The city of Toronto is one of the best cities in the world to enjoy a good night out. Whether it be with family, friends or a first date, there is always a new bar opening with a whole new experience and an entirely new food and drink menu. The uniqueness of Toronto is what makes the city so much fun. I could say every bar in this urban jungle is the same scene with different people but I would absolutely be lying to you. Take a trip to the tropics right on Queen Street West or play traditional Chinese game right on Dundas. Whatever you do, just make sure you pick one (or two) cocktails to sip on because not only is each and every bar a unique experience, but at these Toronto spots, you can be sure to expect a list of drinks you wouldn’t ever dream of.
1. Convenience Bar
This Queen Street West spot could easily be mistaken for a typical convenience store to any by passer on the street but once you step inside and walk through the candy isles, you’ll transform right into an urban playground. Take a sip of their award winning bubble gum cocktail or grab a $5 cocktail on tap, yea that’s right, $5 cocktails.
2. Good Fortune
Pop into Toronto’s Good Fortune Bar on Eglinton Avenue to experience their uniquely unconventional drink list. Slurp back a boozy milk shake, slushie or Jell-O shot all while sitting under string lights and gorgeous décor.
3. Pray Tell
When you hang out at Pray Tell there’s a good chance you’ll feel like your sipping on a yummy cocktail inside a beautiful plant conservatory. Enjoy some snacks and floral beverages while sitting inside their green space of wall plants.
4. Her Majesty’s Pleasure
Enjoy some upscale pampering at this King West beauty bar. Grab some of your best gal pals and order up a fancy cocktail from a handsome bar tender while you ladies wait for an artistic mani, deep massage pedi, or volumized blow out.
If you’re a traditional superhero fan, then you have to check out Figures bar on Avenue road. Notice a superhero influence throughout their entire cocktail and tapas menu after you enter the bar from a secret door.
6. The Shameful Tiki Room
If you’re in need of a quick trip to a tropical island, then you have to make your way down Queen Street West to The Shameful Tiki Room. Sit back and enjoy a fruity drink or dance the night away under their colourfully lit ambience.
7. Mahjong Bar
This secretive Dundas bar serves up cocktails, Chinese small plates and a lot of fun. Fronted by a dim lit glowing pink bodega where you can drink more casually, or walk down their glowing keyhole door way that leads to the rest of the glowing red space where you can order a wider variety of food and drinks.
Another incredible Queen Street West location, this unique Toronto bar is a hotspot for first dates. Step inside the mixology haven and order up a cocktail in a garden or perhaps beat the summer sun with a cool cocktail on a bed of coconut snow.
If you’re interested in having maybe one of the most fun nights of your life, then head over to King Street West’s SPiN bar and make sure you are ready to take ping pong to a whole new level. Inside this Toronto bar you can find the room lined with table tennis, a gorgeous bar and the decedent smell of savoury snacks.
10. El Ray Mezcal Bar
Located in the heart of Kensignton market, this 30-seat saloon is home to an ever evolving line up of mezcals. El Ray Mezcal Bar is the place to go in Toronto if you love tequila. With a wide range of different mezcals, it’s impossible not to find a cocktail you love inside their unique atmosphere.