Spring is finally here and although the weather may not feel like it yet, we can start celebrating the fact that winter is officially coming to an end! Before we start talking about patios and summer activities, let's focus on places that will get us in the mood for warm weather but stay inside at the same time.
These restaurants and bars in Toronto are all tropical-themed that are perfect for a fun night out this spring. They'll give you those vibes that you're relaxing on a sandy beach and transport you to a far-away paradise!
These spots are exactly what you and your friends need to get ready for the awesome spring and summer ahead of us!
1. Miss Thing's
Where: 1279 Queen St W // Parkdale
Miss Thing's is the ultimate tropical-themed bar and restaurant in Toronto. All of their drinks are served in tropical glasses like coconuts, pineapples, parrots and more! The walls all have tropical flower decals and the food is even tropical-themed as well.
2. Lawai'a Poke
Where: 700 King St W // King West
This stunning poke shop will make you feel like you've been transported straight to Hawaii! They serve super fresh and delicious poke bowls and their space is decorated with pink neon signs and grass walls.
3. The Shameful Tiki Room
Where: 1378 Queen St W // Parkdale
If you're looking for a completely tropical themed escape in the city, the Shameful Tiki Room is the place to be. Everything from the insane drink creations to the decor to the menu is all tropical all the time! You should try the mystery bowl above that they actually light on fire!
4. The Shore Leave
Where: 1775A Danforth Ave // The Danforth
Another tiki themed bar is The Shore Leave on the east side of Toronto! The space is decorated with tiki themed decorations including neon flamingos and their drinks are super fruity and delicious!
Where: 80 Blue Jays Way // Downtown Toronto
Kost is a stunning brunch, lunch and dinner restaurant located on the 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel downtown. They call themselves a 'modern beach house in the sky' which is exactly what you want in your tropical restaurant! Expect gorgeous views of the Toronto skyline, delicious food and amazing drinks.
Where: 794 Dundas St W // Kensington Market
Patois is a super cute Jamaican and Caribbean restaurant that serves up some delicious food and drinks. Enjoy a yummy Jamaican patty paired with a cocktail in a coconut or an inflatable flamingo!
7. Momofuku Nikai
Where: 190 University Avenue // Downtown Toronto
Located on the second floor of Toronto's Momofuku Restaurant is their classy lounge! They serve unique and fruity drinks that are perfect for a tropical-themed night out.
8. Chula Taberna Mexicana
Where: 1058 Gerrard St E // Gerrard
Chula is probably one of my all time favourite Mexican restaurants in the city. All their food is so delicious, flavourful and fresh, their drinks are made perfectly and the interior is colourful and lively! It's the best spot to go if you want an exciting and fun night.
9. Chubby's Jamaican Kitchen
Where: 104 Portland St // King West
Chubby's is a gorgeous Jamaican restaurant located in the heart of Toronto that's so aesthetically pleasing you won't be able to stop taking pictures of it. From the neon sign outside to the tiki themed lights inside to the insanely delicious food and drinks you'll be in awe of how cute this spot is!
10. La Cubana
Where: 92 Ossington Ave // Ossington
La Cubana is so popular in Toronto now that they have multiple locations across the city! Head over there for authentic Cuban eats that are filled with flavour and colours and pair it with a fruity cocktail for an awesome tropical-themed night.
11. North Poke
Where: 179 Baldwin St // Baldwin Village
Another amazing poke place in Toronto that will transport you straight to the shores of Hawaii! They have a huge variety of toppings to choose from that will make your bowl completely unique to your tastes.
12. Hula Girl Espresso
Where: 456 Ossington Ave // Ossington
Although this is technically a cafe, it still deserves a spot on this list. Hula Girl is all about the tropical theme and they show this through their Miami/Hawaii decorations! They have amazing coffee, treats and a stunning spot to sit and enjoy while you're there.