Cloak & Dagger
394 College, 647-436-0228, cloakanddaggerpub.com
There’s something true grit-ish about hole-in-the-wall bars that charms me more than reclaimed barnwood and 20-watt Edison bulbs ever could. Cloak & Dagger has a rep as a cave-like pub frequented by thirsty, cash-strapped students, but beer lovers know it’s got much more to offer. Squishing almost 30 taps behind the tiny bar, the pub pours primary craft brew from small Ontario breweries like Junction, Barley Days, Wellington, Kensington Brewing Company and Gananoque. Settle in at one of the back patio’s cigarette-pocked picnic tables and work your way toward a solid day buzz. Years in operation Over 14 Specialty Twenty-seven taps plus cask, mostly Ontario craft Food No regular menu, but guests are allowed to bring food. Taco Sundays offer all you can eat with lots of fixins for $3. Patio Back patio fits 50 Hours Daily 2 pm to close.