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Hair of the dog. Literally.

Moonlight Pub

1162 Danforth Ave.

Moonlight Pub is a friendly pub in the daylight hours.  But legend has it that when the moon rises, a lycanthrope appears.  I think it’s more likely the grouchy regular who rocks John Lennon’s 1969 grooming.

Either way, you get an interesting cast of characters day or night.

Plus, it’s got the best handicap accessibility of any bar I visited. Indeed, this feature is universally appreciated considering that most customers consume enough alcohol to render walking a hazardous activity.   

The Nitty-Gritty:

Jacksoul Poster: No

Price: Affordable: $4.00 per bottle

Service: Accessible. Friendly. Fast.


Moonlight Malbec.  

Walls match the Moonlight’s famous blend of blood, sweat, and tears that flow when there’s a scrap over who was the best lead singer of Van Halen.

Washroom facilities:

Easily accessible for wheelchairs, walkers, and the wasted.


Clean except for the “f” word being used as a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, and once as my name.


TV, video jukebox, coin-op pool table and, best of all, free drinks for whomever plays the role of the son on William Tell Dart Night—a longstanding Moonlight rite of passage.  


Comprehensive Handicap Accessibility:

In keeping with this bar’s stellar accessibility record, they proudly use their patented Moonlight Mobility Rail™ for people with walking challenges.

Appreciative drunk using the Moonlight Mobility Rail™

Legal drinking age is 12-years old:

If you’re a dog.

Regulars who “just say no”to drugs

Well, they say no in the bar. But all bets are off for when they go out “for a smoke.”

Life Lesson: Don’t judge a book by its cover

This guy looked normal, but every time I took his photo all that appeared in it were his beer and jacket—true sign of a vampire according to Bram Stoker.

Suggested musical accompaniment:

“Clap for the Wolfman” by The Guess Who

The Last Call:

Dive Bar Mike recommends this bar for smart beer shoppers, music video fans, vampire hunters, stumbling drunks, and dog lovers. 


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