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- Birreria Volo. Sourdough, Rainbow Trout, Revel Mithras, Revel Sonata, Volo x Willibald Purple, Willibald Pinky, and Negroni. DELIVERY. No. PRICE RANGE.
- Bar Hop. Avling Pilsner, Bellwoods Cat Lady, Bellwoods Grisette Gamay, Brolly Jaunty, Pepperoni Crisps, Chicken Wings, Peanut Butter Bacon Burger, and Fresh Cut Fries.
- Mahjong Bar. Tame Impala Cocktail, Tropic Thunder, Japanese Highball, Burdock Lora, White Bean Salad, and Pan-fried Dumpling. DELIVERY. Yes. PRICE RANGE.
- Reservoir Lounge. Ruby Elixir, Asian Pear, Strawberry Coconut, Hendrick’s Gin, Papa Mojito, Bloodhound, and Spicy Chicken Pot Stickers. DELIVERY.
- Bar Raval. If you really know your bars in Toronto, and you’re something of a Toronto bar enthusiast, then you’re not going to be surprised (nor upset) that Bar Raval takes the cake.
- Civil Liberties. An absolute icon on Bloor West, Civil Liberties does not at first looks like it would be in the conversation for one of the best bars in Canada, but it is.
- Gift Shop. Visiting Gift Shop is an experience, and one which is well worth heading down to Ossington to appreciate. It’s got it all – a hidden entrance, vintage glasses, and a charming, quirky atmosphere rivalled by very few Toronto bars.
- Paris Paris. Is anybody shocked that “Paris Paris” is known for their wine? We honestly just love that they serve it by the magnum, so you can ensure that your day will go from average to excellent in one fell swoop.
- Todd Plummer
- Mahjong Bar $$ People love this speakeasy for its quirky entrance: a pink, neon-lit bodega straight out of a Wes Anderson movie. Walk through a key-shaped back door and you'll enter the main bar area, complete with checkered floors, a tropical mural, and a gleaming lacquered bar that turns out cheekily named cocktails such as the Lady Bird, a concoction of vodka, nashi pear, thyme, Strega, anisette, and lemon—described on the menu as "A much tastier coping mechanism than throwing yourself out of a moving car."
- Birreria Volo $$ With a long, narrow space that's mostly standing-room-only, large barrels topped with marble, and a buzzy crowd of enthusiastic beer drinkers, Volo is a refined, European take on the traditional craft-brew bar.
- Sky Yard at The Drake Hotel. $$$ The Drake Hotel dates back to the 1890s, when it was the posh place to stay for wealthy Torontonians. In the 20th century, it fell on hard times until 2001, when hospitality impresario Jeff Stober bought it and gut-renovated it.
- Craft Beer Market $ If ever there was a temple to Canadian beer, Craft is it. The small, Canada-only chain has five locations out west and one in Ottawa; this outpost is on Yonge and Adelaide in downtown Toronto.
- Kate Dingwall
- Alo Bar for an award-winning martini. Bar, Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, Fusion. Alo Bar channels the fine-dining atmosphere of award-winning restaurant Alo into an electric, Friday-night destination.
- Black Dice Café for sake with a side of pinball. Cafe, Japanese, $$$ Japanese-rockabilly bar Black Dice Café is the sake-fueled dream of veteran bartender Hideki Saito, whom you’ll probably find slurping cocktails behind the bar.
- Bar Raval for tapas, croquetas and cocktails. Bar, Restaurant, Spanish, $$$ © AJ Fernando. The air in Grant Van Gameren’s Spanish-influenced bar is always full of excitement.
- Montauk Bar for bartender-approved booze. Bar, Cocktails, Beer, Wine, $$$ In the age of precise cocktails and waistcoated bartenders, drinkers may need a reprieve from buttoned-up cocktail bars.