“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
- J.R.R. Tolkien
What’s in a Name?
Located in Kitchener-Waterloo, a region steeped in culture and history, The Rich Uncle Tavern looked back to find inspiration for its name and in doing so, did not need to search very far. In the late 1800’s, Joseph Winterhalt, a local cigar manufacturer in Kitchener, which was then known as the City of Berlin, created the “Rich Uncle” line of cigars and boasted they were “10 cents and worth it”. Thus, in honour of proud craftsmen like Mr. Winterhalt, The Rich Uncle Tavern chose to garner its namesake from the unique brand of cigar that was once manufactured and sold on the very block we now reside.
A CHEERS TO YESTERYEAR
With a unique, inventive menu, The Rich Uncle Tavern is built on hearty live-fire fare and shareable snacks that pay homage to the brasseries and taverns of yesteryear. Defined by our humble and wholesome approach to food and beverage, The Rich Uncle Tavern features a charming and homely ambience for patrons to gather with old friends and find some new ones. Whether you’re partaking in a timely lunch at our bar, a crafted cocktail in the upstairs study, or a late-night bite in one of our booths, you’ll be able to experience a sociable atmosphere, curated beverages and delicious fare that will leave you sated.