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The Best Cheap Drinks in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 15, 2015

cheap drinks torontoThe best cheap drinks in Toronto aren't sophisticated and neither are the places that serve them - which is exactly why we love them. Count on this collection of dive bars, pubs, and diners to get you buzzed without breaking the bank.

Here are the best cheap drinks in Toronto.

See also

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Wide Open

Wide Open

Nightly specials mean there’s always something on offer for a meagre $5 or less at this bar on Spadina. Even on weekends you can score a great deal - on Fridays and Saturdays pitchers of beer sell for $15, while mixed drinks and domestic bottles cost just $3.50 on Sundays. More »

Green Room

Green Room

Pitchers of beer or sangria for $15 or less is exactly why this bar in The Annex is a haven for thirsty students. The list of cocktails doesn’t advertise complicated drinks, but $7 will buy 1.5 ounce cocktails including Caesars, Sex on the Beach, and Long Island Iced Tea. More »

Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks

Climb the stairs to this second floor rock bar on the the east side for inexpensive drinks including PBR and shots of Jager for $3. Bar rail beverages with mixer come in at $4 or less, and while there's no kitchen on site, if you get hungry, there's prepackaged sandwiches from Rashers available for $5. More »

Labyrinth Lounge

Labyrinth Lounge

Students congregate at The Lab after class and on weekends to let loose on a budget. Daily drink specials are on par with doing a load of laundry, so go ahead, procrastinate cleaning your socks a little longer in lieu of $3 Jameson shots (Tuesdays and Fridays) and mugs of PBR for $3.50 on (Wednesdays). More »

Sneaky Dee’s

Sneaky Dee’s

Wash down massive nachos platters with pints regularly priced at $5.50 and up, or opt for daily drink deal like $3 bottles on Hump Day. Cocktails might not be top of mind at Sneaky Dee's, but maybe the price tag will change your tune, single shot bar rail drinks sell for $4.25 each. More »

The Bar with No Name

The Bar with No Name

Don’t worry about missing out on the daily specials at this High Park bar, even if you go on the wrong day you’ll find beer by the bottle for $3.75, and pints priced at $4.75. Of course if you find yourself there on Monday or Wednesday, don’t hesitate to take advantage of $10 pitchers. More »

The Lakeview

The Lakeview

Whether starting early at brunch or partying until last call, this Dundas West diner is always open and ready to serve its budget-savvy patrons with $4 Caesars, $3 mimosas, and daily pint specials priced at $4. More »

Linsmore Tavern

Linsmore Tavern

This dive bar on The Danforth is locally famous for its seven-ounce pours of Labatt 50 that sell for $1.50. By day bottles go for $3.75, but when there's a band, they charge a dollar more. The place might look a little rough around the edges, but it’s equipped with billiards tables, dart boards and a touchscreen jukebox - what’s not to like? More »

The Dogs Bollock’s

The Dogs Bollock’s

There's something for every budget at this Brit-style taphouse on West Queen West where pitchers of beer are priced at $11 and up. Domestic bottle specials offers something for $3.50 daily, otherwise bottles start at $4.65, and while standard bar rail drinks cost $5.25, the mini-pitcher (which is like three drinks at once) costs just $12. More »

Discussion

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meatballs / July 15, 2015 at 01:36 pm
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Crocodile Rock, $2.50 drinks all Wednesday, and until 10pm Friday. No debit, and these are bottles not pints, though.

Bar 244 across the street if the cheapness of the drinks is all you care about ($3) since that's about the only redeeming feature.



My Fave / July 15, 2015 at 01:40 pm
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My favourite cheap drinks in Toronto are the industrial-strength Gin and Tonics that I pour for myself using the Tanqueray I guy in the US (only $28 for 1.75 litres)!
Mike / July 15, 2015 at 03:08 pm
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There's a secret in Toronto. Scotland Yard has cheap drinks every night of the week. They're roving specials. Tuesday and Thurs are 4.20 tall cans. Also wine and beer specials on the weekend.
Sam I Am / July 15, 2015 at 11:37 pm
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Cheers to Mike, Sarah and the good folks at Wide Open. A nice wee sliver of our city.
Andry replying to a comment from meatballs / July 16, 2015 at 09:20 am
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Bistro 244... cheap pitchers of beer on Sundays ($10 for the house brand). A true dive bar, always interesting.
Scott / July 20, 2015 at 11:05 am
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The Cage at College and Spadina does all you can drink for $20 on Tuesdays and 2 for 1 bottles and rail on Wednesdays.

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