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Wine Deals Toronto

What's in a Bottle of Wine?

'Should I order wine by-the-glass, or a bottle? Is that enough for 5 people? A buck-an-ounce or a $6 glass?’ So many questions, so little wine…

The short of it, a standard restaurant wine pour is 5 ounces (though at home, you're more likely pouring 7-9 ounces of wine). Some restaurants will pour 6 ounces, and other restaurants will give you a 9 ounce option. A bottle of wine is 25.4 ounces, so about 5 glasses of wine. Which means a buck-an-ounce is actually $25 a bottle, or $5 a glass.

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What's a Good Wine Deal in Toronto?

Full disclosure, I’m no wine sommelier. I enjoy wine with my meals, but also look for affordable, palatable wines at the lower end of the price range whenever possible. Considering your typical restaurant markup for wine is usually 200-300%, a $15 bottle at the liquor store can cost upwards of $50 when dining out.

I get it, restaurants need to cover glassware, staff wages, rent, inventory and storage, but they also need a steady flow of paying costumers. So when I see anything under 100% markup, it's a great deal!

Wine Specials

1. House Wines: Should NOT be automatically classified as poor quality. It just means there is strong inventory, are ordered regularly, and does not need to be sourced or carefully stored, which means a lower markup.

2. Daily Specials & Happy Hours: Restaurants will typically have a lower (50-100%) markup to attract early birds, night owls or to fill capacity on off-peak days. This means a good 30-50% discount on vino!

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Analysis of 400+ restaurants in Toronto
The Short Version
  • Divide a bottle of wine by 5 to find cost per glass.
  • Buck-an-ounce = $25 a bottle = $5 a glass.
  • Wine Wednesday is a real thing, and perfect for date night or whatever you're celebrating.
  • 2pm-6pm and after 9pm are typical happy hours and the perfect time for a glass of vino.

  • The Best Wine Specials in Toronto

    Ready to save some money and have wine as part of your dining out routine? Here at Dealiem we’ve found the hottest spots for wine specials, daily deals and happy hours in Toronto. For the full list of deals in Toronto and beyond, see map of all wine deals. Here are some of our favorites, broken down by West, Downtown, East, and Midtown Toronto.

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    Wine Deals in Toronto West
    Bar Poet - 1090 Queen St W, Toronto

    "Guests dine on pizzas & sliders below twinkle light-adorned trees at this outpost with wine on tap." $1 an ounce of red or white house wine, or half-price bottles during happy hour, Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm, and Monday to Friday 3-5pm.

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    Bar Koukla - 88 Ossington Ave, Toronto

    "Inspired by Athenian snack bars, this stylish spot serves mezes & seafood." Half-price on select wines every Sunday.

    Death & Taxes Free House - 1154 Queen St W

    "Lively pub with a side patio serving craft beer & a varied menu, plus brunch on weekends." Happy hour is every Monday to Friday, between 2-4pm, featuring select 6 ounce glasses of red, white or rose for $6.

    The Good Son - 1096 Queen St W, Toronto

    "Wood burning oven, amazing pizza, and a contemporary menu." They also have a Shops at Donmills location. Enjoy half-price bottles of wine every Sunday.

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    The Craft Brasserie - 107 Atlantic Ave, Toronto

    "Located in the heart of Liberty Village, offering great happy hour food and drinks." Enjoy the Game Changer red or white, 6 oz pours for only $4, everyday, 2-6pm, 9pm-close.

    Cafe Diplomatico - 594 College St, Toronto

    "Family-run fixture with a bustling patio, serving breakfast, basic Italian fare & drinks until late." Half-price wine bottles every Wednesday.

    Cactus Club - Sherway Gardens, Etobicoke

    "Views, vibes, and a long list of happy hour food & drink specials, with a hip rooftop patio and great happy hour specials." Half-price wine bottles every Tuesday & Wednesday. They also have a downtown location, Cactus Club Cafe, also offering this deal. Cactus Club the deck

    State & Main - East Mall, Etobicoke

    "Great for sporting events, with lots of daily specials and happy hour deals." Happy Hour is daily between 2-5pm and 9pm-close, where you can indulge in 6 ounce house wines for $5, or drop by Thursday for half-price bottles all day.

    Wine Deals in Downtown Toronto
    Gusto 101 - 101 Portland St, Toronto

    "Awesome heated sidewalk patio, roof top patio, and a great Italian menu." Vini Di Gusto (Gusto's own wine on tap), $1 per ounce, all day everyday. Choose from a Pinot Grigio, or a Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec blend.

    District - 303 King St W, Toronto

    "Health-conscious menu with a rooftop patio serving craft cocktails, light fare, and hearty sharing plates." Buck-an-ounce house wines, everyday.

    Biff's Bistro - 4 Front St E, Toronto

    "A modern French restaurant in downtown Toronto, serving classic French cuisine in a casual dining room and seasonal sidewalk patio and an extensive wine list." Half-price wine bottles every Sunday & Wednesday.

    Reds Tavern - 382 Yonge St, Toronto

    "Upscale scratch kitchen tavern offering an extensive wine selection paired with gastropub-style fare." Enjoy half-price bottles of wine Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday. They also have an Adelaide location (half-price wine Tuesday and Saturday, and a Mississauga location (half-price wine Tuesday). All locations offer $1 ounce of select wines Monday to Friday, 4-6pm.

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    Melrose on Adelaide - 270 Adelaide St W, Toronto

    "Intimate cocktail bar located in the heart of Toronto's bustling Entertainment District, serving a mean charcuterie board." Half-price bottles of wine on Wednesday.

    Planta Cocina - 10 Temperance St, Toronto

    "100% plant-based Mexican cuisine in the heart of the Financial District in Toronto." Planta also has a Yorkville, and a Queen St. W location. all serving 1/2 off bottles of wine every Wednesday.

    Baro - 485 King St W second floor, Toronto

    "Pablo’s Snack House located on the second floor at Baro is the perfect location to enjoy Latin-inspired shareable plates." Fiesta Hour: Tuesday to Saturday, 5-8pm, $5 snacks, $5 beers, $5 glass of wine (5oz Santa Carolina red/white).

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    Jump Restaurant - 18 Wellington St W, Toronto

    "Globally inspired American cuisine served in a polished space with a glass atrium, courtyard patio." Half-price wine bottles Tuesday to Friday, noon to 7pm. NOTE: Temporarily closed due to Toronto's ban on indoor dining.

    Oliver & Bonacini Cafe & Grill - 33 Yonge St, Toronto

    "Pastas, wood-fired pizzas & international dishes in a sprawling, minimalist setting with a patio." Half-price wine bottles every Saturday, and happy hour 2-6pm Tuesday to Saturday.

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    The Pint Public House - 277 Front St W, Toronto

    "Nestled next to the CN Tower, the Pint Public House is Toronto's home for sports and entertainment." Great happy hour deals, and half-price wine bottles, and $10 pizza on Tuesdays.

    Cactus Club - 77 Adelaide St W, Toronto

    "Views, vibes, and a long list of happy hour food & drink specials, with a hip rooftop patio and great happy hour specials." Half-price wine bottles every Tuesday & Wednesday.

    Wine Deals in East Toronto
    Dominion Kitchen & Pub - 500 Queen St E, Toronto

    "Part of the Fab family of restaurants, known for great happy hour deals and daily specials." Enjoy half-price wine bottles, or $6 (6oz) pours every Wednesday.

    Against the Grain - 25 Dockside Dr, Toronto

    "Another Fab family of restaurants, with a great waterview, and bubble dining in the Winter season." Enjoy $6 (6oz) pours Monday to Friday during happy hour, 3-6pm.

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    Christina’s on the Danforth - 492 Danforth Ave, Toronto

    "Greek & Mediterranean cuisine, weekend entertainment, a heated patio, and half-price wines Monday to Thursday.

    Scaddabush - all locations

    "Italian-inspired cuisine with multiple locations in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Vaughan, Oakville, and Richmond Hill." Enjoy half-price wine bottles every Wednesday, or $5 a glass of San Tiziano red or white wine Thursday to Sunday after 9pm.

    Wine Deals in Midtown Toronto
    The Good Son - 11 Karl Fraser Rd, North York

    "Wood burning oven, amazing pizza, and a contemporary menu." Enjoy half-price bottles of wine every Sunday.

    McSorley's Wonderful Saloon - 1544 Bayview Ave, Toronto

    "Festive hangout featuring over a dozen big-screen TVs, plus a wide draft selection & a pub grub." Enjoy half-price bottles of wine every Sunday.

    The Wallace Gastropub - 1954 Yonge St, Toronto

    "Contemporary, cozy gastropub with a stone fireplace, a unique beer selection & upmarket tavern fare." Great daily specials, happy hour deals, and enjoy half-price bottles of wine every Saturday.

    Pour House - 182 Dupont St, Toronto

    "Spacious Irish alehouse with global fare, traditional decor & a roof patio, plus live music." Another FAB restaurant, and alwaus has great daily specials and happy hour deals. Half-price bottles of wine, or $6 for a 6 ounce pour every Wednesday.

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    Co-founder of Dealiem, data enthusiast with a passion for building products and finding great deals.

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