If you are hoping to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Toronto you have definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Toronto wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about where to grab a drink in Canada.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Toronto
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Toronto:
- The Beer Store at 720 Spadina Ave
- 4th & 7 at 1211 Bloor St W
- The Wine Shop at 228 Queens Quay W
- Grape Crush at 1166 Dundas St W
- Wine Rack at 77 Wellesley St E
- Macedo Winery at 1381 Dufferin St
There are also literally dozens of LCBO liquor stores near you around the metro and they are one of the world’s major alcoholic beverage buyers and retailers. If you visit them you will find over 28,000 products from more than 80 countries along with specialty services to assist customers in obtaining things that are not available in their stores.
The Beer Store has one of the most extensive and diverse assortments of beer products in town.
Expect to find small batch manufacturers of beer, cider, and seltzer along with a modest wine selection at 4th & 7.
The Wine Shop is a retail store and tasting bar that sells a broad variety of wines, cream liquors, cider, and seltzers.
Grape Crush offers natural and traditional wines that you won’t find in the LCBO as well as selected natural and bio-dynamic wines at incredible prices.
If you want to find and experience some of the greatest wines and beverages in Ontario head to Wine Rack.
Macedo is a local winery that is proud to provide a range of imported international wines as well as regionally manufactured Canadian wines while striving to deliver only excellent products, knowledge, and service.
Breweries & Beer Bars In Your Area
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Left Field Brewery at 36 Wagstaff Dr
- Junction Craft Brewery at 150 Symes Rd
- Bellwoods Brewery at 124 Ossington Ave
- Blood Brothers Brewing at 165 Geary Ave
- Henderson Brewing at 128A Sterling Rd
- Rorschach Brewing at 1001 Eastern Ave
Head to the Left Field Brewery for a range of unique and flavorful baseball-inspired beers. Junction Craft Brewery has a diverse selection of beers along with non-alcoholic beverages such as cider and kombucha. Light snacks are served or you can bring your own food to the brewery. Please keep in mind that kegs must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance.
If you’re looking for fresh cans and bottled beers near you Bellwoods Brewery is a great place to go. Rorschach Brewery experimented with different brewing methods, distinct ingredients, and innovative procedures to create fresh beer as well as serve delicious German-inspired food.
Wine Bars In Toronto
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Midfield Wine Bar at 1434 Dundas St W
- Salt Wine Bar at 225 Ossington Ave
- Ikune at 1166 Queen St W
- Clandestino Wine Bar at 1592 Queen St W
Midfield Wine Bar offers a number of fine wines from across the world as well as modern Canadian cuisine designed for sharing, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and layers of taste.
Salt Wine Bar is a lively and cozy communal tapas bar with a large range of Portuguese and Spanish wines to pair with each meal. Enjoy artisanal cheeses, Iberian charcuterie, and a variety of small plate delicacies.
Clandestino Wine Bar is a fun spot to hangout that serves wine, cocktails, and dining options for all budgets. They also host special events to give you a once in a lifetime experience.
Wineries & Vineyards Near You
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Magnotta at 1760 Midland Ave
- Vinoteca Winery at 527 Jevlan Dr
- Grapefully Yours at 3467 Kingston Rd
Magnotta has advanced to become one of the world’s most prominent vineyards producing up to 60,000 tons of grapes and over 84 million bottles of wine each year. Founded in 1989 Vinoteca Winery has grown into a cutting-edge production facility with a flagship store as well as an award-winning winery in Toronto.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Toronto can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- King Taps at 100 King St W
- Melrose on Adelaide at 270 Adelaide St W #300
- Cactus Club Cafe First Canadian Place at 77 Adelaide St W
King Taps has happy hour in your area from 2pm to 5pm while Melrose on Adelaide starts from 4pm to 7pm every day. Cactus Club Cafe First Canadian Place provides top rated cuisine prepared with local and fresh ingredients in a vibrant modern setting. Happy hour is every day from opening until 4pm.
You can also read our posts on:
- Ottawa & Gatineau Local Happy Hours
- Montreal Local Happy Hours
- Quebec City Local Happy Hours
- Winnipeg Local Happy Hours
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Toronto
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Toronto.