Drinks & Nightlife in Toronto

Where local Airbnb hosts say to go sip on a good cocktail or dance the night away. Enjoy!


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159 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This brewpub is an inviting spot that highlights a patio in warmer weather, and casual indoor seating complete with a second floor mezzanine with great views of the brewhouse. They feature a rotati... read more

The best craft beer spot in the city. Always something new, tasty, and inventive. Awesome salumi and cheese boards. If the smell of the french fries sprinkled with rosemary wafts by your table and ... read more

Hands down my favourite beer in Toronto - they have a great patio on trendy Ossington Ave. - all the beer is fantastic, the food is great and they also have a bottle shop to take something you like... read more

130 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Where to go to get wine, beer and spirits. Short walk down the street from the condo at King and Spadina. Canada has some pretty socialist laws regarding the sale of alcohol. Hours listed below. ... read more

Liquor store with a very respectable selection of wines, spirits and beer. Can get very crowded in the evenings on weekends - I would recommend going during the day.

This is the grocery store for beer, wine and spirits. Unlike most other countries, you cannot buy alcohol anywhere else.

136 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Steam whistle brewery is set in an old school CN Rail roundhouse and offers tours of the brewing facility and a history of the company. A great thing to add onto a list of things to do in the area.

Brewed at The Roundhouse, home of the steam locomotives that helped pioneer our nation, Steam Whistle brings you this authentically crafted pilsner.

Take a tour of Steam Whistle Breweries, steps from the condo. This is the "roundhouse" - a train museum, now home to one of Toronto's local breweries.

86 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Want to catch a Raptors, Jays or Leafs game and can't get tickets? Well Real Sports is the place. It is adjacent to the Air Canada Center (about a 10 minute walk). It's features the biggest scre... read more

Experience the most exciting match-ups played out in supersize at Real Sports Bar & Grill. Derived from the dreams of sports fans like you who dared to want a brilliant place to cheer for the team!

Giant TV screen in the main area, lots of other TVs all around, the crowd gets loud when the game is on. Best place for a game night (besides being live at the game, of course)!

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The Dakota Tavern

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$$$· 249 Ossington Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

80 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Live bluegrass music. Old school Saloon vibe. Guaranteed good time. They do a sunday brunch with live music. Fun to take the kids, let them dance up a storm. Food is not terrific, the kids will lov... read more

Great bluegrass and rockabilly bands and a lively Nashville atmosphere. Check out the Sunday bluegrass brunch at 11am (get in line early!)

The Dakota Tavern is a subterranean throwback to the dusty saloons depicted in classic American westerns. Sunday brunch (12-3) is the best time to dine at The Dakota - stellar all-you-can-eat.

78 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Enjoy local freshly brewed beers from their spacious seasonla patio overlooking lake ontario and the island airport

Enjoy a bite or sample some craft beer at this well-known brew pub, and don't forget to check out their on-site store for a few liquid souvenirs.

14,000-sq.-ft. lakeside brewery, restaurant & retail space that pairs craft beer with local foods

77 local Airbnb hosts recommend

A bar and a Ping Pong Hall all-in-on. Go on a date or challenge a friend to a game while sipping a cocktail and listening to beats at this cool place located a few blocks away on King Street. You... read more

This is Toronto's only ping-pong themed bar. With 12 ping-pong tables and two bars, it's like your coolest friend's basement on steroids. An extensive cocktail menu, an upscale bar food menu, and g... read more

A ping pong club owned by Susan Sarandon...Whaaaaa?!? Food, drinks and Yes...Ping Pong.

75 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you are looking for a great night out with lots of laughs, check out The Second City Toronto. They put up some hilarious shows, and you can even have a drink while you watch. If you are in town ... read more

The Second City theatres in Toronto and Chicago are world-famous, and have produced an incredible number of top comics. Take in a show, or try their Monday evening drop-in improv class!

Almost guaranteed night of laughter. Tickets aren't too expensive and it's full of great sketch comedy and improv. You may even be able to get same-day tickets if lucky

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Stock up on wine, beer or spirits at this convenient outpost of Ontario's government run liquor store.

Conveniently located liquor store in the same building as the Longo's.

This is where we buy alcohol, beer, and liquor in Ontario.

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Communist's Daughter

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$· 1149 Dundas Street West·Map·Hours·

59 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is well known to locals but tourists will have a hard time finding it. It's a hole in the wall at the corner of Dundas and Ossington. What makes it so legendary is the crowd and the staf... read more

Cozy, quaint and cool. Nothing fancy, just the way we like it. Small but decent selection of beers on tap. Monday nights you all become one big happy (actually) family and choose which record plays... read more

Great small place. It's where I work. Everybody is welcome regardless of age or social scene. Amazing Jazz Manouche show Saturday afternoons, 4pm - 7pm. Other times there's a great Juke Box.

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Horseshoe Tavern

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$$· 370 Queen Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

57 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the oldest live music venues in the city, everyone from The Talking Heads and The Police to The Strokes and Arcade Fire. Even the Rolling Stones! Most nights you can catch great local bands.

The Horseshoe Tavern is an iconic bar just down the street! It is where legendary acts such as The Rolling Stones performed when starting out. Even today big name acts appear here. Make sure to visit!

One of the oldest live music (rock) venues in Toronto. Check for who is playing. If you like live music, this place is key.

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Get Well

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1181 Dundas Street West·Map·

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like craft beer and/or video games, this is the place for you. A rotating offering of great beers AND free old-school 80s video games. They also sell North of Brooklyn pizza to go with the beer

Vintage decor, good selection of craft beer, arcade games with North of Brooklyn pizza. (IG: @getwellbar)

Arcade games and North of Brooklyn pizza outpost in the back. IG: @getwellbar

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hemingway’s is a Yorkville mainstay, boasts 3 bars and 4 patios with heaters for your comfort all winter! Lively New Zealand-style pub with an all-year rooftop patio, 24 draft beers & pub eats.

Located in the heart of Yorkville, Hemmingways is famous as being one of the few year-round patios in Toronto (there are heaters in the winter don't worry!) We love this place, and it's an awesome... read more

Great Yorkville pub/ restaurant with a fabulous roof top patio. It has an Aussie/ NewZealand theme :) Good quality pub food and suitable for families.

51 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Irish- themed bar with 2 levels of outdoor seating makes this place great for an afternoon chill spot

Irish-themed bar with pub grub, TV sports, an exposed-brick interior & 2 levels of outdoor seating.

Great Irish bar for relaxed spot to grab some beers in the heart of the hot spot Liberty Village

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of the old-faithfuls of the Ossington strip. Reposado is probably the quieter haunt on the street. Head to this area for bars, clubs, music, dancing, live music, good times...

One of the more sophisticated places to dine on the Ossington strip. With live music most nights, you will find live jazz and swing on Thursdays and Fridays between 11 and 2am.

Chic, dimly lit watering hole dedicated to top-shelf tequilas, plus Mexican tapas & live music.

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Liquor store in 3 minute drive. It's right next to the Metro supermarket.

Your neighborhood booze store....

Store for wine, spirits and beer.

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Bar Hop

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391 King Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

48 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Always busy, Bar Hop is a go-to for craft beer enthusiasts. Almost 40 taps (plus casks) pour local and imported beers and the bottle list is one of the most extensive in the city.

This bar offers great food with over 36 brews on draught and carries close to 100 bottled beers including a number of rare and private order items.

A great bar in the city that offers a huge selection of craft beers! The food and atmosphere is amazing. Definitely worth a visit!

47 local Airbnb hosts recommend

One of my favourite brunch spots in the city but great at any time of day. (Possibly the most gastronomic brunch I've had). Italian bistro run by one of Toronto's top chef's, Rob Gentile. Classy... read more

Located just south of King Street, Bar Buca is often overlooked by tourists. Old-school Italian fare with an excellent wine list. Kitchen open until 2am. Then get up the next morning and grab a dou... read more

Great spot for brunch! Bar Buca was named Canada's Best New Restaurant in 2014 by Air Canada's enRoute magazine

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Open since 1849, the Wheat Sheaf is one of Toronto's oldest bars. I'm still not sure about that whole tunnel myth, but this is a great place to watch the game and have a few pints with friends. Tak... read more

Close by about a 10 minute walk. Sun-Tues after 5pm half priced wings (the wings are decent). Wednesdays $14 pticher of Coors Light or Canadian.

Toronto's oldest pub. Located on the corner of King and Bathurst. Typical, old school pub with a couple of pool tables and a great outdoor patio.

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Barchef

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$$$· 472 Queen Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

An experience involving all the senses: a visceral and emotional journey of taste, touch, smell, sound and sight. To the eye, BarChef is a dimly lit, intimate environment. Bottled cocktails line it... read more

Barchef is well known in Toronto amongst alcohol lovers and conoisseurs. They pride themselves on being chefs of cocktails, not of food. They make their own bitters in-house, and have created a mas... read more

BarChef has acted as a pioneer for the Toronto cocktail renaissance. Prior to Frankie Solarik and Brent VanderVeen pairing together to open their molecular mixology concept, there wasn't a huge ran... read more

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This place is one of my favorites - it has great craft beers, all brewed in house, and delicious upscale pub food. My favorite: the Aubergine sandwich with the kale caesar salad. If you're not a... read more

It is in the Junction which is a bit far away but it is a great place for food and designer beer at reasonable prices. Take the King car to Dundas West Station and then the Junction 40 bus to Keele.

One of our favorite spots in The Junction. This brewpub has all kinds of delicious beverages, all brewed on site. Also has a great burger.

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The Local

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396 Roncesvalles Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

46 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great pub with nightly live music, tasty home-cooked meals, a wide variety of local craft beers and a generous selection of whisky. Our new thing has been to head here on Fridays after work with t... read more

Quintessentially funky neighbourhood pub with decent food. Excellent fish n' chips. Live music some evenings. Usually packed and a bit loud. Casual. Nice little patio out back.

The Local is one of the oldest and best known bars in Roncesvalles. The creative bohemian decor, live bands and backyard patio make it the perfect local watering hole.

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Bar Neon

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$· 1226 Bloor Street West·Map·Hours·Website·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

$5 pint and buck-a-shuck oyster happy hours, 1/2 price bottles of wine after 7 on Mondays and 1/2 price wings on Tuesday! The menu is Greek-inspired featuring Greek tapas, dips and plenty of dishe... read more

This is our go-to neighbourhood bar. Happy Hour every night from 5-7, with $5 beers and buck-a-shuck oysters. Chill patio in the back. Popular hangout with the Ubisoft people who work on Wallace Ave.

Super cool and chill vibe. Fantastic cocktails and delicious food. One of my favourite local spots to grab a drink, chill and do some people watching :) Close by along a vibrant stretch of Bloor ... read more

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Mainstay with an eclectic menu, huge patio & strong focus on beer, with local brews & 300+ bottles.

This place is a total dive but they have hundreds and hundreds of types of beer. If you like beer, or want to try some exotic beer, this is the place. There's also a pool table.

The Rhino offers over 290 beers from all over the globe, including a long list of ‘traditional’ domestic and imported cans or bottles

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Closest liquor store, carries wine, beer, and hard liquor. The vintage section has a decent collection of wine.

Here you'll find a large and varied selection of beers, liquor, and wine when you're on the go.

Your liquor, wine and beer needs are met here.

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

It is an amazing little pub with great food and entertainment. I know the owner and he lives in the neighbourhood as well. Great selection of beers.

Tiny bar in the Junction Neighbourhood. About 7 feel wide be prepared to shimmy down the bar in order to get a seat!

Great atmosphere, incredible drinks selection. Tell the owner, Ben, that Mike and Lindsay send you!

40 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is a comedy lovers venue. It's a bit divey, and the acts are more hit than miss. But it attracts all the big names in stand up and improv without all the tourists. Arrive early for good seats.

This small comedy bar hosts stand ups mainly for local talent but also hosts improv nights where audience members get on stage and join in on the fun!

Like to laugh - this is your place. Stand-up comedy, improv, etc. I saw Danny Bhoy here - 2nd row.

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Extensive beer selection of over 150 European beers and craft offerings from 30 different countries. Bier Market is the perfect destination for any occasion.

If you love beer you have to check out the bier market, more choices from around the world than you can count and an excellent night spot - dress nicely!

Every kind of beer you can think of. Huge selection! Great food too. Live music and dance floor on many nights of the week (especially Friday and Saturday nights).

34 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Fox & Fiddle is a modern take on classic British pub stlye. Located right in the heart of the city.

Sophisticated sports bar with a sizable patio, a menu of pub-fare faves & TVs tuned to the game.

Small Toronto Pub chain. Close to home with traditional pub food and screens to watch some sports.

36 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Toronto's own brewery has a restaurant. The food is good and fairly inexpensive for the distillery district. There is even a retail store where you can buy beer to go.

Mill St makes great beer! They have a good menu, the cheapest prices in the Distillery District. Appetizers are half-price on Mondays.

This place rocks! It's much bigger, better produced, and with superior food to what the title "Brew Pub" suggests. Craft beers too! Brewed on premises. 3.5 Stars - $$