Drinking at the best bars in Toronto is going to be covered in full detail as this post goes along. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way you should have a much better understanding of the scene soon.
We will kick this baby off with the best wine and cocktail bars in Toronto. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. For more on great bars to grab a drink around Canada check out that link.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Toronto might just be:
- Hoof Cocktail Bar at 923 Dundas St W
- Bar Chef at 472 Queen St W
- Civil Liberties at 878 Bloor St W
- 360 Restaurant at 290 Bremner Blvd
- Alo at 163 Spadina Ave
- Barberian’s Steakhouse at 7 Elm St
Classic and modern meals, wines, beers, and bar snacks are offered at Hoof Cocktail Bar. Bar Chef serves exquisite made from scratch cocktails in your area.
360 Restaurant has an outdoor terrace and offers an award winning selection of over 550 international and local wines.
Toronto Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- Shacklands Brewing at 100 Symes Rd #101
- Left Field Brewery at 36 Wagstaff Dr
- Junction Craft Brewery at 150 Symes Rd
- Halo Brewery at 247 Wallace Ave
- Glamour Sports Bar at 1474 St Clair Ave W
- The Dock Ellis at 1280 Dundas St W
Shacklands Brewing is one of the best places to buy high quality beers near you. Full flavored beers are available at Left Field Brewery.
Junction Craft Brewery has been producing high quality handcrafted beers in Toronto since 2011 and even hosts weddings, fundraisers, lunch parties, and corporate functions in their 100 capacity taproom.
Halo Brewery has a local tasting room and bottle shop offering great beers and snacks.
You might want to head to The Dock Ellis for some of the best food and drink offerings plus this Toronto sports bar is a great place to watch the big game or play foosball and other games.
Local Drink Specials
Save some money buying cheaper alcohol at these bars with drink specials near you:
You can get local drink discounts and more savings on gnocco fritto, pizzetta la parma, arugula, and prosciutto at Oretta.
DJ’s, Burlesque dancers, aerialists, fire show performers, and live musicians perform every night at Pravda Vodka Bar where happy hours to save money on alcoholic drinks are also offered from 5pm to 7pm.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
There are plenty of bars with local trivia, quiz, and game nights:
- The Drake Hotel at 1150 Queen St W
- Stout Irish Pub at 221 Carlton St
- Gladstone House at 1214 Queen St W
- 3030 Dundas at 3030 Dundas St W
- The Rivoli at 334 Queen St W
- Tilt Arcade Bar at 1255 Queen St W
The Drake Hotel serves wines, beers, cocktails, breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner and even hosts bar trivia in your area at 8pm. Cocktails, spirits, and wines as well as games and trivia are available at Stout Irish Pub.
The Gladstone House Bar hosts trivia on Tuesdays at 8pm and features classic cocktails as well as rotating local beers on tap.
Some of the best craft beers made in Toronto are available at 3030 Dundas where pub trivia is hosted on Wednesday nights.
The Rivoli serves snacks and salads and features 11 beautiful vintage pool tables and a lounge area.
You can play pinball, arcade and table machines, vintage games, skeeball, and even classic consoles at Tilt Arcade Bar as well as choose from a large craft beer selection and delicious food options.
The Dock Ellis who we mentioned in the sports bars section also has lots of games to play.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
These bars are great for dancing, live music, and karaoke:
- Handlebar at 159 Augusta Ave
- Bambi’s at 1265 Dundas W
- Echo Karaoke On Bloor at 693 Bloor St W
- The Danforth Music Hall at 147 Danforth Ave
- Dakota Tavern at 249 Ossington Ave
You will probably be satisfied if you try Handlebar’s high quality cocktails and beers while listening to live music.
Dover Court is a solid option for dance parties and electronic beats while Echo is a good spot offering private bar karaoke near you.
The Danforth Music Hall is one of the best live music venues in the region and is known for featuring 1970’s live acts.
Don’t forget about the live music at Pravda Vodka Bar from our best Toronto breweries and sports bars list.
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Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Toronto.