11 Toronto Cocktail Bars That Will Blow Your Mind and Taste Buds!

Toronto Cocktail Bars

Craving a well-crafted cocktail in Toronto? You're in for a treat!

Toronto is buzzing with an epic food and drink scene, and let me tell ya, our city is brimming with cocktail bars that are nothing short of world-class.

Whether you're a fan of time-honored classic cocktails or you're more into innovative, one-of-a-kind concoctions, Toronto's cocktail bars have got you covered.

Ready to wet your whistle? Here's a rundown of some of the coolest cocktail hangouts to check out in Toronto! Let's get sippin'!

Best cocktail bars in Toronto


Craving a cocktail that's not just a drink, but a masterpiece? Trust me, you gotta check out BarChef. Just take a peek at their Instagram and you'll know what I'm talking about!

This place is a genius lab of molecular gastronomy, and it's not just me saying this - they're hailed as one of the most innovative bars on the planet!

Sure, you're gonna wanna come for the insta-worthy cocktails, but let me tell you, their selection of international spirits is impressive.

Their cocktail prices hover around the $20 mark, and their fanciest cocktail is $55. Totally worth it though, because they handcraft their own infusions, syrups, and bitters right in-house with fresh ingredients and a variety of spices.

And hey, don't forget to munch on some of their delectable small bites, like their carefully-curated Charcuterie and Cheese board or Beef Tartare.

Wanna bring the magic of BarChef to your home for a special date night? You can grab some of their homemade ingredients or even ready-made cocktails to go!

You'll find BarChef's uber-chic space nestled in hip Queen West. Ready to have your cocktail game seriously upgraded?

Drop by at 472 Queen St W, Toronto ON. Can't wait to see you there!

Mother Cocktail Bar

Looking for a cocktail bar that's got style and substance? You're gonna love this Queen West hotspot that's all about modern, nature-inspired cocktails. They're fermenting and infusing natural ingredients to create their magic potions.

This place takes the art of cocktails to a new level, crafting drinks inspired by childhood memories, staff's cultural backgrounds, and much more!

Picture sipping on a Toasted Chai Piña Colada with lacto-fermented pineapple and ginger, or a Ontario Strawberries Rosita with locally infused strawberry tequila. Got your taste buds tingling?

Now, the real showstopper here is their bespoke cocktail experience. You choose your base spirit and a seasonal ingredient from their rotating list, tell them what kind of cocktail you're in the mood for, and voila! They mix up a perfect, customized cocktail just for you.

And they've got some seriously tasty fusion snacks to go along with your drink. Think Jerk Chicken Karaage or Katsu Sando. Drooling yet?

Plus, they've got a shop where you can snag bottled cocktails, gift boxes, and house-fermented goodies to take home!

Check out this fab cocktail hub at 874 Queen St W, Toronto, ON. Trust me, it's a game changer!


You ever find a cocktail bar where every drink you try just blows you away? That's exactly what happened when I hit this gem near Christie Pits. The atmosphere's got this cool, industrial vibe, and the drink list? Stellar.

They've got a fab selection of house and classic cocktails, but let me tell you about my absolute faves - Grammatology, En Passant, and Albertine’s Consort. These babies are a must-try!

And if you're feeling festive, their seasonal offerings like the Pumpkin Hi! and Mulled Cider are off-the-charts good.

Plus, they've got some sweet deals that you can't ignore. From 7 to 8 PM every day, their house cocktails are $2 off, and beers and ciders are $2 off until 7 PM. Perfect for a pre-dinner sip or a relaxed post-dinner chill.

And with their cocktails priced at a reasonable $16.5, you've got more reasons to try them all!

Find this cozy cocktail haven at 815 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

The Cloak Bar

Okay, cocktail lovers, brace yourselves. I've found a Prohibition-era inspired speakeasy that's going to rock your world! Tucked away downstairs from Marben Restaurant, this joint's all about unique cocktails and scrumptious small bites.

Feel like getting tropical? Try their Minor Swing, a delish mashup of a Mai Tai and Piña Colada. Or, if you want something with a Canadian twist, go for The Hoser, their cool take on a classic Manhattan. Not a drinker? No worries! They've got some fab non-alcoholic cocktails too!

Now, let's talk food. Their Fried Cauliflower and Chorizo Hand Pie are game changers. Trust me on this one.

Oh, and here's something you don't see every day - they don't accept tips! How refreshingly unique is that?

You can find this must-visit speakeasy at 488 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON. And remember, the first rule of speakeasy is you don't talk about speakeasy! (Just kidding. Go, and tell everyone you know!)

Library Bar

Alright folks, let me let you in on a little secret. Tucked away in the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel is a cocktail den with an old-school charm that's just oozing sophistication.

Welcome to the Library Bar - a hotspot that's remained the pulse of Toronto's metropolitan vibe. This place has seen it all, from first-meet jitters to the buzz of closing big deals, its walls could tell a thousand stories.

You can sip on their classy craft cocktails, delve into a global wine list or explore an extensive selection of spirits. We're talking elegance with a capital E!


And hey, if you're feeling peckish, they've got you covered with their full lunch and dinner menus. Think Tagliatelle Bolognese, LB Burger, and Mussels that'll make your mouth water.

Now, where to find this timeless hideaway? Just look in the lobby of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. So, are you ready to be part of the Library Bar's next captivating tale?

See you at 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on this historic cocktail haven!

Okay, bookworms and cocktail connoisseurs, have I got a place for you! Picture this: a cozy bar in the Junction, decked out with stacks of books and a Scrabble-tiled bar table. Pretty cool, right?

Welcome to a literary paradise where drinks meet famous novels! Fancy sipping on a peachy 'Gone with the Wind' cocktail? Or how about an old-fashioned-inspired 'Fahrenheit 451' cocktail? For those going alcohol-free, there's a herby 'The Lightning Thief' mocktail that'll knock your socks off.

While they're more about drinks than food (think chips and dips), don't fret! The Junction neighbourhood's got plenty of fantastic restaurants for you to explore.

But here's the real kicker: they offer in-person cocktail classes themed around different literary geniuses, from Jane Austen to Ernest Hemingway. Talk about a dream date night or an epic bachelorette party!

So, ready to dive into a storybook cocktail adventure? Meet me at 392 Pacific Ave, Toronto, ON. Let's make some memories worth writing about!

Civil Liberties

Adventurers and cocktail explorers, buckle up! We're heading to Civil Liberties, an unassuming rustic speakeasy nestled in the Annex where every visit feels like a delightful surprise. Why? Because this funky bar doesn't do cocktail menus. Yep, you heard right!

Instead, imagine this: you settle into your seat and share a bit about your favorite drinks or flavor profiles with the bartender. They then weave this info into a cocktail concoction that's perfectly tailored for you. How's that for personalized service?

Now, if you're feeling a bit peckish, they've got you covered too. Civil Liberties teams up with the neighboring Vietnamese eatery, Vit Beo, to serve up some delicious bites that pair wonderfully with your custom cocktails.

So, why settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary? Civil Liberties is all about creating a space for friends, old and new, to enjoy top-notch drinks and good vibes. Their philosophy is to constantly explore and question every bottle, recipe, and ratio in their collection to become true cocktail ambassadors. Sounds like a fun journey, right?

Come and find your perfect drink to match your story at 878 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON. Your personalized cocktail adventure awaits!

Three Monks and a Duck

let's talk about a place where vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores can all break bread (or, um, dumplings) together.

Welcome to the world of Three Monks and a Duck! Tucked away at 811 Queen St W, Toronto, this trendy spot serves up a seriously enticing menu of Asian-inspired snacks and cocktails.

Let me tell ya, Chef Mark Lee has created a truly harmonious menu here. He's all about high-quality ingredients, and the best part? Many of his plant-based and vegetarian offerings can be easily veganized. That's right, veggie lovers, you're well taken care of here!

Now let's chat about their drinks, because seriously, they're rad. Got a sweet tooth? You gotta try their Japanese Sweetheart - a delightful mix of yuzu syrup and hot sake that'll warm you from the inside out.

Or if you're in the mood for a non-alcoholic beverage, their Muay Thai mocktail is a knockout with its Thai-inspired ingredients.

But wait, there's more! You're not just getting awesome cocktails, but you're also getting them in the cutest lucky cat and Buddha-shaped mugs. (Yep, they're totally Instagram-worthy!)

If your stomach's grumbling, don't worry, they've got you covered with their innovative bites.

Dig into their Vietnamese Grilled Mussels, experience the sweet and savory magic of Pineapple in the Pineapple Bun, or if you're a meat lover, the Crispy Lechon Rice is a must-try.

So come on down and experience the delicious harmony at Three Monks and a Duck. Peace, love, and yummy food... What more could you ask for?

The Opium Bar

let's take a trip to 1321 Dundas St W, Toronto. The destination? A dope little place that's serving up craft cocktails with an Asian twist.

Picture this: a Chrysanthemum Gin Fizz - a light and floral concoction made with chrysanthemum-infused gin.

Or maybe you're more of an Old-Fashioned kinda person? No worries, they've got a sweet spin on that too, with their Red Date Old-Fashioned, featuring an aromatic red date syrup.

But it's not just about the cocktails here. They've got a killer selection of Asian and international beers and spirits that'll knock your socks off, including some smooth-as-silk Japanese whiskies and potent Chinese baijiu liquor. Who's up for a tasting adventure?

Foodies, don't worry, you haven't been forgotten. You gotta get your hands on their freshly-made Shrimp Chips or their Taiwanese-style Popcorn Chicken - they're the perfect nibbles to complement your cocktails.

Now, let's talk atmosphere. Imagine dimly-lit lanterns casting a warm glow over rustic exposed brick walls and wood countertops. Yeah, it's got all those cool, laid-back vibes that make for a perfect night out.

So, whether you're looking for a new date night spot or just want to explore the Toronto cocktail scene, this place is worth a visit. Grab your crew, pull up a chair, and let the good times roll!

Midnight Market

Say hello to this energetic night market-inspired bar, chilling out on 434 College St.

Get your taste buds buzzing with a range of Asian-inspired craft cocktails. Ever had a Pineapple Lo-Tea? This baby packs a punch with shochu and hojicha syrup. Or get a taste of Korea with the Jeju Dove, a tangy mix of yuzu sake.

And hey, what's a night market experience without some delish street food? Nosh on their mouth-watering Curry Fish Ball Skewers and Da Lat Pizza while sipping your drink. Yum!

The place itself is packed with all the vibes of a bustling Asian night market. Picture this: vintage signs, neon lights, and the buzz of happy patrons. It's a lively, colourful space that'll make you feel like you've stepped into another world.

Oh, and did I mention the hidden speakeasy? Yep, tucked away inside this vibrant spot is the Lonely Bar, a little secret waiting for those in the know.

So, if you're up for an Asian street-style adventure, head down to this bar on College. It's a sweet escape right in the heart of Toronto!

Offworld Bar

Hitch a ride to 739 Queen St W, 2nd Floor, and step into a space-themed cocktail bar that's truly out of this world.

Prepare for liftoff as you sip on their wildly inventive cocktails. We're talking mixology that's on another level, featuring mind-boggling ingredients like fried grasshoppers and cotton candy.

And if you're more of a beer or wine aficionado, no worries - they've got a selection of local and international options that are simply stellar.

The fun doesn't stop at the drinks, though. You can munch on some delish nanoburger options from their compact but quality menu. Just the right kind of grub to fuel your journey through the cosmos!

And let's not forget the ambiance. This place really sells the intergalactic theme with its vibrant lighting and virtual windows. You'll feel like you've hopped on a spaceship, destination: flavour galaxy.

So if you've ever dreamed of sipping a cocktail in space (or if you're just up for an extraordinarily cool night out), this Queen West cocktail bar is the place to be. Space suits not required!

Best Cocktails in Toronto

  1. BarChef
  2. Mother Cocktail Bar
  3. Northwood
  4. The Cloak Bar
  5. Library Bar
  6. Famous Last Words
  7. Civil Liberties
  8. Three Monks and a Duck
  9. The Opium Bar
  10. Midnight Market
  11. Offworld Bar


  • Ashleigh Bandimere

    Ashleigh Bandimere is a Freelance Foodie & Travel Writer who loves all things travel! She takes advantage of every opportunity to get away, Ashleigh is always ready for her next adventure.