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 10 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 $6 gin or vodka martini or a $6 Manhattan with a choice of Lot No. 40, Pike Creek or Gooderham and Worts. Your other option is bottles of Grolsch lager for $6. You can take advantage of the deals between 4 and 9 p.m., and if you're hungry, pair your boozy beverage with their selection of snacks and appetizers.
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Over at seafood spot Pearl 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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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.
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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 2 to 5 p.m. and again from 11 p.m. to close you can get a variety of drink deals, which vary by day of the week as well as well-priced snacks to pair your beverages with.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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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.
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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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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 Coors Light, or Sunday get a shepherd's pie for $10 and a Steam Whistle for $6.
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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.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Pour House Pub & Kitchen
Head to this friendly pub around Dupont and Spadina for their daily food and drink specials that vary by day of the week. On Mondays for example, you can get the pub's burger for just $10 with a rotating daily beer for $5, and on Wednesdays, wine is $6 for a six-ounce pour (or grab a whole bottle for only $26).
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Anyone who finds themselves in the Annex on most days of the week can stop by Insomnia for some decent happy hour deals and drink specials. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can get a mimosa for $5.95 every day, or from 11 a.m. all the way to 2 a.m. every Thursday you can get martinis for $5.95 ($6.95 for premium martinis).