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Thirsty & Miserable

Discuss Ontario's brewpubs, pubs, beer bars and restaurants here.

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Tapsucker
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:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I am saddened to hear this place is closing by end of year. I'm also surprised not to see an entry for them here, so to show some respect, I am creating one.

Yes it's a dive, yes there is no food (it`s surrounded by fabulous takeout they `let`you bring in if you are respectful), yes the place is so small there is almost a 1:1 ratio between patrons and taps, but there is always excellent and interesting beer, fantastic staff and great patrons.
It is one of the best places to meet some really interesting people in this city. I suggest anyone in the area stop by to help them clean out the fridge before they close. I will.

I wish Katie all the best.
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Very surprising to see T&M had never been brought up before!

I didn't go there terribly often during the years but the times I did it was always memorable, a blending of dive bar and good beer coupled with all the smells and peculiarities of Kensington Market.

I hope in this boom era of brewery taprooms that good beer bars, and divey ones that that, can still survive.

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This has always been my favourite kind of bar. It seems like the industry is moving toward huge places with great food and decor, which are fine and all, but I love me a dive bar with good taps. I've always gravitated to places like The Only, Cloak & Dagger, Pharmacy Bar and T & M.

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Post by Cass »

Sad to see that T&M didn’t get to have the blowout end of year celebrations that they had planned. A buddy and I were going to try and get there if they stayed open that last week of the year, but it seemed like staff COVID ended that. It was a fun spot and will be remembered!

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