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The Best Lobby Bars in Toronto

The Best Lobby Bars in Toronto

The Best Lobby Bars in Toronto

The best lobby bars in Toronto range from swank scenes to snug spots, offering extravagant, Insta-worthy cocktails and food that rivals Toronto's best. Whether you're enjoying a staycation or just lust for adjacency to any vestige of travel, these bars will help you mellow out in minutes.

Hidden inside Toronto's top hotels, these lobby bars may be brushed off as tourist traps or lesser versions of local faves. Yet, with style to spare, these timeless venues are naturally cool with nothing to prove. Places to decompress, to toast success, to begin the night's adventure or just to cheers to the week's end, the best lobby bars bring substance to the table and let you take it from there.

37 King St E

The Consort Bar

The Consort Bar

Tucked to one side of the Omni King Edward's lobby, The Consort Bar delivers street-side views with comfy living-room vibes. Step in for a drink, or stay for dinner, all without a worry in the world thanks to top-notch service in keeping with the ever-elegant King Eddie style.

106 Broadview Ave

The Broadview Bistro + Bar

The Broadview Bistro + Bar

This is the type of place where you settle in for drinks, find yourself so ensconced that you stay for dinner, and, not wanting to leave, decide to spend the night upstairs. Familiar and unpretentious, The Broadview Bistro + Bar offers myriad reasons -- from inventive cocktails and weekend brunch -- to be counted as a neighbourhood fave.

181 Wellington St W

Ritz Bar

Ritz Bar

A bar with the Ritz stamp of approval is guaranteed to be good. Located adjacent to the hotel's lobby, the Ritz Bar isn't just good; it's a showy spot where travel-weary guests repose alongside the city's post-work crowd. Classic cocktails vie for attention with creative creations, wine, beer, and bubbles while a full menu of snacks, pasta and pizza ensures you can linger as long as you like.

80 Blue Jays Way

Mister C.

Mister C.

Brood quietly in the lounge or become the life of the party at Mister C. Whatever you're feeling, this voguish lobby bar can match your mood. With daily event programming, from drink specials to live music, and drag shows, there's always a reason to visit Mister C, beyond its menu of globally-inspired, food-friendly bites and masterful sips.

1150 Queen St W

Lobby Bar

Lobby Bar

One of the city's coziest watering holes, the Lobby Bar in The Drake Hotel's new Modern Wing is an eight-seat, train-car-inspired nook you may never want to leave. With a menu of Fancy Fries, Everything Nuts, cheese boards and more, you'll find plenty to accompany your tipple of choice.

18 St Thomas St

Gatsby

Gatsby

As exclusive as Bloor Street's glitterati demands, Gatsby at the Windsor Arms is a tucked away oasis perfect for intimate encounters. Live music from Wednesday to Saturday and a menu that includes everything from a Wagyu burger to the hotel's signature mushroom soup, along with requisite cocktails, will make this your go-to spot when Bloor's Mink Mile beckons.

550 Wellington St W Suite D

Flora Lounge

Flora Lounge

Flora Lounge furthers 1 Hotel's nature-driven ethos, through its design, food, and menu of organic, biodynamic bevvies. A superb spot to recoup from the ruckus of the city, serenity may not be on the menu but you're sure to find it at Flora Lounge.

60 Yorkville Ave

d|bar

d|bar

Whether you're a guest at the Four Seasons or not, a visit to d|bar is always a wise decision. A place that can carry you through light lunch to high tea, cocktail hour and late-night nibbles, d|bar is where you'll want to lounge after a day of sightseeing, shopping, and other staycation excitement.

100 Front St W

Clockwork

Clockwork

Situated at the heart of Fairmont Royal York's lobby, CLOCKWORK is a perfect vantage point from which to watch the world go by. With enough luxe bites and small plates to satisfy, as well as a bubbly-forward cocktail menu, beer and wine, don't be surprised if you lose all track of time at this downtown gem.

75 Bremner Blvd

Bar Le Germain

Bar Le Germain

Pivot away from Le Germain's front desk and find yourself in a comfortable, contemporary hangout that's equal parts casual and refined. With its Wusian Fusian menu, created by chef Johnson Wu, and varied list of lulling libations, it's no wonder this place is as popular with locals as with the jet-set bustling through.

325 Bay St.

Astor Lounge

Astor Lounge

As chic as it is cozy, the St. Regis Hotel's Astor Lounge calls to mind old-world glamour and jaunts to the world's most cosmopolitan spots. With a menu of classic cocktails, daily afternoon tea, even Champagne sabering, there's something to entice, no matter the time of day.

The Best Lobby Bars in Toronto

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The Best Lobby Bars in Toronto

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The best lobby bars in Toronto range from swank scenes to snug spots, offering extravagant, Insta-worthy cocktails and food that rivals Toronto's best. Whether you're enjoying a staycation or just lust for adjacency to any vestige of travel, these bars will help you mellow out in minutes.

Hidden inside Toronto's top hotels, these lobby bars may be brushed off as tourist traps or lesser versions of local faves. Yet, with style to spare, these timeless venues are naturally cool with nothing to prove. Places to decompress, to toast success, to begin the night's adventure or just to cheers to the week's end, the best lobby bars bring substance to the table and let you take it from there.

181 Wellington St W

Ritz Bar

Ritz Bar

A bar with the Ritz stamp of approval is guaranteed to be good. Located adjacent to the hotel's lobby, the Ritz Bar isn't just good; it's a showy spot where travel-weary guests repose alongside the city's post-work crowd. Classic cocktails vie for attention with creative creations, wine, beer, and bubbles while a full menu of snacks, pasta and pizza ensures you can linger as long as you like.

80 Blue Jays Way

Mister C.

Mister C.

Brood quietly in the lounge or become the life of the party at Mister C. Whatever you're feeling, this voguish lobby bar can match your mood. With daily event programming, from drink specials to live music, and drag shows, there's always a reason to visit Mister C, beyond its menu of globally-inspired, food-friendly bites and masterful sips.

18 St Thomas St

Gatsby

Gatsby

As exclusive as Bloor Street's glitterati demands, Gatsby at the Windsor Arms is a tucked away oasis perfect for intimate encounters. Live music from Wednesday to Saturday and a menu that includes everything from a Wagyu burger to the hotel's signature mushroom soup, along with requisite cocktails, will make this your go-to spot when Bloor's Mink Mile beckons.

60 Yorkville Ave

d|bar

d|bar

Whether you're a guest at the Four Seasons or not, a visit to d|bar is always a wise decision. A place that can carry you through light lunch to high tea, cocktail hour and late-night nibbles, d|bar is where you'll want to lounge after a day of sightseeing, shopping, and other staycation excitement.

100 Front St W

Clockwork

Clockwork

Situated at the heart of Fairmont Royal York's lobby, CLOCKWORK is a perfect vantage point from which to watch the world go by. With enough luxe bites and small plates to satisfy, as well as a bubbly-forward cocktail menu, beer and wine, don't be surprised if you lose all track of time at this downtown gem.

75 Bremner Blvd

Bar Le Germain

Bar Le Germain

Pivot away from Le Germain's front desk and find yourself in a comfortable, contemporary hangout that's equal parts casual and refined. With its Wusian Fusian menu, created by chef Johnson Wu, and varied list of lulling libations, it's no wonder this place is as popular with locals as with the jet-set bustling through.