Owners Jeff Kennie and Scott Brewer of Mugshot Tavern have opened The Alpine, a European beer cabin in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood serving craft beer, cocktails, wine and European tavern-inspired dishes. Inspiration for the bar’s name came from the Alps, an old diner Kennie used to frequent with his grandparents, which opened in the same location during the 1930s.
The once dark, Irish pub has been fully renovated and now features clean, hardwood floors and ceilings, brick walls and a delicate gold mural painted by local tattoo artist, Damian Campagnaro. The lower basement level can be reserved for private events and beer dinners.
The Alpine offers 26 rotating beer taps and two flagship brews crafted by People’s Pint Brewing. It also offers a curated selection of Ontario wines and Canadiana-inspired cocktails such as the Hogtown Caesar and the Junction Sour ($14).
The menu, designed by Marta Kusel (Cardinal Rule), offers pub classics such as Welsh rarebit ($13), fish and chips ($19), beer-brined fried chicken ($20) and an Alpine board for two, which includes house-made sausages, brisket and pork schnitzel ($46).
2872 Dundas Street West