Top 5 Hidden Bars in Toronto
Toronto boasts a spectrum of bars and clubs. A city seemingly sponsored by Drake and Grey Goose, it’s easy for anyone’s Instagram feed to become overrun by skyline selfies and poke bar angel wings.
But behind the long lines and overpriced drinks, Toronto also features an array of hidden gems. Tucked behind secret entrances and exclusive passwords, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite hidden bars in Toronto:
Look for a doorway illuminated by a single red light inside the Kensington Mall. Once you enter, you’ll find exceptional cocktails, fresh dim sum, a backyard patio, and varying art installations by local artists.
What makes a bar more exclusive than requiring a password to enter? Located on the upper level of Baro, Escobar serves delicious cocktails all within sight of a neon sign that reads “Pablo Loves You”, which is sure to elevate the quality of your Instagram feed. The password changes daily, so make sure to do your research beforehand.
The Toronto Temperance Society
Reserved for those with a finer taste, the bar is graced with prohibition era decor, along with the well-curated cocktail menu and beer list. If you’re not a member, a polite phone call or an email might get you a spot inside. Don’t forget to ask how to find the entrance, and familiarize yourself with the set of house rules before you step in.