Toronto has quite a spectacular bar scene; one that might even match up to those of world-class cities like - dare I say - New York. You can find almost any type of bar here: an absinthe bar, a Filipino mojito bar, a sangria bar and even a Harry Potter bar.
It even has a wicked rum bar that's entirely dedicated to the spiced grog. Rhum Corner, a Haitian dive bar at the crossing of Grace St and Dundas St W, has been around for four years now and continues to be a crowd favourite among the locals.
Jen Agg, the restauranteur who owns Rhum Corner, came up with the concept of a rum bar from her husband who would always be drinking rum and cokes and serving them to his friends. They envisioned a cool, laid-back place where people could go and relax after a hard day while indulging in tasty food, cheap drinks, and lots and lots of rum.
The bar boasts over 60 different varieties of rum, and a lot of the food and drink options on the menu incorporate it in some way. You can order everything from popular rum cocktails like frescos and negronis to a variety of Haitian-inspired dishes and slushies.
The food and drinks are relatively affordable too, so you don't have to worry about breaking your wallet. They offer a wide selection of snacks and plates between $5 and $15, and cocktails go for around the same price. If it's not really a rum night for you, you could also check out Jen Agg's other two establishments on the same block: The Black Hoof and Cocktail Bar.
Visit Rhum Corner at: 926 Dundas St W (www.rhumcorner.com)