Toronto is a major city in Canada, located along the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. It is the capital of the province of Ontario and home to many soaring skyscrapers, dwarfed by the famous CN Tower. Called the city within a park, Toronto has the Queen’s Park and a 400-acre (162-hectare) High Park, among other green spaces. And it is also probably the most culturally diverse city you will ever visit, with more than 140 spoken languages, various food offerings that give a feeling of a gastronomical trip around the world, as well as different types of neighborhoods and festivals. It is also a nightlife-loving place with happening bars and clubs, vintage arcades, music venues, and more. Here, we are taking a look at the best piano bars in Toronto, so keep reading to learn more.
1. Tom Jones Steak House
Located in downtown Toronto, Tom Jones Steak House features an impressive menu of beef steak, seafood, specialty drinks, and wines. But most people are here for the warm, welcoming atmosphere, to unwind, socialize, and to enjoy the live entertainment available at the upstairs New York-style piano bar. There is live piano and singing, six nights a week, as you slowly finish your late dinner.
Tom Jones Steak House
Address: 17 Leader Lane, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1L8.
Website: Tom Jones Steak House
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8pm - 12am
2. Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse is a 180-seat restaurant with a main dining room, piano bar, and private rooms. The place is modern and they are popular for their service, premium wine list, and large portions of meat. The Caesar salad prepared tableside with theatrics, will probably be the best you have in Toronto. And their 14-ounce (396-gram) Canadian Piedmont Angus ribeye shouldn’t be missed.
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse
Address: 12 Brant Street, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4.
Website: Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 5pm - 10:30pm; Thurs - Sat: 5pm - 11pm
3. Jazz Bistro
The Jazz Bistro serves incredible food, from Caesar salad and Gemelli to beef carpaccio and Prosciutto wrapped lamb tenderloin. All these go down nicely with a glass of wine or a cocktail of your choice. While you enjoy a delicious meal, talented musicians will keep you entertained all night long. And the music from their Steinway piano called the Red Pops will sound the best thanks to a state of the art sound system.
Address: 251 Victoria Street, Toronto, On.
Website: Jazz Bistro
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5:30pm - 12am; Sun: 11:30am - 3am (closed on Mon)
4. Paupers Pub
What started as a small bar back in 1983 is now occupying three Victorian mansions with many bars and patios. The Paupers Pub has a labyrinthine layout and features walls with tasteful decorations, oak bars, and comfy booths. They have an eclectic menu, from voodoo chicken fingers and roast beef sandwich to sweet chili garlic salmon, fish and chips, Greek chicken salad, and more, and a good selection of drinks. Upstairs, you will find the sing-along piano bar and their rooftop patio gives good views.
Address: 539 Bloor St. W, The Annex, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Website: Paupers Pub
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat: 9am - 2am; Sun: 9am - 12am
5. Motel Bar
The Motel bar, located in Parkdale, is a favorite of locals who wish to enjoy some good spirits and music late at night. The place is furnished with vintage chairs and tables, and their piano has seven taps attached to it. There is Tankhouse, Organic, Stock Ale, Wit, Ginger, Cobblestone Stout, root beer, and Lemon Tea. This is a hidden gem that is sure to make you visit again.
Address: 1235 Queen St W, M6K 1L5 Toronto, Ontario.
Website: Motel Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 7pm - 2am
Musical memories in Toronto
Whether you are visiting Toronto on vacation or on a formal trip, these bars are sure to keep you entertained with good music and delicious treats late at night. So, which one are you going to? Try out one or all the piano bars on our list and have a pleasant time.
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