Toronto, ON

“A unique mix of flavours in a burgeoning always changing landscape. Toronto is also a manageable size to still be fairly accessible. And we got a Drake, where else has their very own Drake??” — Ben Stevenson

photo credit: Jennifer Tweedie

Curated by: Ben Stevenson

 

city guide:
Toronto, ON
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Rod, Gun & Barbers
Junction barber shop with a bar. A club true to the enduring traditions that compliment a gentlemen’s nature. Get a haircut, a cigar, a beer and a shot
2877 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9, Canada
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The Mutt
Great food, great people. Get a shot, a roti and some Sun K hot sauce to go.
1516 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1T5, Canada
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Swan Dive
Cheap beer, pinball, pool in a dark and spooky atmosphere. The perfect dive. Get a red stripe and a shot of Jameson.
1631 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1V2, Canada
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The Dock Ellis
Great west end sports bar named after the late psychedelics and sports pioneer Dock Ellis. Get the nachos, a Longslice Aloha and a shot.
1280 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X7, Canada
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Project Gigglewater
After the ruddy head next door to this boozy cocktail lounge. Classy but accessible. Sit down order cocktail #5, a shot of Jameson and get lost in alfreds eyes.
1369 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1Y3, Canada
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El Ruddy
Cute vegetarian/vegan spot with delicious local beer on tap. Get a Collective Arts Lunch Money, a shot and order the special.
1371 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X8, Canada
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Cheese Boutique
Cheese Boutique, open since 1970, is located on Ripley Avenue just off South Kingsway. It has been passed down through three generations and has continued to provide a wide range of gourmet ingredients for Toronto chefs such as foie gras, prosciutto, truffles and, of course, cheese.
45 Ripley Ave, Toronto, ON M6S 3P2, Canada
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Beaver Cafe
Former gallery that mixes art with comfort food, brunch & nightly dance parties, plus a patio.
1192 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6, Canada
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The Baby G
"Perfect size, great vibe, good sound, run by cool people." - Ben Stevenson
1608 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1T8, Canada
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The Common Espresso Bar
This snug, bustling cafe with minimal decor offers teas & espresso-based drinks plus beer & wine.
1071 College Street, Toronto, ON M6H 1B2, Canada
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The Fountain
The Fountain is more of a gallery with a liquor license than a bar with local art on its walls.
1261 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X6, Canada
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Veghed
This snug take-out spot offers vegetarian sandwiches, vegan soups, juices, smoothies & more.
1199 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1X3, Canada
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