Bars & Lounges


Now Open: Civil Liberties at Bloor and Ossington

Now Open: Civil Liberties at Bloor and Ossington

It may or may not be a pineapple. On the north side of Bloor just west of Ossington (878 Bloor St. W.), sporting a non-descript but welcoming countenance and a logo (the aforementioned pineapple), is a new bar that one-ups...
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Add a Little Havana to Your Life

If you just can’t stand the thought of being trapped inside with the thermostat on high this weekend, why not add a little Latin to the mix instead? Los Montalbáns, Calgary’s one and only Cubano band, is going to be bringing the heat to Bourbon Room this Saturday. And you haven’t partied ‘till you partied Havana-style
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Notable Poll: What’s the Best Sports Bar in Toronto?

With pucks flying and balls soaring, ‘tis the season to find a big screen and get the beers pouring. Watching the games at home is cozy and all but everyone knows how exciting it can be to drop the gloves and pick up some pints in a bustling sea of big screens. So what’s your favourite place to get your game on in Toronto?
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Opening Soon: Wildflower

Streets will meet beats as three Toronto nightlife vets team up to bring the city something completely different. With a focus on pop art, cutting edge design, and world-class music, Wildflower is putting the pedals to the metal and you’re going to want to join the ride
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The Contender Sports Bar is Open and Ready to Compete

The game just got a little more interesting on Dundas West as the recently opened Contender looks to win over fans with a spacious, traditional sports bar. With a veteran owners group, a big playing field, and a bunch of fancy equipment, they appear to have brought their A-Game
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The Best Wine Bar in Toronto As Voted by You

You saw, you sniffed, you sipped. This city has a tall rack of top notch wine bars, but only one took top spot in this week’s poll… and by a long shot. See what you voted as your favourite place in Toronto to sit back and un-wine'd
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On Our Radar: OPUS Bar is Back

We love it when something old becomes new again. Especially when it sneaks up on us. ‘Cause there’s nothing quiet like a surprise that also carries a sense of comfort. And while it’s not exactly a re-opening – there’s way too much that’s new and different – Saturday’s soft opening of the OPUS Bar Vancouver is definitely a revival
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Notable Poll: What’s The Best Area/Intersection in Toronto to Start a Bar Hop?

It’s a good problem to have when you can’t decide where to go because there are more options than you can shake a brown-note at. That being the case, to get the engine running, we often resort to a starting point and then let our lubricated intuitions guide us to subsequent and final destinations
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A Crash Course in Tiki Bars

We hate to remind you, but “Winter is Coming.” It’s time to put away those foolish thoughts of patio drinks and white wines for another year and turn our attention inside. While this may sound all doom and gloom, we wouldn’t hit you with winter unless we had a backup plan
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12 Seasonal Toronto Cocktails You Need to Try Now

‘Tis cocktail season, folks. And with new fall menus springing up everywhere, the selection can get a little overwhelming. So to help you get things started, here are some great seasonal drinks from around the city that we’re sure will have you falling for fall… responsibly, of course
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