The winters in Toronto get cold and grey but who says you can’t still escape to a tropical paradise without leaving the city?! Toronto’s thriving food and drink scene has endless options including many restaurants and bars with tropical themes and delicious island-inspired indulgences!

Escape winter and check out our list of 7 of the best tropical-themed bars and restaurants in Toronto.

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The Shameful Tiki Room 

This beloved spot in Toronto will have you feeling like you’re on an island paradise in no time! Shameful Tiki‘s interior is decked out in tiki-inspired decor, pairing perfectly with the colourful cocktail list which includes tropical classics like the Mai Tai, Rum Punch, Blue Hawaiian and Tiki Puka Puka.

Where: 1378 Queen St W

Patois

Patois, located on Dundas West, serves up tropical flavours like no other. Their menu features delicacies like Jamaican Oxtail, Fried Okra and Juicy Jerk Chicken. When it comes to drinks it doesn’t get more tropical than a cocktail served in a pineapple! Try their Party Pineapple, a shareable beverage for 2.

Where: 94 Dundas St W

Paradise Grotto

 

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This tropical bar is tucked away on Adelaide Street West. Close your eyes and you might just think you’re on a vacation while dining at Paradise Grotto with delicious dishes such as Coconut Shrimp, Ahi Tuna Poke and Huli-Huli Chicken. Pina Coldas, Mai Tai’s and other tiki-inspired classics are a must from the cocktail menu.

Where: 270 Adelaide St W #101

Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen

Chubby’s is one spot you’re going to want to show up to hungry! This warm and inviting restaurant is on the Michelin Guide and for good reason. Saltfish Fritters, Jerk Chicken, Mango Salad and Oxtail Stew are just a few of the options here. Wash it down with any of their tropical drinks like their signature Chubby’s Rum Punch.

Where: 104 Portland Street

Rhum Corner

 

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On the corner of Grace and Dundas West you’l find Rhum Corner, another island getaway right in the city. Rhum Corner’s drink list has some Pina Coladas, Rhum Punch, and even features the classic Jamaican beer Red Stripe!

Where: 923 Dundas Street W

The Real Jerk

The Real Jerk has been an east end staple for years and recently expanded opening another location on College Street. According to their website, their “home-style Caribbean cooking will warm your stomach and our laid back hospitality will warm your soul.” What better way to feel like you’re on a tropical getaway?

Where: 842 Gerrard St E & 647 College St

Selva 

 

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Embark on a tropical vacation at Selva! Between the island-inspired interior, tropical flavoured dishes and seaside cocktails you’ll never want to walk back out into the cold! Try some of their cocktails on tap like the Birds of Paradise, Pai Tai, or Selva Sangria. You can even dine in one of their Selva Domes and enjoy the tropical vibes “outdoors.”

Where: 221 Richmond St W

Who needs a vacation when these tropical-themed bars and restaurants exist?