Whether it's date night or you are going out with your friends, sometimes when you are in a pinch financially it can feel like the city is impossible to enjoy unless you are dropping some major coin. Thankfully for both you and your wallet, you can find some great food and a great time for cheap around downtown.
So feel free to mix and match these dinner and drink spots depending on how you're feeling and what you plan to do afterwards. Regardless of what you choose, your wallet won't feel nearly as light as you'd think it would after a great night at these spots!
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Green Republic Food Co. // 439 University Ave
Green Republic is the perfect place to go if you're on a budget. There are a ton of options from sandwiches, bowls and salads to poke bowls and pasta! Not only are there tons of customizable toppings options for each main dish, but no dish on the menu goes over $10!
El Furniture Warehouse // 410 Bloor St
Like Green Republic, El Furniture's Warehouse menu items don't go over a specific price, but it's even lower- everything is priced above or below 4.95! So if you are looking for a lively atmosphere with great food that will fit your budget and please your stomach, this is the place to visit!
WVRST // 609 King St W
WVRST is a spot not only with great food and prices, but also a great unique atmosphere you won't get anywhere else in the city. The German food hall inspired interior will have you sitting next to anybody while you enjoy their amazing selection of sausages!
Wilbur Mexicana // 552 King St W
Who doesn't love a good taco? Not only does Wilbur host some great tacos and a charming interior, but they also have a crazy selection of hot sauces to choose from if you dare! From tacos to burrito bowls and fajitas, nothing on the menu goes over $12!
Soufi's // 676 Queen St W
If you are looking for some good Syrian food, Soufi's is the place to go to. Nothing on the menu goes over $6.75 so you are free to order and enjoy everything they've got to offer from sfeeha to taboule!
Faley // 42 Rexdale Blvd
Faley is a great spot to visit if you want to enjoy a hybrid of Indian and Chinese food but also have a ton of options available. Their huge selection of dishes don't go over 11.95 so you have the freedom to choose whatever your stomach desires, even if you are in a pinch for cash!
Schnitzel Queen // 211 Queen St E
I mean, it's in the name, if you want anything and everything schnitzel, this is the place to go! From chicken and vienna to goumret schnitzel you'll be sure to enjoy- maybe even pair your meal with some fried eggplant! Plus the most expensive item on the menu is only $14.50, your stomach and wallet are going to thank you after this visit!
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The Green Room // 296 Brunswick Ave
The prices at The Green Room are hard to beat, and paired with the spot's cozy atmosphere, it's a great spot to frequent regardless of whether you are on a budget or not. Plus, they serve delicious sandwiches and other asian inspired dishes that make for the perfect drunk dish after a few drinks!
- $3.50 martinis, always.
- $4.25 pints.
- $7 cocktails.
- $15 or less sangria and beer pitchers.
Crocodile Rock // 240 Adelaid St W
The Crocodile Rock is the perfect place to go on a Wednesday if you want to go out but need to save some cash. With $2.50 drinks offered all night on those days, you are guaranteed to have a wild night out!
- $2.50 drinks on Wednesdays all night or on Fridays until 10pm.
The Madison Ave Pub // 14 Madison Ave
If you are looking for something with more of a pub scene, check out the Maddy. They have great drinks deals going on all week and a charming interior that always is filled with people!
- $3.50 domestic beers/rail drinks on Thursdays, 4 the rest of the week
- $7.50 cocktails
The Bar With No Name // 1651 Bloor St W
If you are looking for a low key and cozy spot to get a couple drinks, The Bar With No Name is a great place to visit. They have drink deals running all week and their quaint location will keep you coming back regardless of your budget!
- $2.75 bar rails on Mondays and Wednesdays.
- $3.50 domestic bottles on Tuesdays.
- $3.75 tall cans on Thursdays.
Linsmore Tavern // 1298 Danforth Ave
Finally there is Linsmore Tavern, they host an awesome drink deal that runs all week long so it doesn't matter what day you come in! Plus with a live band and quaint interior, the lively spot is always a safe bet for a fun night out!
- $1.15 7 oz. Labatt 50 everyday.