You’re trying to save money (who isn’t?) and that’s why getting a hold on specials around this fine city is essential.
Simply put: having the opportunity to bring your own wine to a restaurant should not be taken for granted.
Every week you work hard and if you’re feeling an after work spot to sip some rosé, you should do it. Now, knowing the days on when you should take advantage of special wine deals will make those times out even better. Luckily, we’ve got a quick rundown to help you in this important decision.
Here are some spots that will help you feed that wino urge while helping you save some cash in the process.
The “1930’s Paris meets London cool” bistro is a great spot to unwind at. The corkage fee is $25 and on Sundays bottles are half priced, should you need to reload.
Address: 4 Front Street East, Toronto
This quaint diner is nestled in a super laid back neighbourhood. If you’re looking for a hearty meal (think ribs and curry) to accompany your wine, it’s worth your time. On Sundays there is no corkage fee.
Address: 1071 Shaw Street, Toronto
If you’re looking for a place for drinks on any given Monday (no judgement), head to this downtown resto: there’s a $25 corkage fee on each of the first two bottles.
Address: 364 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Real Mo-Mo’s is a busy and fun spot that offers more than one special or two on the regular. With fish and chip specials and corkage deals like a $10 corkage fee from Sunday to Tuesday, it’s understandable why it is often rammed with people.
Address: 51 Colborne Street, Toronto
This Toronto institution has been serving the community for nearly forty years. Quality food is a cornerstone of the diner, but an added attraction is also the no corkage fee on Monday (on the first 750 ml bottle). The Rosedale Diner also sits across from the Summerhill LCBO, AKA the largest in the city, so you won’t have to worry about finding wine.
Address: 1164 Yonge Street, Toronto
Considered as one of the best brunch spots in Toronto, it’s good to know that on top of the high grade pancakes, this Liberty Village restaurant also does b’lunch and dinner where you can BYOW for a corkage fee of $25–cheaper than many of its “trendy” counterparts.
Address: 85 Hanna Avenue, Toronto
The corkage fee will run you $30 Tuesday to Sunday, but take advantage of Monday where it’s half off. $15 sounds way better than $30.
Address: 1710 Queen Street, West, Toronto
Los Colibris is a lively restaurant serving up fine Mexican cuisine. In addition to the flavourful food, you can bring your own bottle of wine for free on Mondays.
Address: 220 King Street West, Toronto
The Italian restaurant boasts menu options ranging from grilled octopus to pizza. It also puts the rest on this list to shame, offering a premium deal of no corkage fee from Sunday to Friday. This is on the first bottle. Additional bottle fees—$25 per bottle.
Address: 3827 Bathurst Street, North York
This elegant and modern restaurant created and run by star chef David Lee, offers a bountiful amount of selections for any seafood lover. The corkage fee is $35 a bottle and this can include up to eight guests.
Address: 180 Queen Street West, Toronto