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The Best Sports Bars in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / January 30, 2014

Toronto Sports BarsThe best sports bars in Toronto run the gamut from massive, modern behemoths to old school, cozier neighbourhood spots, and they each offer their own unique experience. While some are loud and full of TV screens (nope, wait a minute, they're all loud and full of TV screens), others up the ante with above average beer selections and pub food with a modern twist.

Here are the best sports bars in Toronto.

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The top 10 cheap craft beer deals in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / January 29, 2014

cheap craft beer torontoCheap craft beer is important to know where to find in Toronto. Sometimes money is tight but you could really use a pint and other times your beer consumption needs simply require so much quantity that it's only frugal to seek out the most reasonably priced offerings. But that shouldn't mean you need to sacrifice quality by drinking cheap pitchers of Molson or Labatt's offerings (and presumably one might get the same experience for free by simply drinking from the toilet).

Instead, with a little digging, you can find a handful of places in the city offering up regular specials on craft beers. Here are 10 places that have at least one night when the good stuff is (relatively) cheap too. (Spoiler alert: I hope you like drinking on Mondays)

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5 winter beer events in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Ben Johnson / January 23, 2014

Beer Events Toronto WinterWinter beer events in Toronto are typically fairly sparse, which is unfortunate given that the winter is the very time we most need an excuse for socializing and drinking. Thankfully, if you look hard enough, there are still a few events this season that are worth donning the Sorels and braving the various polar vortices for.

Here are five such events.

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Eat & Drink

Left Field Brewery sets up shop in Leslieville

Posted by Ben Johnson / January 21, 2014

Left Field Brewery TorontoEveryone's favourite baseball-themed Toronto craft-brewers will be opening their own brewery in Leslieville this year. Left Field Brewery, run by husband and wife team Mark and Mandie Murphy, has revealed that as of February 1st, they will be moving into a space at 36 Wagstaff Drive.

The announcement comes roughly one year after Left Field Brewery first arrived on Toronto's brewing scene and, as they told us they would back in March, they've spent the interim looking for the right space to call their own while building their brand and making their beer at larger facilities, contracting space from Grand River Brewing in Cambridge and Barley Days Brewery in Picton.

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Robbie Burns Day in Toronto 2014

Posted by Ben Johnson / January 20, 2014

Robbie Burns Day TorontoRobbie Burns Day in Toronto is an occasion to recall the man who was recently chosen by his countrymen as The Greatest Scot of all time. He earned that honour by penning some of Scotland's most famous and memorable poems, writing that song we don't know the words too but drunkenly sing at midnight on new year's eve, and by being a cultural icon and a beacon to liberalism.

Basically, he was a huge celebrity during a time when being celebrity meant one required actual talent, skills, intelligence, and abilities. In short, Robbie Burns was the man. Accordingly, to pay tribute to him, on his birthday on January 25th, we now gather to drink Scotch, eat traditional Scottish fare, and share his poetry. So if that's the kind of celebrity worship you want to be a part of, here are ten places in Toronto where you can get in on the fun next week.

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Eat & Drink

The 10 bars with the most beer taps in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / January 14, 2014

most beers taps toronto barsHaving the most beer taps in Toronto is something of a dubious distinction. It doesn't necessarily mean a bar has the "best" beer selection in Toronto, and the honour raises age old questions about quantity vs quality. Yet, whether you just want to make sure you and your friends have plenty of selection for your night out or you simply like to look at row upon row of gleaming draught lines and fancy tap handles, knowing what bars offer the most draught beer can be a crucial factor in deciding your drinking destination.

Here then is an admittedly unscientific list of bars with the most draught lines in the city. Feel free to point out any additional spots that you think deserve to be on this list in the comments.

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