The Best Lounges in Toronto
The best lounges in Toronto are sophisticated, stylish and serve delicious cocktails. These places are perfect for those nights when you're sick of waiting in line for hours just to pay a ridiculous cover to grind up against sticky strangers while chugging an overpriced beer in an attempt to impress drunk people you will probably never see again. Instead, these lounges emphasize an experience that is light on the lager and heavy on the hedonism.
Here are the best lounges in Toronto.
This King West lounge has great drink specials, an interesting bar layout and good music. 2Cats becomes more nightclub-esque as the night goes on, so be sure to get there early for a true lounge experience. More »
Switch, a restaurant lounge just off King East, serves up drinks, bar snacks and a laid back vibe. Switch successfully combines the sophistication of a lounge (complete with circus performers) with the fun of a rec room (complete with arcade games and foosball). More »
The 1812 Bar is the epitome of a sophisticated lounge with Renaissance-inspired paintings and leather furniture that take you back to a previous century but with more electricity and less diphtheria. More »
This Warhol-inspired lounge wins points for hip decor, special events and being one of the few Toronto mainstays with a pun as its name. Andy Poolhall brings together pool tables with a '60s vibe for an amazing time that is always inclusive. More »
Nikai, Momofuku's cocktail lounge, serves amazing cocktails from a menu that changes daily. In addition to the snacks served at Nikai, the Milk Bar is just across the hall so you can grab a compost cookie to complement your cosmopolitan. More »
This Distillery District lounge gives off a sexy vibe complete with exposed brick, leather furniture and a baby grand piano that has been repurposed into a DJ booth. The Stirling Room also boasts an impressive cocktail list and a variety of whiskeys. More »
The Cocktail Parlour is a new addition to the Storys building. This lounge has an extensive menu with pages of various cocktails to sample. The Cocktail Parlour also serves up small bites to snack on while you imbibe. More »
This Financial District lounge is inspired by Russian elegance, serving drinks amidst blue light and ice-inspired decor. Troika features a variety of cocktails to suit everyone depending on the TV character you aspire to be, from Carrie Bradshaw (Cosmopolitan) to Don Draper (Old Fashioned) to Walter White (the tears of your enemies). More »