The Brass Taps Pizza Pub
493 Danforth Avenue, Toronto ON M4K 1P5 (on the south side of the Danforth, between Logan Avenue and Fenwick Avenue, the nearest major intersection is Pape Avenue and Danforth Avenue) 416-466-3403
In the mood for beer and pizza? Then I have the place for you.
I’ve been to the Brass Taps Pizza Pub on the Danforth a couple of times over the years and I like it, but I wasn’t blown away. Perhaps because it tries to cater to multiple groups that don’t necessarily overlap, I find the pub spreads itself too thin. Pub? Pizza parlour? Children’s party palace? (A favourite of The Sun, need I say more?) That said, there seemed to be a number of regulars clinging to the bar the night in question.
The Brass Taps Pizza Pub interior was dark with booths, regular tablet, high tables, and chairs, as well as pool tables and pinball machines at the back. By the time we left at eight that weeknight, the place was very busy, and it’s open until two every night.
Number of visits by yours truly: three or four, most recently on a weekday evening in December 2012
TTC information: equidistant from Chester and Pape Stations
Booze selection: more than 30 beers including Waupoos, Magners, and Sir Perry ciders. Note that the menu in the pub has a number of beers crossed off the page and the online menu says they have Strongbow cider, but it wasn’t on the menu in the pub. Time to update both! (no Pimm’s)
Food selection: lots of pizzas, as well as traditional pub grub, but not a lot of appetizers. You do wait for the food, but you are warned about this on the cover of the menu, and all items are available for take-out
Service staff: friendly and fast
Prices: reasonable (the fact that a children’s party was being held there at the back of the pub shows that they must be reasonable)
Toilets: not bad
Patio: summer patio on the Danforth
Wheelchair accessible: nope, toilets downstairs
Televisions: at least eight
Live music: sometimes
Piped-in music: Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” and The Only Band That Matters
Rating: four pints (out of five)