343 King Street, East - Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3B5
Phone: 613-530-2550 ~  

(Formerly Sir John’s Public House)


343 King Street (near Market Square) Kingston, Canada    Contact Us:  613-766-9296

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. Macdonald began his political career during this formative period and of course later became Canada’s first Prime Minister. He is credited as being the individual most responsible for Canada’s Confederation in 1867.The pub has a cozy atmosphere and reflects the style of the mid-nineteenth century when it was occupied by Macdonald. It is only fitting that today the building should be a Scottish pub heralding Sir John’s Scottish origins and his fondness for the drink. The pub features a good selection of imported and local beers and a large selection of Scottish single malts and blended whiskies. The menu is reasonably-priced and features many traditional Scottish dishes and contemporary casual dining. Customer favourites included the fish & chips, the Angus beef burger plate, the Forfar bridie meat pie, the turkey pot pie and the lamb shank. Other lighter and vegan plates are featured as well. A Sunday Brunch is offered from 10:30 to 3 p.m. and presents a variety of tasty dishes for just $10 each.  Several unch specials are available Monday to Saturday for just $10. From mid April to October 31 you can enjoy a beautifully decorated patio which faces King Street.

The Public House offers one of the best happy hours in Kingston.  From 4 to 6 p.m. enjoy hospitality in the main pub.  Great discounts for draft beer, local wine and feature liquor with snacks at the bar.  It is always popular with locals and visitors to Kingston as well.

Open daily from 11:00 to close (Sundays 10:30 a.m.) Lunch – Dinner -Sunday Brunch and Late Night Menus

Live Music at The Public House

Wednesday evenings from 4 p.m. are Country-Western Wednesdays featuring your favourite country tunes from 4 p.m. Lane Duke entertains from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  Half-price chicken wings are featured on Wednesdays after 6 p.m. and don’t forget hospitality drink prices from 4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday nights, don’t miss Ted Lalonde from 7:30 to 10:30 and Friday and Saturday guests artists will appear nightly from 9:00 to midnight.

Upcoming Special Events

Reservations: 613-530-2550 or Paul.Fortier@foodandheritage.com



  • Moosehead Lager (New Brunswick)
  • Innis & Gunn (Scotland)
  • Guinness (Ireland)
  • Angry Orchard Cider (USA)
  • Skeleton Park (Kingston, Ontario)
  • Beaus Lugtread Lager (VanKleek Hill, Ontario)
  • Cracked Canoe Lager (New Brunswick)
  • Moosehead Radler (New Brunswick)
  • MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company (Bath, Ontario)
  • Hot Bot Brewing Company (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Tropical IPA, Riverhead Brewing Company (Kingston, Ontario)
  • Spearhead Summer Ale (Kingston, Ontario)


MONDAYS – domestic pints $5.31 all day including happy hour

TUESDAYS – 1/2 price nachos after 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS – 1/2 price chicken wings after 6 p.m.

SUNDAYS – $3.98 Caesars from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.  / Brunch from 10:30 – 3 p.m.

Domestic pitchers (60 oz.) are just $15.93 Sunday to Thursday nights after 10 p.m.

We present Kingston’s best Happy Hour from Monday to Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.  We feature all draft beers, rail drinks, house wine and a feature Scotch whisky for $5.31 plus taxes.


Fall & Winter Menu 2018/19

Our winter menu features some new items definitely worth a try.  Home-cooked comfort food is our specialty and we will try not to disappoint.

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SUNDAY BRUNCH   (served from 10:30 to 3 p.m.)


Summer patio at The Public House


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