Sporting a rather abstract name, Grand Electric packs a solid punch when it comes to Mexican food. The delectable preparations on offer, including the much raved about tacos and guacomole have made this little restaurant and bar on Queen street so desirable, that patrons are known to wait for at least a couple of hours before the tables free up every evening; a satisfying reward for chef Colin Tooke. Food menu has an excellent selection of Mexican favorites and should satisfy most foodies. The drinks list has a healthy selection of spirits with the margaritas and bourbons demanding special attention. The little restaurant, though not too spacious sports a fun vibe and is constantly abuzz with activity. Reservations are not accepted, so you'll have to queue up like the others or just hope you're one of the lucky first ones to get a seat right away.
A preferred watering hole for locals as well as the students of the George Brown College, the Betty's comes across as a regular dive bar where you can sit down and indulge in beer drinking. Hence, the focus is on providing a casual setup where you can end up having a good time conversing with friends over a bottle of draft beer. The interior of the bar is cozy, however, it is the outdoor patio that is the main hangout spot for the regulars. As for the food, the pub offers a variety of delicacies in pizzas, sandwiches, wraps and appetizers to match it with your selection of one of the 29 draft beers listed on the menu. A perfect joint to host a private party, call or visit their website for more information.
Ronnie's may just be the ultimate dive bar. Tiny and always full. this is a hot spot within Kensington Market. The crowd generally consists of the very hip, bike-riding, scarf-wearing, well-connected variety, but the relaxed atmosphere and affordable drinks are the reason to check it out. If you want to meet Toronto locals, this is the place to go. Things get a little cramped when it is busy, but everyone is friendly. The back room provides a little ambiance and romance, with paintings lining the walls and lighting that patrons can control with the dimmer, making it an excellent drink spot on a first date.
At Her Father's Cider BAR + Kitchen, you will be amazed at the number of ciders which are offered which can be complemented with a delectable menu of seasonal dishes. The ciders are mainly from Canada, France and United States, which are prepared from specially selected ingredients. Chef Ryan Barclay has devised menus for brunch, lunch and dinner where traditional Canadian dishes are listed. You can order for Smoked Mackerel Sandwich, Sockeye Salmon and Beef Striploin which are cooked to perfection. Guests are amazed by the artistic presentation of the dishes.
Tilt Arcade Bar situated in the busy Dundas Street West is a venue that offers you the perfect setting for enjoying chilled craft beer and spending some fun time playing different type of arcade games. Classic arcade games like Baby Pacman, Donkey Kong Reunion, NBA are few of the many games that you can try your hand at for absolutely free of cost. Other than this different console games, foosball and Super Chexx Hockey are also available to make your evening fun and entertaining. To ensure that people of all ages are able to enjoy the wonderful games in here, the establishment has made a rule wherein one adult can bring two minors until 8p, after that entry is provided only to people of age 19 and above. A glass of craft beer, a plate of scrumptious onion rings combined with some gaming at Tilt Arcade Bar can turn a dull day into good.
A beer aficionado's dream, Tallboys has a wide range of craft beers to satisfy all kinds of palates. Located at Bloor Street West, it offers a cool and laid-back ambiance and draws huge crowds on all days of the week. Perfect for an after-work drink, Tallboys is a favorite choice among many. Decent service, good food, and a friendly staff is what you will find here. Unwind over chilled beer accompanied by bites such as chili cheese fries, burgers, or some chicken wings. You can also choose to host your next party here, and the team at Tallboys will be glad to assist you.
Located in the alley behind the Poor Alex Theater, this spot is a secret treasure in the Annex neighborhood. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, with candles on all tables and a patio tucked away from the world. Paintings from local artists cover the walls of both floors. The prices are reasonable for anything from a pitcher of one's favorite brew to a superb Pad Thai.
At Grossman's Tavern, you are sure to be entertained by the live performances of various local artists. An itinerary is set for every day of the week of different music genres. You can try the various beverages like beer and wine or cafe beverages. Complement your drinks with local dishes like Fried Chicken Wings, BLT Sandwich and Fried Egg Sandwich. The ambience is friendly and lively and you are sure to see some singing talent as well.
The Firkin is the perfect place to meet up, have a beer or simply dine. Located below street level, it's tucked into a corner and is definitely a rare find. The interiors are narrow with upholstered couches and space utilized completely with a clear view of games on the large screen TVs. The food served is fabulous, reasonable with more than sixteen draft beers, sandwiches, salads and more. If you don't know which wine or pint to choose just ask for the pints and plates and let the delightful combination served surprise you. This way you get a beer that goes best with your food. Top off a fantastic meal with one of the rich desserts.