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Saturday, May 30, 2015

The top 10 bars and pubs on the Danforth

bars pubs danforth torontoWe all know (and love) the Danforth for the souvlaki and massive summer food festival but there are a ton of great bars and pubs across the Danforth that make the street a legitimate nightlife destination. If you're looking for lengthy craft beer lists and laid back casual atmospheres, the Danforth is the ticket.

Here are my top picks for bars and pubs on the Danforth.

Auld Spot Pub
Bringing an Irish vibe to the heart of Greektown, The Auld Spot serves classic pub-style food paired with extensive craft beer, wine, and scotch selections. Check out their oyster specials throughout the week or indulge in a Sunday roast to end your weekend. Get there early if you want to grab a patio seat.

Louis Cifer Brew Works
This Danforth bar doubles as a craft brewery as well. They've got seven of their own freshly brewed recipes on tap as well as selections from some of their craft brewery partners like Junction Craft Brewing, Cameron's and SideLaunch. Stop by and try one of their beer flights to have a taste of four of their draught beers.

Old Nick
The Old Nick is the place to be to see a showcase of new and local musicians. Their open mic nights as well as singer/songwriter showcases are very popular in the neighbourhood. Come for the music, stay for the drinks and great daily food specials.

The Wren
One time at The Wren I had a burger that used pancakes as buns. I've thought about that flawlessly executed calorie explosion every day since. The menu at The Wren for both brunch and dinner is brilliant. Pair a meal with one of their 12 rotating craft brew taps or one of their 4 specialty cocktails.

The Only Cafe
The Only is the leading name in craft brewery offerings in the city. With 24 taps and 1 cask that's constantly rotating The Only Cafe has something for everyone. The divey atmosphere is perfect for a fun and casual night out. Be sure to check out their massive patio, one of my favourites in the area.

Sauce on The Danforth
Sauce is inspired by the speakeasies of the 1920s and offers the best classic cocktails in the area. If you're craving a Manhattan, Gimlet or French 75, this is the place to be. Last call is at 2am every night of the week!

Linsmore Tavern
The Linsmore Tavern is steeped in rich Toronto bar history. It was one of the first bars to be licensed in 1934 and has remained as one of Toronto's only original hotel/taverns. They've got live music from Thursday to Sunday every single week of the year, plus great live events through the week.

Black Swan
The Black Swan is a hidden gem amongst the comedy community with a great stand-up and sketch comedy venue tucked inside this English pub. They also run classes in improv and sketch comedy for those looking to try something new.

Dora Keogh
This delightful little pub is a favourite for Danforth locals. This cozy dark-wood pub is the perfect spot to have a pint with friends. You have to check out one of their music "session" nights where some of Toronto's best celtic musicians come together to jam on Thursday and Sunday nights.

Local 1794
This Danforth and Cowell Gastropub will be great for impressing the foodie in your life. The only thing more impressive than their menu may be the extensive beer and Scotch lists. You'll definitely want to check in with their Twitter feed to hear the daily specials available.

What's your favourite spot on the Danforth? Let us know in the comments.

Photo of the Wren

by Hannah Jack via blogTO

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