Although there’s technically a prohibition-era style ban on the term “happy hour” Toronto (well, Ontario), many fine establishments have cleverly found a way to assist us with our desire for a cheap bevvie after a long day at the office. Whether you’re after a pint or a pitcher, or something a tad more sophisticated, we’ve got your “after work specials” covered – here’s our top 5:
Bring Your Own Wine Wednesdays (BYOW!) with a teeny tiny $2 corking fee, plus 12 for $12 shrimp at the cool-kid seafood eatery on Ossington. Even better, oysters are happy hour’d ever Saturday and Sunday from 3:30-5 when draft beer is only $4 for 15oz.
Perogies and pints? Yum! While it’s only the beer that’s on special, at $5 a pop its such a good one you’ll have enough loot leftover to splurge on their delectable home-made perogies.
Wide Open Bar
Wide Open is a self-described casual, relaxed, no-frills watering hole with a friendly vibe and yep, you guessed it: cheap after-work drink specials. Ranging from rail to bottles to draft, Wide Open doesn’t single out libation, making something cheaply available for everyone.
Trevor Kitchen and Bar
Famed and adored chef Trevor Wilkinson’s spot just got even harder to snag a table at: from 4 – 7pm weekdays (except Mondays, because nobody relevant in the city does anything on Mondays) grab a $5 rail drink or $5 beer special of the week. Bonus: you can greedily gobble up ½ price mini kobe sliders and truffled goat cheese poutine as the world’s most delicious way to soak up the cheap booze.
Just because Prohibition Gastrohouse’s Hooch Hour is little later than an after work cinq à sept, their 10pm implementation of $5.09 everything (liquor, wine, beer) more than makes up for a few thirsty hours lost.