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.
Situated in the historic Distillery District, Mill Street Brew Pub has had the distinction of winning close to 60 awards, some of which include the Best Brewpub/Tied House in Ontario, Best Microbrewery and a gold medal in the Ontario Brewing Awards. Besides, it has also bagged prizes for its individual brews. This beer connoisseurs' destination is tucked away in a historic Victorian building and produces premium hand-crafted lager beers and ales. It boasts of a cozy ambience, with a large patio area, and spacious brick-walled and wooden interiors with multiple large screen televisions. It serves 14 hand-crafted lager beers including the popular Original Organic Lager and Tankhouse Ale. It also offers excellent snacks to complement the beverage selection and you can feast on Stuffed French Toast, Eggs Charlotte and Quiche. This pub hosts regular events and you can even take a tour of the brewery and watch them brew one of their award-winning beers. If you can't get enough of this place, you can take home some of their merchandise from their retail store on-site.
Grab your wand and apparition yourself down to this hip, subtly Harry Potter-themed bar in the heart of Toronto. Witches, wizards, and muggles alike are welcome at The Lockhart, which opened its doors in 2015 to the rousing cheers of Harry Potter fans around the globe. Pick your poison, potion or elixir from a list as long as Dumbledore's beard, then grab a seat against one of the brick walls. The decor around the bar hints at themes and characters from the beloved books; keep an eye out for things like the Deathly Hallows symbol or deer head patronus hidden around the bar.
Black Dice Cafe is a bar with a distinct nostalgic aura, right from its vintage doors, and old motorcycle headlights adorning the tables, to the 1950s British Rock and Rockabilly music blaring from its antique jukebox. The television screen is tuned onto American classic films, while Rock 'n' Roll posters from the 1940s are plastered onto its aqua walls. Despite this heavy influence of British and American culture, Black Dice Cafe doesn't loose its quintessential Japanese character. It is best known for its Wasabi pea dishes and cocktails infused with premium sake. The menu includes Kahlua Espresso Martini, Plum Wine, Ritz Crackers spread with Brie cheese and Peach Crumble served with ice cream. Do not miss playing exciting games on their popular pinball machine.
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.
Want to earn cool points with your friends and coworkers? Then look no further - located in the perpetually busy Toronto Financial District is Drake One Fifty, a snazzy cocktail bar that serves unique drinks and elegant food. Try one of their most known cocktails, the Hazelnut Sour, and indulge in their famous One Fifty Burger, which includes Perth bacon and shortrib. The venue helps promote many local artists and musicians, so get ready to be introduced to a ton of Canadian bands, singers and DJ's and amaze your eyes with gorgeous paintings and installations.
With high backed, plush red couches, burgundy wallpaper, pool tables, dartboards, soccer on the "telly" and types of draft beer, there's no mistaking the authenticity of this pub at the Yonge-Bloor cross downtown. There is live music every Saturday night and a weekly dart league for those whose aim is true. The traditional British cuisine is augmented with some creative Euro-twists. Tandoori chicken breast and hummus tapas are offered alongside the more conventional orders of fish and chips, steak and mushroom pie, and Irish stew.
Being housed in the historic Somerset House does not deter Wellesley Fox & Fiddle from embracing noveau concepts. Rather this pub offers a perfect blend of old world charm and new age trendiness. With 13 beer varieties to choose from, beer lovers will have no complaints; it also serves excellent food that is much better in taste and flavor than your regular pub fare. However, highlight of this place being its heated patio that is the best spot especially during winters. You can sit here and catch the latest sports matches on the large screen. And, before you tag it as a sports pub rethink! It has its own karaoke sessions, DJ parties and so forth. For event updates and other details, check website.
O'Grady's Tap and Grill is that typical bar and eatery where you can casually walk in even if you desire quick snacks and a pint of beer after midnight. It is popular for its patio, which offers cozy seating and charming views of the street. Situated in a two-story cottage, this restaurant serves pub fare such as Chicken Souvlaki Dinner, in which marinated chicken is served on a skewer accompanied by crispy fries and Greek salad. Try their Eggs Benedict, Monte Cristo Sandwich or The Hangover for brunch. This bar also offers catering services for private celebrations. Check their website for updates on events such as Martini Mondays, Bitched Out, Gay Trivia Night and Pint Night.
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.