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  • 1. Canoe

    Financial District | Bars/Pubs

    Though it's primarily a restaurant, Canoe, on the 54th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Bank tower, is worth a trip just for a drink at the bar...Read More

  • 2. The Roof Lounge

    Yorkville | Bars/Pubs

    Such Canadian literary luminaries as Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler have used the 18th-floor Roof Lounge as a setting in their writings...Read More

  • 3. Bar Chef

    Queen West | Bars/Pubs

    The dark interior features dimly lit chandeliers and tabletop candles, which set the stage for Chef Frankie Solarik's wild and wonderful concoctions...Read More

  • 4. Bar Volo

    Dundas Square Area | Bars/Pubs

    Despite its location on a busy thoroughfare, classy Bar Volo has a relaxed, brick-walled, wood-beamed, old-world atmosphere. A side patio is...Read More

  • 5. Bier Markt

    Old Town | Bars/Pubs

    With more than 150 beers from 30 countries, including 50 on tap, this enormous restaurant/bar has a corner on the international beer market...Read More

  • 6. Bymark

    Financial District | Bars/Pubs

    Located in the heart of the Financial District, this culinary oasis is popular with the business suits that work in the area. Don't let that...Read More

  • 7. Café Diplomatico

    Little Italy | Bars/Pubs

    Holding court over a central Little Italy corner since 1968, Diplomatico is popular for one reason: its big sidewalk patio with umbrella-shaded...Read More

  • 8. Cold Tea

    Chinatown | Bars/Pubs

    Located in the heart of Kensington Market and just a stone's throw from the heart of Chinatown, Cold Tea has an intimate, but rowdy bar scene...Read More

  • 9. Crews & Tangos

    Church–Wellesley | Bars/Pubs

    Downstairs is Crews, a gay and lesbian bar with a stage for karaoke or drag shows (depending on the night), a dance floor in back with a DJ...Read More

  • 10. dBar

    Yorkville | Bars/Pubs

    This high-end lounge in the new flagship Four Seasons Toronto is modern and subdued. The bartender serves up some of the city's best hand-crafted...Read More

  • 11. Gladstone Hotel

    Queen West | Bars/Pubs

    In a restored Victorian hotel, the Gladstone draws a young, stylish Toronto crowd who appreciate a multitude of creative events: karaoke (every...Read More

  • 12. Guu Izakaya SakaBar

    The Annex | Bars/Pubs

    An original concept imported from Vancouver, Guu has wowed local audiences with its rowdy Izakaya atmosphere—every guest is greeted with a cheerful...Read More

  • 13. Hemingways

    Yorkville | Bars/Pubs

    One of the few Toronto pubs that isn't overtaken by rowdy sports fans or students, Hemingways is a homey bastion in a sea of Yorkville swank...Read More

  • 14. Jazz Bistro

    Dundas Square Area | Bars/Pubs

    Finding a quiet place to relax and listen to great music is a rarity in busy Dundas Square (the Times Square of Toronto). Luckily, there's the...Read More

  • 15. La Carnita

    Little Italy | Bars/Pubs

    It may seem odd that this wildly popular Mexican spot is in Little Italy, but don't let it deter you. Originally started as a pop-up taco stand...Read More

  • 16. Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La

    Entertainment District | Bars/Pubs

    The Shangri-La Hotel has become wildly popular with the refined 20–30 something set keen for live music, top notch cocktails, and bar bites...Read More

  • 17. Mill Street Brew Pub

    Distillery District | Bars/Pubs

    There may not be a better place in the city for a brewery and pub than in the brick-laned pedestrian-only Distillery District. Sixteen house...Read More

  • 18. Momofuku Nikai

    Entertainment District | Bars/Pubs

    Located across the street from the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, those looking for a cocktail before or after the ballet and...Read More

  • 19. Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill

    Financial District | Bars/Pubs

    If you want to "see and be seen" in the Financial Distirct head to this 14,500 square foot restaurant and bar, which has a wraparound patio...Read More

  • 20. Playa Cabana Hacienda

    The Annex | Bars/Pubs

    One of the city's favorite Tequilerias, Playa Cabana, opened this sister property in July 2013. The Hacienda, as it's fondly known, offers a...Read More

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