When the sun begins to set, the real life of Liberty Village begins to come out. The network of bars, restaurants, and places to grab a drink in Liberty Village regularly accommodates hundreds of patrons every day. Whether you’re looking to shake off a little blues via a night out with friends or are looking to get rowdy, the list of amazing places to host and entertain you for an evening of fun continues to grow.
LOCAL Public Eatery – 171 East Liberty Street
The immediate go-to for many Liberty Village residents looking to grab a quick drink and some time to relax is LOCAL. Though it’s known by many for its daytime activity, especially during the summer months when the patio opens up, this bar and restaurant can be a nice place to talk and enjoy the company of friends. Should you decide to venture out to LOCAL however, have a back-up plan in place because it can sometimes be a long wait!
Williams Landing – 120 Lynn Williams Street
One of the most distinguishing features of Williams Landing is its second floor patio overlooking Liberty Village central. An excellent place to try if you’ve never been, not only are the drinks great but the food has garnered its fair share of attention. Though its only pub food, its exactly the kind of pub food you want. Featuring a lengthy wine list, sixteen beers on tap and an eclectic menu, if you’re looking to combine drinks with a late evening bite to eat, you can’t go wrong with Williams Landing.
Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill – 1189 King Street West
Grab some buds, settle in for the game, and enjoy the night. Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill can get insanely busy with its King Street location being a popular place to watch but if you get there at a reasonable time, the wait shouldn’t be too long. The drink specials here are a little on the high-priced size for a sports bar but their sangrias and cocktails have gotten strong reviews from regular attendees. A great place to settle in for a little rowdiness, Shoeless Joe’s is worth checking out on game day!
Locus 144 – 171 East Liberty Street #144
Casual and with a menu of fine cocktails and southern Italian-influenced small plates, Locus 144 is a small minimalist-inspired lounge and restaurant. The more popular cocktails at Locus 144 include the Negroni, the Maple Old Fashioned, the French Martini, the Dark n’ Stormy, and the Whisky Tango Foxtrot. When you’re looking to impress, skip the long lines and enjoy the friendly atmosphere here.
Brazen Head Irish Pub – 165 East Liberty Street
No list of favourite places for drinks in Liberty Village is complete without this Irish-themed TV sports-friendly pub. The exposed brick-interior and two levels of outdoor seating has made Brazen Head a very popular spot among mature and younger crowds alike. The interior and ambiance of the place is pure Liberty Village inside and out. Complete with a little live music on select nights and there’s no place better to take some friends when you want to let loose and have a blast. Try a cocktail!
3 Brasseurs – 2 Liberty Street
Central location, cosy, and casual. Just looking for a simple brew and maybe some deep fried calamari? 3 Brasseurs has an expanded menu of pub delights and other offerings, in addition to have a high customer service rating. Though it is among the newer additions to the Liberty Village bar scene, the food tastes great, the beer sits well, and the location has a friendly staff. Very cool looking on the inside, grab their feature drink and take it in. By the end of your night, 3 Brasseurs might be a new favourite!
Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery – 42 Liberty Street
Liberty Commons is a massive, laid-back pub with a bottle shop and patio, featuring classic pub grub and southern BBQ. Evidently it is the utterly delicious beer that has attracted so many people to this location. Largely considered to be one of the best IPAs in all of Toronto, the Liberty Commons is well worth a visit for anyone living in Liberty Village. Though it can be hard to miss from its exterior, once you are inside, the atmosphere is lively and this can be a great place to enjoy a sports game, sit down with some friends, or just to have a beer after a long day.