance to it, and the foodís great too. Unfortunately, the staff donít seem to know much about the beer or scotch they offer or anything about food pairing. Itís got the best beer on tap that I know of in Ontario, and Iíd probably rank it in my top 3 places to eat, including my grandmotherís house. The beers arenít phenomenal, and aside from the in-house beers, theyíve limited the selection to primarily dry, bitter beers such as Guinness and St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout. They tend to be either overbearing (after-dinner beer) or underwhelming (light snack/aperitif beer); I havenít had one of their beers with a meal and been truly satisfied with the pairing, but I havenít tried all of their beers. Highly recommended to anyone who is passing through Kingston. Try the Decriminalized Steak Pot Pie--marinated in beer, with beer gravy. To die for!
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan  (104) Ste-Therese, Quebec | August 3, 2006
I was there on vacation in July, the food was pub style and good.The beer selection was good, but nothing exceptional. The ambiance had a local feel to it.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon  (226) Boisbriand, Quebec | July 15, 2006
Visitť entre le 10 et le 13 juillet 2006, donc une fois pour souper. Cíest plus un resto quíun pub, le menu de bouffe est trŤs varier. Il ya avait environ 6 ou 7 de leur propre biŤres (jíen ai bu 5) et le mÍme nombre des autres brasseurs.

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