These are the student-friendly bars pouring cheap drinks in Toronto

Sep 13 2019, 12:52 pm

The school year is already going full throttle, which means that pubs and bars are entertaining young academics with cheap deals once again.

And so that students have one less thing that they need to research, we’ve done the digging on this one.

Here are seven student-friendly bars serving up cheap drinks in Toronto!

Bar 244

Bar 244

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At Bar 244, their slogan is “$3 drinks always,” and they live up to that. This is the spot for bumping music with a bunch of different rooms to let loose.

Address: 244 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-599-2442


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Bistro 422

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Not to be confused with Bar 244, this dive bar on College Street is a fave with students on a budget for its menu featuring mixed drinks by the pitcher for just $13.28. Meanwhile, a pitcher of beer is priced between $12 and $14.

Address: 422 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-963-9416


Wide Open Bar

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Wide Open keeps it fresh with a different deal every night. On Fridays and Saturdays in particular, there are $5 drinks, $8 doubles, $13 pitchers… and the list of deals goes on and on.

Address: 139a Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-727-5411

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The Red Room

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A classic Chinatown favourite. The Red Room has cheap drinks, all day, every day. Bar rails are only $4.50. If you’re here for the beer, domestic beers are $3.50 while imports are $4.25. You can also visit for sangria specials and budget-friendly eats too.

Address: 444 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-929-9964

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W Burger Bar

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Finding a place to eat and finding a place to pre-drink doesn’t have to be complicated. You can do both at W Burger Bar. They have delicious burgers with meat ranging from kangaroo to wild boar. W Burger Bar also has $2 beers (seriously), $5 bar rails, $2 shots, and more. This spot is particularly great for students in the Ryerson area. 

Address: 10 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-961-2227

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Ein-stein Bierhalle


A favourite with many of the students at the University of Toronto, Ein-stein is a pub just steps from campus that’s known for cheap pints and pitchers. It has a cozy, grotto atmosphere and with occasional live music, the place is always packed with students.

Address: 229 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-597-8346

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Labyrinth Lounge

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Also known simply as “The Lab,” this bar is another place for U of T students to hang out after class. Daily deals include $4 bar rail on Mondays, $3.75 mugs of PBR on Wednesdays, $3 Jameson on Fridays, and more.

Address: 298 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-925-7775

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With files from Adrian Zee.

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