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.
The Mod Club Theatre is an intimate performing arts venue and a hip nightclub in the heart of Little Italy. Known to host some well-curated concerts by noted musicians, it also boasts of an eclectic program of top city DJs who spin peppy tracks across hip hop, electronic music, pop and rock genres. Local and international bands perform at the Mod Club and as the night progresses, the town's night owls start ushering in and groove to the foot-tapping retro, Brit-rock and electronic beats.
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!
Located in the historic Gothic Revival style Euclid Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Keg Mansion offers the best of both worlds. Primarily a steakhouse, the restaurant sees a classy and sophisticated crowd. An ideal place for a special evening, the steak at the restaurant is absolutely delicious and so is the prime rib. The bar has a good selection of wines and the service is prompt. End your meal with a Billy Miner Pie.
Located between Yonge and Jarvis, just south of Wellesley, this is Toronto's only drag bar and nightclub, housed under a Victorian roof. Crews & Tango, features two individual dance floors that are energized by some of the best DJs in town. Predominantly a gay bar complete with drag shows, it also showcases live music programs and theme nights. The music played here ranges from disco, retro, house, Hip Hop and R&B tunes. Plenty of space, exuberant crowd, some really awesome drinks and awesome music makes this place truly unique and a definite must-visit.
A quaint bar without the mediocre bar food is what you'll find at Rebel House. Housing new takes on old classics, you'll find fresh ingredients in every dish. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, each meal brings a level of sophistication to pub grub. After delving into their delicious food, wash your eats down with a beer from a selection of local Ontario breweries. A cozy patio awaits in the back for some alfresco dining too.
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.
At Jack Astor’s, there is no limit to having fun. The place is constantly buzzing with activity, whether it is the food festivals, the flair bartender competition or Saint Patrick’s Day. As it is open as late as 2a, you can come by with a bunch of friends to watch the games on the television sets or just drink the night away. What’s particularly interesting on the menu is the Jasmine Rice and the Lobster and Crab Dip, which is served with pita bread and nacho chips. Call up to find out more about the events organized there.
If you're looking for a big, dark, loud, squeezed-in-to-capacity music venue, yet still want that intimate club-like atmosphere, then this twin-level space is for you. Because of its size, the Lee's Palace & The Dance Cave club attracts some of the better known alternative music names on the circuit. These include Moxy Fruvous, DJ Trevor, DJ Shannon and more. Shows for all-ages are put on during the day. Timings vary for both levels so call ahead for details.