Get a taste of Celtic food, music and drinks at An Sibín Pub on June 1st. Mill Street and Guinness beer tasting trays, delicious Irish morsels and show off your Gallic footwork with guest Celtic band.
There will be a Live Irish Session featuring 8-14 players that will take place from 1-4pm and the after party for “The High Drive” Celtic Jam Session which will take you away to Ireland with their drums and fiddles.
There are so many different beers, and you often don’t get a chance to taste them all. Satisfy your desire to compare a range of different beers with Mill Street Samplers specials ($5) and Guinness Family Sampler ($6) . In spirit of tasters these will also be accompanied by the finger food house specialties, such as: Burger Sliders and Chip Butty Sliders (this is a fresh baked bun, stacked with house cut fries, creamy coleslaw served with chipotle aioli- a contemporary twist on favorite Irish ingredients).
So, What’s An Sibín Pub All About?
An Sibín Pub brings A Touch of Ireland to The Riverside. The name, pronounced “ahn shebeen,” refers to Ireland’s historic after-hours speakeasies. Affectionately known to neighbours as “The Shebeen” it has and the warm, true-to-heart hospitality the Irish are well known for. Aptly named a “House of Ceol” (Gaelic for Music), they have a fantastic music line up which includes céilí (pronounced Kay-lee) and Celtic music jam sessions and dancing, to bands like Covered in Cash, a rockabilly/country/rock/acoustic band.
An Sibín has definitely become a destination restaurant for Irish ex-pats in Toronto and those who want to experience some real Irish culture. “Here they can come and chat with one of 17 Irish staff members, eat an authentic Chip Butty, sip one of over 20 craft and Irish beers or ciders on tap, and feel like one of the family,” says Scott and Rick.
Partners Rick Auiler and Scott Brockington first opened in the former ‘Real Jerk’ location last August, which was a much beloved landmark in Riverside. Rick and Scott offer a combined 15-year history of successful Irish destinations in Toronto, including St. James’ Gate, The Irish Embassy, PJ O’Brien’s and Quinn’s Steakhouse & Irish Bar. Chef Tim Pettigrew, has created a unique fusion of traditional and contemporary Irish favourites with fresh local ingredients, and a unique Toronto flair. Plus, he often works to pair An Sibín’s extensive on-tap beer offerings with in-season fare.