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The Most Romantic Bars in Toronto

The Most Romantic Bars in Toronto

The Most Romantic Bars in Toronto

With bars back open for dine-in and Valentine's Day fast approaching, you and your significant other are likely champing at the bit to toast the occasion outside the confines of your home this year. Whether you're raising a glass to a new partnership, tried and true love, a first date or celebrating with your closest friends, Toronto has plenty of cocktail bars, dimly lit wine bars and lively breweries to celebrate. Here is a list of the most romantic bars in Toronto.

700 Queen St E

Eastbound Brewing

Eastbound Brewing

When a brewery also holds weddings, you know it's a romantic space, and Leslieville's Eastbound Brewing Co. is just the brewpub to take your date. They have a full dinner and takeout menu with treats like beer pickled eggs that would pair nicely with their "Backpacker Blonde" ale.

928 College St

Folly Brewpub

Folly Brewpub

Folly Brewpub has a sufficient amount of string lights, candles and cozy seating to be romantic, but with a fun-loving atmosphere and super friendly clients and staff. They also have a fantastic menu and bottle shop, making it a great place to spend an evening out.

1144 College St

Laylow Brewery

Laylow Brewery

Laylow is exactly as the name describes; it's an intimate candlelit space (allegedly Toronto's smallest brewery) to bring a date that evokes feelings of sitting in a café in Denmark and ordering a "Born Sinner" Berliner Weisse.

2876 Dundas St W

Indie Alehouse

Indie Alehouse

Indie Alehouse is a special west end gem with exposed brick walls, industrial fixtures and a fantastic beer and food menu your date will love. If you're feeling fun, make sure to order their "Love Triangle" IPA over some rosemary garlic popcorn.

1184 Bloor St W

Burdock Brewery

Burdock Brewery

Burdock is as romantic as a brewery can get, with string lights, candles, live music, and plants. Perfect for a beer-loving date, you can even see glistening brew kettles in the back. Burdock is also a great place to come hungry, as they have a full-service dining menu.

124 Ossington Ave

Bellwoods Brewery

Bellwoods Brewery

Bellwoods Brewery is almost synonymous with Ossington and is normally associated with a bustling patio, but their interiors are just as charming. You can sit on their balcony and people watch as you nibble on olives and sip a few glasses of their Roman Candle IPA.

592 Sherbourne St

Sous Sol

Sous Sol

There is something inherently sexy about a speakeasy bar, and Sous Sol has everything that you'd want if you want to pretend you're on a sneaky moonshine date in the 1920s. Sitting on the lower level of Maison Selby, there are taper candles, soft red lighting, abstract nudes painted on the walls, and a perfect tequila cocktail called "Truly Madly Deeply."

923 Dundas St W

Cocktail Bar

Cocktail Bar

Cocktail Bar is as mysterious as the name suggests, with a white brick façade and only a little red sign saying "cocktail bar" to indicate this is in fact, Cocktail Bar. The mystery, candles reflecting on mirror-covered walls, it's a romantic little hub where you can subtly drop hints by ordering their house Electric Relaxation and Absinthe Whip cocktails.

1090 Queen St W

Bar Poet

Bar Poet

Straight out of a scene from a "Midsummer Night's Dream" with green foliage and fairy lights (and pizza), Bar Poet is an inspiring date night spot with a cocktail menu that has subcategories like "Fairytales" and "Poetry" -- if I were on a date here "Cinderella's Carriage" pumpkin whisky tipple is the way to go!

392 Pacific Ave

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words

If your date loves reading and cocktails, Famous Last Words is the perfect date night spot to get a tipple, a book recommendation and maybe even accidentally join a book club together (is this a romcom?). Their menu is separated by different chapters like "Adventures" and "Beach Reads."

815 Bloor St W

Northwood

Northwood

Reflective of a European-café, Northwood is a snug Christie Pits cocktail bar with fresh flowers, luscious plants and some of the prettiest cocktails in Toronto. Try "And Heaven Too" with Aperol, cava, cinnamon, and cardamom or "Lady Grey Sour," which is a glass of earl grey rye, lemon and black pepper.

1276 Dundas St W

Mahjong Bar

Mahjong Bar

The famous black and white check floors and tropical wallpaper are dimly lit with globe lights. If you don't get distracted by the beautiful pink bodega storefront, Mahjong Bar hidden in the back is a portal to romantic delights like the "Layover in Tokyo" gin and vermouth cocktail.

874 Queen St W

Mother Cocktail Bar

Mother Cocktail Bar

Mother Cocktail Bar has a warm and intimate atmosphere with swinging Edison bulbs and sexy cocktails. Their snack and cocktail menu is constantly rotating with romantic drinks that roll of the tongue like "Winter Soft Rosita" (think warm spices, tequila, and rosewater) and "Claire de Lune" (gin, cocoa butter wine, and vanilla cordial).

505 College St

Bar Raval

Bar Raval

Bar Raval's gorgeous interiors look like something out of Spanish architect Gaudí's dreams; if you want to transport your date to a warm European night, take them to Bar Raval for tapas and their house "Magic City" cinnamony, lemony, absinthe and sherry cocktail.

472 Queen St W

BarChef

BarChef

This is the spot you go when you want to impress your date with $30-$40 cocktails sitting on tabletop waterfalls. The dim, candlelit interiors with sparkling bottles is the perfect setting for sharing fascinating cocktails and discussing their 3-page cocktail menu.

394 King St E

Henrietta Lane

Henrietta Lane

A sweet little spot in Old Town that operates as a café by day and cocktail bar by night, Henrietta Lane is a romantic gem that you could imagine meeting your soulmate at in a novel. They have seating in the front, a general store in the back, and a delicious cocktail called "Smooth Like Butter, Cool Shade Stunner" you have to try.

909 Dundas St W

Archive

Archive

Archive is a wine bar that stays true to its name with a wine listing that covers pages and pages. It's a cozy candlelit space with thoughtful service that makes you feel like you could be at a friend's house (that happens to be a wine expert).

17 St Nicholas St

Bar Volo

Bar Volo

A bar, restaurant and bottle shop, Bar Volo is an unforgettable space sitting on a laneway with a significant wine offering (and beer and cocktails). The interiors are a bit steampunk, a little rustic European and a big guarantee of a lovely night.

133 Yorkville Ave

Cibo Wine Bar - Yorkville

Cibo Wine Bar - Yorkville

Cibo wine is a small chain of authentic Italian wine bars with locations downtown, Yorkville and Midtown. The King West location is extra romantic with arched brick walls; you could pretend you're sitting in a Medieval Italian Tuscan town. You can get dinner here with an extensive Italian menu and wine pairings that fit every budget.

1161 Dundas St W

Paris Paris

Paris Paris

Paris Paris wine bar has skylights and large windows dotted with thriving plants and perfect wine pairings (the low red lights come out at night to romanticize the atmosphere); it's a wonderful place to have a bite of food and some great glasses of largely biodynamic and natural wines.

1434 Dundas St W

Midfield

Midfield

Midfield has a 350+ international bottle list with their cozy, old-world interiors reflective of their diverse (and low-intervention) wine offering. If you really love a bottle, you can grab it from their bottle shop on your way out to continue the party with your date.

225 Ossington Ave

Salt Wine Bar

Salt Wine Bar

Focusing on Spanish and Portuguese wines paired with Iberian/Canadian tapas, Salt is an intimate space featuring golden chandeliers and ceiling-to-floor shelved bottles to enjoy a great glass of vino (including a sparkling red!).

The Most Romantic Bars in Toronto

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The Most Romantic Bars in Toronto

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With bars back open for dine-in and Valentine's Day fast approaching, you and your significant other are likely champing at the bit to toast the occasion outside the confines of your home this year. Whether you're raising a glass to a new partnership, tried and true love, a first date or celebrating with your closest friends, Toronto has plenty of cocktail bars, dimly lit wine bars and lively breweries to celebrate. Here is a list of the most romantic bars in Toronto.

Breweries

Cocktail Bars

592 Sherbourne St

Sous Sol

Sous Sol

There is something inherently sexy about a speakeasy bar, and Sous Sol has everything that you'd want if you want to pretend you're on a sneaky moonshine date in the 1920s. Sitting on the lower level of Maison Selby, there are taper candles, soft red lighting, abstract nudes painted on the walls, and a perfect tequila cocktail called "Truly Madly Deeply."

923 Dundas St W

Cocktail Bar

Cocktail Bar

Cocktail Bar is as mysterious as the name suggests, with a white brick façade and only a little red sign saying "cocktail bar" to indicate this is in fact, Cocktail Bar. The mystery, candles reflecting on mirror-covered walls, it's a romantic little hub where you can subtly drop hints by ordering their house Electric Relaxation and Absinthe Whip cocktails.

1090 Queen St W

Bar Poet

Bar Poet

Straight out of a scene from a "Midsummer Night's Dream" with green foliage and fairy lights (and pizza), Bar Poet is an inspiring date night spot with a cocktail menu that has subcategories like "Fairytales" and "Poetry" -- if I were on a date here "Cinderella's Carriage" pumpkin whisky tipple is the way to go!

815 Bloor St W

Northwood

Northwood

Reflective of a European-café, Northwood is a snug Christie Pits cocktail bar with fresh flowers, luscious plants and some of the prettiest cocktails in Toronto. Try "And Heaven Too" with Aperol, cava, cinnamon, and cardamom or "Lady Grey Sour," which is a glass of earl grey rye, lemon and black pepper.

472 Queen St W

BarChef

BarChef

This is the spot you go when you want to impress your date with $30-$40 cocktails sitting on tabletop waterfalls. The dim, candlelit interiors with sparkling bottles is the perfect setting for sharing fascinating cocktails and discussing their 3-page cocktail menu.

394 King St E

Henrietta Lane

Henrietta Lane

A sweet little spot in Old Town that operates as a café by day and cocktail bar by night, Henrietta Lane is a romantic gem that you could imagine meeting your soulmate at in a novel. They have seating in the front, a general store in the back, and a delicious cocktail called "Smooth Like Butter, Cool Shade Stunner" you have to try.

Wine Bars