Pub for First Date?
Hi there, this is my first post here. I searched the board for the answer to my question, but haven't come up with anything yet.
I'm looking for a cozy pub downtown (T.O.) for a first date. I'm looking for something with a decent beer selection and good first date atmosphere (i.e., not too loud or crowded, good for conversation). Am I asking too much for a pub? We want to keep it casual.
I don't know if this counts as downtown for you, but the Beaconsfield has a pretty good first-date atmosphere (www.thebeaconsfield.com). I also like the Rebel House, Allen's and Dora Keogh (www.allens.to). Also, although the food is pretty sub-par, I like The Artful Dodger on Isabella Street for its central location and fireplaces.
House on Parliament? It feels cozy to me, but might be too loud for your purposes (I have only been in the summer, so I don't know if it gets as busy during social hibernation season). Food is a notch better than typical pub food though, and it's a small, friendly place.
House On Parliament
454 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M5A3A2, CA
Smokeless Joe's! Great beer selection and the music is never too loud. Knowledgeable staff, too!
I don't know if this is the endorsement you're looking for, but I went to Allen's on a first date and we ended up getting married.