Toronto’s Queen Street West has been a staple for years – filled with some of the best restaurants, lounges and bars (and oldest) in the city. Though we tend to flock towards popular spots in the city like King St West and the Ossington strip, with reason, let’s not forget to give some props to all the best that Queen Street West has to offer. And that being said, we’ve compiled a list of 10 Toronto bars that make Queen Street West stand out amongst the crowd.

Though there are many spots to explore, and we encourage you to do so, these Queen Street West bars are a great place to start.

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Check these 10 Toronto Queen Street West bars out:

Bar Poet

Pizza, Beer and cocktails?! What’s better than that?? This Queen St staple is a favourite and a must.

Where: 1090 Queen Street W

The Shameful Tiki Room

You can find all the best of the tropics under one roof, here at The Shameful Tiki Room. Sip on specially curated cocktails inspired by tropical flavours. Escape the gloominess of Toronto at this bar.

Where: 1378 Queen Street W

Three Hearts Club

Dance the night away while enjoying a carefully curated cocktail at the Three Hearts Club. Right in Toronto’s Parkdale, you’ll find refreshing drinks and a shareable bistro menu.

Where: 1300 Queen Street W

Melody Bar

 

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Located inside Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel, the Melody Bar is a fairly new-ish hub for drinks, eats and even drag performances. Come for the drinks, stay for the vibes.

Where: Gladstone Hotel –  1214 Queen Street W

Bar Piquette

This Queen St neighbourhood bar is known for its small plates and wine.

Miss the outdoors? You can enjoy a drink out in the partially heated back patio.

Where: 1084 Queen St West

Poetry Jazz Cafe

Love a good jazz lounge? This is the perfect place for exceptional drinks and tunes!

Poetry Jazz Cafe is located on Queen West, described as a live music and poetry venue featuring the next generation of jazz, blues, soul, rock and poetry artists in the city.

Where: 1078 Queen St West

Mother

According to Mother Cocktail Bar, it was “started by likeminded people with a common goal – elevate the Canadian cocktail scene.” And that they did.

It was voted one of Canada’s best bars in 2023 so it’s worth a visit.

Where: 874 Queen St West

Three Monks and a Duck

Stop by Three Monks and a Duck for Southeast Asian-inspired dishes, signature cocktails, beer and wines. If you’re looking for vegetarian options, they have plenty on the menu.

Where: 811 Queen St West

Offworld Bar

This bar is truly out of this world! You’ll feel like you’re on an intergalactic hub, surrounded by space-themed decor and inspired cocktails.

“Come aboard our futuristic “space bar” for stellar snacks and celestial cocktails! Marvel at alien worlds through huge virtual windows & 3D holograms,” shares the bar.

Where: 739 Queen St West

Short Turn

 

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From the team behind 416 Snack Bar comes Short Turn, an intimate bar that was created due to the popularity of its sister spot. Here you’ll find a stunning cocktail list and a list of “snacks” to enjoy.

Where: 576 Queen St W

And there you have it! Now go out and explore.