Most locals can agree that living in Toronto doesn’t come cheap. Rent, bills, and groceries are expensive enough, and those overpriced cocktails aren’t doing us any favours. Thankfully, there are still plenty of cheap spots in Toronto for a budget-friendly good time.

We all know how traumatizing it can be to check your bank balance after a night out in this city, so why not spare yourself the torture and hit up these cheap spots instead?

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Cibo Wine Bar


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Half-priced pizzas? Count us IN! Cibo Wine Bar offers 50% off all its pizzas every Tuesday at all its locations.

When: Every Tuesday
Where: 522 King St West, 133 Yorkville Ave & 2472 Yonge St

W Burger Bar


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Have you ever heard of a spot with $2 shots? Well W Burger Bar is the place to be if you’re looking for a chill night out with friends. And not to mention their Happy Hour specials from 3 PM to 6 PM – $6 bites and $6 bar rail DOUBLES. It’s definitely a deal worth trying.

Where: 10 College St

Wide Open


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This bar might have the best drink deals in the whole city. With drinks for just $2.75 every Thursday from 5 PM to 8 PM, happy hour doesn’t get happier than this. There are drink specials every day of the week, including $4 everything on Mondays.

Where: 139A Spadina Ave

Añejo Restaurant – King West


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This is one of Toronto’s most popular spots for fresh Mexican cuisine and handcrafted cocktails, complete with a colourful, pup-friendly patio for the warmer months.

Añejo Restaurant has some fantastic happy hour deals on its menu, like half-price tequila, $6 margs, and beer, as well as $3 tacos. The happy hour menu is offered twice daily from 3 PM to 5 PM and 10 PM to midnight.

Where: 600 King St West & 7 Marie Labatte Road

Par-Tee Putt


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Get your friends together for a round of nostalgic fun. This mini-golf course has 27 themed holes and you can take your beer or cocktail with you while you putt. Feel like a kid again and make it a pizza party with the Detroit-style pies served up at the Par-Tee Putt kitchen.

And every Friday and Saturday night, stop by for Par-Tee Putt After Dark and enjoy All-you-can-putt, live DJs, $5 Jager, and a dance floor starting at 9 PM for $20 per person.

Where: 26 Duncan St

The Green Room

This Kensington Market-area mainstay is the self-proclaimed “best” spot for cheap drinks in Toronto, so you can count on some budget-friendly prices on your next night out. The prices, and laid-back atmosphere, make The Green Room a favourite among students and locals.

Where: 414 College St

King Taps


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King Taps has over 45 specials on its happy hour menu, available from 2 PM to 5 PM daily, from 9 PM to close every Sunday to Thursday, and from 10 PM to close on Friday and Saturday. Check out its Happy Hour menu here.

Where: 100 King St W

Imagine Cinema Carlton

If you’d prefer dinner and a movie to a night at the bar, you won’t find cheaper tickets anywhere in the city than at Imagine Cinema on Carlton St. Get $9 for general admission every Tuesday.

Where: 20 Carlton St

Sweaty Betty’s

Cheap drinks, drag shows — what more could you ask for on a Friday night? Sweaty Betty’s has been a popular hangout on the Ossington strip for over 19 years and it’s not slowing down any time soon.

Where: 13 Ossington Ave