Little Italy Bars & Nightlife
Bars & Nightlife neighborhood
612 College St., Little Italy
Known for having one of the best beer lists in Toronto, Birreria Volo is definitely geared toward craft-brew lovers with a rotating lineup, which usually includes some great ciders, too. Tucked into a narrow, dimly lit brick-lined space, it definitely feels more like a wine bar than anything resembling a brewery, which just adds to its charm. Look for a significant selection of classic cheese and meat boards.
838 College St., Little Italy
Adorned with sleek, geometric shelving and lots of carefully placed indoor plants, Pray Tell is a charming and casual cocktail spot—and unlike its beloved nearby sister bar, Track & Field, it’s light-filled and fairly quiet in comparison. While it makes sense to go for the cocktails alone (they riff on classics as well as feature more inventive ones like a floral pisco sour with passion fruit and rose-infused Cointreau), there's a full dinner menu plus plenty of snacks depending on what kind of night you want to get after.
607 College St., Little Italy
Although it’s a relative newcomer to the neighborhood, leather booths, wood floors, and painted white brick walls make The Walton feel like a cozy, quiet bar and café that’s been around for decades. In the mornings, WiFi, espresso, and pastries make it an inviting place to perch and work; in the afternoons and into the evenings, take advantage of the lovely outdoor patio in the back (weather permitting) with a cocktail.
Track & Field
860 College St., Little Italy
Sprawling across a fairly large basement-level space, Track & Field is a casual spot with a reliably lively crowd. The draw here is the bar games, which are on another level: Astroturf-covered bocce ball courts and large shuffleboard decks take center stage. Expect good craft beer, cocktails, and a live DJ on weekends–the size of the space makes it a great place for large groups, too.
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