Sip wine at Yonge and Eglinton in downtown Toronto

This bustling intersection is an entertainment hotspot thanks to its mix of bars, restaurants and movie theatres. If it’s a glass of wine you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place.

Sip Wine Bar

2 Broadway Ave, Toronto, ON M4P 1T4

Wine and pizza – how can you go wrong? Their authentic Neapolitan pies are flash-baked in 60 seconds in the withering heat of their wood-fired oven to produce the signature thin, crispy crust. The expertly curated wine list focuses on Italian and you can order by the bottle or glass. Sip’s elegant ambiance and rustic brick wall design makes it a great spot to enjoy a relaxed and breezy night of informal dining.

La Latina

150 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 1E8

Located at Eglinton E. and Lillian, this place offers some of the best Brazilian cuisine in Toronto. You can immerse yourself in the culture thanks to the restaurant’s mix of delicious native cocktails, wine and live entertainment. If you’re a carnivore, you’ll love the selection of Brazilian-style barbecued meats, all of which go down well with robust South American vintages.

Grazie Restauruant

2373 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2C8

With two locations in Toronto, one at Yonge and Eglinton and the other in Vaughan, Grazie specializes in southern Italian cuisine and wine. The menu includes four kinds of focaccia and a dozen pizzas (including a four-cheese special with gorgonzola, ricotta, crotonese and fior di latte), so you’ll always have a delicious entree to pair with your choice of grape. Choose from 20 Italian reds or a selection of domestic, US, South American and French labels, both red and white.

Boxcar Social

1208 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1W1

The owners of Boxcar Social strive to create a unique wine, beer and coffee-tasting experience for every customer. Located just south of Shaftesbury on Yonge, its real draw is an extensive wine list that includes reds, whites and sparklers, available by the glass and bottle. The reds include slow burners from Chile and Australia and the whites are VQA picks, sourced primarily from Ontario’s own expert winemakers in the Niagara region and Prince Edward County.

Byblos Uptown

2537 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2H9

Located at Yonge and Sherwood, elegant North 44 is renowned for fine dining, a who’s-who clientele and its expertly-curated wine list. The bar menu includes over 20 pages of cocktails, imported and local wines and spirits. The staff is always ready with a drink recommendation or food pairing. You may even catch a glimpse of celebrity chef and owner, Mark McEwan.

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