972 Danforth, 416-463-7843, theonlycafe.com
With all of the fantastic local liquid filling our pints (and our memory banks no doubt impaired by years of excellent intake), we tend to overlook the fact that our now thriving craft beer scene predates the past half-decade. A precious handful of visionaries were dishing local draught long before many devout drinkers of trendy microbrews were even born, let alone of legal drinking age. The Only is a grandpappy of T.O.’s beer scene, stocking up to 230 bottles. Some of the most desired brews make their way into its vortex, including the vast majority of Keep6 Imports’ portfolio: lots from cult indie breweries Trou du Diable, Dieu du Ciel!, Cantillon and De Molen. This hub for the beer community even hosts its own quarterly beer festival. Whether you’re a regular or an Only virgin, this is the kind of spot where strangers become friends and there are no pretenses, only the enjoyment of good drink. Years in operation 32 Specialty 24 taps plus a cask showcase local craft brews. Check out the crazy-extensive list, which routinely hovers around 200 bottles. Food Limited lunch and snack options; guests are encouraged to bring their own food to enjoy with their beer. Patio The sunny back patio seats 50 Hours Daily 10 am to 2 am.