Work, eat, sleep, repeat. That's the dreaded Monday-to-Friday cycle that most of us Torontonians are caught up in. It seems like nowadays everything is just about work. Is there ever any time for play?
You work hard for your money. Your coworkers work hard for their money. So it's only fair that you reward yourselves for a good day's work every now and then. We'll call it "team building". Here are 8 great places in Toronto for you and your coworkers to do just that:
Four // 187 Bay St
Four restaurant was recently renovated and offers an awesome laid-back environment that's perfect for after-work drinks. The restaurant holds a program called "5@4" which entails $5 off select tapas, $5 select beers, $5 select cocktails and $5 off select 5oz wines. These specials are active from 5-7 PM and are offered from Monday to Friday (however, on Thursdays the specials are active all night starting at 5 PM).
REDS Wine Tavern // 77 Adelaide St W
REDS Wine Tavern is a kitchen and bar that prides itself on making everything it serves from scratch. It's known particularly for its irresistible gin and tonics, but also features an impressive wine, beer and cocktail list.
The Shore Club // 155 Wellington St W
The Shore Club is a very popular place for after-work drinks because it offers decent deals that are perfect for those on a budget. You can expect affordable menu options such as $2 finger foods (e.g. shrimp), $5 pints, and $7 wines between 4-7 PM on Mondays through Fridays.
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CC Lounge // 45 Front St E
CC Lounge holds what it refers to as "Prohibition Hours" from 4-7 PM on Mondays to Fridays. During this period, all cocktails, wines, beers and chef-inspired appetizers are priced between $4 and $7. The CC Lounge is also known for its great selection of whiskeys, which is perfect for whiskey aficionados.
Trevor Kitchen and Bar // 38 Wellington St E
Trevor Kitchen and Bar offers delicious foods alongside affordable drinks. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays select cocktails and pints are priced at $4.50 between 4-7 PM, and on Thursdays those same items are offered for $3 each.
The Ballroom // 145 John St
The Ballroom is a great option for coworkers who like to engage in some sort of activity while they booze away. The bowling alley and bar offers after-work drink specials that include $4 bar rails and $5 beers.
Earls // 150 King St W
Earls Kitchen is a popular after-work destination on King West. They hold happy hour every day from 3-6 PM, as well as from midnight to closing! Make sure to take a look here for their daily drink features.
Handlebar // 159 Augusta Ave
Handlebar is always busy, but particularly so on Mondays because of its drink specials. From 7 PM to closing (2 AM), all drinks are priced at $5.
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