Toronto Happy Hour Guide- Summer 2017

So whether it’s “social club hour,” “appy hour,” “zinc and drink,” or has no name at all, you can still find a happy hour- Wait don’t call it that!

With all these different names and lack of advertising, it can be hard to find happiness for an hour…

Top spots to enjoy cheap after-work drinks:

 1. AFT: 686 Queen Street E, 647-346-1541

Happy Hour TorontoYou will feel like you’re having casual drinks in a friend’s backyard at this laid-back Leslieville/Riverside spot. Before 6pm Monday-Friday, you can have a pint of Mill Street, Sapporo, Okanagan Spring or Wellington for $5.25. Tip: Ask about their smoked BBQ.

2. No One Writes to the Colonel: 460 College Street, 416-551-7647

happy hour bar Toronto

This low key cocktail bar became not so low key after people (U of T students) found out about their 2-for-1 cocktails between 5-7pm everyday. Top choices: Mojito or Tequila Sunrise.

3. The Citizen: 522 King Street W, 416-703-2800

king west happy hour TorontoThis King West spot is loud and fun. Tuesday to Friday 5-7pm enjoy $4 drinks: Draught (Rickard’s, Creemore, Banquet, Murphy’s Stout, Newcastle, Belgian Moon), Strongbow, house wine or bar rail mixed drinks. Hit the patio for an even livelier scene.

4. Prohibition Gastro House: 696 Queen Street E, 416-406-2669

Prohibition bar happy hourThere’s something for all your friends during “Hooch Hour”. Even premium liquor like Glenmorangie Scotch gets “the hooch” treatment at this Lesieville spot from 5-7pm daily. Just about every drink goes for just $5.09.

5. Pearl Diver: 100 Adelaide Street E, 416-366-7827

Toronto happy hourEvery weekday 3-6pm get a featured beer (usually Wellington) for $5 and 12 oysters for $18. The seafood tower (pictured) is half price ($30) on Tuesdays 6-9pm.

6. Northwood: 815 Bloor Street, 416-846-8324

Bloor Street Patio barThis bar carefully curates a rotating menu of local craft beers that are all $2 off from 5-7pm everyday. Keeping up with new releases from Collective Arts, Junction and Beaus will make you a regular.

7. Liberty Commons: 42 Liberty Street,  416-304-9403

Draft Beer Happy Hour Special at Liberty Commons

Big Rock Brewery Happy Hour Special at Liberty Commons

Located inside the Big Rock Brewing complex, this laid back gastropub offers a glass of Big Rock Lager for just $3.50 from weekdays 5-7pm. Stay for dinner and enjoy their beef brisket that’s aged for 30 days and smoked for 9 hours.

8. Tennessee Tavern1554 Queen Street W, 416-535-7777

Tennessee Tavern Happy Hour Specials

Pierogi Happy Hour Special at Tennessee Tavern

If you can make it to Parkdale between 4-6pm, enjoy a glass of pilsner for $4 and half price pierogies at this newly re-invented spot.

9. Home of the Brave: 589 King Street W, 416-366-2736

Draft Beer Happy Hour Special at Home of the Brave

Draft Beer Specials During Happy Hour at Home of the Brave

This King Street West hot spot offers $5 mugs of beers and $9 old fashions every day from 5-7pm. Sweet tip: Try their red velvet funnel cake:D

10. Bar Neon: 1226 Bloor Street, 647-748-6366

The undeniably cool atmosphere of this Bloordale neighborhood spot offers buck-a-shuck and $5 pints of craft beer everyday 5-7pm. The backyard patio has a laid back vibe perfect after a long workday.

11. Bar Begonia: 252 Dupont Street, 647-352-3337

bar begonia torontoMake your way to Dupont Street weekdays from 4-6pm to enjoy $6 Manhattans and Negronis on this bar’s raised patio.

12. Luma: 2nd Floor, 330 King Street W, 647-288-4715

This swanky restaurant on the second floor of the TIFF Lightbox offers classic liquor-forward cocktails from 4-9pm Monday to Friday. Choose from a selection of $6 martinis and manhattans.

13. Baro485 King Street W, 416-363-8388

Baro Food and Drink Happy Hour special

Tuna Roll Happy Hour Special at Baro

Walk up to the second floor of this King West hot spot between 5-7pm to experience “Fiesta Hour”: $5 snacks such as beef and tuna hand rolls can be paired with a daily drink special like $5 glasses of wine or $20 sangria pitchers.

Quoted prices do not include tax. Happy hours are known to change or disappear, not a bad idea to call ahead.