Quality Hotel & Suites Airport East
2180 Islington Ave.
Toronto, ON M9P 3P1
Phone: (416) 240-9090
Fax: (416) 240-9944
Bars & Cafes
Take a dip at the Swimming Pool and be drenched in the intoxicating spirits offered here. This little restaurant in North York serves a range of cuisines, from Italian and French, to Mexican and local. Try their fajitas, or pizzas and Chicken Wings, and you will be asking for more. There is also live entertainment organized here on a regular basis, like musical performances, so you can make it a really entertaining outing. The Swimming Pool is open till late, thus giving you a great option for a night outing filled with great food and booze and music.
A great hangout place for music and alcohol lovers, 3030 is located in the heart of Junction neighborhood. Offering a rustic and laid-back ambiance, it is home to a lot more than just musical performances. Open throughout the week, it hosts everything from art exhibitions and fashion shows to live music shows and theater gigs. Striving to become a center of cultural events and leisure, you can drop here to have a gala time over the weekend. Sit back in their contemporary space, as you gulp some liquor, gorge some food, and play the old-fashioned board games and pin ball. Unlike a regular bar, 3030 serves a great deal of dishes, that include Lamb Popsicle, Crab & Sweet Pea Ravioli, Butter Chicken Wings and Stewed Beef. Have a look at their website to stay updated on the upcoming and current events.
In the High Park area of Toronto, The Vegetarian caters to all those who prefer their meals meatless but not tasteless. The restaurant offers specially coded dishes for those with allergies, including without dairy products, wheat, and even without tofu, tempeh, soybeans or soymilk. The menu has a healthy selection of juices such as the Tonic Rejuvenator (carrot, beet, parsley and ginger). Main courses include a vegan pizza and a wheat-free version of penne pasta. A selection of wines are also available.
Located in the Corso Italia, a strip along St Clair West, that displays the rich presence of the Italian community in Toronto, this gelateria is a must-visit for its frozen goodies and a rewarding cultural experience. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, with the owner and staff greeting you warmly in their native Italian language. With over 50 different kinds of gelatos and ice creams, this place caters to varied taste-buds. The Italians are arguably the masters of coffee, and the fresh cups offered here back up this bold claim. Known for their inclination towards perfection, this cafe at times takes as long as three days to dish out some of its specialty menu, and so it is advisable to place your order well in advance. So come here for a real Italian treat, that will linger on your tongue for a lifetime.
Dark interiors, a vast dance floor, twelve billiard tables and a well-stocked bar await you at the Chalker's Pub, Billiards and Bistro. Come here to experience a heady mix of foot thumping live music, a fine selection of cocktails, fine liqueurs and brews and loads of fun! Munch on crunchy salads and stuffed sandwiches and sip on a martini as you catch all the sporting action screened on the Televisions. An exciting line -up of live music events and gigs add to the overall vibrant vibe.The pub entertains child patrons till 9pm. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The Ice Cream Patio is Woodbridge's very own quaint little Italy coming alive in this small town. Known for their fantastic antipasti, their wooden oven baked pizza the true Italian way, their delectable wine menu and of course the perfect ambiance set up there for a perfect romantic night out, surrounded by lamps and creepers and Italian music wafting in the background. For more information check their website.
Zone 1 Nightclub is a cool space to hang around with your buddies and play pool or simply enjoy chilled beers.
Big is definitely the operative word at this west end family-run sports bar and grill. At Joe Mercury's Big City Sports Bar & Grill, from the huge portions of food to the over-sized jugs of beer, from the giant television screen to the waitstaff's wide grins, the place has everything bigger, rather larger than life. Choose anything from their lip-smacking appetizers to the sumptuous servings.
Sip on an Irish Cider as you tap your feet to some popular folk, rock, bluegrass and blues tunes. The Local Pub and Restaurant is home to a variety of live gigs and good beers, right from the tap: ales, lagers, ciders among other brews. Dine on delicious chicken wings, beans with cheese and tortillas, fresh salads with feta and olives, lip smacking meatballs with spaghetti, beef stews and meat filled sandwiches as you listen to foot tapping music. Feel right at home in the warm and comforting ambiance of this pub as you meet people from all walks of life. You can also rent their space for hosting your private parties and events. Check website for more details on current and upcoming gigs.
A famed little establishment, Gate 403 is the place to be if Jazz and Soul enamors you. The establishment serves grilled delicacies which are not just delectable but nourishing as well. To top it all the live music coming from local musicians, raises the fun quotient here. The interiors are casual, but for the painted ceiling and the large pianoforte which add their own charm to this rather friendly place. With a delicious libation in tow, one can be assured of spending a great evening enjoying some good food and music.
Located in Etobicoke, Via Allegro Ristorante is ranked among the best Italian restaurants in the Toronto area. The combination of dishes cooked with genuine ingredients, the warm hospitality and festive surroundings is what keeps customers coming back. The decor definitely tells you you're in an Italian restaurant: wrought-iron wine racks, cantina, antique urns and wood-burning pizza ovens. The kitchen prides itself on preparing all its food from the ground up. Aside from the assortment of pizzas and pasta dishes, the restaurant offers 18 antipasti, all laid out for the customers to see.
A cozy little restaurant, Ferro is known to serve an amazing range of Italian delicacies. Located in the Wychwood area of Toronto, it is filled with locals, enjoying their mug of chilled beer and pizza. The ambiance of this little cafe is very home-like, and makes sure to put you at ease, the moment you step in. Drop by for a lunch or dinner and try their piping hot dishes like Veal Parmigiana, Aglio e Olio Pasta, Prosciutto Marinara Pizza and Ingamba Panini. They have also stacked up a good range of alcohols, to go with the complex flavors of Italian cuisine.