The Kingston Brewing Company is Ontario's oldest brew pub, established in 1986, and is Canada's oldest wine-producing pub. Beers, wines, ciders and soda pops are made on the premises.
Food is pub standard with unique twists and beer used in many of the recipes. A courtyard and street-front patio, as well as a banquet room (known as the Dragon's Lair), makes this pub a must visit.
A large collection of beer memorabilia and pub photos will also keep your eyes busy for days and inspire more than a few conversations. The building itself is an 1800's-era brick and stone — originally used as a telegraph office — and the original vaults are still in use.
Two patios are available in season. The street front patio allows you to watch the world go by with a view of Lake Ontario. The cozy courtyard patio offers more privacy through the carriage way with an abundance of plants and flowers complete with rock and water features and water spouting dragons (not fire breathing). A must visit.
A beautifully appointed banquet room is available for private functions. From off the menu to specialized buffets, K.B.C. chefs can do it all. The ‘Dragon’s Lair’accommodates 60 people and has been host to every type of function from weddings to wakes. The room is painstakingly stencilled with two beautiful stained glass windows and fireplace for added ambiance. There is a coat area and washroom but please note this room is not wheelchair accessible.
Until winter hits you’ll be greeted by this 1947 KB3 International at the entrance of the Kingston Brewing Co. Like the pub, the "Dragon Wagon" is a true Canadian Classic made in Hamilton, Ontario & used as a police paddy wagon in Ottawa. Equipped until recently with the original flathead 6 cylinder engine, it now boasts a Chevy 350 with throttle body injection and an automatic 4 speed transmission replaces the manual 3 speed. Still the same shocks though, as in none.