Whether you’ve had a long day, a particularly hard day, or you just feel like saving a few bucks where your booze budget is concerned, there are plenty of happy hour specials and weekly drink deals to be found all across the city. With that in mind, here are 12 of the best happy hour and weekly drink deals in Toronto.
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What’s even better than happy hour in the city? That would be Magic Hour, a term coined by Luma for their daily drink specials. Head up the stairs, grab a spot close to the windows where you can gaze out over King St. and order a $5 gin or vodka martini or a $5 Manhattan with a choice of Lot No. 40, Pike Creek, Wiser’s Double Still, or Gooderham and Worts. Other options include $5 sangria or $5 bottles of Grolsch lager. You can start taking advantage of the deals at 4 p.m. and if you're hungry, pair your boozy beverage with their selection of well-priced “bites” available after 3 p.m.
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Over at seafood spot Pear Diver you can take advantage of their daily “Zinc and Drink” deal, which gets you a dozen oysters for $18 between noon and 6 p.m. They also offer drink deals during that time slot from Beau’s Brewery and Tawse Winery. If you happen to be visiting later in the evening, oysters are on again $18 for a dozen every night starting at 10 p.m. with drink deals from Wellington Brewery.
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This casual pub in downtown Toronto is a comfy place to spend some time relaxing after work and it doesn’t hurt that they offer some pretty good happy hour deals. For starters, they’ve got their 5 after 9 deal, which gets you rail and domestic beers for $5 every day after 9 p.m. If that doesn’t get you excited they also offer $15 bottles of wine all night on Wednesdays, $6 daily pints and $8 double shot drinks on Fridays.
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Cozy Bloordale bar and restaurant Bar Neon is a neighbourhood favourite for its great good, ultra-friendly service and laid back vibes. Add to that their daily happy hour special and you have a recipe for a place that’s always buzzing. Every day from 5 to 7 p.m. Bar Neon offers buck-a-shuck oysters and $5 pints which is a pretty good way to cap off a work day.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Earls Kitchen and Bar
Earls on King St. is very popular with the after-work crowd thanks to their generous happy hour deals and daily drink specials. Every day from 3 to 6 p.m. and again from 12 a.m. to close you can get select craft beer by the glass for $4, signature highballs for $3 and half priced What Cha Ma Call It Chardonnay or The Show Malbec wine. There are also deals on snacks like the $3 garlic fries, $7 tuna poke or $9 warm spinach and three cheese dip.
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Church St. speakeasy DW Alexander has its own happy hour special dubbed happy hour social club, wherein you can enjoy $6 pints, $7 glasses of wine and $8 cocktails Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. This spot is known for their classic cocktails so your money might be best spent on some of their boozier beverages.
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If you find yourself hungry after work and in the mood for some well-priced grub to go with your drink, make your way to the Beaconsfield on Queen St. West for their daily five to seven deal running, as the name would suggest, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. Each of their weekly meal specials is $10 and that includes a pint of beer or a glass of house wine. Monday (classic American sliders), Tuesdays (baked spicy wings), Wednesday (mac ‘n cheese), Thursday (homemade classic poutine) and Friday (curry beer battered fish and chips) are the options.
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Not many people can argue with the fact that Sundays can be tough when thoughts of starting the work week start to creep in. The Junction’s Farmhouse Tavern aims to help you extend the weekend a little longer with their F**k Mondays specials that happen every Sunday at various times. For example, you can enjoy $3 mimosas from 3 to 4 p.m. or caesars from 4 to 5 p.m. There’s also $6 draft beer from 6 to 7 p.m., $7 cocktails from 7 to 8 and $8 open wine from 8 to 9. In addition, they offer buck-a-shuck oysters from 5 to 6 and half-priced food from 9 until 10 p.m.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Charming Northwood is a great spot to go for inspired cocktails as well as craft beer and coffee. But if its happy hour deals you’re after they also deliver. Stop by between 5 and 7 p.m. daily and get $2 off a rotating list of craft beer.
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Aft Kitchen & Bar
Over at Aft Kitchen & Bar in the city’s east end you can snag some wallet-friendly happy hour drinks Monday to Friday before 6 p.m. and Sundays after 10 p.m. when draft beer is just $5.25. In addition, Tuesdays are wing night where you can get one pound of wings and a pint for $16 or two pound and a pint for $30.
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There are numerous Firkin pubs spread out all over the city so no matter what neighbourhood you live in, there’s bound to be a Firkin nearby. Better yet, they all offer weekly deals where food and drink are concerned. Their Bevvy & Bites menu pairs a different dish with a different drink each day in a move meant to fill you up without being too hard on your wallet. For example, on Tuesdays get a $5 taco and a $6 craft beer, or Friday get a small curry for $9 and a glass of wine for $5.
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Church Aperitivo Bar
If you find yourself at Church Aperitivo Bar Tuesday to Friday between 5 and 7 p.m. p.m. you can fill your stomach for free with the purchase of a beverage. The bar offers free appetizers, rice balls, assorted crostini and homemade pizza to enjoy with your drink.