Junction Bars

The top 5 bars in the Junction

Bars in the Junction have only been around for about 20 years - the city overturned the area's dry designation in 1997. The burgeoning bar scene is less dense than elsewhere in the city, but even among the limited options there's lots to like.

Here are my picks for the top bars in the Junction.

3030 Dundas West
This craft beer bar is a neighbourhood gem beloved for its selection of local brews and seasonal menu of small plates and hearty entrees. Live music and vintage arcade games contribute to the good vibes.

Hole in The Wall
This cozy and compact bar showcases a revolving selection of Canadian craft beer brands and the kitchen puts out rustic plates, like sp채tzle and cheese. There's also a rotating cast of bands, comedians and karaoke nights that come through on a weekly basis.

Junction City Music Hall
From the same folks behind Hole in The Wall, this subterranean space hosts DJs and live bands all while keeping locals happy with batch cocktails, cheap tall cans and a collection of vintage pinball and arcade games.

Shamone
Settle into a picnic table at this casual, but chic Dundas West watering hole. It's home to a lineup of European beers on tap, cheap cocktails and a modest selection of bar snacks that are often free.

Junction Local
This bar and restaurant serve Southern-style comfort food that pairs well with the local craft beer on tap, the new world wines on the menu and the collection of tequila and bourbon.

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Photo of Shamone by Jesse Milns.


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