9 Hidden Bars In Toronto That You Need To Hunt Down To Spice Up Your Nights
Tired of the same old haunts?
If you enjoy a good night out with a couple of friends, hitting up some Toronto bars is probably on your agenda. The 6ix is filled with bars and clubs, so to argue you've been to pretty much all of them is a bit of a stretch. There are so many things to see and do, you may have missed a couple of bars on your way downtown. There's a long list of hidden bars in Toronto that may spark your interest, and we've broken down nine for you to spice up your nights.
The Shameful Tiki Room
Cuisine: Tropical food and drinks
Address: 1378 Queen St. W.
Why You Need To Go: Want to feel like you're on a tropical vacation without actually having to leave the city? This bar gives you all those tropical feels with their decor and themed drinks. I'll have Bahama mama, please!
Address: 1276 Dundas St. W.
Why You Need To Go: This truly is a hidden gem. Trust us that when you walk past it, you'll think its a small convenience store. But when you walk inside, it's a whole other ballpark. Fun, secretive, and most definitely Instagrammable.
Address: 1307 Dundas St. W.
Why You Need To Go: Another place you wouldn't assume is a bar. At first glance, the outside looks like the storefront of a tarot card reader but at 1 a.m. on a Friday night, you won't wonder why there are so many people seemingly getting their cards read. It's a bar, for sure.
Power Up Bar
Cuisine: Snack shack
Address: 38 Wellington St. E.
Why You Need To Go: May the force be with you! Is that what they say? Anyway, this is the ultimate game bar with themed drinks based on your favourite games. You can even play a game or two yourself while you're there.
Good Fortune Bar
Address: 130 Eglinton Ave. E.
Why You Need To Go: Honestly, "good vibes only" is the motto at Good Fortune. This place is like you stepped into an Instagram pic. With wall lights, tropical vibes, and an extensive drinks menu, you'll be sure to have a fun time.
Cuisine: Wine, Beers, Cocktails
Address: 485 King St. W.
Why You Need To Go: Located within the Baro residence, the only way you can get into this bar is by knowing the secret password. Think you know what it is? Think again, because the passwords change daily.
Cuisine: Dim Sum, Snacks, Cocktails
Address: 503 College St.
Why You Need To Go: This bar is actually located above DaiLo Restaurant so finding a place to eat after the bar won't be a hassle. Cocktails with an Asian twist? Yes please.
The Vatican Gift Shop
Cuisine: Eastside breweries, Amaro cocktails and Italian street-style snack
Address: 1047 Gerrard St. E.
Why You Need To Go: It's actually not a gift shop if you haven't already guessed. This bar is far from religious, although you can stop by and get a "blessed" cocktail. Holy smokes.
Paradise Grape Vine
Cuisine: Wine, Beer, Snacks
Address: 841 Bloor St. W.
Why You Need To Go: This wine bar has everything you can imagine when it comes to good wines — just look at their collection. Although their patio area is amazing, it doesn't need to be patio weather for you to enjoy this place.