143 Danforth Ave.
ON M4K 1N2
Since 1987, this East Toronto bar and restaurant, steps from Broadview station, has served up whiskey, beer, wine and food to both locals and those in the neighbourhood for a show at the adjacent Danforth Music Hall. The menu focuses on naturally-raised organic meats and Ontario produce, and is more ambitious than your regular pub fare, with wild boar, lamb shank and a selection of curries alongside the pub standards like burgers and fish and chips. The bar features 340 whiskies, and over 100 wines and 140 kinds of beer. In better weather, the tree-filled backyard patio features a dedicated chef cooking your meal over charcoal, and a local-specialty based menu that changes daily.