One of Mississauga’s best-known bars will not be reopening

Published August 12, 2020 at 7:42 pm


It’s the end of an era in Mississauga.

A trusted source in the property management industry recently told that Failte, a long-standing Irish pub known for its heated patio, live music and club-esque atmosphere, has shuttered its doors for good.

The source said they recently received word that the bar, which used to be filled to capacity with local revellers on weekends, will not be reopening.

Failte, much like other bars, closed earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The bar celebrated its 21st anniversary in Oct. 2019, according to an album posted to its official Facebook page.

The source did not say whether or not the closure is related to COVID-19 restrictions, which currently do not allow dancing or mingling in indoor bars and restaurants. 

The pub’s website does not appear to have been updated since March, but its Facebook page was active as recently as June. 

Failte, which was located just across from Square One on the ground floor of a Morguard-owned office building on City Centre Drive, boasted six mini-pubs under one roof (Celtic Medieval, Dublin Victorian, Medical Hall, Liam Smyth’s Grocery, Meehan’s Traditional Irish Bar and Old Country Cottage).

Over the years, it became something of a nightlife fixture in the city, blurring the line between a traditional sit-down pub and a bustling, busy nightclub. The pub, which regularly hosted live musical (and sometimes comedic) performances, managed to outlast some other nightlife spots that cropped up in the area throughout the early and mid-2000s, including West 50 and Bier Markt. 

The loss is profound. Failte has no doubt played a role in various local love stories, as it was the place to be on a Saturday night for so many of us in our booze-soaked formative years. 

Farewell, Failte–and thanks for the memories.

Cover photo courtesy of Failte’s Facebook page

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