Sitting on a sun-drenched patio at one of the best bars in Toronto with a crisp glass of rosé might sound a bit cliché. But, for sun-hungry Torontonians, patio hunting is a coveted summer pastime. The city has some excellent outdoor imbibing spots to jockey for seats, whether you’re brushing shoulders with the post-work suited set in a fancy downtown lounge or feeling hip in the artsy West End after a delectable dinner at one of the top restaurants in town.
Come winter, these watering holes are your place to seek refuge from this Canadian city’s blustery weather: escape winter’s worst in a transportive tiki lounge or curl up to a basement bar’s fireplace with a craft pint in hand. And if drinking is just not your thing, opt to hide from the cold snow at the best museums in town or scouting through indoor attractions.