Once the weather finally heats up in the city and the sun peaks out from behind those gloomy clouds we've been staring at all winter, fruity drinks become all the rage. I don't know about you guys but once spring and summer roll around sangria is about all I want to drink.
There's something about the mix of wine, juice, and fruits that puts sangria in a league of it's own. No other drink can compete with sangria in the spring and summer months, they just can't!
In the next couple weeks we can expect the weather to really heat up which means sangria is officially on the menu. Use this article as a bucket list for all the top spots in the city that serve amazing sangria for you and your BFFs to try!
14. Bistro 422
Where: 422 College St // Harbord Village
Bistro 422 is known for serving some of the cheapest pitchers of sangria in the entire city! On Wednesday nights they offer a sangria special which is an entire pitcher for just $11. That's almost the cost of one drink but you get an entire pitcher!
13. Playa Cabana
Where: 111 Dupont St // Rosedale
Playa Cabana is a casual spot that serves up tacos, burritos and other authentic Mexican eats. They also make delicious authentic Spanish sangria in all kinds of yummy flavours! Once the weather warms up they open their sunny patio which is super cute and fun for a dinner out.
Where: 478 King St W // King West
Patria is an authentic Spanish Tapas restaurant so you know they're going to have some of the best sangria in the city. You can choose between a glass or jug of their white, red or Sopresa which is a Rose Cava sangria!
11. Barsa Taberna
Where: 26 Market St // Old Toronto
The specialty at this Spanish Tapas spot is definitely sangria. They make a white, red and cava sangria that is super fresh, fruity and delicious! It's the perfect spot for a romantic date night or a fun dinner out with friends.
10. Pour Boy
Where: 583 College St // Little Italy
Another top spot for cheap sangria in the city is found at Pour Boy. You can get a pint of red or white sangria for just $6.75 or a 1.5 L pitcher for just $18.75! That's an awesome deal for a sunny spring day when you want to split a giant pitcher of this fruity drink with your friends.
9. Han Ba Tang
Where: 4862 Yonge St // North York
Han Ba Tang is a Korean Tapas Fusion restaurant that serves up some insanely flavourful and delicious dishes that pair perfectly with their unique sangria pitchers. You can choose red or white sangria in a glass, jar or pitcher!
8. Sangria Lounge
Where: 145 Roncesvalles Ave // Roncesvalles
If you're in the mood for sangria, you know that the Sangria Lounge has got your back. They serve over 90 different kinds of sangria and all of them are delicious! This spot will absolutely satisfy all your sangria cravings.
Where: 434 College St // Harbord Village
Nirvana also offers a super cheap option when you're in the mood for a sunny sangria day. This casual bar and lounge has a special called Sangria Sundays where they offer a pint for just $5.95 and a pitcher for just $16.75!
6. Trattoria Nervosa
Where: 75 Yorkville Ave // Yorkville
This up-scale Italian eatery is the perfect place to go on a sunny day because they also have a rooftop patio! You can drink your red or white sangria in style while enjoying classic Italian plates.
Where: 922 Queen St W // West Queen West
Carmen is a fun Spanish Tapas restaurant dishing out classic plates like paella that pairs perfectly with a fresh glass of sangria! It's the perfect drink to enjoy on their sunny backyard patio in the summertime.
4. Bar Neon
Where: 1226 Bloor St W // Bloordale
Bar Neon is a hip spot that serves up dishes like oysters, Tzatziki dips, Greek tapas and more! Pair it with a pitcher of their red, white or sparkling sangrias for $18!
3. The Porch
Where: 250 Adelaide St W // Old Toronto
The Porch is famous in Toronto for both it's breathtaking views of the CN Tower that are perfect for pictures and their massive drinks served in buckets! They serve white or red sangria by the glass or by the pitcher making this the ideal spot for spring patio drinks all around.
2. Sky Yard
Where: 1150 Queen St W // West Queen West
Sky Yard is a year-round rooftop patio at the beautiful Drake Hotel in one of the coolest areas of Toronto. They have a cocktail bar serving up delicious sangria and heaters to keep you warm on the colder days while you gaze up at the stars in this open-air bar!
1. Gusto 101
Where: 101 Portland St // King West
Gusto 101 is an all around amazing restaurant and one of my favourite in the city. They have a sun upper and lower level patio in the warmer months, serve delicious Italian food and have a great drink menu! They serve their house sangria by the glass or the pitcher.