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50 bars with 4am extended last call for TIFF 2013

Posted by Derek Flack / September 4, 2013

TIFF 4am last call 20134am extended last call for TIFF 2013 is one of the fringe benefits of the annual festival that appeals as much to industry movers and shakers anxious to make a deal and those of us who just like to drink a lot. And the options have never been more plentiful. At present, almost 50 restaurants and bars have been approved for extended hours during the festival, with a few more likely to roll in over the next few days.

Not all of the establishments listed below have an extended license for the entirety of the festival, so it's important to check ahead when looking to make a post 2am stop, but given the breadth of the options out there, it should be easy enough to find a late night tipple during this year's fest.

Hungry at 4am? Make sure to take our Bars, Pubs and Late Night eats app with you.

Behold, the bars, clubs and restaurants with 4am extended last call for TIFF 2013.


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miko the clown / September 4, 2013 at 09:34 am
Why can't we just have 4:00am closing time year round? It's not like the whole city goes to sh*t suring TIFF. It's a proof of concept its fine.

Everyone please write to your MPP and City Councillor. Let's get legialtion tabled to get this changed! Let's mobilize and make this an election issue! No more nanny state!! Rise up!! Revolt!!!
Please remember / September 4, 2013 at 09:41 am
We have TIFF to thank for bars getting to 2 AM last calls in Ontario.

Back in the 90s when special stay-open-late permits were handed out to select bars during TIFF, other bars said what the f why can't we stay open late, and the bytching got louder and louder every year and PRESTO the laws changed.

Thank you TIFF from the bottom of my liver.
Michael / September 4, 2013 at 01:49 pm
Got my bet on all the 'A'listers being spotted at Fox & Fiddle :P
gr1 / September 4, 2013 at 03:07 pm
no one wants to tend bar until 4am. go home and throw your own damn party.
brian / September 4, 2013 at 03:21 pm
This list is wrong. Half of these places don't even have the license extended til 4am.
Proof or gtfo replying to a comment from brian / September 4, 2013 at 05:55 pm
Which ones? Where's your evidence?
Derek replying to a comment from brian / September 4, 2013 at 07:18 pm
This list was provided directly to us via request to the AGCO on September 3, 2013. It represents all the establishments approved for an extended licence for TIFF 2013 as of that date. As the article states, not every establishment has an extended licence for the entirety of the festival, though the vast majority do.
Paula / September 5, 2013 at 02:22 pm
Get Your DRINK on at The Office Pub. Best Staff ever & $5 Pints specials every day..
TOCINO BOYS / September 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm
If you want a good $5 SUPREME SUPREME SWEET BACON Sandwich after you get drunk go to 1180 Queen St. W beside The Drake Hotel. 6pm-4am.
Danny / September 7, 2013 at 12:05 am
Insane that closing at 4am is such a speciality for TIFF, should be 4am all the time.
Double D / September 7, 2013 at 02:07 am
Are drinking laws are so ass backwards. Great city but come on.
Zach Swan / September 8, 2013 at 12:05 am
I went to at least four of these last night and none were open past two on a TIFF weekend. The last said 'we haven't received our license yet.' Bummer.
anon / September 8, 2013 at 01:17 pm
The ability to drink until 4am is a special designation? wtf kind of city is this?
Matt replying to a comment from anon / September 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm
The kind that won't miss you when you leave. In the meantime, you could always join Sarah/Robyn/etc in Trinity Bellwoods park.
anon replying to a comment from Matt / September 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Who are Sarah and Robyn?

Also, I've never been there... hence my confusion about why serving alcohol until 4am once a year is such a major deal.
Matt replying to a comment from anon / September 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm
Sarah and Robyn and Amy and many others are all the pen names of one person here who writes really bad entries usually about getting wasted or laid including all the patios she went to to get picked up.
Gary Sanchez / September 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm
What a load of hot steaming poop!!!! There should be no last call. In Mexico I enjoy my rum and coke with my breakfast sausages....I wouldn't have it any other way.
viva la revolucion!!!!
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