The top 10 patios for cheap drinks in Toronto
The top patios in Toronto for cheap drinks are usually packed, and rightly so. Money and booze are undoubtedly the two most important things in life. Too much of these things generally results in trouble (see: every child actor ever) but too little of one or the other isn't fun, either. That's why it is so important to find a good patio where you can get blackout drunk without going into the red.
It should be noted that while these are the top patios in Toronto to get mangled for little money, the actual cheapest option (drinking a half-empty tallboy that someone abandoned on their way to the Guv while catching clips of the game on the Sportsnet screen at King and Peter and using scraps of yesterday's Metro and your own tears to make a papier-mache friend) was not included.
Here's our list of the top patios for cheap drinks in Toronto.
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This University of Toronto patio has pints for as little as $5.20 and seasonal cocktails for around the $6 mark (in case you're feeling fancy or just donated blood). They also serve delicious (enough) and cheap food. Level of drunkenness for a $20: Homer Simpson hallucinating Johnny Cash Coyote (it might be the drink or it might be something you ate)
Java House's patio serves up pitchers for as low as $11.50 and food that is equally inexpensive. Try their all-day breakfast pancakes and beer is the new wine and cheese. Level of drunkenness for a $20: Child pageant star (not sure if drunk or hocked up on go-go juice)
The Beaconsfield's sidewalk patio is across from the Drake so you can watch the bourgeoisie engage in their capitalist engine while you sip pints for as low as $5. Level of drunkenness for a $20: Truman Capote writing In Cold Blood (drunk yet efficient)
O'Grady's on Church
O'Grady's has $4 domestic pints during week in addition to other well-priced specials. True to their Irish roots, their $6 Martini Monday special starts at 11 am. Level of drunkenness for a $20: Dina Lohan on Dr. Phil (drunk but used to it)
Pauper's Pub has both a rooftop and a sidewalk patio (apparently beggars can be choosers). This Annex patio serves pints starting at $5.76 and specials that include $3.50 Caesars on Sundays and day pints that start at $4.21 on Mondays. Level of drunkenness for a $20: Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End (drunk and starting not to care)
Last Temptation's sidewalk patio is great for people watching (it's free! Take that, Hollywood) and has cocktails for as little as $4. Level of drunkenness for a $20: Don Draper at Sterling's mother's funeral (drunk and unsuccessfully hiding it)
Ram in the Rye
On Ryerson campus, this patio has pints starting at $4.43. The patio is open to those who aren't yet of age so you can bemoan your growing OSAP loans with friends of all ages. Level of drunkenness for a $20: Yeltsin at the White House (drunk enough to forget that Pizza Hut delivers)
The Lakeview's $4 daily pint specials make it a patio definitely worth visiting. Come on Sunday and have a pint of Blanche de Chambly (Rickard's White's delicious cousin) and a slice of pie a la mode (cake's prodigal brother) for under $10 . Level of drunkenness for a $20: David Hasselhoff eating a hamburger (drunk enough to eat floorburger)
Sarah's Cafe and Bar
This Danforth patio has pints for as little as $5.70 and a lovely community ambiance should you be too cheap to find a babysitter. Level of drunkenness for a $20: Rusty from MadTV at a Christmas party (a little drunk but mostly excited)
The Departure Lounge
This backpacker's patio has specials every night of the week that range from $3 spirits to $5.50 for a pint of Magners. There are often food trucks around the corner and if you stay until close, you might score some pretty sweet trash-meat. Level of drunkenness for a $20: Reese Witherspoon while her husband gets pulled over (still sober enough to make good choices)
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