They say you learn something new everyday. Today we learned that another nickname for Yonge and Eglinton, is Yonge and Eligible, due to the soaring numbers of hip (and single) young professionals flocking to the area. Perhaps this explains the ever-expanding list of cool new spots opening up in the area. Whether you’re on the hunt for an after work drink, a spot to share a bottle with the girls, or perhaps a hip bar to take your next Tinder date to, Yonge and Eg has tons of places to wet your whistle.
Bar Batavia – 2031 Yonge St.
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Located near the popular snack bar, Little Sisters, Bar Batavia could be considered the quieter sibling of the two – the one you get to know a little better. Here you can enjoy refined cocktails, DJ spun tunes, and a growing list of tasty snacks in an intimate setting.
Cibo Wine Bar – 2472 Yonge St.
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One of three locations in the city, Cibo Wine Bar has become a Toronto favourite. Not only are you destined to enjoy some form of fine Italian cuisine here, but there is a 2-storey wine room with over 2500 bottles to choose from, so you really can’t go wrong!
Good Fortune – 130 Eglinton Ave.
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This hip new bar can be found in the basement of the Eglinton location of La Carnita. While there are plenty of beers on hand, the emphasis here is on the cocktails (including fun options like slushies, jello shots, and punch bowls, not to mention the candy floss concoction pictured above). Stop by to check out the playful cocktail menu in its entirety and enjoy the cool vibe.
The Rose and Crown – 2335 Yonge St.
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The Rose and Crown is one of the most popular pubs you’ll find on this mid-town strip. Here you can enjoy weekend brunch, all your favourite pub classics, and pint of whatever you fancy while you watch the game with friends.
Good Game – 2097 Yonge St.
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Another newer addition to the Yonge and Eglinton area, Good Game Bar brings a unique entertainment experience to the neighbourhood. On the main floor of this eSports bar you’ll find a social area, and a bar featuring plenty of cocktails and a curated selection of craft beer. Sounds pretty standard, right? Wrong. On the second level you’ll find a vast gaming area! With 5 custom-built PCs, true gamers and their pals in the know, can get their game (and drink) on.