Tis’ the season to be cozy, and Toronto boasts a ton of great bars to get snug with your date. Get affectionate with your partner over a candlelit drink and enjoy sensual snacks while you chat. These are the perfect spots for lots of ear whispers and seductive lighting. Here are our top picks to have intimate drinks:
What is more classically romantic than meeting in an old fashioned hotel lobby for drinks? Nothing compares to meeting your date to grab drinks in a bar with 100 years of history. This renowned haunt is located in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and is known for their top-notch whiskey. The decor and dimly lit atmosphere really makes it such a great place to get the sparks flying.
This small snack bar on Bathurst is the definition of romantic. Share Asian small bites and try some unique cocktails or bubbly over a small candlelit table. Even with the low lighting, you will be sure to warm up to whomever you’re with by the end of the evening.
Order incredible handcrafted cocktails made with fresh herbs and spices that are unlike anything else in the city. You will be sure to impress your date as you try some unique drinks you’ve never heard of. This Queen West spot is a bit pricey, but worth it if you’re a cocktail lover and are looking to try somewhere that challenges all boundaries and involves all your senses.
This elegant and sexy Parisian bar on Bloor West serves incredible cocktails and vibes that are sure to get the mood going. The overhanging plants and natural skylight give it the most romantic and sexy feel, and you will be blown away by the presentation and flavours.
This plush speakeasy is located in the heart of Toronto on Church Street in a renovated 1870’s warehouse and features live music (every month) and amazing daily specials. The prohibition-type atmosphere makes it feel secretly seductive to be sipping on a drink.
Try some local wines with your partner and share a charcuterie board at this snug, minimalist chic Dundas West Bar. This is one of Toronto’s lesser-known spots, which makes it ideal to be able to focus on your date. The setting is warm, the service is great, and you can snack on European-inspired small plates.
This speakeasy-esque bar is located below the restaurant Marben on Wellington Street West and has a very mystical feel to it. It is definitely worth the hunt to find this subterranean hideaway, filled with yummy food and high-quality cocktails. They will pretty much serve you anything you would like. Our suggestion is to make a reservation, as it gets very busy.
Check out this cozy King Street West bar if you are a big fan of craft beer and cider. This sultry spot serves upscale pub food and has a romantic vibe with wood paneling.
This all-day wine bar on Dundas Street West is covered in plants and has stunning brick walls. The vibe is super relaxed and fun. You can get many bottles by the glass and elevated versions of internationally inspired food. Make sure to be seated by the window for the best people-watching and overall close seating.
With a warm and unpretentious feel, this bar on Dundas Street West sells so many fantastic craft cocktails it will be hard to choose just one. Stop here for superb cocktails in a chill atmosphere before or after dinner. This intimate spot is sure to be a date night hit.
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