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!
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.
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.
Hemingways has established itself as the famous hot spot and rooftop patio to enjoy drinks and good company any night of the week. It is a conscious effort on the part of the owners to bring a little bit of New Zealand to Toronto. Hemingways is the place where you'll find Hollywood's elite gathered while in town. The multi-level establishment houses three bars serving up a selection of beers and alcoholic beverages accompanied with a menu featuring classic bar food.
Located in Yorkville and close to the major downtown attractions, Dimmi has gone back to basics with offerings of pizza and pasta. The mood is casual, and the service friendly. There's bar service to 2a and, although the main kitchen closes at 11p, there's often a chance of getting pizza and pasta until 2a. The thin crust pizza is gourmet all the way with offerings ranging from the traditional Margherita to Marinara with calamari, shrimps and baby clams. Meat and fish specials are also offered.
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.
Black Eagle Toronto is a popular leather bar Church-Wellesley Village. Opened in 1994, it has an intimate cavern vibe to it with its antique light fixtures, exposed beams and life-sized gay photographs. It also regularly hosts theme nights. Black Eagle is a nice spot to meet someone new and enjoy a drink or two.
Hair of the Dog has been rated as one of the top restaurants in Toronto for alfresco dining. Besides its patio, it has also won accolades for being a romantic date spot and a popular pub near Downtown Toronto. This pub is situated at the corner of Church and Wood Streets in an old building dating back to 1954. The thick ivy-laden façade rises over the patio, which is a cozy spot even in the midst of busy Downtown. The patio is covered with a large awning and separated from the street by a gray balustrade and black gate. The secluded and quaint nature of the restaurant makes it a top choice for couples. It is most popular for fruity cocktails and weekend brunch.