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Best bars in Toronto 
18th-Jul-2008 08:01 pm
Andy told me about an article in the Toronto Star called "Best beer bars, bar none" in which they list their "top picks for where to enjoy a good beer or three in the Greater Toronto Area":
  • Le Select Bistro - I haven't been here in ages; remember the food was good but can't say I'd ever think of it as a bar
  • Caffe Volo - oh yes! Excellent beer selection, great food, but very small so get there early!
  • Beer Bistro - bigger than Volo but equally busy at weekends
  • Dora Keogh / Allen's - I prefer Dora Keogh for beer (although the Fuller's London Porter shouldn't be so cold!) but watch out for the live bands (ugh!); Allen's has a huge Scotch collection; they share one kitchen so food is equally good :)
  • C'est What - used to be a regular haunt of ours but we don't go as often these days, partly because I'm not working downtown and partly because it used to be a handy place to meet between Andy's & our home but now he's just a few blocks away it's not so convenient
  • Mill Street Brew Pub - you can only find about half of their different beers in other bars, so you have to go here for the rest of the selection; food's good too
  • Granite Brewery - not been in quite a while but they're a favourite stop at the beer festival
  • West 50 Pourhouse & Grille - never heard of it; the URL ("hip restaurants") worries me! ... Yeah, hating the website!
  • The Rhino Restaurant and Bar - I think this was one of our stops on the Photo Rampage last month; if so, it was OK but I wouldn't put in the same league as Volo or the Beer Bistro
  • Victory Cafe - don't think I've been here either
So, looks like I've got some new places to visit :)
19th-Jul-2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
West 50 is right across the street from Square One in mississauga. The beer is nice but the place is a total yuppie joint.
19th-Jul-2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Mississauga - ew! No wonder I've not been there :p
19th-Jul-2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
p.s. Do you like my "beer" icon? :)
23rd-Jul-2008 04:48 am (UTC)

I miss Montreal :(
20th-Jul-2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
I was just at the Beerbistro, the Mill Street Brew Pub, and the Granite Brewery this past week.

The Victory Cafe is right on Markham Street in the Annex behind Honest Ed's. I've been there a few times and it's a nice pub but their beer selection isn't very big (the last time I was there was this past winter).
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