Serving chilled beer and warm food to the people of Toronto since 1927, Monarch Tavern can be aptly called as Toronto's own happy place. Serving draft beer and variety of whiskey along with delicious small plates has made this a popular hangout spot in the vicinity. People in the neighborhood celebrate their happiness and wash away their sadness by sipping their favorite drink from this amazing bar. People in the neighborhood also have chosen this bar as their choice of venue for celebrating important events in their lives like birthdays and anniversaries amongst many others. The small stage at this venue plays host to big local events like concerts, burlesque and karaoke nights every week keeping the patrons entertained. Monarch Tavern is the perfect fun destination and a must visit while in the neighborhood.
Located in the gay district of Church and Wellesley, this bar is for those who prefer blue chalk and nine-ball to the bright lights and late-night rhythms of the local dance clubs. An after-work spot for men and women, gay or straight, the only prerequisite is the ability to shoot a good game of pool. And even if you don't, there's plenty more to do here: darts, dancing, drinking, pinball, television nights and more. Easily accessed by public transit or taxi from any downtown hotel, this pool hall is just two blocks north of famed Maple Leaf Gardens. See website for photos, event schedule and more.
The Keating Channel Pub & Grill sits out on the Port Lands and offers solace from the hustle and bustle of the city center. While at the huge bar, enjoy labels like Guinness, Shocktop and Kronenbourg on tap or numerous others in bottles. And just like the beers, the pub is equally serious about the food it offers. Try the scrumptious Steak Sandwich with thin slices of Certified Angus Beef served on Garlic Toast or plates of seafood delights. For entertainment, watch the latest game on televisions set across the pub and lounge area or take on friends at a round of pool or darts. Located at the edge of the river, the best spot during summers is the 275-seat outdoor patio, which overlooks the channel and the Toronto skyline.
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.
Located in the legendary Danforth area of Toronto, TKO's Sports Pub, the old-style sports bar caters to locals who come in to cheer their favorites while munching on Fish and Chips and gulping down a brew. If the hockey legends that stare down from the walls are any indication, the bar's name is a little misleading, unless the implication is that NHL hockey is more fisticuffs than finesse! With an array of drafts and ales , it's not a bad place for the true sports aficionado to spend an evening.
This bar is located in the happening area of Toronto. It has a spacious sports lounge, six British style pubs, three kitchens, five multi-level patios, pool tables and 150 draft taps! Oh, did we forget to mention the three giant screens and 50 TV sets all over the place? Madison Avenue Pub can cater to about 2000 guests and even offers live entertainment on the weekends. Now do you realize why it ranks amongst the best bars in the world?
This pub is modeled after the old free houses of England, with a selection of imported and domestic beers on tap. People who live in the neighborhood frequent the establishment and relax on the summer patios; one on the roof and one on the street; for a drink and some sun. The bar has a beautiful classic wood finish that is kept impeccably clean. The food menu offers bar standards like nachos, wings, and club sandwiches, but also serves up a delicious fish and chips.