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yyzsfo Nov 7, 2007 07:39 PM

I'm hoping there are some drinkies out there along with the foodies.
What suggestions would you have for some girls- late 20's early 30's- going out for drinks after work on a Friday night? Some of them are single, so a congenial atmosphere without too many 'suits' would be best. Trying to avoid a pub-crowd, too.
We work at College and University, and prefer to stick West and/or South of this area.

  1. Recyclor Nov 8, 2007 05:35 AM

    Queen west, Coca or Czehoski would cover it, with good food options if you get peckish...or on College if you are feeling like martini's check out Souz Dal, or Bird for drinks and food if it is still open (anyone?)...further west on Ossington there are many choices, lately I have been enjoying Resposado, fine tequila's and snacks (though I've only been for drinks)...

    1. Splendid Wine Snob Nov 8, 2007 07:46 AM

      Depends...

      What do you drink? Cocktails? Beer? Wine? Everything?

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      1. re: Splendid Wine Snob
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        yyzsfo Nov 8, 2007 02:51 PM

        Really, we drink everything. Some are primarily red wine drinkers.

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          Splendid Wine Snob Nov 9, 2007 08:05 AM

          I will sound like a broken record to some Chowers, but for the red wine drinkers, there's really no better place than Crush on King West. While there may be some "suits" there, the atmosphere is quite congenial, and it is sophisticated without being pretentious or stuffy. The staff are excellent-they are knowledgeable, and very professional. You will have fun if you try the flights of wine, and do pair it up with the suggested appetizers.

          I've been going to Crush since 2004, and have always found it to be consistently a great spot. And given your age group, I think you'll enjoy yourselves.

      2. xtal Nov 8, 2007 09:04 AM

        I'm also a 'drinkie' that works at College & University.

        I love the Souz Dal suggestion above, and can add a few others.

        Caffé La Gaffe on Baldwin is great for a post-work glass of wine or few. Good food too.

        If you're looking for an budget-friendly option, John's Italian has a very drinkable and inexpensive house red wine. The atmosphere is pretty bustling on most nights, especially during patio season. Just don't eat anything there. :)

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        John's
        27 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T1L1, CA

        Cafe La Gaffe
        24 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T1L2, CA

        1. littlegreenpea Nov 8, 2007 10:50 AM

          Utopia on College might do it. The food is pretty good, and I remember them having a decent list of wines by the glass.

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          1. re: littlegreenpea
            Recyclor Nov 8, 2007 12:26 PM

            Although it isn't at all a bar atmosphere, ie: not condusive to singles mingling, I would agree that after some cocktails at Souz Dal Utopia would be a great (and cheap!) place to grab a bite...

            1. re: Recyclor
              Edith S Nov 9, 2007 03:52 AM

              Souz Dal doesn't open til 8 pm. Hardly an after-work spot.

              1. re: Edith S
                Recyclor Nov 9, 2007 05:20 AM

                News to me, sorry for the poor suggestion yyzsfo....

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            childofthestorm Nov 9, 2007 09:36 AM

            Beaconsfield is a nice spot, and has the happy hour special on food until 7 pm.

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              tasoid Nov 9, 2007 10:04 AM

              College can be quiet till later in the evening so heading to King/Queen St. early is probably your best bet..You could do the Brassaii, Rodneys, Kiwi loop on King, or up to Queen to Czehoski's or Terroni..As the liquor starts to kick in you can head west to the Ossington area or even to the Beakonsfield or Drake...

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