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.
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!
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.
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.
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse serves some of the most deliciously handcrafted steaks. Located in the Fashion District, this steakhouse also doubles as a piano bar, where you can sit for hours and listen to the pianist play. Offering a lavish ambience and courteous service, the restaurant serves an eclectic menu of meats, which are sourced from the best possible places. The menu consists of a wide range of dishes to please everyone's palate. Try the Kurobuta Pork Ribeye, Caesar Salad, Beef Tartar and Seafood Tower, which promise to be as awesome as the list of house-aged steaks. Round off your meal with one of the delectable desserts on offer. Reserve a table for that special occasion, and allow the team at Jacob's to take you on an unforgettable gastronomical journey.
House on Parliament has been around for more than 15 years now, almost a landmark in Cabbagetown. The place can be described as a homey, cozy pub where there's lots of light-hearted banter, laughter and many friendly faces. The menu features delectable pub grub; lots of sandwiches, paninis and finger food. Fish n' Chips and pulled pork sandwich are quite recommended here. The drinks menu, on the other hand features several regional and European brews; pilsners, cask-ales and ciders, you can have your pick of brews. There's also a selection of wines - red, white and bubbly from all over the world. House on Parliament is basically a place where locals come to chill after a hard day's work; you're friendly, neighborhood waterin' hole.
Burgundy's offers a lavish ambience replete with peach walls adorned with attractive frames, a bar full of polished counters and sparkling liquor bottles. This bar is always bubbling with energy and excitement and offers a plethora of entertainment options such as pool tables and more than 10 high-definition television screens. Guests can start their meal with appetizers such as Kofta or Sultani Kabob, Tempura Calamari, Cajun Nachos Supreme and Five Spice Sweet Potatoes. Do not miss the Singapore Sling cocktail with triple sec, gin, cherry brandy, grenadine, orange and lemon juice. Customers can also unwind with Yellowtail Red Wine, chilled Strawberry Daiquiri, Mint Chocolate Martini and Melon Ball Shooter.
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.
This downtown drinking joint is far cry away from your regular pubs and cocktail bars. Taking inspiration from the rich Asian cuisine, this Korean bar features sake, soju and other sapporo drinks. Apart from that, it also serves your regular ones like beer, vodka, wine and champagne. And, even the food menu at Wabar is not your regular pub food. You can enjoy Japanese Wadogs, tataki, special party trays and so forth. Call for details.
Located across the bustling Yonge Street, Crown & Dragon is a typical American sports bar. Casual and laid back ambiance is perfect to chill out with friends and watch the latest sporting actions. Its popularity almost doubled up after it has been voted for serving the 'Best Wings' in town. Apart from wings, it also serves fries, burgers, nachos, sandwiches and drinks like beer, cocktails and wine. So while you are in Toronto, do make some time to enjoy chilled beer along with the famed wings.
This British pub that is located on Bloor Street is known for its casual ambiance. The lovely drinking establishment offers an extensive drinks menu that includes vodka, whiskeys, cocktails, bourbon and so forth. While you indulge in a drinking binge with your buddies, you can also snack on pub fare that includes Asian varieties as well. For more details, check website.
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.