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Cheap beer anywhere in the city? eg. pitchers under $12?

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pmccabe_25 Aug 11, 2006 08:05 PM

Seems like if you want a pint of beer in Toronto you have to shell out at least $5-$6

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    mindyt RE: pmccabe_25 Aug 11, 2006 08:28 PM

    Try Sneaky Dee's on College and Bathurst. The pitchers are maybe $12-$15 depending on what kind of beer.

    1. Olivia RE: pmccabe_25 Aug 11, 2006 10:25 PM

      I think domestic pitchers at the Wheat Sheaf are ~$12. Half price wings Sun, Mon, and Tues too.

      I'm keen to hear of other beer deals though--nothing is better than a cheap pitcher of beer :)

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        hoohaa RE: pmccabe_25 Aug 11, 2006 10:34 PM

        Bistro 422 on college at bathust is hands down the cheapest booze in the city

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          j2brady RE: hoohaa Aug 12, 2006 02:47 PM

          I second that! I love that place.

          Jenna

        2. xtal RE: pmccabe_25 Aug 12, 2006 03:04 PM

          There's a little place called the Unique Bar & Grill that has pitchers (only one choice of beer) for $8.50. It's on Irwin St., right next door to the Ethiopian House restaurant (just north of Yonge & Wellesley). It has a nice patio too.

          1. NovoCuisine RE: pmccabe_25 Aug 13, 2006 05:12 PM

            Just wanted to thank you for this thread.. I've got a lot of beer drinking to do before summer's up :)

            Is everybody talking about *decent* beer? I know beggars can't be choosers, but I wouldn't pay $2 for a pitcher of Coors, Canadian, Bud, etc...

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              xtal RE: NovoCuisine Aug 13, 2006 08:23 PM

              If it's decent beer you want, head to Caffé Volo on Monday nights. Most of their pints are $4 then, and they have a great microbrew selection. The Denison Weissbeer is particularly appealing this time of year. The food isn't fantastic, but is passable.

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                NovoCuisine RE: xtal Aug 13, 2006 09:00 PM

                Excellent. Thanks very much!

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              pmccabe_25 RE: pmccabe_25 Aug 14, 2006 01:26 AM

              thanks for the suggestions. volo in particular looks pretty good.

              how is the food there?

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                xtal RE: pmccabe_25 Aug 14, 2006 03:53 PM

                The food isn't amazing, but it's not bad. The pizzas are decent, as are many of the appetizers. Mains range from about $10-18 if I recall correctly.

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                bogie RE: pmccabe_25 Aug 14, 2006 10:22 PM

                I would definitely pick Sneaky Dee's. I know that they offer different beer & food specials all week long. They give great pitcher prices on craft beers, too. Plus, their nachos & wings are amongst the best in the city.

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                  beertoronto RE: pmccabe_25 Nov 2, 2008 01:44 PM

                  Jane's Happy Bar on the Danforth (1238 or 1240 -- just E of Greenwood subway stn) Not a wide selection of beer, but at $3/bottle domestic, and $4 for imports, how can you go wrong? Plus they have a pool table and patio.

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                    neighborguy RE: beertoronto Nov 2, 2008 02:07 PM

                    What is the clientele there like? That stretch of the Danforth is rather sketchy -- which is not so say it's not safe as I've walked by there many times late in the evening and have never felt threatened -- but it is definitley unsavoury.

                    Mean to check out Carousel bakery (in daylight hours) sometime.

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                    Herne RE: pmccabe_25 Nov 2, 2008 02:26 PM

                    Cheapest beer I know of, Pint or Pitcher, is at Pauper's at Bathurst and Bloor.

                    1. jennjen18 RE: pmccabe_25 Nov 2, 2008 03:39 PM

                      Beer Station, on Bloor, just east of Bathurst. There's a pint and wing deal for $12. Pint is something domestic though .. nothing fancy, although I think it's $14 or something like that for a Rickards White or something like that.. The wings included in the deal is a pound, which is not bad at all. Quite tastey and not dry too.

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                        jennjen18 RE: jennjen18 Nov 3, 2008 03:45 PM

                        Haha, "pint and wing deal"? I meant PITCHER and wing deal for $12... my bad.

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                          tjr RE: jennjen18 Nov 3, 2008 08:16 PM

                          A pint and a pound of wings for $12 is still a deal at most places in the GTA!

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                        jayseeca RE: pmccabe_25 Nov 2, 2008 04:44 PM

                        definitely bistro 422, toby's, the rhino, or if your up to it $3.50 pints of 50 at the social!

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                          Ms. Peel RE: pmccabe_25 Nov 2, 2008 05:37 PM

                          Toby's at College & Bathurst offers $10 pitchers for a variety of domestic beers, and the new Dog's Bollocks at Queen & Niagara has the same deal (I think it's owned by the same people.) My memory is fuzzy on the details, but I seem to recall that the Crown & Tiger across the street from Toby's has cheap pitchers as well.

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                            abigllama RE: pmccabe_25 Nov 2, 2008 10:02 PM

                            Woody's on Church is offering 60 oz pitchers of domestic for $12.

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                              bitterman RE: pmccabe_25 Nov 3, 2008 04:48 AM

                              The Fox & Fiddle @ John/Adelaide has $10 domestic pitchers on Monday - Canadian, Coors and Keiths (I think). Certainly not the greatest selection, but they have 1/2-price wings to boot.

                              Their salt and pepper wings are worth the trip if the cheap beer isn't enticing enough.

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                              Fox and Fiddle
                              106 John St, Toronto, ON M9N, CA

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                                tjr RE: pmccabe_25 Nov 3, 2008 11:03 AM

                                This is a pretty comprehensive list:

                                http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid...

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