Murphy’s Law Toronto Patio

Rooftop patio overlooking Woodbine Beach with dark-wood decor, serving pints & pub grub.

Tel: (416) 690-5516

Address: 1702 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1G6


Murphy’s Law is a mid-sized casual patio bar located in the east end of Toronto, just a few minutes walk away from Woodbine Beach. This outdoor patio bar caters to a wide range of clientele from casual bar goers, to young professionals, to families looking to grab a bite to eat before or after hitting the beach. This venue features patio seating out front near the street, seating in the back on a wooden deck, and finally a rooftop patio that overlooks the beach.

Overall this venue has a very relaxed vibe and offers up a nice mix of American pub dishes, including wings, fish tacos, nachos, burgers, various sandwiches, big plates of fish & chips, ribs, and even Irish stew. Being a pub it has a variety of beers on tap, cocktails, and of course, sangrias! Murphy’s law is a nice Woodbine Beach pub location to visit any time you’re in the area and looking to enjoy drinks and its tasty and well thought out menu of pub food from the kitchen.

Our Review:

Murphy’s law is a pub and kitchen venue with tons of patio seating located near Woodbine beach, and is an overall great casual bar spot with it’s modern pub ambiance, front patio, rooftop patio which makes for a nice view, and the wooden patio in the back. This venue caters to a diverse crowd of 20-45+, and is a family friendly pub too. Again this is a pretty laid-back patio vibe best suited for sitting down and enjoying a beer or some cocktails in the sun with a nice meal from the kitchen. If you’re in the area and looking for a pub and kitchen venue near the beach this is a great pick.

Murphy’s law features a classic pub bar menu with pub dishes you’d expect to find are most bars, but some standout dishes that are somewhat unique to the venue. The food served here ranges from American to Mexican and even Greek dishes, and we think that it caters to a wide range of people with different tastes with what is on the menu. For us, the most enjoyable drinks were easily the sangrias which came in a couple of different varieties. Both super flavourful and refreshing. A nice light drink to enjoy on a super hot day. As you’ll notice in the images the food is well plated and prepared with care. From our experience of the dishes that Murphy’s Law served us, the food wasn’t only fresh, but the flavours were well balanced and whoever designed the dishes did a great job making their pub plates really stand out. Service was overall very good with extremely friendly staff and a great overall positive vibe. Staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience, and we could see they served the other patrons that day just as well too. 

Overall thoughts on the food we tried and what was offered on the menu is that you can’t really go wrong with any of the popular mains on the menu. The chicken sandwich was a hit, and the Greek bowl was super tasty as a healthy option too. There is something for everyone at Murphy’s Law.

In terms of objective quality, the food had noticeably fresh ingredients, and again the flavours, seasonings, and pairings of ingredients for the dishes we tried were just perfect. For the quality you’re getting at this pub kitchen and the location we think this is actually a great value restaurant where you can eat a proper tasty meal at a fair price without breaking the bank. This venue is worth visiting for the amazing service, great food, vibe, and the outdoor patio seating is great on a hot summer day no matter where you’re seated in our opinion. All in all Murphy’s law is a truly stand out venue in the east end of Toronto, and a venue we’d highly recommend visiting at least once if you’re in the mood for some delicious pub food, pints or cocktails a few minutes walk from the beach.


Pop / Classic Rock


Young & Mature Professionals, 25-45+


Family Friendly Outdoor Pub & Kitchen Patio Bar

Our In-Depth Review:

At Murphy’s Law Pub & Kitchen we first started off with a couple of varieties of sangria that had super fresh fruit which was refreshing especially because it was hot that day.

First we tried the Orange Blossom Sangria which features red wine, Chambord, triple sec, simple syrup, pineapple juice, and soda water.

Then we tried the White Hot Summer Sangria which was our personal favourite of the two, made with white wine, peach schnapps, simple syrup, pineapple juice, and soda water. Between the two this one was a tad more on the tart side which we enjoyed.

For mains we then enjoyed the Crunchy Chicken Sandwich which was crispy and cooked to perfection. It came with buttermilk and pickle juice brined chicken thigh, coleslaw, bread n’ butter pickles, chipotle mayo, and the chicken was seasoned to perfection. This main also came with a side of crispy and delicious fries too.

For our second main we enjoyed the Chicken Souvlaki Halloumi Bowl which came with grape tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, red onions, iceberg lettuce, farro, tzatziki, and of course chicken which came on a skewer perfectly seasoned and cooked. All the ingredients in this healthy bowl were noticeably fresh.

We then enjoyed a couple more delicious cocktails including the Jalapeno Margarita made with Jose Cuervo Blanco, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, orange bitters, jalapeño slices, and a chili lime salted rim. This drink was tasty and came with a nice kick if you’re into spicy cocktails.

Last but on least we enjoyed the Miami Vice which is essentially a colourful, pink Pina Colada made with Malibu coconut rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream in slush form. This tasty and refreshing Pina Colada was perfect to enjoy in the hot sun.

In conclusion, we were extremely impressed with the quality of the cocktails, mains, and the quality of ingredients used at this pub and kitchen and highly recommend you check it out if you’re near woodbine beach looking for a nice place to eat before or after enjoying the beach. Service was fantastic, staff was friendly, and the location and vibe was great!


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