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Top bar recommendations from locals

Hotel
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“Contemporary, high quality service, beautiful view. Open mic Tuesday's plus other special events.”
  • 315 locals recommend
Hotel
“hit their website. Weekly events include Slam Poetry, Life Drawing classes and, best of all, Music Bingo on Wednesday nights. It's an over the top combo of 80's tunes and drinks. Guaranteed you will find yourself singing along and finding unexpected kinship with everyone in the room.”
  • 114 locals recommend
Bar
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“Full of arcade games to play, beers to try and extra tasty slice pizza near the back. Gets really busy, great energy!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“If you love to dance and love salsa music/latin influenced jazz, this is the place to go. Many great musicians play here. Check out their website to see who's playing. Sometimes there are dance lessons ahead of the show, or dinner reservations available too.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Make a reservation and enjoy this gem. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is great and it is super close to lots of fun nightlife on the Ossington strip!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
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“Mainstay with an eclectic menu, huge patio & strong focus on beer, with local brews & 300+ bottles.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
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“Check out this dive bar, just a short Uber drive away, for cheap drinks and it’s Monday night vinyl night. Patrons can bring in a vinyl. Vinyl a get handed to the bartender at the start of the night. He chooses what gets played then the bar decides by vote whether the B side of that record gets played. A unique night in town.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Midsize club hosting local & visiting indie bands, with a front lounge serving Latin tapas. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“The place where Toronto wine lovers go for an intimate, cozy evening. Go where the locals hang for good food and a wide selection of wine. Conveniently located at the top of the street!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Lounge
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“This place has it all, great pub food (try the Burger and the sky high nachos), live music weekend evenings and matinee's on weekends, karaoke Saturday night in the back. Best patio in town and tons of beers on tap. Also family friendly brunch and dinner/lunch meals. Occasional children's programming. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Great date night spot, or group dinner setting a short Uber away. Offers French based fare, and great seafood, to a playlist of 90s hip hop. Antique china plates meet paper serving dishes at this hipster spot; which features an open air design in the summer. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“My all-time favourite bar in the city for the coziest candle-lit vibe. Great drink selection in a lovely atmosphere, plus their food menu is also amazing. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
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“Also not strictly a 10-minute walk, but a straight shot up Dufferin on Dundas, this is our favorite afternoon spot. Great coffee and beer and a fantastic patio to catch some rays and people watch. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Traditional tavern for beers on tap, classic British pub fare and major sports events on TV.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Take a trip to Hawaii or Bikini without leaving Toronto. The Shameful Tiki will delight you with its amazing cocktails and delicious polynesian cuisine. Three Dots and a Dash or the classic Mai Tai and the Teriaki Broccoli and Tacos are not to be missed! Live events regularly pack the place. We are almost regulars.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“This hip little Polynesian spot is decorated just as pretty as the food it prepares. Offering dishes served in pineapple fruit and fruity drinks to match. Located in trendy Parkdale, it's on point with food and location. ”
  • 23 locals recommend