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.
A beer aficionado's dream, Tallboys has a wide range of craft beers to satisfy all kinds of palettes. Located at Bloor Street West, it lies amidst several neighborhoods of west Toronto. Offering a cool and laid-back ambiance, the bar manages to pull huge crowds on all days of the week. Perfect for an after-work drink, Tallboys is a favorite choice among many. Decent service, good food and a friendly staff is all that you will find here. Sit back to order your chilled beer with bites such as chili cheese cries, Tall Boys Nachos, hand-cut fries or some chicken wings. You can also choose to host your next party here, and the team at Tallboys will be glad to assist you.
Located on Ossington Avenue, Union is a local favorite when it comes to French dining. Dishes like steak hache, elk sliders and mussels keep the customers coming back for more. The bright, lively restaurant also features a splendid wine list. Between a friendly, attentive service, gorgeous food and stellar drinks, there is nothing to complain at Union. There is also prix fixe menus available for those interested. Although the prices may seem a little steep, the entire dining experience makes Union totally worth it!
The DEQ Terrace Lounge serenely overlooks the Simcoe Park on Wellington Street. A part of the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, this swanky rooftop venue is a great place to relax on a weekend, under the clear, Toronto skies. The opulently done up decor oozes class and elegance, the bar churns out fantastic, craft cocktails while the kitchens dole out delicious Mediterranean preparations. Also on offer here is a long wine list, that will charm even the most cynical wine-lover. Afternoon teas are a pretty, elaborate deal here on Saturdays and Sundays. Although the prices are on the higher end, the gorgeous venue, attentive service, stellar drinks and lovely food make DEQ totally worth it.
Le Paradis is a charming restaurant in the neighborhood of Yorkville. Its brick walls decked with poster art, checkered-tile floor, dim light and hanging plants in various areas give a warmth to this French bistro-brasserie. Always brimming with patrons, their menu daily changes yet is delightful to the palate. Check out the chalkboard for daily specials. These include dishes like Crispy Frog’s Legs, Escargots à la Bourguignone (snails with smoked pork belly, herb butter and white wine), Pan-seared Atlantic Salmon and Osso Bucco à la Milanaise. Complement your meal with wine.
The ultimate sports bar in Downtown Toronto, Real Sports Bar & Grill believe "Sport isn't a hobby, it's a religion". Thriving on the motto, this sports bar promises its patrons a fun-filled space that creates an atmosphere of a real sports arena. With a humongous 39-foot HD TV(two-storey high!) and 199 HD screens flanked across the bar, you can never miss a goal or a basket. To fuel your sporting spirit, they have their 112 taps running with over 36 different types of beer brands. The giant venue is divided in two floors and has a 900-capacity seating, with VIP seating areas that are perfect for your next private party or function. Ultimate destination for those with a sports fever!Â Â
The D Bar is located at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto. Here you will find some of the most innovative cocktails made by bartenders who are masters at their craft. Their cocktails are infused with traditional spirits and seasonal ingredients. They also serve craft beers and offer an extensive wine list. Drinks can be impeccably complemented with charcuterie, artisanal cheeses and small plates. As the address suggests, since it is a part of the Four Seasons hotel, the place effortlessly exudes a sophisticated charm through its elite decor and tasteful interiors.
If you wish to enjoy scrumptious Italian food then Scaddabush is surely the apt place for you. In a warm and welcoming ambiance, this Italian culinary gem treats patrons with authentic dishes made from locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. Whether you crave seafood or are in the mood for some meaty goodness, Scaddabush has got it all covered for you. Food arrives at your table looking like a work of art and its taste does complete justice to its appearance. The service is top notch, leaving no room complaints whatsoever.
If you are waiting for a good game to start then there cannot be a spot better than Duke’s Refresher + Bar to watch the game. With a varied selection of beers to keep your thirst in check, a decadent food menu to satiate your appetite and a prompt service to make it all available within no time, this place impresses on every level. The bar is lined with television screens, so you are sure to catch even the slightest action irrespective of where you sit. In addition, Duke’s Refresher + Bar is also equipped with WiFi.
An elegant establishment delighting locals and travelers alike, Reds Midtown Tavern is where you can enjoy well-prepared seafood and an impressive selection of wines. The restaurant has a lovely decor, drenched in shades of rustic brown and illuminated with yellow lights, the warm dining room is simply perfect for any occasion. The menu is a celebration of treasures from the sea, try the crab chowder, Spanish mussels, scallop ceviche or pan-roasted salmon to satiate your seafood cravings. They also serve steaks, if you simply cannot ignore meat. Complement your fare with something from the wine list, rely on waiters for suggestions over pairing.
Boxcar Social is unique. Sip coffees from around the world, or craft beers and whiskeys, as you enjoy a conversation or indulge in some alone time. The finest coffees from Kenya, Colombia, and Brazil make their way to Boxcar to be processed into delicious drinks to savor. The menu keeps rotating so that the visitors experience a variety from across the globe. The beer-and-whiskey story is the same: the best from Toronto, Quebec, Germany, and Belgium are served here. Paired with wines of France, Italy, Spain, and many more the Boxcar Social boasts an elaborate offer. There are also breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus for gourmets to go with the drinks. The rustic ambiance and the impressive decor make this a great spot for a drinking and dining spree.