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Toronto’s best happy hours and specials

February 8, 2020

The Shore Club
The Shore Club

We're rounded up our favourite happy hours and (sometimes hidden) specials — the stuff the locals and in-the-know folks know all about. And now you do too. 

[Updated: Feb. 15, 2020)


Bar Reyna  158 Cumberland St.
647-748-4464, barreyna.com
Monday to Friday From 4 to 6 p.m. half price Thalia Sauvignon Blanc and Montepulciano Lot 23.
Tuesday Buck-a-shuck oysters from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (or until they’re gone).
Friday and Saturday $5 pints and bar rail from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Bar Volo  17 St. Nicholas St.
416-928-0008, barvolo.com/
Monday  $5 pours of cask ales.
Wednesday  5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 wines served by the glass + 1/2 price for the bottle.


Reyna on King  354 King St. E. (at Power)
416-546-3155, reynaonking.com
Monday to Friday From 4 to 6 p.m. half price Thalia Sauvignon Blanc and Montepulciano Lot 23.
Tuesday Buck-a-shuck oysters from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (or until they’re gone).

Chez Nous Wine Bar 798 Queen St. E.
416-781-4743, cheznouswinebar.ca
Sunday  1/2 price on bottles of wine (even magnums!).


Bar Raval  505 College St. W.
647-344-8001, thisisbarraval.com
Every day  $5 glasses of cava after midnight.

Birreria Volo  612 College St.
416-531-7373, birreriavolo.com
Tuesday  $5 local draught.

Boehmer  93 Ossington Ave.
Tuesday  Buck-a-shuck, $25 whole lobster and all wine list bottles at 1/2 price.

Favorites  141 Ossington Ave.
Sundays to Wednesdays  $5 Fizzy — aka, a $5 glass of sparkling after 9 p.m.

Nice Nice  269 Dunn Ave.
Every day  Bottles of wine 1/2 off from midnight to 1:30 a.m. every day (limit: one bottle per table). (That's night time, people!)

Ufficio  1214 Dundas St. W.
Tuesday and Wednesday  Buck-a-shuck oysters.

Northern Maverick  115 Bathurst St.
Thursday  4 to 6:30 p.m. $5 lager, Tullamore Dew and snacks + $1/oz house wines.
Saturday  4 p.m. to close 1/2 price wine by the bottle.
Sunday  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 lager or mimosa. Buck-a-shuck oysters 4 p.m. to late.

Paris Paris  1161 Dundas St. W.
Monday to Thursday  1/2 bottles of wine from noon to 4 p.m.


Biff's Bistro  
Wednesdays  From 4 p.m.: $1 oysters and 1/2 price bottles of select wines. (Ya gotta by a bottle to get the buck-a-shuck.) Get the full list of Oliver & Bonacini buck-a-shuck deals.

Craft Beer Market  1 Adelaide St. E.
Every day  $4 house beer! Daily happy hour from 2 to 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. till close. And all day Sunday. But there's more than beer: $5 highballs, rotating handles, Moscow mules, house wines and shot of the day. Plus: $6 bubbles and passion fruit Palomas.

CRU  100 Yonge St.
Monday to Friday  Social Hour runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the dining bar.
Tuesday  Buck-a-shuck and CRU draft beer and selected wines by the glass for $6.

The Drake  (three locations)
Every day  All the Drake properties — Drake Hotel, Drake Mini Bar, Drake 150 — host Afternoon Delights from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day: $5 house wine and mixed drinks, $10 cocktails and $5 snacks (like fish cakes, house-cut fries, and nonna's meatball slider).

General Assembly Pizza  331 Adelaide St. W.
Monday to Friday  3 to 6 p.m.: pints of beer, cocktails on tap and 5-ounce pours of Ontario VQA wine (also on tap!) for $6.

John & Sons  56 Temperance St.
Monday to Friday  Oyster Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m.: $2 oysters and $10 sparkling wine.

Ki  181 Bay St.
Every day  Kampai Cocktail Hour from 4 to 6 p.m.: $6 Sapporo draft and $9 glasses of wine. On Thursdays, add $10 signature cocktails.

Melrose on Adelaide  270 Adelaide St. W.
Every day  From 4 to 7 p.m.: $5 draught beer, $7 house red/white/bubbles, $9 cocktails (bartender's choice), $20 house charcuterie. Wednesdays: 1/2 price wine bottles (house choice).
Sundays  Buck-a-shuck oysters and deals on bubbles.

Montecito  299 Adelaide St. W.
Thursday + others
Let's Sea Thursdays: $1 oysters with the purchase of any bottle of wine in the By The Glass wine lounge on the second floor. Other great specials almost every day.

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The Shore Club  155 Wellington St. W.
Every day  Low Tide is TSC's answer to happy hour. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight every day and all night Saturday in the lounge (not the restaurant): $1 oysters and $2 prawns; $8 and $10 glasses of wine;  $6 beer.

Victor at Le Germain  30 Mercer St.
Fridays  1/2 price wine at the restaurant (not the lounge) on Fridays.

Walrus  187 Bay St.
Every day  A drink feature every day. Our favourites: 1/2 price bottles of wine on Mondays and $10 R&D cocktails — in development by the bar team — on Thursdays.