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The Best Cheap Drinks in Toronto

The best cheap drinks in Toronto will get you buzzed without breaking the bank. While they may not be the fanciest (let’s face it – most of these are dives) of options, they’ll do the trick for those looking to imbibe on a budget.

Here are the best cheap drinks in Toronto.


Wide Open
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Wide Open

Going 15+ years strong, this dive bar on Spadina just south of Richmond has irresistible $5-or-less drink specials every day of the week. It’s difficult to deny the appeal of $15 pitchers on weekends, or Mondays, when everything costs $4.

The Bar With No Name
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The Bar With No Name

This nerd-inspired bar by High Park offers $12 pitchers along with $3.75 bar rail on Mondays and Wednesdays, plus $3.50 bottles on Tuesdays and $5 (including tax) tall cans on Thursdays.


Bistro 422
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Bistro 422

Famously known for its ridiculously well-priced drink pitchers, this subterranean bar on College St. is where thirsty value-hunters can score a 32oz jug of their favourite cocktail with 4oz of liquor for just $12.39. Better still, a 60oz pitcher of sangria goes for the same price.

Bathurst Local 322
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Bathurst Local 322

Blink and you might miss this charmingly quirky joint on Bathurst just south of Dundas. With $4.42 tall cans of tasty craft beer and perfectly priced cocktails (around $8) made with care, this is an ideal date spot for an affordable night out.


Sneaky Dee's
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Sneaky Dee's

A fave to one and all, this iconic Tex-Mex bar and music venue at the corner of College & Bathurst is the epitome of best-bang-for-your-buck good times. Wash down its famous nachos with regular-priced pints starting at $5.30, or take advantage of daily drink specials like $3.55 bottles on Hump Day or $3.75 bar rail or sours on Mondays.


Green Room
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Green Room

No longer hidden in a back alley, this classic hangout for students near College and Bathurst is known for its vaguely Asian eats and good drink deals. Nothing is complicated here; basic pints start at $4.75 (with pitchers for $15 or less) and 1.5oz-pours of cocktails go for $7.

Done Right Inn
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Done Right Inn

A perfect dive bar, this well-worn, cash-only spot on West Queen West has character to spare (plus a back patio). Bottles of domestic are priced at $4.50 while pints start at $6. For those who prefer liquor, strong pours of mixed drinks start at $6.25.


The Lab
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The Lab

Difficult-to-resist daily drink specials draw in hordes of students at this Annex bar tucked away on Brunswick Ave. Mondays and Thursdays feature $4 bar rail while Side Launch tall boys go for $5 on Tuesdays. PBR mugs are $4 on Wednesdays, and $3.50 shots of Jameson on Fridays help to finish out the week.

Madison Avenue Pub
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Madison Avenue Pub

An Annex institution, the Maddy is one sprawling British-style mega-pub inside three connected Victorian mansions. Full 20oz pints start at $6.86 but top out at $5.53 on Wednesdays, while Mondays offer 30% off all pitchers (until 11:30pm) and Saturdays feature $4 mixed drinks from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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