"With great beer selection, comes great food"

Stirling O. Bertrum (1876 - 1937)

Port hope's downtown gathering place

About Us

Who is Stirling

Stirling Octavius Bertrum

A Goose so thirsty we named our place after him.  Stirling, was a remarkable Canadian Goose who lived on the banks of the Ganaraska River in Port Hope, Ontario.  Remembered for his dry wit, good fortune and love of watering holes.  Stirling, lived a life of comfort, while maintaining a sense of adventure and willingness to risk. It was an uncany ability to win 'games of chance' that brought Stirling his wealth, though it was his generousity that gave him prestige.

So Raise a Toast to the Goose who Cheers'd the Most! 

Our Place

storefront image of the thirsty goose in downtown port hope pub restaurant live entertainment spot

The Thirsty Goose is a Pub.  It was created to be a comfortable gathering place for the people of Port Hope and its visitors. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable and friendly.

The menu has homemade classic pub food along with some inspired and innovated dishes.  The offerings are pretty simple, yet aimed to please a varied crowd.

The old oak bar, proudly has 24 DRAFT BEER taps, offering a variety of fresh rotating beer styles from local brewers to premium imports brands.  Wine, Cocktails and a comprehensive offering of Whiskeys are also available.

The space was designed to preserve the asthetics of the 1863 Heritage Building while also showcasing some of the local historical photographs. 


Live Entertainment

Live music, acoustic, band, indy rock, indy band, guitar, acoustic guitar

'The Goose' proudly support LIVE music and has a varying line up of local and touring artists. Currently, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings are LIVE: NO COVER CHARGE  

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for the latest information on our LIVE music and entertainment schedule. 

On Tuesday nights at 8pm 'ish we have TRIVIA hosted by Cameron Green.


Contact Us

Send us an email or call us at 905 800 0338

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton Street, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 1N3, Canada



Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Thursday 11:30 am - late

Friday 11:30 am -late

Saturday 12:00 pm - late

Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm