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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Toronto / Ontario

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Toronto / Ontario? 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!

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5.0
5 (142)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
Guelph
About the restaurant
Come and enjoy a drink in Canada's Smallest Bar - Standing Room Only! Located in Guelph's unique and historic Ward neighbourhood. We craft delicious and innovative cocktails in an intimate and creative space. Come and enjoy a throwback to another time - when speakeasies were all the rage! Perfect for after work drinks - or before or after dinner drink - or even a night cap! The room is also available to book for your intimate private event. Please call or message us on Instagram to make arrangements.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Best cocktail experience ever! Highly recommend. Bartenders showmanship is amazing.
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5.0
5 (7)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
Harbourfront
About the restaurant
Where reality and imagination seamlessly intertwine.

Welcome to Slice of Life, a cocktail bar where reality and imagination blend seamlessly. Here, our bartenders craft visually stunning and delicious cocktails, each telling its own story.

Whether you seek a quiet evening or a lively night out, Slice of Life invites you to explore a world where every drink is a slice of life itself. Welcome to the extraordinary. Welcome to Slice of Life.
Top review
OwenYvip
Dined on May 19, 2024
One of the best cocktail bar in Toronto. Nick really put lots of effort to make every cocktail unique and complex in flavor profile
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4.9
4.9 (72)
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
StephenHessvip
Dined 5 days ago
A beautiful luxurious bar with the most friendly staff and some of the best bartenders in the city. The bar experience was amazing and the menu-less offerings were exactly what I was in the mood for. I love how the place feels like you're in an upscale train car. If you're in the mood for an elevated cocktail experience, come take a ride in the C-Suite!
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4.8
4.8 (535)
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Financial District
About the restaurant
The Loose Moose is a lively bar in downtown Toronto favoured by locals and out-of-towners since 1989. Their fondness may have something to do with its beer selection. After all, with over 65 varieties on tap, repeat visits are kind of a given, especially for lovers of Canadian craft. Beer isn't the only thing we have to brag about. With inventive plates, generous portions and the cleanest taps in the city, this is a bar you’ll likely come back to — plan or no plan.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 23, 2024
Loved it here! The food was absolutely delicious and good value. The atmosphere and staff were all fun and relaxed. Delightful! Definitely recommend!
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4.8
4.8 (53)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
Roncesvalles
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
CharlieUvip
Dined on May 26, 2024
Definitely the best cocktail bar in the city. So many classics on the menu and the team will recommend and make anything you crave. My new favourite place!
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4.8
4.8 (48)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
The Annex
About the restaurant
Offering the first and largest selection of top-notch crafted cocktails on tap in Canada! We have 8 carbonated and 4 on nitro. We also offer 8 additional modernist cocktails which are shaken, stirred, or thrown.

Our food program consist of delicious Japanese inspired share plates offered all the way till closing time.

We have also just launched our BRUNCH program that runs from 11am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Served in traditional western format with Japanese and French techniques and flavours.

We welcome you to Overpressure Club.

Awarded #24 in Canada's 50 Best Bars of 2024
Sister bar @Projectgigglewater
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Had a chance to try their new brunch and we were both very impressed! Some of the best brunch food we’ve had in Toronto in quite a while! On top of that the brunch drinks were awesome (as usual)!
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4.7
4.7 (117)
CAN$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Little Italy / College St.
About the restaurant
Que Rico Tapas Bar offers an experience of authentic Latin American cuisine from all over Latin America and Spain. We offer a comfortable and newly redesign beautiful interior and bright spacious patio!

Que Rico Tapas Bar is located at 720 College St, Toronto, in the heart of Little Italy.

Inspired by the taste of Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico & Colombia.
Top review
AmeliaF
Dined 5 days ago
We had a lovely evening at Qué Rico. The restaurant is cute, and the patio is so lovely, with a ton of shade. The service was excellent, with very friendly and attentive staff. The food was great, we tried several dishes and they were all tasty. We loved that we could try different types of Latin American food in one space (always love every kind of empanada I can have). Cocktails were also delicious. The food was more than reasonable for the quality and amount.
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4.7
4.7 (25)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
American
Harbourfront
About the restaurant
Chill locale with arty flair for clever, chef-driven small plates & entrees, plus unique cocktails.
Top review
Benny
Dined 3 days ago
The restaurant is AMAZING! The food absolutely delicious with so many tastes and varieties. Yoni is such a great chef and very personable. I would recommend this place to everyone! Delicious and love the ambiance.
A photo of Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. restaurant
4.6
4.6 (19)
CAN$30 and under
Brewery
Orillia
About the restaurant
Our Taproom offers a full dine-in and bar experience with full views of our brite-tank room, as well as a full service patio. Offering delectable bites from our Red Seal Chef, Brandon, who utilizes local and fresh ingredients. Find the perfect pairing with our selection of beer, wine, and cocktails today!
Top review
ChrisL
Dined on May 16, 2024
Menu is short and focused. 4th time here and food continues to be 100% spot on! Staff continues to be a stellar bunch! Keep up the good work!!!
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4.5
4.5 (211)
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

Brunch;
Saturday and Sunday 11:00AM-3:00PM
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Love the place and the food. I have visited them over 4 times now and would totally recommend. If you are looking for a good deal, check out their Happy Hour deals especially the wings on Wednesday!
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