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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Toronto

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Toronto? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of C Suite restaurant
4.9 (68)
CAN$51 and over
Cocktail Bar
The Annex
About the restaurant
The hidden cocktail bar of your dreams. Styled after a 1920's era cocktail train car, C Suite creates a unique cocktail experience whether you are joining us at the bar or in the lounge.

When seated at the bar, our barman Albert Han and his apprentice Fei will create unforgettable cocktails for you, tailored exactly to your tastes. It will be the best hour of your day.

Join us in our lounge to experience our signature cocktails, taste some whiskies or have a glass of wine paired expertly with our culinary offerings, prepared by the finest chefs in Toronto.

Reserve your spot today.

Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Very nice host. The experience was worth visiting.
A photo of The Commoner Bar Room restaurant
4.8 (135)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Little Italy / College St.
About the restaurant
The Commoner Bar Room is an eclectic addition to Toronto's Little Italy neighborhood. With a crafted array of drinks and dining, we invite you to explore this curated space - a collection of momentous lost and found from our beloved city. Whether for happy hour drinks or late night conversations, our door is always open.
Top review
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
Amazing food, service and ambience. Don't miss the cod fritters and Szechuan cauliflower. Burgers amazing too and great cocktail menu. Highly recommended!
A photo of Kissa restaurant
4.7 (15)
CAN$51 and over
King West
About the restaurant
An Experience on Its Own. Lounge and cocktail bar in the heart of King St West.
Top review
Dined on Apr 20, 2024
We had an amazing date night Kissa, the music was great and the vibes are strong. Our server Jina was incredible and made sure we were comfortable and taken care of all night. The food was great too, just be prepared for tapa sized portions. Sushi was also very good and fresh. Overall 10/10
A photo of Project Gigglewater restaurant
4.7 (52)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
About the restaurant
Your neighbourhood cocktail bar on Dundas West!

We offer innovative cocktails and classic cocktails executed to perfection. We also offer our elevated share plates till last call at 1:45am! It's the perfect space to take a date or have a cozy night in.

Sister bar @overpressureclub

Top review
Dined on Apr 28, 2024
Such a cool spot! We had the brown butter wallbanger and French 75. Both drinks were delicious and balanced. The food is awesome too, and the vibe is immaculate. So glad to have found this neighbourhood gem.
A photo of Overpressure Club restaurant
4.7 (46)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
The Annex
About the restaurant
This place is more than just a bar, it is a fun community place, it is our home.

We serve great people, then serve them cocktails & food. We are truly inspired by perfectionism in the food, beverage & service that we provide.

Welcome to Overpressure Club.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 11, 2024
Came for a drink before dinner and the cocktails were excellent. Will return for dinner soon.
A photo of Score on King restaurant
4.6 (210)
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
King East
About the restaurant
With 11 TV’s and a 29 tap draft list, Score on King is the optimal place to watch all your favourite sports games. Our street side patio right on Church Street has a gorgeous view of St. James Cathedral and easy access to transportation to get to the Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena or any nearby hot spots that Downtown Toronto has to offer.

Reservations for the patio are noted but not promised, we will always do our best to accommodate! For the safety of our staff and guests we do not permit minors after 6pm.

Voted #1 Caesar bar in Toronto, come try out any of our 12 specialty food caesars! (The Checkmate and Grande caesar may not be available during brunch.)

Open 7 days a week;
Sunday to Thursday 11:00AM-1:00AM
Friday and Saturday 11:00AM-2:00AM

Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM-3:00PM

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 1, 2024
It was a great experience, I like the place. Will visit again.
A photo of Anejo Restaurant - Toronto (King St) restaurant
4.6 (1031)
CAN$30 and under
King West
About the restaurant
Thank you for choosing Añejo as your go-to Mexican restaurant on King Street. We have Canada's most exclusive selection of agave spirits, served with elevated Mexican fare. We wanted to find a place that could match our vibrant energy, and King Street, Toronto is the spot. All around us is great nightlife, historical buildings, beautiful parks, and a great atmosphere. Film buffs, music lovers, history fanatics, and everyone in between are welcome to enjoy a glass of tequila here.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Amazeballs. Dancing at the table. We love it here.
A photo of Secrette restaurant
4.6 (46)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Tapas / Small Plates
Distillery District
About the restaurant
Converse, indulge, negotiate and most importantly, relax at GEORGE Restaurant's speakeasy, Secrette.

Open Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 5:00 p.m.- midnight.

Small plates served until 10:00 p.m., cocktails served until midnight.

@secretteonqueen @georgeonqueen

Top review
Dined on May 5, 2024
The drinks are fantastic, highly recommend the Fireside cocktail. Easily could have drank 10. The staff are wonderful and friendly as well, made the experience a very relaxing and enjoyable night.
A photo of MEXHICO restaurant
4.5 (24)
CAN$30 and under
About the restaurant
Welcome to Mexhico Foods: Where Mexico Meets the Heart of Flavor!
Nestled in the vibrant heart of the city, Mexhico Foods beckons you with the irresistible aroma of authentic Mexican cuisine and the promise of a culinary journey like no other.
Our menu is a celebration of the rich tapestry of Mexican culinary heritage, crafted with love and reverence for the time-honored recipes that have been passed down through generations.
Each dish at Mexhico Foods is a symphony of bold spices, fresh ingredients, and vibrant colors that dance upon the palate. Our chefs are masters of their craft, infusing every bite with the warmth and hospitality that define Mexican cuisine.
But what truly sets Mexhico Foods apart is our commitment to authenticity. We source the finest ingredients from trusted suppliers, ensuring that every dish stays true to its roots and delivers an authentic taste of Mexico with every bite.
Buen provecho!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
We had a fantastic time! The service, authentic food and atmosphere was really great! We’re excited to try brunch now. Definitely returning soon. Highly recommend!
A photo of Belfast Love restaurant
4.4 (171)
CAN$30 and under
King West
About the restaurant
This is not an Irish pub. It’s some Northern Irish love. We pay tribute to the sensibilities of proper pubs by way of the simple values to true publicans:
Honest beer — like the kind made by the hand of true craftsmen,
Unique cocktails — ones that leave you in no disillusionment that you’re drinking alcohol. And real tasty food — the sort that fills the belly and the soul.
Please contact belfastlove@freehouse.co for details on Reservations or Event Bookings!

Top review
Dined on May 8, 2024
Food is good. It's VERY loud there. Our server would disappear for long stretches.
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