(Formerly Sir John’s Public House)
343 King Street, East (near Market Square) Kingston, Canada
Contact Us: 613-766-9296
Sunday Brunch is back!
Join us Sundays from 10:30 to 3:00 p.m. for our Sunday brunch. We feature 13 innovative brunch plates from $9 each! Our Canadian fry-up features two eggs, bacon or sausages, home-fried potatoes, smokey brown beans and toast & jam for just $11. Feature beverages include our Brunch Caesar, mimosa or red eye each for just $5.95. Reservation: 613-766-9296.
Follow this link to view our Sunday brunch menu:
Our happy hour is back!
We are again offering happy hour specials daily from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. including all domestic pints for just $6.19 (20 oz) and our house gin (1 oz) & soda with lime for just $6.19. Check out our happy hour menu with 9 food items for just $6.95 by following this link: happy-hour-new
Express over-the-counter specials during COVID-19
Looking for a quick and inexpensive option for over-the-counter take-out service available from daily from noon until 10 p.m. Normally turn around time is less than 10 minutes; however you are welcome to call ahead (613-766-9296) and specify a pick-up time. See the details and menu by following this link: take-out-menu-july
The Public House & COVID-19
As of June 12, our patio is now open for dine-in service daily from 11:30 until late-night. For patio reservations call 613-766-9296. Our kitchen will remain open most days until at least 10:00 p.m. and midnight on Friday and Saturday. As of June 27 all guests will be required to wear face masks on entering the patio. If you don’t have a face mask we will sell one to you for $1.50. Mask must be worn at all times except when enjoying food and beverage. We appreciate your assistance with this as we work towards the eradication of covid-19.
We have great prices for your DIY bbq box. This is ideal for Canada Day or any special back-yard event! Check out our value pricing. We can delivery to your door! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SUMMER BBQ BOX
About The Public House, Kingston
The Public House (formerly Sir John’s Public House) occupies the building used by Sir John A. Macdonald as his law office from 1849 to 1860. While touches of the past remain, the pub has a contemporary atmosphere. The restaurant features a great selection of imported and local beers and wines. The menu is reasonably-priced and features many pub classics. Customer favourites included the breaded fish & chips, the Angus beef burger and the lamb shank. Other lighter and vegan plates are featured as well. From mid April to October 31 you can enjoy a busy patio which faces King Street. Beginning Canada Day we will be offering our ANNEX PATIO. This is an adjacent street-side patio which allows us to encourage social distancing and expand our seating for guests. Our HAPPY HOUR, offered daily from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. offers lots of food specials for just $6.95 and discounts on domestic draft and a house gin and soda!
The Public House is open daily from 11:30 to close. The kitchen is open normally until 10 p.m. but later on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
While covid-19 restrictions don’t now permit us to offer indoor seating, normally our second floor LOFT would be open from Wednesday to Saturday nights from 5 p.m. At THE LOFT almost everything is just $6.95; including a large selection of beer, wine and cocktails. See our menu and more details below.
We are proud of Kingston’s past and our relationship with Canada’s first Prime Minister. Macdonald began his political and law career here in Kingston. He is credited as being the individual most responsible for Canada’s Confederation in 1867. Inside the pub you will find objects relating to Macdonald and a plaque on the outside of the pub commemorates his association with the building.
Live Music at The Public House
No live music is currently available due to covid-19 restrictions.
The Loft (where almost everything is $6.95)
THE LOFT is located on the second floor above The Public House and is open Wednesday to Saturday from 5 p.m. Almost everything on the menu is just $6.95. See our 18 feature meals and beverage menu. Draft, wine and an assortment of cocktails and pairs of shooters are priced at just $6.95 too. Guest may order from our most popular dishes from the main Public House menu as well. Enjoy our friendly staff and some of the best value in downtown Kingston. This space is available for private reserved events with a capacity of 80 guests. Direct your inquiries to 613-766-9296 or use the e-mail below.
Upcoming Special Events & Features
follow this link to see our full summer menu: SUMMER-MENU-2020
Reservations: 613-530-2550 or
Draft Beer & Cider Selections
LOCAL OR REGIONAL
Skeleton Park (Kingston, Ontario)
Beaus Lugtread Lager (VanKleek Hill, Ontario)
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company (Bath, Ontario)
Riverhead Brewing Company (Kingston, Ontario)
Spearhead Brewing Company (Kingston, Ontario)
Calabogie Brewing Company
NATIONAL OR IMPORTED
Moosehead Lager (New Brunswick)
Tennents Lager (Scotland)
Angry Orchard Cider (USA)
Cracked Canoe Light Lager (New Brunswick)
New Summer Menu 2020
Details on our new summer menu will be released soon. Our lunch features are available Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and our $5.95 value meals are offered Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
(served from 10:30 to 3 p.m.)
Follow this link to view our Sunday brunch menu:
INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS: 613-766-9296.
343 King Street, East, Kingston, Ontario.