Dating in Toronto is a task when you are so busy, and all you do is go to work, grab food and go back home. But in a city with so many potential baes around you, the possibilities are endless.
So what's your best bet? It would be going to a spot that interests both you and a potential boo thang, as well as providing a fun setting for either one of you to make a move. Without too much blaring loud music, space to talk and hang out, and an atmosphere that won't let you lose sight of your potential soulmate, these spots in Toronto are ideal for you depending on whatever you're into!
1. Apartment 200 // 1034 Queen St. W
This spot is basically like a lounge but it feels like a house party. It provides an intimate and relaxed setting with good music, drinks, tv and arcade games. Perfect for if you're looking for a relaxed and urban guy.
2. Queen Street Warehouse // 232 Queen St. W
When you get a few drinks into your system, this place is lit, and it makes it easier to approach the cute guy at the bar. They've got live music sometimes and a packed bar, so it might be a little loud but still okay enough for you to laugh over the fact that you both lost count of how many drinks you've had.
3. The Grow-Op Juice Bar // 222 Ossington Ave.
This is a great spot for meeting up with someone who shares a healthy lifestyle like you. Behold, this is the watering hole for all the fitness guys! If you want to find yourself cuddling up to a guy with rock hard abs soon, this is your spot!
4. Real Sports Bar and Grill // 15 York St.
Calling all sports lovers! What do guys love more than sports and beer? A girl that loves sports and beer of course! If you know how to talk sports and are trying to find a boo that'll cheer for your favourite team, then this is a good bar for that!
5. Boxcar Social // 1208 Yonge St.
The Boxcar Social is a great spot for a fine selection of coffees, wines, beers and whiskeys. It's definitely the sit down and sip slowly type of place, so the guy who just ordered the dark roast and a shot of whiskey can slowly explain his reasons for doing so.
6. SPiN Toronto // 461 King St. W
Two words. Ping-pong. This spot is a ping-pong nightclub featuring two bars and a food menu. The best way to approach that cute guy in the lounge is to invite him for some friendly competition in a little game of pong!
7. The Ballroom Bowl // 145 John St.
This is another great spot to use competition as a flirty edge and easy excuse to approach a guy. Test out that cutie's arm strength in a game of bowling and then talk about why professional bowling boggles you over some drinks on the patio.
8. The Reservoir Lounge // 52 Wellington St. E
This one's a cool hip spot to find that mysterious guy in the late night. With live lounge music and delicious food that will make you look so much classier than grubbing on ordinary pub fare, it's a good spot to find that classy guy in a suit that can tell you almost anything about jazz!
9. Horseshoe Tavern // 370 Queen St. W
Indie and rock fans rejoice! Come here to catch a local band, and possibly get a drink with the really cute drummer that winked at you during his set.
10. Sneaky Dee's // 431 College St.
If you're into punk rock, dance parties and nachos, then this where you can find your potential bae. All three plus throwing a cute guy to talk to into the equation will make for a night of memories.
11. Rock 'n' Horse Saloon // 250 Adelaide St. W
Get yourself a good ol' country boy at this saloon! When the hottie in the cowboy hat noticed you riding the mechanical bull, the conversation opens up from there!
12. C'est What // 67 Front St. E
Looking for an ultra cool hipster dude? Then this is a good spot for that! You can spark a conversation with the guy who just ordered the same craft beer as you and then challenge him to a friendly game of Scrabble where you can proceed to spell out the names of your favourite bands.
13. 416 Snackbar // 181 Bathurst St.
This late night snack bar is intimate and carries a heavy urban vibe. For those who love to munch out in a late night, this is a great opportunity for you to offer a bite of your snacks to that cutie in the black bomber jacket.
14. Snakes and Lattes // 600 Bloor St. W
Coffee and board games! A great place to connect with someone over a good game of Connect 4, it's a great environment if you're not into the bar scene. And he's probably not too into bars as well if he's there!
15. Insomnia // 563 Bloor St. W
When you can't sleep (or if you just don't want to go to bed feeling lonely), head on over to Insomnia where you can catch a late night bite a cool martini and look down to your left to find a lonely looking hottie doing the exact same thing.
16. Paintlounge Toronto West // 784 College St.
If you're looking for an artsy guy to be your painting muse, look no further! Paintlounge offers painting in a social and intimate environment, and art is an amazing conversation opener (besides alcohol) anyways!