About The Loose Moose:
In the downtown Toronto area, there is a bar that has been serving beer and food to people for 30 years, and even though The Loose Moose has undergone a renovation, they are still located on the same address: 164 Front Street West, in Toronto, Ontario.
There is some street-side parking, but not a lot and this place is not wheelchair accessible. There are high chairs available, as it is welcoming to kids and is very large so it can accommodate a large group of people; actually several large groups, as it can fit almost 400 people on both levels. There is free Wi-Fi and plenty of TVs all around. You can make a reservation here by calling the restaurant or via the Open Table app. There is a full bar with all types of alcohol, and over 65 types of beer are served here. This place opens up every day at 11 AM and closes at 2 AM, except for Sunday, when they close at midnight.
From the reviews I read on Facebook, Trip Advisor and Google Reviews left by patrons, I bring you a list of pros and cons.
- 65 different types of beer
- Great pub fare menu
- Very large restaurant with plenty of seating
- Interesting, appealing interior
- Live music
- Notes on the loud atmosphere
- Complaints about some servers
The Loose Moose Tap & Grill was first opened in 1989, and it is the favourite watering hole/sports bar for many locals. The décor is predominantly wooden: wooden bars, wooden floors, and wooden tables. There are plenty of exposed brick walls, raw concrete walls, and exposed ductwork ceilings. Plenty of vintage signs, beer paraphernalia, and quirky details, as well as a stuffed moose head that hangs near the main bar complete the décor.
This place is divided into two floors: the Loose Moose room on the upper level that is more of a sports bar/restaurant. And the Antler Room on the lower level that is more of a live music venue. The menu is excellently organised. There are appetisers like guacamole and chips, house-made deep-fried pickles, jalapeno popper dip, crispy calamari, and Oklahoma style sliders that come in sharable portions, App-A-Teaser for Two and chicken wings by the pound.
Nachos, fresh-cut fries by the pound, poutine, green and healthy options like Superfood bowl, spicy Mexican Rice bowl, Singapore slaw, and chicken Cobb and more are also on the menu. The menu has a whole section devoted to burgers, and this is divided into two parts. The Un-Originals are the classic burger, cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, and the veggie burger. The Epic Burger section has burgers like the Woody, Hot “Ja-Lep-Eno”, Mushroom Lover, Trailer Park, the Ultimate Patty Melt, Hawaiian Lei, Notorious MAC, the Hangover and the East Coast Lobster Burger. They also make Big Ass sandwiches and Big Plates.
To accompany the pub fare, the Loose Moose has 65 different types of beer on tap, ranging from domestic to imported and anything in between to the delight of many satisfied patrons.