Food & Drink

The 6 best (mostly) hidden spots in Toronto

Published On 02/05/2014 Published On 02/05/2014
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1. Unlovable 1415-b Dundas St W, Toronto, M6J1Y8

Located on Dundas St W, Unlovable is actually a pretty lovable dive bar, featuring decently priced drinks and live entertainment.

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2. Cold Tea 58 Kensington Ave, Toronto, M5T (Kensington Market)

This Kensington Ave spot certainly isn't the easiest to find. You must enter through a discreet Kensington Mall doorway through which you can hear faint music. But once you make it inside, it's a quality speakeasy with plenty of 'tails and beer options.

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3. Smiling Buddha 961 College St, Toronto, M6H 1A6 (Little Portugal)

It's a little run down and divey, but don't let that scare you. It's fantastic for cheap drinks and even available to rent for a night for your own private party.

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4. The Hole in the Wall 2867 Dundas St W, Toronto, M6P 1Y9 (The Annex)

So much more than its name suggests, this place may be long, narrow, and dimly lit, but it also has a massive drink list and a loaded menu of delicious bar food.

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5. Green Room 296 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, M5s 2m7 (The Annex)

GR may look a little divey from the outside, but once you're through the doors, it's a bustling cozy place with dim lighting, cold drinks, and a friendly crowd. And they've got drink specials nearly every night of the week.

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6. The Communist's Daughter 1149 Dundas St W, Toronto, M6J 1X4 (Little Portugal)

Although this has become a relatively popular place, it still features a laid-back atmosphere in the west end of the city. And the "Snack Bar" sign out front? Pay no attention, that means you've found it.