Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"The Dog's Bollocks"


How's that for an eye-catching name and sign? Occupying the large space of a former legendary Queen West hang-out, this pub has been here since 2008 and claims to serve cheap beer and good food. I haven't tried it but the name is intriguing for sure! Not sure what's going on on the 2nd floor.
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33 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

I don't know about you, but a name with "bollocks' in it doesn't draw me to their menu!! :)

Halcyon said...

I'll try it for the cheap beer. That's a rarity in Toronto.
Maybe I should get a shot of Philthy McNasty's. I've never understood why someone would want to go to a pub with a name like that!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Sounds like Jolly Old London. I kept a list of funny pub names when we visited there -- now I'm sorry I didn't take more sign pictures.

Glad the old building's being at least partially put to good use.

Eyeliquor said...

Nice capture!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A fun, jaunty name for a photo shoot, but I'm not sure if I would be attracted to dining there!

VioletSky said...

We used to go to a pub called The Spotted Dick on Bloor. Sounded funny to us not familiar with that particular food.

Mama Zen said...

What a great sign!

Lowell said...

If you hung a sign with the name, "The Dog's Balls" on a pub in this country you'd have 50 million people protesting the you have started a war on religion! :-)

It's a great sign but I agree with some of the others that it isn't particularly attractive for a place to ingest food and imbibe alcohol!

Andy said...

Yes it is an eye catching name. I just hope the dog is wearing pants so that I don't have to look at his bollocks (:-0)

Deb said...

Designed to attract the ladish drinker I guess, there is a real ale over here with the same name & I can never quite bring myself to order it over the bar!

NixBlog said...

LOL what a great sign. Well-captured, Pat.

Photo Cache said...

would be tempted to go in and sample their grub for sure.

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Linda said...

not the most fragrant of names!

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. What did the clientele look like? :))

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Great capture! Funny name! he he he!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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Regina K said...

I too wouldn't be drawn to a meal here with Bullocks for a name, maybe back in my young party days I may have though.

La Principessa Errante said...

Love It!

Sharon said...

A cute name for sure and I love the bulldog in the middle.

LĂșcia said...

I'd be very curious to take a look inside a pub with such fun name!
And bulldogs are soooooo cute!!! :)

Ebie said...

Funnier if we change the o to u and write a horizontal line on the two L's.

Great sign Pat!

Julie said...

Great find here, Pat. I love the ironic take upon names of yore.

I suspect I know what is going on up on the second floor, and it doesn't need 3,000 sq feet of space.

Lesley said...

(laughing at Julie's comment)
I am rather glad the picture is of the dog's face.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the name, for the same reason Julie does. There's a wonderful mystery writer whose books are all named after English pubs. I'm sure she'd appreciate this one.
K

Randy said...

I love the old style font.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Definitely grabs one's attention. Looks like the perfect gathering spot for college students.

Pat said...

What a fun name! I like it!

Carola said...

That's an eye-catcher.

llandudnopictures said...

The Dog's Bollocks is also the name of a popular beer, brewed in England by the Wychwood Brewery. Very tasty too. Great shot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Best name for a pub ever!! Love it, fantastic find Red.

Dianne said...

I love it!!
plus the building is so cool looking

Rae Walter said...

Love the sign and the capture.

JM said...

Lovely building. I'm really fond of this type of windows on top.

Alan said...

I have to admit to using this phrase to describe anything I consider to be generally excellent. To think I had a good education...