Welcome to Kingston (Part II): Wet your whistle
There is nothing better than a friendly watering hole to go enjoy quality beers, spirits and cocktails. We’re not talking about grabbing a case of cheap beer and heading to your friend Chad’s house to play beer pong. We mean sampling local craft beers, perusing creative cocktail lists and basking in warm, engaging atmospheres. If you feel like passing on Chad’s house tonight, here are a few places to check out.
The Alibi is one the best craft beer bars in Kingston and offers a more relaxed and charming environment to grab a great drink and play board games with a group of friends. They also host an extremely popular and highly competitive trivia night on Wednesdays.
In addition to its dynamic and ever changing beer list, The Alibi boasts a spectacular cocktail menu. For those interested in channeling their inner Donald Draper, we recommend the Old Fashioned and if you want to channel your inner David Cameron, we would recommend the 10 Downing.
The Alibi, 293 Princess Street / 613.767.1312 / @AlibiKingston
The Brooklyn, like The Alibi, carries an amazing craft beer list. The same guys own both places and they know their stuff. With 14 beers on tap, there is definitely something for everyone. Contrasted with the calmer feeling of The Alibi, The Brooklyn offers a lively and upbeat atmosphere. For those interested in getting their groove on, we highly recommend their funk, soul, and Motown night on Thursdays. Trivia buffs should check it out on Sunday nights for a drink and a little competition.
The Brooklyn, 14 Garrett Street / @BrooklynKtown
Red House is a great place to go in downtown Kingston for craft beer but it doesn’t end there. In addition to their solid craft beer list, they also have an amazing dinner menu, making it one of the best “date spots” Kingston has to offer.
Red House, 369 King Street / 613.767.2558 / www.redhousekingston.com
Amadeus is one of Kingston’s hidden gems. The back beer garden patio is one of the best summer drinking spots in Kingston. In addition to carrying a great selection of German and Bavarian beers, this is also the best place to head to for an authentic German meal. Even though there are no Das Boot glassware options, Amadeus is still a great place to throw back a couple of quality weizenbiers, pilseners, and Kölschs. Wunderbar!
Amadeus, 170 Princess Street / 613.546.7468 / www.amadeuscafe.ca
Andy Gibbons (2L) and Tom Mack (2L) are the Culture Editors for Juris Diction.
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