5 bars with great food in Toronto

1) 416 Snack Bar

This is very much a hipster bar with a cozy vibe. You won’t find any meals here. You’re meant to come to pick up a drink, get comfy and enjoy a snack. The menu changes regularly, and you’ll never be able to pin them down to any type of specific cuisine.

people enjoying a drink at snackbar 416 Toronto

2) Grand Electric

The best description for the food at Grand Electric is reinvented Mexican. Settle down and sample their tuna ceviche, spicy squid and a margarita. This bar is loud and lively. They play old-school hip-hop while diners enjoy a great night of good drinks and food.

patio with customers at the Grand Electric in Toronto

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3) The Porch

The Porch has great food and drinks, but one of the best things about this spot is the view from its rooftop patio. They also offer some fun events. Check the website, and you might be able to participate in a Mimosa and Yoga rooftop session. Since The Porch is an outdoor space, it is subject to Canadian weather. It will be open late spring through to early fall. You can find their closing dates online.

Christmas-themed evening at The Porch in Toronto

250 Adelaide Street West

+1 647 344 1234


4) Alleycatz Restaurant Lounge

Alleycatz has a unique vibe. It’s a supper club and bar. They have several preset dinner menus. The items should best be described as Mediterranean fusion. After dinner they clear away the tables to make room for dancing and couples fill the dance floor.

dimly lit restaurant interior of AlleyCatz in Toronto

5) PrettyUgly

PrettyUgly is pretty impressive. The four-tiered bar is beautiful. It makes for lovely pictures. The food is provided by Vit Beo, a local Vietnamese restaurant. It is amazing. Try pairing the dumplings with a cocktail.

bartender serving a cocktail at Pretty Ugly Bar

1237 Queen Street West


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