Paupers Pub

4.2
62 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Since 1986, Paupers Pub has been a staple in the Annex neighbourhood. Come join us on one of our two spectacular patios this summer!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 62 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sarah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The service was very slow. They kept forgetting my order. Then taking another while to retrieve it. Also, the out door patio isn’t all heated. So if you book an appointment be prepared to sit in the cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Server was a bit of a dick. He seemed generally annoyed with our presence the entire time. No clue what we did other than order drinks and food. I’m disappointed in my self for tipping him so well considering his attitude.

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EndUser
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good patio for outdoor dining. Booking via OpenTable ensures that you get a table every visit.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, patio is pretty and well-spaced.

Paupers Pub
Responded on 14 November 2020

Glad you enjoyed your time! - Adam, GM

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made a reservation but we had to wait in this huge line full of all other people who also made reservations. They obviously overbooked, which was extremely unprofessional.

Paupers Pub
Responded on 14 November 2020

Hi, I regret to read about your experience that night. I am investigating what lead to this issue and can guarantee it will not happen again. Rest assured, last Friday was a one-time mistake and I hope you can give us a second chance. - Adam, GM

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Birthdaygirl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Paupers Pub.

Paupers Pub
Responded on 14 November 2020

We love you too! - Adam, GM

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KarolinaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Paupers for years and have always had a great experience. The staff are always friendly and warm, the food is tasty and the drinks are solid. No matter how many times COVID-19 restriction rules have changed, these guys have been able to adapt and offer a safe and welcoming environment for their customers. I plan to come back to this pub for many years to come.

Paupers Pub
Responded on 14 November 2020

Hi Karolina, It's always nice to read that our efforts are being appreciated. Until next time! - Adam, GM

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JacquieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We had to wait in line for our reservation, so were seated 15 minutes late. 45 minutes later, we were given our “half hour warning” that we were only allowed to be there for 90 minutes. I would not have reserved here knowing this. They managed to extend it so we could order food as planned, but it felt rushed and uncomfortable. I ended up making a reservation elsewhere, which I was almost late for, as the server pretty much abandoned us for a while (they apparently were having difficulty with their machines). I had to leave my credit card with my friends so I didn’t miss my other reservation, then sat at a table by myself for 20 minutes elsewhere before they finally settled the bill. An overall annoying experience. It’s too bad, I liked the table, if we had just been able to sit at it and order drinks and food for the evening, this rating would be very different!

Paupers Pub
Responded on 14 November 2020

Hi Jacquie, I regret to read about your experience last Friday. I am sorting out what went wrong with the seating that night and can guarantee it will not happen again. Rest assured, we will never repeat the mistakes made and hope you can give us a second chance. - Adam, GM

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Maddy
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Maybe offer some coolers like Smirnoff Ice but other than that I had a great time! Would definitely come again!

Paupers Pub
Responded on 14 November 2020

Hi Maddy, Glad you had a great time! We have a few flavoured seltzers you might enjoy by a local producer, but I'll take your suggestion under consideration! - Adam, GM

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were great. They seated us at a table under a heater which made dining pleasant.

Paupers Pub
Responded on 14 November 2020

Hi Peter - Pleased to hear you had a good time. Hope to see you again! - Adam, GM

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EZ20
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The food was horrible, clearly it was frozen and just been heated up. The wings, chicken tenders, and chicken sandwich had freezer burn marks on them. The drinks were horrible, the $13 sangria was just juice and ice. Also, they did not have a table reserved and we had to wait.

Paupers Pub
Responded on 4 November 2020

Hi EZ20, I know first hand that the claims you make against our chicken are all false. Our chicken does not ever see the inside of a freezer. It is ordered from our suppliers fresh, and made to order for the table. I'd defend the quality of our cocktails as well, but I get the sense you are out for blood with this review. - Adam, GM

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DuaneB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Booked a table 2 days in advance for dinner, got seated on the upper deck of a cold freezing patio with no heater, called the manager to inquire if there were any tables we could move to in the heated section and his response was, "Get into the spirit and wear a cap these tables were on a first come first serve basis" to which I said I had booked on Wednesday. Drank 2 beers in the freezing cold and left. Horrid customer service and a rude manager.

Paupers Pub
Responded on 4 November 2020

Hi Duane, I recall speaking with you on Friday. I'll re-iterate that we make it very clear on our website and on Open Table that heated seats are not guaranteed to anyone, even if you make a reservation. This is due to limited heated seating available. If it was up to us, we would have served you indoors during cold nights, but there are strict COVID-19 restrictions in place forcing us to conduct all service outdoors. This is becoming the norm in Canada as restrictions tighten on restaurants.

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kevinc
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant heated and covered cabanas loved it

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artslover
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The server was just great. I really appreciate all the work you've done and continue to do in order to provide a heated patio

We were able to have a table yesterday as it was warm-no heating required.

I hope to return many times, and trust you will allow the two of us to be seated at
11:00 am when things are less busy.

Congrats are not only surviving Covid 19, but also pushing forward...

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ConnieD
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice old tradition, having snacks and a beer at Pauper's. Many more years of it, I hope!

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CalvinM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Don't order the Fish and Chips. The fish was a mushy piece inside a grease soaked thick batter coating. Left me feeling ill the rest of the evening.

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GillianC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good vibe but drinks were weak the the food lacked flavour

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AlanaA
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our local pub which we do not visit often but we had a decent experience. The food is standard and we had no complaints. The other wait staff seemed to be more interested in our table than our actual server. We are not alcohol drinkers and we understand that the large portion of income is through alcohol consumption of patrons so we kind of assumed our waiter was not interested in us for that reason. Other than that, we will keep this pub in mind for the future.

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BigBang2112
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very cheery greeting, quick run-through on the Vivid rules & off to our table. Yummy food all around, though the boys would have been happier with a little more smoke on their butter chicken, but that's subjective.
All around a wonderful experience!

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KristaM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Covid safety standards. Excellent food and lovely service. Have the grilled cheese three ways!

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TagynK
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really great. We have the butter chicken and chicken sandwich. Both amazing. Breaded fries not my favourite.

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MiraN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Services was very slow and the value for money not so good.

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DanielleM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food is okay. Great venue. Most staff are friendly however watch out for cranky bartender and staff trying to rush you out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The Cocktails had no liquor, it was just flavoured water hence we switched to beer later. The food was also below average. And lastly they asked us and few more tables to leave at 10:30pm when there were no other people waiting for the table and the place closes at 2am and that was the main reason we opted for this place.

I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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WesV
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a blast! Great food, great staff, great patio

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Tommy
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice rooftop patio and good atmosphere in the Annex area. Good for casual drinks after work. Food is a little overpriced considering the quality (i.e. not bad, but pretty standard pub fare).

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TracyA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Everything was ok. Nothing was out of the ordinary. They sat us in an ugly corner and the waiter took soooo long to serve us. And food took about 30min. I read so many reviews and wanted to check it out.. since we were passing by from Montreal. Very disappointed.

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LyndaC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was served hot. Everything was delicious except the dessert was very dry. Service was excellent.

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JeffC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great rooftop drink with friends. Staff were fantastic and deserve raises. Highly recommended.

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Masako
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Their Mojito was was not tasty. The roof top patio was good, but the food and drinks are nothing extraordinary.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roof patio was a great place to relax with drinks and food. Staff was very polite and our server offered useful recommendations with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great service :)

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KC88
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from the very beginning. Due to COVID-19 concerns, my friend was nervous about being in a restaurant but we felt so comfortable. The gentleman at the front door who greeted us was super respectful and accommodating and our server on the top patio was awesome. Would absolutely recommend for a great patio with good food & drinks.

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AriaG
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was pretty good but the only thing that I found was that it was really greasy. It took a long time to digest and I felt pretty horrible due to all the grease.

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MelF
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The roof top patio has a really nice ambience and is not noisy at all. Would recommend

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HedyG
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy the upstairs patio. The service is amazing. All the staff is super friendly and helpful. The food is great. I really enjoy their burgers and salads. Definitely not just regular pub food.

Paupers Pub
Responded on 31 July 2020

Thanks for all the kind words! I've passed the compliments on to the chef! - Adam, GM

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MelanieM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just annoyed as they seemed to be putting people with reservations in less desirable areas than the walk ins. Sort of ruins the point of making a reservation! Other than that it was good.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio and good social distancing observed. In addition, waitrons were constantly checking whether we are good with food and drinks!

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GaryW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor patio at street level. Perfect for a warm day.

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johnw
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The fries were floppy not crispy ( oil not hot enough, or food sat under the heat lamps for too long ) Had fish and chips and wings, both fries were the same.

FAQs

Paupers Pub is rated 4.2 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.