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Toronto's Best Bars For Food

Toronto's Best Bars For Food

Toronto's Best Bars For Food

Toronto's best bars for food have you covered whether you're thirsty, hangry, or somewhere in between. Instead of venturing to one place for cocktails, another for sensational sustenance and a third for a nightcap, consider these your best bets for a one-stop spot. Gather your friends -- the ones who are always peckish, the ones who abstain, and the ones who love to raise a glass to any occasion -- and head to these bars that moonlight as restaurants. Thanks to Toronto's best bars for food, planning has never been easier.

2867A Dundas St W

The Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the Wall

A place that's as neighbourly as they come, The Hole in the Wall and its sister spot, Botham's, are Dundas Street staples serving up a popular selection of drinks and food, from morning until night. With wood-fired pizzas, Sunday roasts, chicken dinners, and other comfort-food favourites, its no wonder this spot has more regulars than most.

580 Church St

Storm Crow Manor

Storm Crow Manor

Even if you opt out of sampling Storm Crow Manor's fandom-inspired cocktails, there's still plenty to entertain on the food menu at Toronto's consummate nerd haven. Explore flavours inspired by everything from Marvel comics to a galaxy far, far away, and leave knowing that what you just experienced is one of a kind.

926 Dundas St W

Rhum Corner

Rhum Corner

Let Rhum Corner's pitch perfect Rhum Punch, Dark & Stormy, or Piña Colada dispatch you down south, then reinforce the ruse with plates of Oxtail with Rice, Accra, Griot, and more. Few places in the city deliver such immediate, exceptional escape.

146 Ossington Ave

Paris Paris

Paris Paris

A place that splendidly straddles the line between wine bar and restaurant, Paris Paris Bar is hard to categorize as either or. Pop in for a glass and linger over some appetizers. Before you know it you'll be deliciously well-fed, slightly buzzed and feel more than a little smug about your exceptional life choices.

90 Ossington Ave

Oddseoul

Oddseoul

A place servings snacks until late, Oddseoul is as valuable to the parched as it is to the famished. With an East-meets-West menu curated by brothers Leeto and Leemo Han, Oddseoul satisfies with dishes like Korean Fried Chicken Wings, Bulgogi Cheesesteak and Squash Poutine.

874 Queen St W

Mother Cocktail Bar

Mother Cocktail Bar

With a bar menu brimming with splendidly creative, singular sips, you may think that Mother Cocktail Bar has little else to offer. Guess again. With a kitchen team that's just as attentive and innovative as the folks behind the bar, expect dishes inspired by global flavours, featuring flawless technique and a touch of whimsy.

434 College St

Midnight Market

Midnight Market

A place inspired by an Asian night market is guaranteed to offer a menu chock-full of delectable dishes. Wade through Midnight Market's dusky depths, sample a batch of signature Hi-Balls, bombs, and punchy cocktails and chase them down with Viet Pork Meat Pie, Peanut Beef Ball Skewers, Curry Poutine, and other rhapsodic bar-snack bites.

1276 Dundas St W

Mahjong Bar

Mahjong Bar

Put Mahjong Bar on your evening itinerary and there's no need to make more than one stop to source food and drinks. Order from a menu of tasty treats, from Kimchi Fries and Tuna Ceviche, to Shanghai Sliders and Peppah Prawns. Then, partner each dish with something from the bar's efficient drink menu.

503 College St

LoPan

LoPan

Home of Toronto's famed Big Mac Bao, LoPan (DaiLo's unassuming second-floor bar) is a dandy spot for tropical tipples and chef Nick Liu's most outrageously delicious snacks. Dishing out snacks until 2 a.m., there's plenty of time to work your way through every single new-Asian bite on offer.

559 Bloor St W

Kinka Izakaya

Kinka Izakaya

The Japanese version of a pub, there's no better place than an izakaya to drink in the vicinity of spectacular eats. Sure, these plates are meant to make patrons thirstier, but one taste of these dishes -- from Garlic Soy Karaage, and Octopus Tempura to Okonomikayi and Kinka Ramen -- and you'll order another round, no questions asked.

181 Bathurst St

416 Snack Bar

416 Snack Bar

Meant to be eaten with one's hands, each item on 416 Snack Bar's tempting menu is a portable delight. From crisp Korean fried chicken bites to empanadas, bao, and sandwiches that will put both hands to good use, there's a host of offerings to pair with the bar's comprehensive list of bevvies.

2a Kensington Ave

El Rey Mezcal Bar

El Rey Mezcal Bar

El Rey hits you with the vibrancy and warmth of Mexico in the middle of Kensington Market. Visit for sips of rare mezcals, cocktails, beer or wine and, inevitably, plates of tacos, bowls of queso fundido and guacamole will find their way to the table. At that point, simply embrace the vibe with a cheery "salud!" and "buen provecho."

1184 Bloor St W

Burdock Brewery

Burdock Brewery

Head to this Bloor West brewery for a veritable feast of potable delights. Also not to be missed? The kitchen's impressive offerings. Whether you crave a small snack of oysters or spicy fries, a classic wedge salad or a burger to match with your brew, there's plenty to love on Burdocks' menus.

124 Ossington Ave

Bellwoods Brewery

Bellwoods Brewery

The Ossington strip's favourite brewpub also happens to boast a comprehensive menu of seasonal, satisfying eats. Perfect for pairing with its cult-favourite brews, Bellwoods' dishes cover a range of upgraded, pub basics, from cheese boards and salads, to sandwiches, pastas, and more.

505 College St

Bar Raval

Bar Raval

It's no surprise that celebrated local restaurateur Grant Van Gameren owns a bar where food (almost) comes first. At Bar Raval, Spanish-style tapas range from chichi tins of imported seafood to perfectly crisp croquetas. With its singular room and pitch-perfect cocktails and drinks menu, there's plenty for everyone to love.

1084 Queen St W

Bar Piquette

Bar Piquette

Alongside its unique, ever-changing menu of natural wines, Bar Piquette need only serve one thing — its legendary mortadella sandwich, made with a pillowy milk bun. Yet the team goes further, with a seasonal menu of small plates that always encourage ordering one more glass.

1272 Dundas St W

Bar Mordecai

Bar Mordecai

The only thing better than Bar Mordecai's grand lobby-lounge vibes, are its thoughtful, tapas-style dishes and inventive sips. Visit when you're thirsty, when you're hungry, or when you simply need a little escape from the every day.

485 King St W

Baro

Baro

Head to Baro's rooftop patio and you're guaranteed your fill of tequila-laced tipples and an eyeful of King West-style eye candy. Still, with an equally appealing menu of Latin bites — ranging from Grande Mac Empanadas to Chori Papa and OG Duck Chaufa — Baro's menu satisfies when you grow tired of gawking.

1226 Bloor St W

Bar Neon

Bar Neon

Bar Neon is the type of spot where drinks can easily turn into dinner, without anyone batting an eye. With an expansive collection of Greek wines, beer and cocktails, along with enough eats to satisfy, it's no wonder nights at Bar Neon tend to lengthen indefinitely.

88 Ossington Ave

Bar Koukla

Bar Koukla

Oenophiles and gastronomes are equally enthralled by Bar Koukla's Greece-focused, natural wine and snack selections. Tour the country through a parade of glasses and sophisticated mezes, from scallop crudo and fried calamari to lamb ribs, and more.

1070 Queen St W

Bar Fancy

Bar Fancy

The only thing as good (arguably better, depending on your mood) than Bar Fancy's fried chicken is its comfortable selection of draught beers and cozy back patio. Combine the three and you'll be as close to rapture as possible on the Queen West strip.

909 Dundas St W

Archive

Archive

With a wine list that makes oenophiles weak in the knees, Archive is a comfortable place to taste your way through a world of interesting bottles. Alongside, you'll want to make room for some of the kitchen's fine food pairings, ranging from shareable snacks to seasonal sandwiches, salads, and more.

Toronto's Best Bars For Food

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Toronto's Best Bars For Food

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Christine Peddie

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Toronto's best bars for food have you covered whether you're thirsty, hangry, or somewhere in between. Instead of venturing to one place for cocktails, another for sensational sustenance and a third for a nightcap, consider these your best bets for a one-stop spot. Gather your friends -- the ones who are always peckish, the ones who abstain, and the ones who love to raise a glass to any occasion -- and head to these bars that moonlight as restaurants. Thanks to Toronto's best bars for food, planning has never been easier.

580 Church St

Storm Crow Manor

Storm Crow Manor

Even if you opt out of sampling Storm Crow Manor's fandom-inspired cocktails, there's still plenty to entertain on the food menu at Toronto's consummate nerd haven. Explore flavours inspired by everything from Marvel comics to a galaxy far, far away, and leave knowing that what you just experienced is one of a kind.

146 Ossington Ave

Paris Paris

Paris Paris

A place that splendidly straddles the line between wine bar and restaurant, Paris Paris Bar is hard to categorize as either or. Pop in for a glass and linger over some appetizers. Before you know it you'll be deliciously well-fed, slightly buzzed and feel more than a little smug about your exceptional life choices.

434 College St

Midnight Market

Midnight Market

A place inspired by an Asian night market is guaranteed to offer a menu chock-full of delectable dishes. Wade through Midnight Market's dusky depths, sample a batch of signature Hi-Balls, bombs, and punchy cocktails and chase them down with Viet Pork Meat Pie, Peanut Beef Ball Skewers, Curry Poutine, and other rhapsodic bar-snack bites.

1276 Dundas St W

Mahjong Bar

Mahjong Bar

Put Mahjong Bar on your evening itinerary and there's no need to make more than one stop to source food and drinks. Order from a menu of tasty treats, from Kimchi Fries and Tuna Ceviche, to Shanghai Sliders and Peppah Prawns. Then, partner each dish with something from the bar's efficient drink menu.

503 College St

LoPan

LoPan

Home of Toronto's famed Big Mac Bao, LoPan (DaiLo's unassuming second-floor bar) is a dandy spot for tropical tipples and chef Nick Liu's most outrageously delicious snacks. Dishing out snacks until 2 a.m., there's plenty of time to work your way through every single new-Asian bite on offer.

559 Bloor St W

Kinka Izakaya

Kinka Izakaya

The Japanese version of a pub, there's no better place than an izakaya to drink in the vicinity of spectacular eats. Sure, these plates are meant to make patrons thirstier, but one taste of these dishes -- from Garlic Soy Karaage, and Octopus Tempura to Okonomikayi and Kinka Ramen -- and you'll order another round, no questions asked.

505 College St

Bar Raval

Bar Raval

It's no surprise that celebrated local restaurateur Grant Van Gameren owns a bar where food (almost) comes first. At Bar Raval, Spanish-style tapas range from chichi tins of imported seafood to perfectly crisp croquetas. With its singular room and pitch-perfect cocktails and drinks menu, there's plenty for everyone to love.

485 King St W

Baro

Baro

Head to Baro's rooftop patio and you're guaranteed your fill of tequila-laced tipples and an eyeful of King West-style eye candy. Still, with an equally appealing menu of Latin bites — ranging from Grande Mac Empanadas to Chori Papa and OG Duck Chaufa — Baro's menu satisfies when you grow tired of gawking.

909 Dundas St W

Archive

Archive

With a wine list that makes oenophiles weak in the knees, Archive is a comfortable place to taste your way through a world of interesting bottles. Alongside, you'll want to make room for some of the kitchen's fine food pairings, ranging from shareable snacks to seasonal sandwiches, salads, and more.