10 Hidden Gems in the Toronto Entertainment District

The Toronto Entertainment District is home to a myriad of venues and restaurants. Keep reading for 10 hidden gems in the Toronto Entertainment District.

Mascot Brewery

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Look up! Coupled with green turf and picnic tables rooftop eatery and bar is a great spot for pre-game eats with friends. Don’t be fooled, the bar snacks are elevated and keep regulars coming back.

El Calbalito

The secluded back alley patio sees almost no foot traffic making it a great spot for margaritas and trying a few salsa dance moves. Try visiting on Taco Tuesday after work and indulge in their new churro ice-cream sandwich.

The Fifth Pubhouse

Another alleyway patio, the Fifth Pubhouse is located right in the heart of the entertainment district. Enjoy laid back drinks and food from the rustic addition of the 5 level property.

Pai Toronto

The basement Thai restaurant is highly recommended on several review websites. If you can find the spot, have a seat and enjoy their fresh fruit juice over a delicious steaming dish.


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Hidden away in the 134 Peter Street development, Spanish eatery, Attico is a quiet spot for tapas and hushed conversation.

The Porch Toronto

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This rooftop brunch spot is known for its sand bucket cups and gorgeous view of the C.N. Tower. Visit to try their loaded nachos and make new friends during the busy weekends.

Soho House

Under the canopy of hanging lights, the Soho House patio is a must-see at night. But make sure you’ve got a membership or a friend who has one to take in the view.

Maison Mercer

Known for strobe lights and dancing, not many know about Maison Mercer’s idyllic rooftop patio. The Toronto Nightclub has a patio under a hanging garden. Paired with a bar and a more relaxed vibe than the

Hey Lucy

Up the narrow stairs at Hey Lucy is a secluded multi-level patio. Visit on Wednesday for martini night and give their macaroni and cheese balls a try.

DEQ Terrace & Lounge

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Step into luxury at DEQ at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Try their Canada 150th anniversary cocktail while lounging on one of their outdoor sofas.

Have you visited any of these spots? Which one is your favourite? Tweet us @toronto_ed to let us know!