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

College Street Bar TorontoThis low key cocktail bar became not so low key after people (U of T students) found out about their 2-for-1 cocktails between 5:30-7:30pm everyday. Top choices: Mojito, Aperol Spritz and Summer Mule.

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 pints of Big Rock Lager for only $5 from weekdays 4-6pm. 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. Goods and Provisions1124 Queen Street E, 647-340-1738

Goods and Provisions Happy Hour Drinks

Happy Hour Cocktails at Goods and Provisions

This Leslieville gastropub offers $5 draft beer and $8 cocktails every day from 5:30 -7pm. Tip: Pair with a tasty app like their “jamon iberico croquetas”.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.