Gaarden Toronto

The Gaarden

The Gaarden transforms Cube's rooftop space into a jungly beer garden.

The name is a play on the Hoegaarden beer the concept is centred around, with a menu of super summery cocktails and eats fresh off the grill.

The Gaarden Toronto

Real plants pack the rooftop space, and reservations and group bookings are available.

The Gaarden Toronto

The patio seats 300 at high central communal tables and lounge areas on two sides.

The Gaarden Toronto

A DJ takes up residence at a booth in the corner.

The Gaarden Toronto

A trio of guacamole, salsa and hummus dips ($12) served with chips and pita is one of the more affordable, shareable food options, nothing outstanding but certainly decent enough to soak up booze.

The Gaarden Toronto

A bratwurst sausage off the grill is a bit pricey at $12, but comes with salty fries and a heap of sauerkraut, successfully paying homage to the street meat vendors dotting the sidewalks below. 

The Gaarden Toronto

Roasted cauliflower ($12) gets torched for a hard smoky char on the exterior, plated on a bed of hummus with feta, kalamata olives, pomegranate seeds and basil for a lighter veggie take on patio bar fare.

The Gaarden Toronto

Roasted salmon ($17) is a more upscale main in comparison to grilled handhelds like burgers, jerk chicken buns and lamb spiducci, classy enough to chow down on in front of colleagues while wearing work clothes.

Well-cooked and given a house rub, the Israeli couscous and pineapple mango salsa it's plated with star.

The Gaarden Toronto

An Aperol Apricot Spritzer ($13.25) is part of a bar menu created by the same bartender behind the cocktail list at Sofia, a juicy refresher of peach and orange Ketel One botanical vodka, Aperol, apricot syrup, soda and prosecco garnished with an orange wheel. 

The Gaarden Toronto

The 1800 Coconut Crusher ($11) is what I'd recommend if you're going to try one cocktail here, a combination of 1800 coconut tequila, pineapple juice, soda for some carbonation and coconut syrup for an extra boost of coconut flavour, plus a deliciously unexpected sweet and crunchy rim of shaved coconut.

The Gaarden Toronto 
Hoegaarden and Stella are on tap for $10, speedier and more basic options along with beer in bottles, ready to drink mixed drinks, wine by the glass or bottle, and pitchers of sangria or mojitos.

The Gaarden Toronto

There's also a Hoegaarden Beer Cocktail ($12), the opaque, citrusy beer combined with grapefruit and rose ketel one, lime juice and grapefruit syrup in a glass rimmed with yummy spicy Tajin and garnished with an orange wheel. A good, slightly less boozy choice for lengthy drinking sessions.

The Gaarden Toronto

Those are undoubtedly what you're going to want to have on this chill hidden rooftop oasis. The Gaarden will operate while weather permits, and based on its success, could be back every summer.

The Gaarden Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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