The Loose Moose Tap & Grill

4.1
440 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
The Loose Moose is a lively bar in downtown Toronto favoured by locals and out-of-towners since 1989. Their fondness may have something to do with its beer selection. After all, with over 65 varieties on tap, repeat visits are kind of a given, especially for lovers of Canadian craft. Beer isn't the only thing we have to brag about. With inventive plates, generous portions and the cleanest taps in the city, this is a bar you’ll likely come back to — plan or no plan.


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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Beer Garden, American
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Wed 11:00 am–1:00 am
Thu–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
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Phone number
(416) 977-8840
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Chef Jonathan Leung
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Catering
No catering available.
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Cross Street
Front and University
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Parking Details
Street parking available on Front Street West. Green P Parking at University and Front Street West. Simcoe Place parking at Simcoe and Front Street West. Both are less than a 5 min walk from the Loose Moose.
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Public Transit
5 minute walk from both Union Station & St. Andrew Station.
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Entertainment
Uniquely shaped bar with five 80" TV screens. Live music at our sister bar, The Antler Room, downstairs Wed - Saturday nights.
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Special Events & Promotions
Located at 146 Front St. W., and above our sister live music bar The Antler Room, The Loose Moose is a stone’s throw from the city’s Financial District and both of Toronto’s major concert and sports venues. The Loose Moose can easily accommodate a wide variety of social and corporate events for as little as 20-50 guests or up to 800. We have a very flexible space to suit any type of event or party, please reach out to signatureevents@sircorp.com for more details.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

The Loose Moose is still partying, nearly three decades after launching onto the Toronto bar scene. With seating for more than 400 guests on both levels, it is the place to meet and make new friends, listen to live music, or catch the game.

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What 440 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.2
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Made a reservation. Food was delicious and served quickly

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C
London
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Disappointed. I had heard a lot about this place and it just didn't live up to any of it. I booked in advance for my birthday and then was told to just 'grab a table' when we arrived. Service was very poor. She was not happy doing her job. Food was good. The menu was fun. It's just not worth the money compared to other great restaurants in downtown. Maybe go here for a drink but go for dinner elsewhere.

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KV
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best places to eat and drink in the city hands down. Great atmosphere. Bar rail service is excellent.

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NM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was good and the server was very nice and apologetic, but the time it took to get our drinks and dessert was more than it should have been and by the time we received our coffee it was cold. Generally the service is pretty good, hoping this was a one off.

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TS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant with good music before a concert. The atmosphere was lively and energetic!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The noise level is too high. Hard to have a conversation with people at your table. A little lower level would improve my ratings for this spot.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food, service was amazing, and the atmosphere was fun.

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MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I've been here a few times in the past with friends, but this time was special because my best friend from Australia was visiting, and this was one of the last places we had a meal together. It was a little noisier than I remembered, but overall it was a fun and relaxing experience, and I'd do it again.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The wings were good, the 'Big Bird' was disappointing as the batter looked like a brown piece of plastic on my plate (over fried, dirty oil). Manager was quick to offer an alternative and did not charge us for my meal which I thought was very generous

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ZA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Got the Bid Bird which was delicious. Also got a small Caesar salad which I would've enjoyed more if there was more dressing on it - there was barely any. The place can get really loud with the music and conversations but overall a nice casual place for big and small groups. Our server wasn't very friendly, she barely smiled and when you asked for something it's like you were bothering her. When she would serve the drinks she was practically slamming it on the table as if she was mad.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Lively raucous environment; you may need to shout to have a conversation. Great selection of beer on tap.

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

had a reservation done online (which only accepts up to 7) and they pleasantly increased me to 9 on the phone to accommodate a birthday. Very friendly, service was decent, food was great and an awesome beer selection.

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KW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was ok. John, our server was excellent and improved our evening tremendously. Too noisy.

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MA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My 2nd time at the loose moose. Beer selection is great. Good for casual setting after/before the games since it's so closed to the Rogers Centre and union station (for the commuters). We ordered the appetizers for two, nachos and lots of beer. The food was delicious

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had food and drinks after attending the FanExpo 2018. Always a fun spot.

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This place was a cool experience to add to a trip to Toronto.

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c
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Just what we were looking for before our the Ed Sheeran concert. Food and service was good and it definitely helped that they played several Ed Sheeran songs. Definitely recommend. Also recommend reservations on weekends. Will return to this restaurant for sure.

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ET
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank goodness for my reservation. People turned away with a 90-minute wait!
We had tickets for Come From Away so we mixed in with the Ed Sheeran concert goers.
Terrific food and service.

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HV
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Great drinks! Service was excellent! Lauren our server was the best! We got The Big Bird, Chicken and Goat Cheese Sandwich and Nachos with the Spicy Beef. Proportions were great for the price. We left full and happy! Totoally recommend this place!

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l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was AMAZING. Her name was Mary. She had me and my friend laughing every time she came to the table. Her service was perfect not in your face but we never had to wait for anything. When I go back I will call first and ask to see if I can get in her section. It was an absolute pleasure. The food was very good as well. The only thing I would change is the noise level (but I also recognized I am not 22 years old anymore and don't tolerate noise as well as I use to), however this will not deter me from coming back. Great job Mary, you now have two loyal customers that will come back because of you, and we will tell friends about you!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great. Great seat selection and seated right away. Staff was awesome and so was the food.

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LS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We are from PEI and anytime we are in Toronto my husband must go to the Loose Moose. Our favorite spot in Toronto.

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JL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

On our way to the Jays game and stopped in for supper. Our waitress was amazing, food was great and service was really good.
Would highly recommend stopping in. We made a reservation and was probably a good idea.

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AD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal here before the Taylor Swift Concert. They were busy, but the food arrived very quickly and the service was great. I loved that we were able to pre-book a table before we even arrived in Toronto. They even called to confirm our reservation and everything was ready when we got there. First class service. Highly recommend!

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JM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great spot, good food but way too loud. If you like screaming at your friends across the table, go to the Loose Moose.

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AM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed it, not too much food but just enough to not be super full.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great job by staff for our group, even we added 3 more over an hour later. Thanks for the great service and food.

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WJ
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Met all expectations for food, service and atmosphere. Varied menu, great beer selection. Close to the downtown action spots. Reasonably priced especially given the current US exchange rate.

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LW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our dining experience. We booked reservations as we were going to the Blue Jays game. The food and service were great however there was only one bartender. It was very busy and thought they would have scheduled another person for the bar. He still did a terrific job.

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PB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Table was ready for 6pm reservation. Food was delicious and quick before our concert. Lots of beer options available on tap.

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MG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great early dinner at 4:15 after a 2:00 show at The Royal Alexandra theatre. We had reservations but didn't need them that early on a Saturday. Service was efficient and quick.
I ordered the Pirogies Supreme and my husband had the Mexican Rice Bowl. Both of us were very happy with the flavour and quantity.
I was surprised that the server did not offer dessert or coffee at the end of the meal. We went looking for Sweet Jesus for dessert instead.
We would recommend to friends!

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LB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

Beer was warm and got food poising! Barfed dinner up at our concert- worst experience! Get one night out with a babysitter and ruined! Will never go back!

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great and the waitress was very accommodating when we wanted to change our reservation for a party of 4 to a party of 6 last minute. Considering how busy the restaurant was, we were very appreciative of this!

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b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I made a reservation for 6 PM, arrived at 5:45. My friends were told the table was not ready and had to ask 3 times before being directed to me. Service was slow, one order was wrong.

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M
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great food and excellent selection of beers. Will definitely be back in future

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our go to spot before a Jays game! Loud but friendly atmosphere! Enjoyed our dinners.

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KW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place is great. I love the food and the staff is really nice. It's very loud but still worth your time.

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HT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Food and service was ok. we ordered chips and salsa to start and it took 30 minutes to get to us. Music was WAY TOO LOUD!

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PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great for watching sports and maybe wings...but I have a hard time recommending anything else on the menu. Burgers are bland, fish sandwich was very plain, glass of sangría was very watered down, mac and cheese had no flavor. Service was good and quick. If it's a bar, beer and sports you want then this might be the place. But if you want good eats go elsewhere.

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