I hope you guys loved my interview last Sunday with Carlo Raponi, owner and operator of The Axe Club in Lindsey and Peterborough Ontario. Over the holiday I headed east to Kingston, where I met up with a good friend for a bit of relaxation. I’ve never been to Kingston Ontario, and what better excuse to check out one of that city’s historic pubs on the downtown strip. It’s called The Public House, and here’s a fun fact I learned while chatting with one of the bar tenders.
The Public House was formerly called Sir John’s Public House, and it occupies the building once used by Sir John A. Macdonald as his law office, from 1849 to 1860. I thought how cool is that? It would explain the large bust of Sir John that quietly overlooks the room.
Macdonald began his political career in this building and of course, he later became Canada’s first Prime Minister. Wonderful momentous of the past grace the walls of the pub, but it has a modern feel for sure, sporting the odd Drag show on various occasions!
I loved the atmosphere of The Public House, and I get the feeling this is a gay friendly establishment. Here’s what they have to say about the restaurant. It features a good selection of imported and local beers and local wines from Prince Edward County.
They have a delicious assortment of foods, from Angus burgers to lighter dishes, and their happy hour is daily, from 11am to 3pm, unless, I guess, they decide otherwise. Check it out if you are visiting Kingston anytime soon, and hey, tell them Bruce in the City sent you!
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