En­joy trendy restau­rants or launch a hip late-night bar crawl.

Toronto’s hippest neigh­bour­hood has round-the-clock amuse­ments: in­die bou­tiques, cool cafés and a late-night bar scene.

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LO­CAL HANG­OUT

Hey, re­mem­ber the ’80s? They’re back at Get Well, a low-key spot where you can grab a beer and a slice of pizza while try­ing your luck at a num­ber of vin­tage ar­cade games, in­clud­ing Cen­tipede, Ms. Pac-Man and Dolly Par­ton pin­ball. Get Well’s taps ro­tate through a va­ri­ety of On­tario craft beers, and most video games have a num­ber of free cred­its wait­ing for you. 1181 Dun­das St. W., getwell­bar.com

HIP BRUNCH

The Fed­eral is open for dinner—but it’s the daily brunch that has the Dun­das West crowd lin­ing up down the block. Try the eggs Fed­eral (mush­room tar­ragon cream and ba­con or kale), or the veg­e­tar­ian omelette. Pair your meal with a brunch cock­tail, like the hi­bis­cus shandy or a wa­ter­melon-rhubarb mi­mosa and get the day off to a good start. 1438 Dun­das St. W., thefed.ca

FINE VIN­TAGES

Mid­field Winebar & Tav­ern fea­tures an ex­ten­sive menu of red, white, rosé, sparkling sherry, am­ber and dessert wines, not to men­tion an im­pres­sive re­serve list. Just be­cause wine comes first here doesn’t mean the menu isn’t worth a taste. Pair your Caber­net Sauvi­gnon or vino Bel­lotti bianco with oys­ters, a cheese plate or grilled duck hearts. 1434 Dun­das St. W., mid­field­wine.com

ONE-OF-A-KIND FINDS

Ele­phant in the At­tic is an eclec­tic store/gallery fea­tur­ing not only vin­tage works of art, but a wide se­lec­tion of new works by lo­cal artists. Items for sale are or­ga­nized into ex­hibits—an ever-evolv­ing art show that changes with each pur­chase. 1596 Dun­das St. W., ele­phantinthe­at­tic.ca

PERK UP

Cygnet Cof­fee’s beans are roasted just over the bridge in the nearby Junc­tion neigh­bour­hood, and its baked goods— in­clud­ing cook­ies, scones and muffins—are equally as lo­cal and fresh. 1691 Dun­das St. W.

SHAKE A TAIL

Lula is a bar, restau­rant, mu­sic venue and dance school all rolled into one. Mu­sic styles vary, but gen­er­ally stick to jazz, world and Latin beats. Pop in for an ex­otic drink like the Caribbean sun­set, or try the late-night snack menu, which in­cludes pulled pork sand­wiches and fish tacos. 1585 Dun­das St. W., lula.ca

WILD FOOD

At Antler you’re more likely to find meals cen­tred around sea­sonal game such as deer, boar and bi­son here than you are pork or beef. Try the cock­tail menu, which in­cludes in­gre­di­ents like cedar-in­fused gin, vanilla bour­bon and maple syrup. As a bonus, the space’s wood decor gives off a real cabin-in-the woods vibe. 1454 Dun­das St. W., antlerk­itchen­bar.com

Lula

Mid­field Winebar & Tav­ern

The Fed­eral

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