The Kilt and Fiddle just off Ouellette is a welcoming Irish style pub with a homey feel. Co-owners Nicole and Brian have been busy turning the old Mick’s Irish Pub into a place all their own.
Nicole and Brian turned The Kilt and Fiddle into a local hangout popular with a range of ages and backgrounds.
Brian says, “The best part about an Irish pub is the range of demographic” and he and Nicole hope to build off the positivity from the regulars that still frequent the restaurant. The old horseshoe bar from years past is dismantled now, with a more functional bar newly built in January of 2013.
Half of the horseshoe bar remains anchoring the centre of the room, the second half nostalgically taking up residence as a satellite bar on busy nights.
Brian wants the focus to be on more quality, friendly contact with customers and feels the changes to the space reflect the commitment to what The Kilt and Fiddle is all about.
The Kilt and Fiddle is a place you come to when you’re looking to relax with a good beer, some comfort food and a friendly face. Maybe you’ll stay for a local band’s entertainment on their new raised stage. The Kilt and Fiddle has Celtic night every Friday, local bands on Saturday (you’ll recognize some names from the old Kokopelli’s days), while every Thursday the band Toast & Jam provides dinner entertainment.
Lunch specials change weekly, and if you’re looking for a twist to your Grandma’s delicious Shepherd’s Pie, try the Kilt and Fiddle’s Guinness version.
Manager Brian, a 19 year veteran of the bartending business, is an enthusiastic supporter of local business. He’s been involved with some of the most recognizable downtown winners and credits he & Nicole’s early success partly to the knowledge he gleaned from the local masters he was happy to work beside.
The hope for the Kilt and Fiddle is, “To build on the number of people who already feel comfortable here” according to co-owner Brian. Walking down from Charles Park Square, it’s the first restaurant you meet. Coming up from a rousing show at the Capitol Theatre and looking for a patio to relax on just beyond the hub of Ouellette Avenue? Try the Kilt and Fiddle.