Where to celebrate National Caesar Day in Toronto this year

May 14 2019, 2:42 am

Caesar cocktails are an iconic Canadian bevy and in Toronto, you’ll find them on menus at brunch, lunch, and dinner.

The drink is traditionally crafted with a blend of vodka, clam stock, and tomato juice, stirred with horseradish, a hit of Worcestershire sauce, and a celery salt rim.

But, in this creative city, you’ll find Caesars spiked with a range of spirits, plus creative spins ranging from amped-up garnishes to international riffs.

These are the savoury sips to enjoy during the National Caesar Day celebrations on May 16.


Tabülè Middle Eastern Cuisine

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Adding a Middle Eastern twist on the classic, this Harissa Caesar is spiked with Sobieski vodka, spiced with harissa, and served in a sumac and za’atar rimmed glass.

Address: 810 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-465-2500

Address: 2009 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-483-3747

Address: 2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-222-5424




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Designed to pair perfectly with their sea-sourced fare on offer from the kitchen, this famous Toronto oyster house crafts their signature Caesars with Walter’s mix and a choice of tequila, bourbon, or scotch.

Address: 469 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-363-8105


Thompson Diner

Thompson Diner

Treat yourself to the iconic Mac & Cheese, Thompson Burger, or Chicken & Waffle as an epic garnish to your Caesar on National Caesar Day, May 16.

Address: 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-601-3533


Cherry Street Bar-B-Que


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The smokehouse in the Port Lands looks for any opportunity to show off its meaty specialties. A smokey Caesar garnished with a rib has become a patio favourite.

Address: 275 Cherry Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-461-5111


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Hunters Landing

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The Cure is this CityPlace bar’s answer to a hangover. Calling it “over-the-top” is an understatement, this thing features an entire meal among the garnishes. We’re talkin’ pizza, lobster tails, bacon, cheese, pickles… it’s all there.

Address: 82 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto
Phone: 647-352-6082


The Chase Fish & Oyster


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Weekend brunch is a seafood-studded affair at this fish and oyster house. The house Caesar blends vodka with Carroll & Co. Bloody mix, then finishes the drink off with Clamato, lime, and a freshly shucked oyster.

Address: 10 Temperance Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-7000


Dundas & Carlaw

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Caesar cocktails rimmed with crushed Cheetos and finished with a pepperette, pickles, olives, and spicy beans are a must-try on this east-end patio.

Address: 1173 Dundas Street East, Toronto
Phone: 647-639-7281


Harlem Underground

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The Carbon Bar

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The Carbon Bar

On the weekends, the Southern-style brunch menu at this Queen East restaurant offers seductive selections to eat and drink. From the Caesar bar, start with a choice of spirits (vodka, gin, tequila, or rye) and then choose from four different styles including the Sea-sar that featuring layers of cucumber and tomato juice, topped with a wild shrimp.

Address: 99 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-947-7000


The Pint Public House


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This pub near the Rogers Centre serves up liquid brunches in a boot! The Breakfast Boot is available on weekends and features a variety of garnishes and spicy Clamato for an extra kick.

Address: 277 Front Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-340-6395




The ‘Go Wahl Out Caesar’ stands nearly two feet tall and features vodka, Mott’s Clamato, Sriracha mix, Worcestershire sauce, a housemade flavoured rim, and is topped with three Wahl Brothers Sliders: the Our Burger, the BBQ Bacon, and the Thanksgiving Burger. It’s got a limited run, available from May 16 to May 20.

Address: 46 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
Phone: 416-489-8922


Score on King

Set to open on National Caesar Day, this spot is known for a huge array of outrageous Caesars. Featuring Mott’s Clamato Caesar and garnished with options ranging from pickles, onion rings, and chicken wings to cheeseburgers and cake slices on a stick, this spot is a must-visit.

Address: 107 King Street East, Toronto


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