It’s almost impossible to have a boring night out in Toronto – the boozing options are vast, from dive bars to fancy cocktail lounges. In such a creative city, you’ll find the best of the best drinks trends and craft beers.
We’ve put the Toronto bars to the test and found the absolute diamonds. Check out the places you simply have to visit…
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Open from 6pm until late 7 days a week, Pretty Ugly always has a buzzing atmosphere with a cool, young and hip crowd. The sort of place you come to and never have a bad night out.
An Italian inspired beer hall tucked away within a historic alleyway, next to the Royal Cinema in Toronto’s Little Italy. Tons of amazing beers on tap and super knowledgable staff who will talk you through the extensive range of drinks.
The place to come for a plush and super high end cocktail experience. You might also want to come with an appetite, because the food is superb. Not hungry? We hope you’re thirsty – their cocktails really are showstoppers.
Located in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto, you’d hardly know there was a bar when passing by, but once you get inside the explosion of Polynesian style colours, the great fun cocktails and buzzy room makes for a really great night out. Never a dull moment in here.
Mahjong Bar is a dining and drinking hideaway. Tucked behind an unassuming pink bodega is a surprising scene, a 2000-square foot space full of glowing light, tall ceilings, thoughtful design details and delicious food and drinks. You’ll feel yourself instantly calming down and feeling relaxed the second you walk in the door.
Black Dice Cafe is a cozy bar inspired by American 50’s vibes, British Rockers and Japanese culture. While you are sipping on the many great drinks you can also enjoy a game of pinball or spin some tracks on their vintage jukebox.
A wonderful modern take on a cocktail bar. They also have a fantastic beer and wine list alongside some super tasty bar snacks but as they say themselves “you should probably just have a cocktail’. The drinks are beyond delicious.