Toronto pub Scallywags is closing after 23 years

The bar opened back in 1997

Toronto pub Scallywags has announced that it’s closing its doors after more than 20 years of being in business.

Owner Jeff May took to social media to announce that the Yonge and St. Clair favourite is closing for good. “It is with regret we are posting to say we are closing permanently,” May wrote on Facebook. “We would like to thank all of our many loyal patrons and staff for their friendship and support throughout the years. We will always be grateful.”

Known for its sprawling patio, the bar opened back in 1997 and has grown to go-to spot for Toronto’s Liverpool F.C. Supporters Club to watch soccer matches.