Best Bars in Toronto

Locals’ favourite places

1. Real Sports Bar & Grill
15 York St
86local recommendations
Marissa says “Want to catch a Raptors, Jays or Leafs game and can't get tickets? Well Real Sports is the place. ...” ·
2. The Dakota Tavern
249 Ossington Ave
80local recommendations
C says “The Dakota Tavern is a subterranean throwback to the dusty saloons depicted in classic American west...” ·
3. SPiN Toronto
461 King St W
77local recommendations
James & Julie
James & Julie says “A ping pong club owned by Susan Sarandon...Whaaaaa?!? Food, drinks and Yes...Ping Pong.” ·
4. Communist's Daughter
1149 Dundas St W
59local recommendations
Pip says “Cozy, quaint and cool. Nothing fancy, just the way we like it. Small but decent selection of beers o...” ·
5. Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen St W
57local recommendations
Rob says “One of the oldest live music (rock) venues in Toronto. Check for who is playing. If you like live m...” ·
6. Get Well
1181 Dundas St W
52local recommendations
Melinda And Brian
Melinda And Brian says “If you like craft beer and/or video games, this is the place for you. A rotating offering of great b...” ·
7. Hemingway's Restaurant
142 Cumberland St
46local recommendations
Sky Suites
Sky Suites says “Hemingway’s is a Yorkville mainstay, boasts 3 bars and 4 patios with heaters for your comfort all wi...” ·
8. Brazen Head Irish Pub
165 E Liberty St
51local recommendations
Andrew says “Great Irish bar for relaxed spot to grab some beers in the heart of the hot spot Liberty Village” ·
9. Reposado Bar & Lounge
136 Ossington Ave
47local recommendations
Ben says “One of the old-faithfuls of the Ossington strip. Reposado is probably the quieter haunt on the stree...” ·
10. Bar Hop
391 King St W
48local recommendations
Blake says “Always busy, Bar Hop is a go-to for craft beer enthusiasts. Almost 40 taps (plus casks) pour local a...” ·
11. Bar Buca
75 Portland St
47local recommendations
Yi says “Great spot for brunch! Bar Buca was named Canada's Best New Restaurant in 2014 by Air Canada's enRo...” ·
12. Wheat Sheaf Tavern
667 King St W
45local recommendations
Sunshine says “Close by about a 10 minute walk. Sun-Tues after 5pm half priced wings (the wings are decent). Wednes...” ·
13. BarChef
472 Queen St W
45local recommendations
Amy says “Barchef is well known in Toronto amongst alcohol lovers and conoisseurs. They pride themselves on be...” ·
14. The Local
396 Roncesvalles Ave
46local recommendations
Lin says “Quintessentially funky neighbourhood pub with decent food. Excellent fish n' chips. Live music some ...” ·
15. Bar Neon
1226 Bloor St W
44local recommendations
Lisa says “This is our go-to neighbourhood bar. Happy Hour every night from 5-7, with $5 beers and buck-a-shuck...” ·
16. The Rhino Bar & Grill Inc
1249 Queen St W
42local recommendations
Victoria says “This place is a total dive but they have hundreds and hundreds of types of beer. If you like beer, o...” ·
17. Bier Markt
58 The Esplanade
39local recommendations
Tricia says “If you love beer you have to check out the bier market, more choices from around the world than you ...” ·
18. Fox and Fiddle Cityplace
17 Fort York Blvd
34local recommendations
M says “Fox & Fiddle is a modern take on classic British pub stlye. Located right in the heart of the city.” ·
19. Mill St. Brew Pub
21 A Tank House Lane
36local recommendations
Kristen says “Mill St makes great beer! They have a good menu, the cheapest prices in the Distillery District. App...” ·
20. Burdock Brewery
1184 Bloor St W
36local recommendations
Sue says “The Burdock is a Distillery! And a hipster Bar. I thought the food a little pricey for what they of...” ·
21. The Black Hoof
928 Dundas St W
36local recommendations
Vee says “If you like meat, you'll like this tapas style restaurant. There may be a lineup, so cross the stree...” ·
22. Cameron House
408 Queen St W
36local recommendations
Angela says “Artist Residence and Bar. One of Toronto's oldest public houses. Home to Video Cabaret and many fine...” ·
23. Bar Volo
582 Church St
35local recommendations
Amir says “Bar Volo opened on the corner of Yonge and Dundonald in 1985 and, while it was initially an Italian-...” ·
24. Stout Irish Pub
221 Carlton St
34local recommendations
Jeff says “My favourite hangouts in the city! Great selection of beers, high quality food, and friendly fast se...” ·
25. Midfield Winebar & Tavern
1434 Dundas St W
34local recommendations
Katie & Philippe
Katie & Philippe says “Small, friendly wine bar with good small plates. Well-priced and tasty dinner specials on Sunday nig...” ·
26. The Comrade
758 Queen St E
30local recommendations
Rich says “Probably the best bar in the city. Sit at the bar and order an R+M, but really you can't go wrong wi...” ·
27. Cadillac Lounge
1296 Queen St W
34local recommendations
James says “Hidden patio in the back that is very leafy and green. Nice place to chill on a warm day.” ·
28. Sweaty Betty's
13 Ossington Ave
33local recommendations
Helen says “The original and best watering hole in the neighbourhood. Local, comfortable, fun. Eavesdrop on some...” ·
29. Holy Oak
1241 Bloor St W
29local recommendations
Safiya says “By day it’s a local coffee shop and sammy-style eatery, by night they have bands and dance parties.” ·
30. Pravda Vodka Bar
44 Wellington St E
29local recommendations
Gabriela & Damoon
Gabriela & Damoon says “A very neat Russian Vodka Bar that would make you think you've walked into an elegant joint off of t...” ·