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The Best Lounges in Toronto

Posted by Martha Stortz / September 5, 2013

lounges in TorontoThe 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.

See also:

The Best Nightclubs in Toronto
The Best Cheap Drinks in Toronto
The Best Pubs in Toronto
The Best Cocktails in Toronto

2Cats Cocktail Lounge

2Cats Cocktail Lounge

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

Switch

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 »

1812 Bar at the Thompson Hotel

1812 Bar at the Thompson Hotel

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 »

Nikai

Nikai

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 »

Stirling Room

Stirling Room

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 »

Troika Vodka Boutique

Troika Vodka Boutique

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 »

Discussion

14 Comments

Steve / September 5, 2013 at 02:47 pm
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If you're looking for a relaxing spot and cheap drinks check out Form Lounge in Korea Town. 593 Bloor St W. Just west of Bathurst on the south side. Second floor. Get a bucket of beer and food for $20!!!!!!!!! Wing's are awesome there!
andy poolhall / September 5, 2013 at 02:58 pm
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Thank You For Choosing Andy Poolhall as one of the Best Lounges in T.O !!!!!
Sophia / September 5, 2013 at 02:59 pm
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Andy Poolhall...no
andy poolhall / September 5, 2013 at 03:15 pm
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Sophia... no
Stirling Room / September 5, 2013 at 04:16 pm
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Thanks @BlogTO for choosing #STIRLINGROOM as one of Toronto's Best Lounges!

Visit us @ www.stirlingroom.com

For bottle service & guest list,contact us @ 416.364.3900 or info@stirlingroom.com

Cheers!
Moneesha / September 5, 2013 at 07:23 pm
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Ugh *bottle service*, essentially what ruined club culture and made it the reserve of Finance industry douches the world over.
Matt / September 6, 2013 at 02:43 pm
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Andy Poolhall!!! Hell yeah. Best and biggest for a long time. Great martinis, lots of room to stretch out in, pinball, pool tables, and wicked DJs.

Love Switch and Storys is gorgeous as well! Solid list.
JK / September 20, 2013 at 02:30 pm
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Can anyone recommend any good lounges in North York or Midtown???
Troika Vodka Boutique replying to a comment from Steve / November 13, 2013 at 01:38 pm
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Thank you @BlogTO for selecting Troika Vodka Boutique one of the best in Toronto! We will continue to improve to become the BEST! We have implemented new specials and happy hours Wednesday, taking Holiday's Reservations and working to improve on our food menu! Please check our site for upcoming events and more information @ troikavodkaboutique.com!

Sincerely,
Troka
Melissa / January 17, 2014 at 06:13 pm
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Hello I'm looking for somewhere to go for my bday on jan 25 does anyone know nice places that have dinner than club or lounge right after a place that turns Into a dance spot after dinner any ideas? Looking in the toronto district
In a drunken stupor / March 15, 2014 at 04:37 pm
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What? No mention of the parking lot behind Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy? This is my favourite lounge...a great place to meet up with your drug dealer, chug some cheap vodka and piss in public. Shout out to my Rexdale home boys
Maria / July 28, 2014 at 10:39 pm
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Andy Poolhall.... DEFINITE No.
Carlos / September 2, 2014 at 10:29 pm
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Hello. I just brought from Cuba 2 cigar boxes that I would like to sell for a VERY good price. Both are Cohibas, one Robustos and one Espléndidos. They come with all the certificates of authenticity. You have my email address.

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