8 student-friendly bars pouring cheap drinks in Toronto

Sep 17 2018, 6:45 pm

School is back in full throttle and that means that pubs and bars are entertaining young academics with cheap deals once again. To make life easier for said students, this list has eight bars with incredibly cheap drink deals 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 $12.39. 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. Forget $5 drinks, this bar is serving $2.75 bar rails every Thursday between 5 pm and 8 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, there’s $5 bar rails and $15 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 and 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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The Bar With No Name

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Going with the no-name brand always provides the best value, and bar drinks follow that thinking. Bar With No Name has $3.75 bar rails and $12 pitchers every Monday and Wednesday, $3.50 bottles on Tuesdays, and $5 tall cans on Thursdays. It’s a perfect spot for those on the west end.

Address: 1651 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-7500

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W Burger Bar

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Finding a place to eat and then 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. 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 pubjust steps from campus that’s known for $10 pitchers. It has a cozy, grotto atmosphere and occasional live music. The place is 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 student to hang out after class. Daily deals include $3 drinks (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday) $3.25 Steam Whistles on Sundays, $3 Jameson on Fridays and Tuesdays, and more.

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

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