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1. Done Right Inn861 Queen St W, Toronto
2. Wide Open Bar139 Spadina Ave, Toronto
3. Imperial Pub54 Dundas St E, Toronto
4. Grossman's Tavern379 Spadina Ave, Toronto
5. Bovine Sex Club542 Queen St W, Toronto
6. Sneaky Dee's431 College St, Toronto
7. Wheat Sheaf Tavern667 King Street West, Toronto
8. Ted's Collision573 College St, Toronto
9. Silver Dollar Room486 Spadina Ave, Toronto
10. Stella1261 Bloor St W, Toronto
Done Right Inn is certainly a dive bar, but it's the kind that everyone -- not just the town lowlives -- actually goes to. Cheap beer, a small working TV, and friendly bar maids with years of unpretentious service experience draw crowds on the weekends. A back patio offers a nice escape and you'll find that cozy seats and tables under verdant foliage await you for an inexpensive all-night catch-up. This is a dive done right.
Wine, beer & cocktails, and incredible deals on all three. Whether you're a weekday warrior or you live for the weekends, there's a bargain on booze to be found here.
An old school dive with an endless interior. Pop a squat on the ground floor bar or at the upstair library and rooftop patio.
One of the oldest live music venues in the city, Grossman's hosts jazz, rock, blues, folk, and roots act to the tune of cheap pitchers. A hospitable mainstay worth a visit.
Yes, we love the name. No, we won't get over it. This punk/metal friendly dive misleadingly does not serve sex alongside their beers. Still... gotta love the name.
A dive bar. Get the nachos. (Some things in life are straightforward, Sneaky Dee's is one of them.)
This tavern is a part of history, and not in the way that pair of sunglasses you lost in '06 is. No, this creaky old pub has been around since 1849. Still serves the beer you're after, but now you can imbibe while watching TV or playing an offensively contemporary song on the 1,200-song jukebox.
For when you want to hit the bar head on (and also kinda love the idea of drinking in Little Italy.)
Laid back layover for touring blues bands and local rock regulars.