Hemingways Toronto

Hemingway's

Hemingway’s has been been a Toronto bar institution for decades. Despite its literary name, this is a party spot packed with multiple levels of patios that are known for being open year round, heated and covered in the winter and misted in the summer.

This place is more likely to pluck the heartstrings of Kiwis than book lovers (it actually has nothing to do with Ernest Hemingway) as it’s owned by a pair of them, Martin McSkimming and Daimin Bodnar.

Hemingways Toronto

It’s decorated with road signs from New Zealand, kiwi-bird-themed items and framed jerseys from an Australian football club they sponsor.

Hemingways Toronto

The patios have different names like McSheep, a nickname of Martin’s, and Shotover, a river in New Zealand.

Hemingways Toronto

The upper patio is, of course, fully equipped with its own tin-roofed bar.

Hemingways Toronto

All cocktails are $10, a great price point for the area.

Hemingways Toronto

A Beachcomber is breezy and easy-drinking, made with tequila, lime juice, and Chambord which gives it a tartness and pink colour, shaken and topped with slightly spicy ginger beer over ice, garnished with a lime wedge.

Hemingways Toronto

A punchy mojito muddles rum with brown sugar, lime, mint and simple syrup and tops it with thirst-quenching soda.

Hemingways Toronto

Among the offerings of import and craft beer there are rotating seasonal choices like 9% pinot noir Shiny cider that combines a gal’s two favourite things, cider and wine.

Hemingways Toronto

Nachos ($16) come in a shareable pile, topped with melted cheddar and mozzarella that’s more on the crispy side than gooey, and loaded with tomatoes, green onions, peppers, olives, jalapenos, served with the usual sour cream, guac and salsa.

Hemingways Toronto

A salmon salad is surprisingly tasty, though it does clock in at $18. But you do get nice big, cooked, flaky salmon filets on top of your bed of baby spinach with a pleasing combo of mango, cubed avocado, strawberry and tomato tossed in a wasabi, lemon, olive oil and rice vinegar dressing.

Hemingways Toronto

They’re known for their New Zealand lamb burger ($15), a grilled ground New Zealand spring lamb patty on a toasted egg bun with lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, along with goat cheese and mint jelly for something slightly different.

Hemingways Toronto

The place brings together the vibes of Yorkville past and present.

Hemingways Toronto

It’s as much a meeting spot at the end of the day for workers dressed to the nines as it is for Yorkville locals who have been here forever, shoppers or students. Leave pretension at the door and get ready for outdoor bar fun.

Hemingways Toronto

Photos by

Jesse Milns


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  • October 19

    Live Music continues with Shawn Brady! Get ready to rock out with amazing talent and great people on our main floor bar!

    No cover! Cheers to Amsterdam Brewery for #3SpeedFridays

    Check out Shawn Brady's music at www.shawnbrady.com.

  • October 24

    After 23 sold out Office Trivia Nights, we're back with a brand new set of questions! This is the 1st NIGHT of The Office Trivia 5.0!

    TRIVIA DETAILS:

    - Doors opens at 6PM. Come in for dinner and drinks, we'll have The Office themed drinks

    - 3 rounds with first questions, about 15 questions each

    - First question is at 7:00pm SHARP, please note the EARLY start time

    - Prizes for the...

  • October 25

    After 24 sold out Office Trivia Nights, we're back with a brand new set of questions! This is the 2nd NIGHT of The Office Trivia 5.0!

    TRIVIA DETAILS:

    - Doors opens at 6PM. Come in for dinner and drinks, we'll have The Office themed drinks

    - 3 rounds with first questions, about 15 questions each

    - First question is at 7:00pm SHARP, please note the EARLY start time

    - Prizes for the...

  • October 27

    SILENT DISCO is a dance party where you choose what song to listen to with the switch on wireless headphones!

    From 9 pm– 2am, there will be live DJs spinning different genres of music: Throwbacks, Top 40, Hip-Hop

  • October 30

    After 26 sold out Office Trivia Nights, we're back with a brand new set of questions! This is the 3rd NIGHT of The Office Trivia 5.0!

    TRIVIA DETAILS:

    - Doors opens at 6PM. Come in for dinner and drinks, we'll have The Office themed drinks

    - 3 rounds with first questions, about 15 questions each

    - First question is at 7:00pm SHARP, please note the EARLY start time

    - Prizes for the...

  • November 12

    Get excited for a return of FRIENDS, with Friends 4.5 Trivia, 6th night of this question set.

    TRIVIA DETAILS:

    - Doors opens at 6PM. Come in for dinner and Friends themed drinks

    - 3 rounds, about 15 questions each

    - First question is at 7:00pm SHARP, please note the EARLY start time

    - Prizes for the top 3 teams win a $100 Hem's gift card

    HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM:

    - Tickets ...

  • November 13

    Get excited for a return of FRIENDS, with Friends 4.4 Trivia, fifth night of this question set.

    TRIVIA DETAILS:

    - Doors opens at 6PM. Come in for dinner and Friends themed drinks

    - 3 rounds, about 15 questions each

    - First question is at 7:00pm SHARP, please note the EARLY start time

    - Prizes for the top 3 teams win a $100 Hem's gift card

    HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM:

    - Ticket...

  • November 20

    Get excited for a return of FRIENDS, with Friends 4.0 Trivia

    TRIVIA DETAILS:

    - Doors opens at 6PM. Come in for dinner and Friends themed drinks

    - 3 rounds, about 15 questions each

    - First question is at 7:00pm SHARP, please note the EARLY start time

    - Prizes for the top 3 teams win a $100 Hem's gift card

    HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM:

    - Tickets are $8.50 entry per player

    - O...

  • November 21

    Get excited for a return of FRIENDS, with Friends 4.1 Trivia, second night

    TRIVIA DETAILS:

    - Doors opens at 6PM. Come in for dinner and Friends themed drinks

    - 3 rounds, about 15 questions each

    - First question is at 7:00pm SHARP, please note the EARLY start time

    - Prizes for the top 3 teams win a $100 Hem's gift card

    HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM:

    - Tickets are $8.50 entry per...

  • November 22-24

    This Thanksgiving you'll be thankful for the $18 Turkey Dinner at Hemingway's. Order it with all the fixings.. including Pumpkin Pie. Can't beat it.

    Call or go online https://hemingways.to/contact/ for a reservation today..!!

  • November 28

    Get excited for a return of FRIENDS, with Friends 4.3 Trivia, fourth night

    TRIVIA DETAILS:

    - Doors opens at 6PM. Come in for dinner and Friends themed drinks

    - 3 rounds, about 15 questions each

    - First question is at 7:00pm SHARP, please note the EARLY start time

    - Prizes for the top 3 teams win a $100 Hem's gift card

    HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM:

    - Tickets are $8.50 entry per...

  • December 3

    Get excited for a return of FRIENDS, with Friends 4.6 Trivia, 7th night of this question set.

    TRIVIA DETAILS:

    - Doors opens at 6PM. Come in for dinner and Friends themed drinks

    - 3 rounds, about 15 questions each

    - First question is at 7:00pm SHARP, please note the EARLY start time

    - Top 3 teams win a $100 Hem's gift card

    HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM:

    - Tickets are $8.50 entry...

  • December 8

    Our extremely popular Music Trivia is back, get your tickets quickly, this will sell out.

    You'll have songs from the 80's, 90's, 00's and 10's in your head for weeks after this one...

    Can you pick the artist?

    What's the song title?

    Bet you can't write down the next 5 lyrics...

    $10 per ticket, teams can be made up of 2 - 6 people. Registration opens at 7pm with first question at 8...

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