Must Try: The Dog and Bear

The owners of Parts & Labour know how to do food and atmosphere just right. P&L itself is a great spot for dinner and brunch, and the cool vibe can hardly be beat. The Hoxton, with its baron industrial-like space, is one of the city’s top new venues for party nights and concerts. So, when word let out that they were opening a modern take on a British pub, we got more than a little excited. 

The Dog & Bear opened up at 1100 Queen Street West this past weekend. Billed as a British Pub and Sports Bar, the D&B serves up some traditional English cuisine with modern flare. You’ll find a Ploughman’s board, full English breakfast, exciting dishes abounding. It’s part of the British takeover of restaurants that’s seen The Oxley and The Bristol Yard setting up shop in the past few weeks. 

To be expected, there’s the trademark mix of comfort and industrial decor cues. The bar has a rectangular cubby pattern reminiscent of The Hoxton, the dark wood floors are comfort, while the lighting is industrialized design. The Dog & Bear will be a new destination for Queen and Dovercourt in no time at all. And that, ladies and gents, is wholly notable.