838 Bloor West, 416-535-7486, tallboyscraft.com
In a city where pouring a dubbel into a pilsner glass can shatter your social life, drinking straight from the can is massively underrated. The relief of frosty condensation on your sweaty palm, the satisfying crush that follows your final sip: why deny yourself these small wonders in the name of propriety? At Tall Boys, where cans of local brew are the house specialty, glass shame will never be an issue. (If heathenry makes you squirm, glasses are, of course, available.) Tall Boys is almost always tuned into a game, making it a great haunt for sports fans. Keep an eye on the board to the right of the bar for the “secret beer” – whatever’s new and fleeting. Years in operation Almost two Specialty Over 50 tallboys and seven taps, exclusively Ontarian Food Exactly what you want to eat with beer: nachos, pulled pork tacos and substantial, freshly ground burgers. Veggie options, too. Patio None Hours Monday to Thursday 4 pm to 12:30 am, Friday 4 pm to 2 am, Saturday 1 pm to 2 am, Sunday 1 pm to 12:30 am.