Fellow foodies and music lovers! Ready to embark on a mouthwatering musical tour of Toronto? Buckle up as we savor the city's most unique eats and beats.
From jazz-infused bites at Emmet Ray to bluesy brews at Antikka, and from exotic Armenian delights at The Oud & the Fuzz to soulful Georgian feasts at Drom Taberna, get ready for a tantalizing trip that's as diverse as Toronto itself.
Let's hit the road... and our taste buds!
Best Restaurants in Toronto With Live Music
924 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A4, Canada
Wandering into Emmet Ray, the cool hum of jazz hit me like a sweet serenade. Their menu was a parade of flavors - my favorite? The hearty Reuben sandwich - every bite was a delicious dance of salty, sour, and creamy. Loved the streaming option, great for those stay-in evenings!
960 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G8, Canada
As soon as I stepped into Antikka, the allure of blues music and the scent of vinyl records was intoxicating. Nothing beats flipping through records with a traditional Armenian coffee in hand and a freshly baked scone by my side - a literal sweet melody.
642 King St W Suite 102, Toronto, ON M5V 1M7, Canada
Lapinou felt like stepping into a quaint French alley, the jazz music wafting through the air only added to the charm. Savoring the exquisite French cuisine in the alleyway patio, it felt like I had been transported to the streets of Paris.
21 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2J8, Canada
The beat of the live music, the swizzle of cocktails, the aroma of Armenian snacks, The Oud & the Fuzz is the spice of Kensington. With DJ nights in full swing, it felt like a vibrant, lively Armenian festival.
1704 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1B3, Canada
The laughter, the music, the energy of Tonight is infectious. Whether laughing my heart out at a comedy show or swaying to the live music, it’s the go-to for a rollicking good time in Parkdale.
458 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A8, Canada
The exotic pull of Drom Taberna, with its Georgian food and the lively tunes from the patio, was irresistible. With every bite, and every note of the live music, I felt like I was on a sidewalk in Georgia.
249 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1V8, Canada
The Senator, with its diner-style food and balcony live shows, was the perfect nostalgia trip. Sitting by Yonge Dundas Square, enjoying classic diner food while the live music flowed from the balcony - it was a taste of the golden days with a modern twist.
Top Restaurants in Toronto With Live Music
- Emmet Ray
- The Oud & the Fuzz
- Drom Taberna
- The Senator
Navigating Toronto's vibrant food and music scene has been an incredible journey. Each establishment, from Emmet Ray's jazzy serenade to Antikka's blues-infused retreat, offers a unique culinary and auditory feast.
Experiencing Relish's musical buffet and Lapinou's French elegance, partaking in Kensington's lively Armenian vibe at The Oud & the Fuzz, immersing in Parkdale's comedic thrills at Tonight, basking in Little Italy's musical magic at Alchemy, indulging in Georgian delights at Drom Taberna, and soaking up the nostalgia at The Senator, it's evident that Toronto is a city that thrives on its diverse cultural expressions.
Each restaurant and bar not only satiates your hunger but also feeds your soul with unforgettable experiences. This expedition made me fall in love with Toronto's flavor-filled, rhythm-riding landscape all over again.
It's clear: Toronto's culinary and music scenes are not just about food and tunes - they're about celebrating life, community, and the city's eclectic, vibrant spirit.