Cheers to these happy hour hotspots in Toronto

There’s nothing like a round of discounted beverages to take the edge off after a long day at the office. Unwind for less and enjoy a happy-hour drink (or two) at these Toronto bars.

Bar 244

44 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C7

The suit-and-tie crowd enjoys vodka-laced martinis in a Soviet-era chic setting at this popular after-work spot on Wellington Street East. Visit on weekdays between 4 and 7 p.m. and order up premium cocktails at half price. Try the Lenin’s Black Bison, a refreshing mix of Zubrowka vodka, Chambord, fresh lime juice and muddled black berries.

Prohibition Gastrohouse

696 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G9

This popular Leslieville haunt offers an after work and late night Hooch Hour between 4 and 7 p.m. every day of the week (yes, even weekends). Pay just $5 for pints, house wine and premium sprits and you’ll have enough cash left over to sample some of the upscale pub grub on the menu. Bonus: party shots of Jack Daniels or Jägermeister are less than $2.50 all day, every day.

Green Room

414 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T3

Looking to get a buzz without breaking the bank? This notorious Annex dive bar attracts a rowdy student crowd thanks to its budget-friendly booze. You won’t find outstanding service or high-end cocktails, but the nightly food and drink specials are offered for what are definitely some of the cheapest prices in the city. You can’t afford not to stop by on Martini Mondays when two-ounce martinis are just $3.25.


980 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K1

Finish the week on a high note at this civilized neighbourhood restaurant in Leslieville. On Buck-a-shuck Sundays, oysters are $1 between 5 to 10 p.m. and can be paired with a discounted pint of locally crafted beer ($4) or a glass of bubbly ($7).

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