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Best Toronto Bars for Cheap Beer and Drinks

You’re thrifty but you’re thirsty. What to do?

No worries, your friends at ThriftyTourist.ca have compiled a list of the best bars for cheap beer and drinks in Toronto.


Affordable Hotels in the Heart of Toronto

Bond Place Hotel , close to Dundas Square.

Hotel Victoria Downtown, excellent location.

Super 8 Downtown Toronto, comfortable and value-packed.

Holiday Inn Express Toronto – Downtown, free hot breakfast bar.

More ideas: Cheap Hotels & Places to Stay in Downtown Toronto


$1.50 Drafts

image of one of the bars in toronto that serves cheap beer and drinksIt’s not a typo.

It’s the price of a frosty draft beer at the Linsmore Tavern, a bar located in a historic, but somewhat tired, hotel on Danforth Avenue.

Bottles of beer from $3-$5

Prefer your beer in a bottle?

There’s not just one best bar in Toronto for this; there are many.

Here are healthy round of watering holes that make drinking by the bottle an irresistible and inexpensive way to enjoy a brew.

Pitchers of beer for $10-14

image of a Toronto bar that serves cheap beer by the pitcherAfter trooping around Toronto taking in the sites, you and your fellow travellers may be in the mood for kicking back and enjoying more than one ice-cold beer.

If so, the thrifty thing to do is to share a pitcher.

So, to help you accomplish that noble task, here are some of the best hops spots for a price-conscious pitcher of beer:

Cheap drink spots from $3.00-$5.50

image of a Toronto bar that serves cheap drinksMaybe it’s not cheap bear that you’re on the hunt for but rather a cheap drink?

No problem.

Toronto boasts many a speakeasy that can meet your quest.

Here are some of your best bets for bars serving up low-cost shots, rail drinks and libations of the fancy kind.

Feel like a cheap martini?

Crave a martini at a price that’s easy to swallow?

You can’t beat Hey Lucy café where you can select from over 20 varieties of martinis and pay less than $5 for it.

The best beer and drink deals of the day

As with any city, most of the bars in Toronto have different drink and beer specials every day of the week.

Luckily for you there’s a simple way to find out who has what drinks on special, any day of the week. Just visit the website DrinkOwl.

Plus, check Groupon for Deals available at Toronto bars

image of Groupon one of the ways to save when you are planning a cheap vacation

Another great way to score cheap beer and drinks at some of Toronto’s best bars is to check Groupon, the money-saving website that features local discounts in 150 cities.

Visit the “Toronto Bars” Groupon page and you’ll find savings of anywhere from 40-90% on libations.

The Toronto Bars Groupon page is a smart place to check out when you’re first planning your trip and even when you’re in the middle of your Toronto visit because new deals get added weekly and even daily many times.

Be thrifty and practical! This information was accurate when published, but can change without notice. We recommend you confirm all details with the provider in question before planning your excursion.

Photo credits: QuinnDombrowskiwaferboardJaako and goodiesfirst.