“Happy hour” is such a beautiful term for the best part of the day, a time when our work or other obligations are wrapping up and it’s time for a little pre-dinner socializing. Toronto has plenty of spots perfect to hole up for a good happy hour deal, especially in the North York area. These are a few of our favorites, some of which are quite close to Via123 Apartments.
Miller Tavern is a paradise for steak lovers, and this swanky eatery has an excellent happy hour every day in the lounge from 2-6 PM. Enjoy great deals on wine, premium spirits, and select food items including prime rib sliders and Korean style drumsticks.
Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge
A vibrant, unique decor and atmosphere await you when you step into Symposium Cafe. Every day from 4-6 PM, appetizers are 33% off and well drinks are just $4. You can also get a Bloody Caesar or a mimosa for $4 and $5, respectively.
If you love oysters, you should definitely visit Nomé Izakaya on a Tuesday or Wednesday, when they offer fresh oysters for just $1 each all night long. The special is not limited to the bar, either—you can enjoy them on both floors or the upper terrace. At those prices, you can treat yourself to an extra drink and dessert.
Located in the nearby neighborhood of Scarborough, Smith Bros. is a steakhouse with a beautiful bar and a happy hour to match. In addition to the “appy hour” (Monday – Friday from 3-6, with delightful deals on appetizers), Smith Bros. offers dinner deals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Their motto is that “going out for a great steak and a couple of beers shouldn’t drain your wallet.” We happen to agree.
It might take a bit of advance planning to enjoy some time at Nuit Social. The concept of creating your own “social boards” full of meats, cheese and olives is extremely popular. If you do manage to get in, go early to take advantage of their happy hour specials, which rotate daily.
Duke’s Refresher + Bar
Duke’s is definitely a local favorite, and it’s easy to see why. The casual atmosphere is rustic and inviting, and the menu is a comfort food lover’s dream.Duke’s has two specials to put on your radar: $6 appetizers Monday-Friday from 4-6 (which you can wash down with the $5 draft that’s available all day), and Tuesday night’s Think & Drink trivia night. At trivia, Big Rock is $5 and you’ll probably find some great food specials as well.
Studio Lounge Karaoke
For anyone who enjoys randomly breaking into song or wishes life was more like a musical, the Studio Karaoke Lounge is your chance to become a star. Rent a room with your friends between 6 and 9 PM and you’ll enjoy it for half the price, not to mention their daily drink specials that deliver doses of liquid courage.
Moxie’s Grill & Bar
Could we have saved the best for last? At Moxie’s, the daily happy hour is three hours long (3-6 PM) and includes delicacies like food truck tacos, dry ribs, and guacamole that is made fresh tableside. And of course, tempting drink specials are available as well. Moxie’s is a Canadian chain, so you won’t find the kind of personal details you will at some of the other spots on our list. But for those prices (and fresh guac), it’s well worth it.
Of course, the happiest hour of all is the one where you go home to your brand new luxury apartment in North York. Via123 is leasing now, and we’d love to give you a tour. Schedule yours today.