RSVP: Robbie Burns Day at Fionn MacCool’s & Contest

Don’t have plans for Robbie Burns Day yet? Don’t worry, Toronto’s Fionn MacCool’s pubs have planned their own celebrations and you’re invited! On January 25th Fionn MacCool’s locations in Toronto are celebration the spirit and tradition of Scotland’s famous poet, Robbie Burns. While all guests can enjoy the haggis, whisky, poetry readings, and live music, any of the holiday’s namesakes – including all variations of Roberts, Burns, Robs, and Roberts – can also enjoy a complimentary plate of the pub’s scot staple, yorkshire puddings.

Fionn MacCool's Robbie Burns Day

Here’s what you can expect: 

  • Ode to the Haggis – A Haggis will be formally piped in at 7 p.m. and given the traditional address. Following the ceremonial cutting, guests will be invited to sample the “tasty” Scottish dish.
  • Scottish Pipe Music – An authentic Scottish piper will play rousing Scottish pipe music.
  • Hourly Whisky toasts and Robbie Burns readings – Throughout the night guests will be invited to honour Burns by raising a whisky toast and listening to readings of his famous poems.
  • Scotch Whisky Tastings – Starting at 6 p.m. interested guests can participate in intimate scotch tasting sessions featuringDewar’s White Label, Dewar’s Highlander Honey and Dewar’s Alberfeldy 12. While sipping they’ll hear a history of the fine, golden liquid.
  • Live Music – As a celebration isn’t complete without music, live entertainment will be playing all night long.
  • Free Appetizer for Namesakes – All Robs, Roberts, Robertas, Robbies and Burns who bring photographic proof will receive one free plate of Fionn MacCool’s finest Mini Yorkshire Puddings appetizer. Filled with Guinness gravy and fresh Québec cheddar cheese curds, the appetizer is a perfect for accompaniment to a refreshing pint or a premium whisky.

Fionn MacCools

Toronto locations at  70 The Esplanade, 310A Front St. West, 235 Bloor St. East and 181 University Ave will celebrate on January 24th and the 1867 Yonge Street location will host their own celebration on January 25.

Enter to win $50 for Fionn MacCool’s!

Enter to win a $50 gift card to experience Fionn MacCool’s Robert Burns Celebrations first hand (or stop by another time)! Enter using the widget below. At a bare minimum you have to leave a comment either telling me a short poem or which Fionn MacCool’s location is your local. You can gain extra entries using social media.

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Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 19, 2014.

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  1. D. Ramnarine
    January 16, 2014 / 8:37 am

    My local one is at 181 University Ave

    January 16, 2014 / 8:48 am

    mine would be 310A Front St. West

  3. January 16, 2014 / 9:17 am

    I woke up on a morning dark and grey
    With so much to do that day
    I looked at my screen
    Loved what I seen
    Robbie Burns we celebrate, you say?

  4. El Granto
    January 16, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Front street is closest to me!

  5. stephen vaz
    January 16, 2014 / 10:53 am

    The higlands are green
    islay is peaty
    I need this gift card
    for me and my sweetie

    Front st fionn macools
    I gotta try some haggis

  6. Holly Medwid
    January 16, 2014 / 11:43 am

    It’s my Birthday on the 26th
    The year will be my 25th

    I plan on spending it with my boyfriend who is a total hunk
    And tasting scotch until we are drunk

    Lovely ladies will be there too
    To drink and dance until this cinderalla looses a shoe*


    Robbie Burns is a man I have always held dear
    So give me that certificate and make my year!

    Seriously though Jamie…I’m turing 25. I need me some haggis!

    *I’m not really going to loose a shoe, but ya never know if they may just pop off your feet.

  7. michelle janzso
    January 17, 2014 / 10:50 am

    My local is the Front st Fionn’s

  8. Sophia
    January 17, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    I like going to the one on The Esplanade!

  9. Moongazing
    January 17, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    181 University Ave is the closest one to me!

  10. Jen
    January 17, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    I typically go to the Esplanade location

  11. Typo Misspell
    January 17, 2014 / 10:29 pm

    I love the location on the Esplanade! :))

  12. ek03yr
    January 18, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    70 The Esplanade!

  13. January 19, 2014 / 12:13 pm

    The University Ave. location!

  14. Andrew Pham
    January 19, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    181 University Ave

  15. SandyT
    January 19, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    The location on the Esplanade is fun!!

  16. Anne
    January 19, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    70 The Espalande

  17. nicolerf
    January 19, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Mine would be 181 University Ave

  18. Cassidy THedorf
    January 19, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Love King W!

  19. melzzzzzzzzz
    January 19, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    181 University Ave

  20. Maggie
    January 19, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    All of the lettuces,
    Green and red, rosettes
    The journey to the table,
    Which seeds will make it, place your bets.

  21. TW
    January 20, 2014 / 10:22 am

    I usually go to the Adelaide and York location!

  22. May
    January 21, 2014 / 12:50 am

    My local is 181 University!