Food & Drink

These are Toronto's greatest cocktail bars

Published On 12/11/2013 Published On 12/11/2013
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1. Insomnia 563 Bloor St W, Toronto, M5S 1Y6

Do you enjoy martinis? Well, then you're gonna want to head to Insomnia where they pour more than 50 varieties of the drink, starting at $9 a pop.

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2. Eat My Martini 648 College Street W, Toronto, M6G 1B8

Located in Little Italy, this classic cocktail spot has been serving Toronto drinks since 1999. Their drinks are relatively cheap and the selection is grand so there's no reason not to come here.

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3. Pravda Vodka Bar 44 Wellington St E, Toronto, M5E 1C9

It would be a crime against humanity to come to a Russian themed cocktail bar and and order a drink without vodka in it. Go for a handcrafted mixed cocktail, or opt for a flight of frozen vodkas and pick your poison from there. We especially like the Kremlin Lemon Breeze, a refreshing summertime cooler spiked with limoncello, Prosecco, and fresh lemon juice.

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4. Hey Lucy 295 King St W, Toronto, M5V 1J5

Any place that serves wood-fired pizza is an automatic must-go. And when that place also serves killer cocktails that are both creative and refreshing? You probably shouldn't leave it, either. That's Hey Lucy.

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5. Consort Bar 37 King St E, Toronto, M5C 1E9

If you're looking for a classy cocktail bar and possibly a place to sleep afterwards, Consort Bar is a winner. Located in the King Edward Hotel, Consort offers a warm atmosphere, signature 'tails, and a varied food menu.

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6. TOCA Bar 181 Wellington St W, Toronto, M5V 3G7

This high-end cocktail bar is located inside the Ritz Carlton Hotel, so you know it's all class all the way. They serve an extensive menu of 'tails, but if you want to look/feel like a real socialite, order a martini.

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7. Library Bar 100 Front St W, Toronto, M5J 1E3

Martini bars in hotels is sort of the trend in Toronto. Located in one of city’s most prestigious hotels, the Fairmont Royal York, this library bar has the upscale bar thing down to a science, pouring a wide variety of handcrafted cocktails. When you're done imbibing, you can take a trip to their health club and spa, or dine in one of the hotel's five in-house restaurants.

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8. The Roof Lounge 4 Avenue Rd, Toronto, M5R 2E8

Imagine sitting 18 stories up sipping a delicious cocktail and overlooking the Toronto city skyline as the sun slowly sets over the horizon. Pretty great right? THAT'S why you need to hit up Roof Lounge in Yorkville.