Best wine bars in Toronto

From casual Italian eateries to gourmet wine experiences, Toronto has no shortage of wine bars. The wines bars of Toronto showcase award-winning local wines as well as international varieties. Here are the best wines bars in Toronto.[Photo courtesy of CIBO Wine Bar]

Archive

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909 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V9

Archive wine bar first opened its doors in 2012 to much fanfare. The laid-back eatery doesn’t pander to the 9 to 5 suits, and appeals to unpretentious wine lovers. The wine list consists mostly of Ontario wines and the menu of small plates, or cicchetti, is inspired by the wine bars of Venice.

Cibo Wine Bar - Yorkville

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133 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C4

Cibo Wine Bar has cornered the market on luxe wine bars. Dining at Cibo is an experience, with sky-high walls packed with award winning wines from local and international vineyards. The wine walls are equipped with harnessed “wine angels” who can retrieve a requested wine from the 2500 bottle collection. The restaurant serves Southern Italian cuisine.

Salt Wine Bar

3
225 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z8

Salt Wine Bar, located on Ossington, is a small wine bar that values its list of local and international wines, and expertly paired seasonal menu. The Salt Wine Bar offers food items like charcuterie, grilled sardines, risotto, sea scallop ceviche and more. You can order your wine by the glass, or bottle.

Reds Wine Tavern

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77 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1P9

REDS Wine Tavern is a popular wine bar among the 9 to 5 crowd. The tavern is a great spot for a power lunch, and that’s due to its massive wine selection and gourmet food. The wines come from all over the world, and there are local varieties as well. The Financial District digs has two storeys to sprawl out in.

Bricco Kitchen and Wine Bar

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3047 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z5

This spot is small in size, but not in wine selection. The Junction’s Bricco Kitchen & Wine Bar prides itself on its massive wine list, as well as the causal Italian cuisine. The aim of Bricco is showcase the deep and historic connection between wine and food. The wine list changes with the seasons.

Grey Gardens

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199 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Jen Agg’s wine bar is sophisticated and trendy at the same time. Located in Kensington Market, Grey Garden’s makes wine the true centerpiece of the restaurant. While you choose from the expansive wine list, you can pair it with expertly prepared food from the dinner menu!

Midfield Wine Bar

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1434 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y6

Midfield Wine Bar and Tavern is an unassuming wine bar in the heart of the Dundas West neighbourhood. The wine and food co-exist at Midfield, without one outshining the other. Head in for a mid-week drink and you’ll see why Midfield Wine Bar is a wine lovers dream!

Skin+Bones

8
980 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1

Skin + Bones has earned a reputation for its delicious and unique dining menus, but it’s also gaining attention for the wine collection. Wine selections include rare and lesser-known varieties that were carefully selected by consulting sommelier Peter Boyd.

Sip Wine Bar

9
2 Broadway Ave, Toronto, ON M4P 1T4

SIP Wine Bar has combined two loves – pizza and wine. The restaurant showcases wines from the different regions of Italy as well as regions in the U.S., Spain, France and Argentina. The La Cantina dining room, available by request, is a great option for events and includes a private bar just steps away from the wine cellar.

Enoteca Sociale

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1288 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X7

Popular Italian restaurant, Enoteca Sociale is known for its authentic Italian food and massive wine offerings. Offering wine by the glass and bottle, Enoteca Sociale focuses on varieties of red wine found in Northern, Central and Southern Italy. It’s the perfect spot of a quick glass of wine after work!

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