If you're more of a homebody, the idea of going out can be pretty daunting.  Luckily for us, the bar scene in Toronto isn't just made up of loud, sweaty clubs.

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There are actually a number of laid-back bars in the city, all of which provide a more relaxed drinking environment. Next time your friends are trying to arrange a night out, suggest one of these 9 easy going spots. 

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Bar Hop Brew Co // 137 Peter Street

If you actually take pride in your alcohol, Bar Hop is great pick. With over 36 beers and ciders on tap, as well as an impressive selection of bourbon, scotch, and tequila, the laidback vibe at Bar Hop makes it the perfect drinking spot. 


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The Dime // 538 Queen Street W

Known for its cheap eats, the Dime is also a great place to hang late at night. With great music, fun drink specials and a killer backyard patio, this is a great place to grab some drinks on the weekend. 


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Tequila Bookworm // 512 Queen Street W

This charming Queen West spot is cozy and unpretentious. Serving up elevated pub fare and an impressive selection of craft beer, their cozy atmosphere makes it a prime drinking location. 


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The Emmet Ray // 924 College St

This intimate whiskey bar offers live music every night of the week. Relax in their cozy lounge with one of their 240 whiskeys or get up close and personal with the live performers. 


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The Only Cafe // 972 Danforth Avenue 

This neighbourhood staple is known for its low-key and friendly atmosphere. Grab one of their 24 beers on tap and one of their many board games on offer for a chill Saturday night. 


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Banknote // 663 King St W

This former bank is now a cozy bar serving local craft beers and elevated pub grub. Featuring cozy booths and live sports on TV, it's a good spot for big groups. 


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Ronnie's Local // 69 Nassau St

This Kensington hideaway is a bonafide hipster hangout. Their Christmas-light adorned patio is the perfect spot to grab a few pints with friends. 


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Communist's Daughter // 1149 Dundas St W

The Communist's Daughter is a quirky watering hole on Dundas West. Without a proper sign, it's one of those places that successfully slides under the radar. For drinks, the Communist's Daughter serves up wine in a mug and an impressive whiskey collection. 


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Cold Tea // 60 Kensington Avenue

Hidden away at the back of an unassuming mall, Cold Tea is one of those places you actually need to know about to find. Offering reasonably priced drinks in a laid back atmosphere, their patio is one of the best spots to be.

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