A "small and sweet" cubby of a bar, Ossington's "hidden watering hole" dates to before the 'hood got hip but retains its "tacky-chic" vintage decor; it draws "hipsters" and "young locals" who pick tunes on the eclectic jukebox and chat up the "welcoming" staff over an affordable "beer and shot."
Not the easiest place to find (look for the Nazare Snack Bar sign), but well worth the quest. A tiny laid-back spot with Formica tables, it possesses one of the city's best jukeboxes. There's excellent live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (jazz and country, respectively).
Incognito boite is packed like a can of sardines. Lack of light feels like being in a Blackout but with beer. On that note, know what you want because it will be difficult to see it on the chalkboard. It's easy to eavesdrop amongst conversation central of the student and indie crowd. Otherwise, chill to the jukebox or nosh on popular pickled eggs.
Quite the little dive this is. Tiny, local and with a nice 'hidden' vibe to it, although everyone and their communist's daughter know about. Ha! An existential plug homerun!Anyway, place is tiny, cheap and they have live music from time to time. Very retro in decour with a few circa's 50's chairs. So basically it feels like this place was ripped out of Queen west and dropped magically on Dundas... more
Interesting comments from the previous posters. Saturday afternoons from 4-7pm is a must if you are really going to get a sense of this bar, the people, the atmosphere, the food and drinks. Michael Louis Johnson and the Red Rhythm band play every Saturday. Michael will serve you up a pint then pick up his trumpet and/or sing a song! Then in between verses serve up a few more drinks. Whether you... more
If a dirty living room full of hipsters is your scene, this is the bar for you. We're talking badly cracked walls, lamps that should be in an old house, bathrooms that smell, no reak, of urine, a really chilled out atmosphere, really friendly service, and great tunes. The bar, stools, tables and chairs look like those you'd find in a small vintage diner. The lighting is dim.A word of... more