Summer is finally here so what better way to celebrate than with drinks on one of Toronto’s best rooftop bars? Check out this list of the best rooftop bars the city has to offer.
Where is it? – Located above the Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon on Adelaide West, this rooftop bar is located perfectly in the cities Entertainment District. Just a few blocks from Scotiabank Arena, The Rodgers Centre and local theatres The Porch is the perfect afternoon destination no matter where you want to go.
What is it known for? – More than other rooftop bars in Toronto, The Porch is known for its steallar view of the CN Tower, which makes the perfect backdrop for instagrams.
What cocktail should you try? – Almost as classic as getting a photo with the CN Tower is getting one of the sand bucket cocktails, so be sure to try one out on your next trip.
Sky Yard at The Drake Hotel
Where is it? – Located on the rooftop of The Drake Hotel, Sky Yard is right in downtown Toronto on Queen St W. Get some shopping done before you head up for a spectacular cocktail.
What is it known for? – This rooftop bar is open year round, with an additional outdoor section opening for the summer months, so if you are feeling the rooftop bar vibe but don’t have the necessary weather this is your spot.
What cocktail should you try? – Enjoy a refreshing and fruity Pimm’s cocktail or a pitcher of white or red wine sangria to feel like it’s summer all year long.
Where is it? – Located on King and Portland this rooftop patio is part of the popular Italian restaurant below, so enjoy an amazing meal alongside your cocktails.
What is it known for? – Gusto 101 is known for its industrial setting as well as having wine on tap, a great excuse for a visit.
What cocktail should you try? – Not many rooftop bars have wine on tap so that’s a clear drink choice when you go for a visit. To make it really feel like summer try out one of their rosé options, you won’t be disappointed.
Where is it? – Mascot Brewery moved last year to an even better location, right in downtown Toronto. Soon patio lovers will be able to find this rooftop party on King St.
What is it known for? – The original calling card of Mascot Brewery was their bright yellow umbrellas which we hope made the move with them.
What cocktail should you try? – This answer is obvious, try one of their own beers. When you get the option try out their pilsner as you soak up the sun.
Where is it? – This rooftop oasis is located on King West on the 16th floor.
What is it known for? – Lavelle is unlike any other rooftop bars on this list. Not only does it have an amazing view but this swanky bar has private cabanas and pools (yes pools!). Day rentals for the pool are $40 a person, before any food or drinks, but where else can you drink fancy cocktails on a rooftop pool in the city? This is a hotspot for the who’s who of the city so come dressed to impress and ready to spend more on cocktails.
What cocktail should you try? – Enjoy the spicy-sweet Summer Rain cocktail with Bacardi Black rum, ginger beer, honey syrup and fresh lime, or on the weekend try their Watermelon Frosé.