FAB Concepts Inc. was founded in October 1999 by Sean Bayley and Jost Rittershaus with the opening of Redwood Grille & Bar. FAB is an independently owned, multiple concept hospitality company operating in the GTA. FAB Concepts Inc. takes pride in owning and operating successful neighbourhood Pubs and Restaurants that offer our guests a GRAND experience.
Irish Pubs: The Irish are known for bringing many wonderful gifts to the Western World, such as great beers, tasty whiskey's, wonderful music, Irish cuisine and now FAB Concepts continues that trend with a family of Authentic Irish Pubs: The Foggy Dew, Brazen Head, Murphy's Law, Pogue Mahone, Ned Devine's, The Watermark, The Pour House and Trinity are all located in thriving neighbourhoods. The alehouses pay close attention to every Irish-based tradition in many of the watering holes across the pond.
- Murphy's Law Irish Pub in the Beach
- Foggy Dew Irish Pub in King West Village
- Pour House Irish Pub in the Annex
- Ned Devine's Irish Pub in Milton
- Pogue Mahone Irish Pub in College Park
- Brazen Head Irish Pub & Restaurant in Liberty Village
- Watermark Irish Pub & Restaurant at Queens Quay
- Trinity Irish Pub in Whitby
Brew Pubs: FAB Concepts operates the Mill Street Brew Pub on behalf of the Mill Street Brewery. The first Mill Street Brew Pub opened in October 2006 in Toronto's Historic Distillery District in the original Gooderham and Worts tankhouse that housed the original Mill Street Brewery from late 2002. A modern day brew pub with the heritage & charm of days gone by; it creates a wonderful setting for our restaurant and bar with its high ceilings, large skylights and wooden beams. Coming in 2011 - Mill Street Brew Pub, Ottawa!
- Mill Street Brew Pub in the Distillery District
- Mill Street Brew Pub in Ottawa
- Mill Street Brew Pub at YYZ in Terminal 1
Urban Taverns: Against the Grain is a casual Urban Tavern where people gather to enjoy Maple Chipotle Baked Wings with a local brew, Pulled Pork braised in dark beer and molasses, Stone Baked Pizzas or traditional cocktails with a twist. All served in a sophisticated presentation and service. Unique local and European brews are tapped regularly along with interesting new and old world wines. Check out our rotating line up of Canadiana, Locals Only and the Traveller's Tap - always serving you new and exciting flavours. Of course we can't forget the cocktails including our own signature "Against the Grain" made with Canadian whiskey. The dark mahogany wood throughout the entire restaurant and warm dark wood bar with antique metal accents and a granite countertop add to the already comforting atmosphere of Against the Grain.
- Against the Grain Urban Tavern at Corus Quay
- Against the Grain Urban Tavern in Leaside - opening 2012
Bar Vespa: a casual Italian tavern where people gather to enjoy antipasti with wine, a plate of pasta or Italian feast, all served with the warmth and hospitality of family. Located in Liberty Village, this rustic, casual Italian bar brings with it a philosophy of fresh ingredients and friendly staff accompanied by booming laughter and flowing wine.
Bar Vespa's menu is inspired by classic Italian cuisine that showcases seasonal ingredients, new creations and everyone's favourites. Featuring daily house made pastas, homemade gelato, traditional Neapolitan thin crust pizza and comforting, traditional meals.
Our wine list focuses on hidden gems from various regions of Italy plus some of Ontario's finest. Italian brews flow from the taps as well as some unique Italian bottled beers. Try one of our interesting Italian inspired cocktails created fresh for you by one of our mixologists.
Coming Spring 2011 - Relax and enjoy the vibrant, fun, and homey atmosphere of this unique Italian eatery in the heart of Liberty Village! Everyone is welcome: singles & couples, colleagues & families, date night or any night. Mangia Bene!
- Bar Vespa in Liberty Village
We have established each of our locations as the restaurant or pub of choice in its' respective neighbourhood. We will continue to keep focused on the guest to maintain the success of our businesses. We recognize that the key components of such a business strategy are our employees. That is why we commit to continuous training of our employees in all areas of product and service knowledge.
This formula for success has placed FAB locations in the forefront of Toronto destinations. We believe it will ensure sustained growth in future years. That means we can continue to provide you, the employee, with challenging and rewarding employment, fair compensation and benefits, an interesting and stimulating work environment and an opportunity to make a contribution to the quality of life in Toronto.