Where to Meet Up for Drinks Before the Holidays

07 December 2016,   By ,  

The month of December is notoriously busy. Not only are you trying to wrap up any loose ends at the office before the year’s end, but your social calendar is typically booked to the brim. There’s something about the holiday season that makes everyone want to get together with friends – old and new! The festive spirit is contagious, and the reasons to celebrate and reminisce are plentiful. Once the holiday season ‘properly’ starts, family commitments come into play, so it’s important to get all of your holiday rendezvous coordinated ASAP. The city is full of places to meet up with friends during the holidays, but these are our top picks for spots to grab a drink this season! 



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Bar Raval: This College Street hot spot is ideal for a classy, but fun night. The eats are delicious and the drinks mixed to perfection.


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Track & Field: Further west down College you’ll find Track & Field, where you’re in for a fun night. Here you’ll get to experience lawn games while you sip your craft beer and catch up with pals.


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The Shameful Tiki Room: This kitschy tiki bar not only has amazing snacks and delicious cocktails, but also a giant (and loud) gong that is struck each time patrons order a punch bowl. A unique and fun spot.



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Cocktail Bar: This Dundas West spot has become much loved for its laid-back, but sophisticated vibes, and of course – the delicious cocktails.


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The Drake Hotel: If you’re looking for a spot that’s always bursting with good energy and good times, the Drake Hotel should be your go-to watering hole.


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Northwood: Often voted as one of the best places to get a cocktail in the city, this spot between Koreatown and Ossington is a must.



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Warm up with a whiskey from Box Car Social after going for a skate around Natrel Rink.


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For a non-alcoholic option, the city is full of incredible hot chocolate options over the holidays. Enjoy a rich, chocolatey hot cocoa from SOMA Chocolate, or a sinfully decadent hot chocolate from Sweet Jesus.


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One of the most popular holiday drinks over the holidays? Mulled wine from The Toronto Christmas MarketEnjoy a night perusing the vendor stalls, and then warm up with a hot and delicious mug of glühwein.