Since 1987, this East Toronto bar and restaurant, steps from Broadview station, has served up whiskey, beer, wine and food to both locals and those in the neighbourhood for a show at the adjacent Danforth Music Hall. The menu focuses on naturally-raised organic meats and Ontario produce, and is more ambitious than your regular pub
Amsterdam Brewery is taking its crisp lagers and bone shakers up north at Amsterdam Barrel House. The East York brew house is a more sophisticated pub than its Distillery District counterpart. With a more elegant atmosphere, it's no wonder this is where the brewers keep their barrel-aged and sour beer program.
Reflecting on the Bar Hop ethos — and the beer selection in particular — Pingitore describes the concept as “a craft ale house with mostly local microbrews on tap, and then a wide selection of bottles that range from consignment, imported bottles and hard-to-get stuff, stuff you don’t get at the LCBO.”
For their second home on Peter Street, Bar Hop Brewco. put Mark Cutrara (Cowbell) in charge of the kitchen. The first floor is open for business, and the vibe is warm and welcoming. There are 36 beers on tap, with draught selections updated weekly, and 1,200 litres of Amsterdam’s saison available for vertical tastings.
These days King Street West is a bit of a scene. From the transit-only streets, to the exclusive rooftop pools and elitist bars and restaurants, it’s getting harder to find a place where you can just relax. Whereas this might be true of Belfast Love on Friday nights, when the bar is filled to capacity
With the recent openings of such restaurants as Electric Mud BBQ and Aft, and with other smokehouses still to come, Toronto is on a barbecue blitz. Now, Queen West’s longstanding Cadillac Lounge is getting in on the action. The bar has taken on consulting chef Michael Pataran (Windsor Arms Hotel, Rain) to launch a new
This Queen Street West bar is making a name for itself among its contemporaries for its wicked small-batch cocktails and homemade modern pub fare that’ll keep you coming back for more. Councillor is a chic bar. The interior is stylish but not pretentious, luring in a different crowd every night. You can usually find some
The Vancouver restaurant group powerhouse Donnelly Group has imported its take on a modern public house at Queen Street Wests Death & Taxes Free House. This restaurant complements the West Queen West hipster style. With a trendy bar on weekdays and all-day eatery on the weekends, it’s here to take you from day to night.
East of Brunswick Pub and Kitchen bills itself as an inviting and social neighbourhood spot where everyone can feel at home. There is an extensive beer selection, with 24 craft beers on tap and over 20 bottles in the fridge. For food, there are daily specials as well as a kids menu, and there is
With the likes of burgers and poutine getting the gourmet treatment these days, hot dogs aren’t about to be left in the dust. Fusia Dog brought its new take on the hot dog to the entertainment district last year, and now Fancy Franks has joined the fray, having just opened on College Street, just a few steps north of Kensington Market.
As a saucier at London’s hoity-toity The Savoy, Daniel Janetos cooked for some of the most illustrious clientele in the world. But he’d trade that any day for his current gig as head chef at the rustic Farmhouse Tavern, opened yesterday at Dupont and Dundas, where his carefully-curated menu highlights the best of Ontario’s bounty.
Brought to you by the people behind Leslieville’s cheap ‘n’ cheerful The Avro, Handlebar is Kensington’s latest divey offering. Across from other sundown spaces such as Augusta House and The Boat, this aspiring NXNE venue is a new part of the community’s burgeoning nightlife scene. Hardcore biking enthusiasts Bruce Dawson and Rachel Conduit wished to expand westward, and after examining various ’hoods, the Market was deemed the place to be.
Operating for more than 40 years, Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar is home to one of Toronto’s most popular rooftop patios. The heated and covered area lets diners enjoy the fresh air all year round. Though the owners are New Zealand natives and the restaurant specializes in pub food, whether you’re looking for pad thai, pizza,
From the Landing Group who brought us Williams and Kellys Landing, Hunters Landing is the best patio to grab a beer and a snack amongst the towering buildings of Concord CityPlace. Hunters offers a diverse menu that includes pizza, pasta, burgers, mussels and more, along with a huge drink menu that includes the Landing Cure,
Fifteen years ago, the sale of alcohol was prohibited in the Junction. As a sign of how much the west Toronto neighbourhood has changed since then, it now has two local, independent breweries: Junction Craft Brewing and Indie Alehouse, the latter of which opened its doors to the public for the first time last weekend.
After existing as a dry neighbourhood for decades, the Junction now has two craft breweries: Indie Alehouse and Junction Craft Brewing, the latter of which recently opened a new tasting bar, retail outlet and brewery space on Cawthra Avenue. That’s a lot of craft breweries, given that all of Toronto has fewer than a dozen.