Bar Hop is a brew pub that offers 100 types of bottled beers, 36 varieties of craft beer on tap and two casks with rotating options. Their seasonal brews include Mort Subite Framboise, Theresianer Vienna and Le Trou Du Diable Saison Du. Guests can also opt for bottled beer such as Saison Dupont, gluten-free kinds like Spirit Tree Draught Cider and gateway beers, the Dragon Stout being an example. You can also enjoy a snack or light meal while you have a drink. Keep an eye out for events such as Mussel Mondays, where you can avail of discounted prix fixe menus. This place doesn't accept reservations, hence it is advisable to head here early before it gets too crowded.
Dark interiors, country style décor, low lighting, a huge crowd and live music greet you as you enter the portals of The Dakota Tavern. Gorge on lip smacking mac and cheese, crunchy red cabbage, spiced nuts and cherry tomato salad, and fish served on tacos with cabbage and lime, as you listen to some fine country music. On their famous brunch days, your platter is lined up with unlimited food: cheese, steak, bacon, eggs, juice, coffee, pancakes among other goodies, that you can wash down with a mug of chilled beer. This is a good place to meet new people, groove to good music and have a filling meal.
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.
Equipped with dazzling lights and neon-lit corners that make your nights come alive, this spacious nightclub is located a few miles outside of Toronto's city limits. Luxy Nightclub features nightly DJ events for revelers to dance the night away, and packs an incredible atmosphere with its phenomenal decor. The nightclub also offers booth packages and VIP bottle service that can be reserved prior to your visit.
If you're a spirits or whiskey person, you absolutely have to visit The Caledonian on College Street, a gem of Little Italy. With a menu featuring over 200 of malts and brews, it's hardly a surprise that this place tops many a travelers' bucket lists. If malts aint your thing, there's a prolific beer list that includes several lagers and cask-conditioned ales from Scotland. And yet, drinks aren't the only USP of this place; the kitchens at The Caledonian are known to produce some of the most delicious Scottish food to be found in Toronto. Palatable preparations like haggis, Scotch eggs and fish n' chips dominate the drool-worthy, albeit limited, menu. Drop in, order up your favorite malt and chomp on some haggis with neeps and tatties and for desserts you could try the deep fried Mars Bars; they're insanely good!
Owned and operated by Jamieson Kerr, of the Crush Wine Bar fame, The Queen and Beaver Public House is designed after the quintessential British public house from days of yore. Housed within a charming Victorian building, this pub sports a casual yet classy allure, thanks to its mismatched furniture, old wallpapers and numerous lounge chairs. Dishes like roast beef rump, lamb curry and rabbit terrine dominate the menu here. A range of puddings and dessert wines help you finish the meal well. For beverages, there's a prolific beer list with ciders, draught and cask conditioned ales; for those who like their drinks fruity, there's also a small list of cocktails available.
The Pilot Tavern, located in central Toronto specializes in contemporary food. Apart from being known for the delicious food served here, The Pilot Tavern is also known for the cozy atmosphere that envelopes this place. One more reason why this place is flocked on a regular basis is the number of events that take place here. Live concerts, social meet ups and corporate events take place in The Pilot Tavern on a regular basis. Check website for details.
Buca Yorkville seamlessly blends refined nuances with Italian culinary expertise. The third outpost of King Street Food Company, this restaurant boasts lavish furnishings which include a combination of tables, high chairs and a sophisticated bar lined with sleek wine cases. Their extensive menu boasts a bevy of signature pastas and pizzas which vie with breathtaking seafood for attention, out of which the Ravioli Doppi (lobster-filled pasta) and Zuppa Di Pesce (a daily selection of sea fare blended with legumes and artichoke) are ideal for dinner. Buca serves some of the most delectable entrées, out of which Peperonata, beautifully layered with eggplant zucchini and sweet pepper, is sure to gladden your heart (and taste buds). Pair your meal with a choice of wines and cocktails like the Bar Ba Buca, a sweet raspberry concoction with citric notes.
The Artful Dodger is a perfect place to down a few beers with friends. The pub has a respectable number of beers on tap and serves scrumptious bar snacks to complement your drink. You can sit at the front patio of the bar, which is perfect for people watching. There is an extended patio at the rear end of the bar as well, here they have a juke box and a pool table. They will make you a good pulled pork sandwich or a meaty burger, yet if you are unable to decide on the food you can try their daily combo. Their portions and pours are quite generous and the ambiance is cozy and rustic, which is why the place is usually packed by late evenings.
The D Bar is located at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto. Here you will find some of the most innovative cocktails made by bartenders who are masters at their craft. Their cocktails are infused with traditional spirits and seasonal ingredients. They also serve craft beers and offer an extensive wine list. Drinks can be impeccably complemented with charcuterie, artisanal cheeses and small plates. As the address suggests, since it is a part of the Four Seasons hotel, the place effortlessly exudes a sophisticated charm through its elite decor and tasteful interiors.
This downtown drinking joint is far cry away from your regular pubs and cocktail bars. Taking inspiration from the rich Asian cuisine, this Korean bar features sake, soju and other sapporo drinks. Apart from that, it also serves your regular ones like beer, vodka, wine and champagne. And, even the food menu at Wabar is not your regular pub food. You can enjoy Japanese Wadogs, tataki, special party trays and so forth. Call for details.
Aji Sai Plus Resto Lounge is a Japanese tapas restaurant that is a blend of the traditional and modern. Their bar has a nice range of authentic sake, sake infused martinis, fine spirits, wines and beers. Their oyster bar features fresh oysters from the east as well as the west coast. Savor their BBQ Squid, Deep Fried Octopus (Takoyaki), Grilled Lobster, Beef Tataki Roll, Volcano Scallop Sushi and Stir-Fried Beef Udon. It is a nice spot to hangout with friends and sway to live DJ beats.