Founder Bar

Founder Bar

1282 Dundas St W,
Toronto, ON M6J 1X7


About the Restaurant

FOUNDER BAR has swiftly knit itself into the fabric of the Little Portugal bar scene. The bar team is comprised of some of Toronto’s biggest names, including co-owner Brad Gubbins, and Sandy De Almeida. A collaborative cocktail menu reaches far past the 100-libations mark, with the Flying Scotsman — a duo of scotches matched with pear and vanilla — counting as a favourite. The attention to detail extends to the food. Since day one, the green curry–spiced fried chicken with toasted coconut and tom yum sauce has had no problem wooing the hungry. Just as fun are the pho-tatoes, a charming mash-up of pho and poutine, jazzed with mozza, braised beef and pho broth gravy. With a sophisticated space painted in rich jewel tones acting as the backdrop to all the action, this is indeed a gem.

TOP DRINK: The Flying Scotsman
TOP BITE: Pho-tatoes
SOUNDTRACK: J.Period albums, along with some classic hip hop

By Karolyne Ellacott

Published: February 13, 2019