10 rooftop bars in Toronto to grab a drink with friends this winter

There’s something so special about sharing a drink with friends surrounded by the glow of twinkling city lights. Whether you’re in the mood for a party vibe, a laid back pub or a sophisticated night out on the town, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for at these rooftop bars in Toronto and with stunning views to boot.

Here are 10 of Toronto’s best rooftop bars to check out this winter

The Broadview Hotel rooftop bar

Located at the very top of Toronto’s Broadview Hotel on the east end, the rooftop bar offers 360-degree views of the city skyline and the Don River.

The glass facade and pyramidal skylight allow you to take full advantage of the view from the comfort of the interior lounge while sharing a bite and a few drinks with friends.

Where: 106 Broadview Avenue

Valerie at Hotel X

The top three floors of Hotel X have been transformed into a three-in-one destination with panoramic city views. With a live music lounge, sushi bar and rooftop venue, Valérie has a bit of everything.

Every night offers something different, but no matter when you visit, you can count on the same lively atmosphere and breathtaking views.

Where: 111, boul. of the Princes, on the roof

Harriet’s rooftop bar and restaurant

With happy hour deals available Wednesday through Friday and a live DJ brunch on Sundays, Harriet’s rooftop is always the place to be.

This dizzying destination at 1 Hotel Toronto is a “luxurious rooftop space decorated with reclaimed and sustainable materials, creating an ambience that is both lively and comfortable,” according to the description.

Enjoy the best unobstructed views of the city while enjoying light seasonal snacks and handcrafted cocktails made with fresh juices.

Where: 550 Wellington Street West

lava

This breathtaking location on King West is both a day and evening destination.

Soak up some of the best views in town from the sexy and lively lounge, while enjoying delicious dishes like guac and truffle yuzu chips, chicken karaage, green dragon rolls, and more.

Where: 627 King Street West

Evangeline at Ace Hotel Toronto

Evangeline at Ace Hotel Toronto is an all-weather rooftop lounge with a heated outdoor terrace and an incredibly cool vibe.

Evangeline is located on the 14th floor of the new hotel, offering panoramic golden hour views and a cozy atmosphere with two roaring fireplaces.

“With an energy that swings between sunset cooldowns and nighttime revelry, Evangeline celebrates creativity through a keen eye for conservation – drinks, bites, sounds and sights,” the description reads.

Where: 51 Camden Street, 14th Floor

by Hemingway

Easily one of the most iconic rooftop patios in the city, Hemingway’s All-Weather Terrace stays busy year-round. Open 365 days a year until 2 a.m., you can always count on a tasty drink and meal in a lively atmosphere at this Yorkville staple.

Where: 142 Cumberland Street

baron

Baro’s all-weather rooftop patio is one of the most beautiful in town, and that rings true even in winter. Baro’s Latin-inspired menu and leafy floor-to-ceiling decor will make you feel like you’re in a tropical oasis.

Plus, the bespoke rooftop grill-inspired curated menu will tantalize your taste buds as you soak up the ambiance.

Where: 485 King Street West

The hunt

You’ll find this upscale rooftop restaurant atop a historic building in Toronto’s financial district. Serving contemporary North American cuisine, wine, and cocktails, The Chase offers city views from both its dining room and terrace. Ideal for a special occasion or a romantic evening.

Where: 10 Temperance Street, 5th floor

Roof of Fran’s Bar

Fran’s beloved rooftop bar is open year-round, so you can dine with a view whatever the season. Fran’s is the perfect choice for a Friday night drink with pub food inspired snacks or Sunday brunch with the crew after a wild night out.

Where: 2-20 College Street

Bar Hop Brewco

Craft beer lovers should head to this cozy and laid-back spot, which has the best selection of rotating taps in Ontario. From craft ciders and craft beers to an extensive selection of taps and bottles, Bar Hop is unmatched in quality and choice.

Bar Hop operates three locations and a microbrewery in the city, but you’ll find the heated and lively rooftop patio on Peter Street.

Where: 137 Stone Street

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