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Want to earn cool points with your friends and coworkers? Then look no further - located in the perpetually busy Toronto Financial District is Drake One Fifty, a snazzy cocktail bar that serves unique drinks and elegant food. Try one of their most known cocktails, the Hazelnut Sour, and indulge in their famous One Fifty Burger, which includes Perth bacon and shortrib. The venue helps promote many local artists and musicians, so get ready to be introduced to a ton of Canadian bands, singers and DJ's and amaze your eyes with gorgeous paintings and installations.
Bar Raval, located in Little Italy, is a truly unique and exemplary Spanish tapas bar. Step in to this restaurant and bar and you will immediately feel as if you have been transported elsewhere. The decor of this eatery is inspired by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí's ornate style. The variety of tapas offered here is sure to surprise and excite you. Enjoy perfectly crafted cocktails based on Spanish tastes and relax as you enjoy a delicious meal at Bar Raval.
It's a throwback to Russia's Iron Curtain era, but there's nothing cold about this bar. Outfitted in plush red banquettes with gold accents throughout the decor, the 3-level space evokes some kind of historic glamor. The combination of exposed brick walls and hanging chandeliers is interestingly juxtaposed next to images of defining Russian figures like Lenin, Putin and Stalin. Featuring two bars, Pravda showcases an impressive collection of bottles with myriad vodkas to choose from. Slip down with Happy Hour featuring complimentary appetizers and cheap martinis Mondays through Thursdays.
Barchef specializes in creating some of the most inventive cocktails in Toronto. Their expert mixologists can create just about any drink, but it is their unique drink concoctions that keep the place packed. Try one of their sweet and sour drinks, like a Basil Daiquiri, or a sipping cocktail like a Chamomile Julep. If you are feeling adventurous, try one of their deconstructed molecular cocktails.
Odd Seoul, as the name suggests is a Korean cuisine restaurant with an understated decor. Their food, however is absolutely delicious and includes dishes such as deviled eggs, bulgogi cheesesteak, pork neck and avocado slaw, along with an interesting range of cocktails. One will often find old school hip-hop playing in the restaurant to add to the overall relaxed vibe. The staff is very friendly and helpful; however the restaurant is small and it is advisable that you make a reservation.
Grab your wand and apparition yourself down to this hip, subtly Harry Potter-themed bar in the heart of Toronto. Witches, wizards, and muggles alike are welcome at The Lockhart, which opened its doors in 2015 to the rousing cheers of Harry Potter fans around the globe. Pick your poison, potion or elixir from a list as long as Dumbledore's beard, then grab a seat against one of the brick walls. The decor around the bar hints at themes and characters from the beloved books; keep an eye out for things like the Deathly Hallows symbol or deer head patronus hidden around the bar.
Located on Parkdale's Queen Street West, Miss Thing's is a quirky spot for exotic Hawaiian-Polynesian fare, with the delightful company of delicious cocktails put together by bartender Robinn Wynne. Help yourself to beautifully plated dishes like the Shrimp Bao and the Pineapple Rice with Jackfruit, and order up colorful tiki cocktails like Disco Juice, Fuzzy Wawa, or Purple Rain. The decor at Miss Thing's mirrors its zany Hawaiian theme, replete with breezy bright interiors, floral motifs, pineapple-painted doors, and the works. You can take a seat at the booth, or down cocktail after heady cocktail at the stylish bar.