Great Toronto waterfront bars to enjoy the scenery

Casual, cozy, or crazy romantic…dining or having a few drinks by the waterfront is undoubtedly an experience that draws everyone. With one of the most breathtaking views to soak in, and an eclectic mix of cultures and foods to enjoy, Toronto is bustling with venues to sit, savour and enjoy the scenery.

Amsterdam Brewhouse

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245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9

This brewhouse has a fantastic wrap-around patio that blends into the Harbourfront boardwalk with ample seating and a beautiful spacious interior to suit any mood. The wood oven pizza or brisket burger will not disappoint and pair well with the selection of craft beers that are brewed in house.

Against The Grain Urban Tavern - Harbourfront

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25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B5

This tavern overlooking Sugar Beach brings urban chic to Toronto's Harbourfront and offers a spectacular view of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands. Enjoy finger-licking maple chipotle wings or pulled pork braised in dark beer. Beer enthusiasts will appreciate the selection of local or European brews.

Toulà Restaurant & Bar

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1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

Situated high atop Toronto's entertainment district, on the 38th floor of The Westin Harbour Castle, this revolving restaurant is a one-of-a-kind dining experience while overlooking Lake Ontario and the city skyline. Elegant and sophisticated, yet comfortable and cozy, Toula is a beautifully romantic experience ideal for date night.

Pearl Harbourfront Restaurant

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207 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7

A gem nestled inside the Queen’s Quay Terminal, overlooking Lake Ontario, Pearl Harbourfront has a celebrated dim sum and dinner menu offering authentic Chinese cuisine coupled with a great lakeside view. This restaurant has won numerous industry awards and is consistently recognized as one of the top Asian restaurants in the city.

With its cobblestone streets, beautiful stone buildings and appreciation for fine cuisine, Quebec City is a refined place. What better setting to treat yourself to a glass of champagne? Whether you want a cozy vibe or the grand rooms of an old hotel, Quebec City is just the place for you.
Toronto’s posh Yorkville neighbourhood may sometimes seem intimidating, but you'll find there are plenty of welcoming places where you can relax with a fine beer. The area's robust patio offerings make post-work pints a must. Don’t forget that it's also a prime hood for a little casual TIFF-ing – people-watching here might result in a few celebrity sightings.
Hitting the TIFF morning events and in search of a pre- or post-show breakfast? These classy-meets-casual brunch joints are steps away from the Bell Lightbox, on bustling King West. Whether you’re a Bay Street local or a film buff in search of some morning grub and daytime cocktail, these spots will keep you fuelled during the festival. [Image credit: iStock.com/golero]
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