Hops in the 'hood: Where to grab a beer in Roncesvalles

Roncesvalles is a family-oriented area with plenty of kid-friendly dining rooms, but that doesn’t mean the local grown ups can't enjoy a draught or two. Savvy beer lovers kick back while enjoying a pint at these neighbourhood favourites.


157 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2L3

Founded in 1989 by a Toronto family, Gabby’s now houses many locations around the city. The goal is to create a cozy atmosphere for great conversation. With draft and bottled beers from across Canada, along with a good selection of imports, customers have no problem enjoying the space. The late night menu is perfect for post-sports games, whether attending or watching on one of the on-site televisions. The Roncesvalles location also boasts a small patio, perfect for summer dining and breaths of fresh air.

Cafe Polonez Inc

195 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2L5

While more of a family restaurant than a bar, Café Polonez offers a range of Polish beers. This family-run business has no problem if you want to stop in for a brew or two, minus the food. Zywiec, Lezajsk and Lech beers are served alongside common imported and domestic beers. The servers are willing to help you choose the bottle for you, and you can order up a plate of savoury pirogues if you need to soak up the booze.

The Dizzy

305A Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M6

NHL, NBA, MLB – The Dizzy has all the games covered and a beer to pair with each. This classic pub stocks both craft and standard beers, with a highlight on the local Junction Craft Brewing ales. Whether you’re choosing a Beau’s or Heineken, this local hangout definitely has something to help polish off your wings.

The Local

396 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M9

Catering to Roncesvalles Villlage residents and visitors, The Local is a pub, well, for locals. Offering a variety of great beers, the brews are complemented by traditional and modern pub fare. Open until 2 a. m. Friday to Sunday, this spot is always there for that one last beer. With local beers and local live music, this neighbourhood favourite stays true to its name.

Loons Restaurant & Pub

416 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2N2

This Roncesvalles watering hole is familiar to locals who will pop in for a quick beer or a long night of socializing with friends. The etched glass windows, patio, shuffleboard and jukebox differentiate this spot from a typical pub. With a list of standard domestics and imports, Loons is also a place for sports and weekly live music. Along with the 13 beers and ales on tap, their menu offers typical pub food options.

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