17 Date Spots In Toronto For The Hipster Couple
Flannels and fun times.
Okay if you're actually in a hipster relationship you're probably not reading this article. But even if you're the slightest bit hipster you and your boo would love to hit up some date spots where you can feel totally comfortable and be yourselves.
So if you're in a hipster relationship, or you're in the beginning stages of one, here are a few spots that will be sure to impress your hipster boo and add to the comfy quotient of date night.
Where: 60 Kensington Ave. // Kensington Market
One of the best hipster bars in Toronto, don't actually expect to be sipping cold tea here. This place is packed with cool drink selections and a unique selection of fare to pair with your booze. It also features a cute backyard patio with live music if you want to take your hipster boo out for a dance!
Parts & Labour
Where: 1566 Queen St. W // Parkdale
Stop by this Parkdale hipster spot with your date and enjoy some gourmet Canadian fare in a rustic basement atmosphere. Afterwards you can vibe out to some live music and sip some beers!
Food & Liquor
Where: 1610 Queen St. W // Parkdale
This place is so much more than just food and liquor. It boasts beers too! Haha but seriously it carries all of the essentials needed for a great date, especially a hipster one. The venue has a lowkey basement party vibe, with industrial lights and a soft glow.
Where: 1168 Queen St. W // Queen West
Nuit Social feature's a unique menu, and also provides the chance for you and your date to create you own social board, which is basically a customized charcuterie board.
Where: 64 Oxford St. // Kensington Market
This is a great hipster date spot for the vegan and vegetarian friendly hipsters. Every option here is made for you using naturally sourced and organic ingredients. A great way to impress your date and show that you care about what you eat!
Where: 124 Ossington Ave. // Trinity-Bellwoods
The Bellwoods Brewery is a bar version of Trinity Bellwoods park, because it still incorporates nature, a busy atmosphere and hipsters. This micro brewery is great for beer loving hipsters, where you can sip some good craft brew over little talks.
Wenona Craft Beer Lodge
Where: 1069 Bloor St. W // Bloordale Village
It's rustic, with a lakeside cottage vibe and dim lighting, this is a super romantic spot for any hipster couple, or any couple for that matter. Boasting a simple menu, with some hearty choices, it's a good spot to make a cute date uncomplicated.
Where: 150 Harbord St. // Harbord Village
Take some time out with your hipster bae (a real hipster will scoff at that word, I know) and enjoy some good eats at Harbord House. It's got good food and great beer, the essentials in the perfect hipster date.
Where: 367 Roncesvalles Ave. // Roncesvalles Village
If you and your hipster date are into tea, then this is a great spot to grab some teas and continue chatting about your favourite indie bands. Nit all hipsters are into coffee, so a tea date will totally mix things up!
The Black Hoof
Where: 928 Dundas St. W // Trinity-Bellwoods
This restaurant serves up some conventional and unconventional dishes, so it can appease the cravings of your unique hipster date. Some unique things you can have a fun time trying include bone marrow and the pork liver eclair!
Where: 1163 Bloor St. W // Bloordale Village
This spot is oh so hip! They've got microbrews, a cute patio and tons of drinks so it's hipster date friendly! It's also nice if you're into loud environments and busy atmospheres.
Where: 181 Bathurst St. // Queen West
Grab a late night snack with your hipster crush at this fusion snack bar. The menu includes unique tapas made from a fusion of different cuisines in a unique snack serving that encourages eating without utensils. This gives you a nice excuse to feed your date in a romantic attempt.
Where: 512 Queen St. W // Queen West
Tequila Bookworm is a great date spot if you love a great tap selection of local beers, boozy cocktails and of course, your hipster date! To you guys, this place will seem like any other restaurants, but the menu has a unique selection of food, each with their own twist!
The Drake Hotel
Where: 1150 Queen St. W // Queen West
Okay so, obviously a date at the hotel would be basic, but take it downstairs to the Drake's really cool venue that hosts concerts for local and international hip-hop and indie artists and you'll have a whole new experience. It's a great spot to discuss hipster music tastes with your date and judge the indie band that's about to play next.
Where: 136 Ossington Ave. // Trinity-Bellwoods
A hipster date wouldn't be complete without good tequila! And Reposado has got tons of that! Explore a great range of top shelf tequilas, and get drunk hipster style with your date!
Where: 1382 Danforth Ave. // Greenwood-Coxwell
The Wren features both brunch and dinner, so you have options for when you want your hipster date to happen. It's more on the casual side with it's good selection of beers on tap and southern style grub! The atmosphere is something like a ranch crossed with a watering hole, so it's definitely hipster and not the clean cut normal eatery.
Where: 72 Ossington Ave. // Trinity-Bellwoods
Union is a great hipster spot as an upscale restaurant featuring a delish menu of gourmet Canadian and French fare. This unique bistro uses fresh local ingredients to make sure every dish is different aka uniquely hipster for you and your date to enjoy.