After your years of experimenting with alcohol, many of us choose to settle with one drink of choice. That drink becomes your go-to to order when you’re out for dinner, at a bar, or just in the comfort of your own home.
Even though you can get a cocktail anywhere, however, not all are created equal. Certain Toronto restaurants and bars are known specifically for their impeccable renditions of classics like the g&t, mojito, and more.
So that you’ll never end up disappointed again, here are 13 Toronto bars and restaurants to go to based on your drink order.
Gin & Tonic: Nota Bene // 180 Queen Street W.
Though you may know them for their insanely good appetizers, Nota Bene also offers one of the city’s only gin and tonic “programs.” The G&T program allows you to have complete control over your drink, from the choice of gin, tonic, garnishes and even ice. Given this level of customization, it’s no surprise that it’s consistently ranked as the best G&T in the city.
Beer: Barhop // 137 Peter Street.
With 36 craft beers on tap, Barhop is a paradise for beer lovers looking to branch outside of classic offerings. Their rotating cask selections mean that you can try something new every time!
Sangria: Gusto 101 // 101 Portland Street.
Not too sweet and 100% refreshing, the sangria at Gusto 101 has got to be one of the best in the city. This summer, grab a pitcher and sip away on their adorable outdoor patio.
Whiskey: The Caledonian // 856 College Street.
This might be an obvious one, but the Caledonian totally deserves its reputation. With over 200 whiskey malts and blends, this bar is famous for a reason.
Champagne: Bosk // 188 University Avenue.
Known for their champagne brunches and insane champagne wall, this Shangri-La Hotel restaurant is the definitive spot for all things bubbly.
Old Fashioned: The County General // 936 Queen Street W.
With their rustic decor and laidback atmosphere, it’s no wonder the County General is a favourite spot in Toronto. They’re particularly known for their classic (yet bitter!) Old Fashioned cocktail.
Caesar: Hunter’s Landing // 82 Fort York Blvd.
If you like to add a little creativity to your caesar, Hunter’s Landing is the place you need to be. They’ve garnered a lot of attention for their massive creations which are topped to perfection.
Negroni: Northwood // 815 Bloor Street W.
Don’t be fooled by its cute and cozy atmosphere: the cocktails at Northwood pack a serious punch. They offer three spins on the classic negroni which are all worth a try.
Mojito: No One Writes to the Colonel // 460 College Street.
This homey, non-fussed bar is known for their relaxed vibe. While they’re known for their fancy cocktails, it’s their classic, crisp mojito that really gets people talking.
Wine: Bricco Wine Bar // 3047 Dundas Street W.
This rustic Italian restaurant is known for its extensive wine list. Focusing on old world classics as well as newer names, they offer wine flights that allow you to sample multiple options, perfect for those times when you can’t choose just one.