Thursday Deals near TIFF

TIFF is back! It's a time for long line ups for artsy fartsy movies, waiting for celebrities showing up, and tired feet. Whether you're visiting Toronto or a home-grown Torontonian, you might want a place to eat or drink with your crew.

I saved you some trouble and found several restaurants with a deal you can munch or drink on. Don't worry, some are really close and some are only about a 10 minute's walk, if you're a slow walker.

Some pro-tips during TIFF:

  1. Try and limit your alcohol before your film.
    • That is, unless you're on a date and you've been dragged to a horrible film. Then numb your pain my friend.
  2. Don't eat too much!
    • Don't poop in the theatre either
  3. Enjoy your time at TIFF

Skip to Summary for mapped locations

 

1. In the Paint

       147 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
In the Paint Taps1

In the Paint is a really new bar that opened this past May. It's quite cozy and if you haven't figured it, they love sports. They love sports so much that their tables are even made up of an old gym floor! Now that's really "in the paint".

Deals

  • $14.95 for a burger and pint

 

2. Crocodile Rock

       240 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON
Crocodile Rock outside2

A bar with a bite, offering interesting deals. Definitely an after movie place where you and Suzie can have so much fun. No gators, gators gunna hate.

Deals

  • Half Priced appetizers

 

3. The Merchant

       181 University Ave, Toronto, ON
The Merchant Oysters3

Designed to be humble in the middle of a corporate sea, The Merchant is a place where you can relax without being self conscious about your image. Relax and enjoy, nobody will judge you for loosening up that stingy, business formal outfit.

Deals

  • $5.50 Stella Chalice
  • $2 Oysters

4. Grace O'Malleys

       14 Duncan St, Toronto, ON Grace O'Malleys4

Grace O'Malley's is busy. And that's not a bad thing! Let's say none of your buddies wants to watch "The Disaster Artist" and you end up alone. Here's a place to meet some new people and maybe one of them may have watched "The Disaster Artist" with you.

Deals

  • $13 Jugs of Beer
  • $5.25 Drop shots
  • Free Entry for students with ID

 

5. Wayne Gretzky's Toronto

       99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON Wayne Gretzky's Coronas5

From the Great One himself, Wayne Gretzkys Toronto is quite obviously a sports bar. That doesn't mean you can't have a good time with a group of friends. 4 bottles of beer should make some good social drinking after a good movie don't you think?

Deals

  • $5.99 bottle of Corona
  • $22 for 4 bottles of Coronas

 

6. Wide Open

       139A Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON Wide Open6

"Humble" would a disrespect to the level of energy this place has. Maybe you got a bit too excited for a movie and still have some extra energy left over. Here's a fun place after a fun movie, with a ridiculous deal.

Deal

From 5PM-8PM
- $2.75 Drinks

 

7. Earls

       150 King St W, Toronto, ON Erals Pink lemonade7

Earl's has a bazooka of deals just thrown at you. These are real deals too, not some cheap "deal menu" restaurants put out but aren't actual items on their dinner menu. So in your diverse group of friends you decided to bring to your diverse movie experience, everybody can be happy at Earls.

Deals

N.B. Bar feature

  • $6 1oz Pink Frozen Lemonade
  • $6 1oz Frozen White Peach Bellini
  • $10 Old Fashioned

N.B. The following are for the lounge and patio only!

From 2PM-5PM and once again at 11PM-2AM

  • $12 Ahi Tuna Tataki
  • $7 Avocado Super Toast
  • $5 Fresh Cut Salsa + Chips
  • $12 Dragon roll
  • $7 Guacamole + Chips
  • $9 Hawaiian Coconut Prawns
  • $23 Salmon + Sushi
  • $24 Steak + Coconut Prawns
  • $24 Steak + Sushi
  • $9 Traditional Ahi Tuna Sashimi
  • $9 Two Fish or Chicken Tacos
  • $9 Warm Spinach + Three Cheese Dip
  • $5 Yam Fries

Summary

1. In the Paint

  • $14.95 for a burger and pint

2. Crocodile Rock

  • Half Priced appetizers

3. The Merchant

  • $5.50 Stella Chalice
  • $2 Oysters

4. Grace O'Malleys

  • $13 Jugs of Beer
  • $5.25 Drop shots
  • Free Entry for students with ID

5. Wayne Gretzky's Toronto

  • $5.99 bottle of Corona
  • $22 for 4 bottles of Coronas

6. Wide Open

From 5PM-8PM
- $2.75 Drinks

7. Earls

N.B. Bar feature

  • $6 1oz Pink Frozen Lemonade
  • $6 1oz Frozen White Peach Bellini
  • $10 Old Fashioned

N.B. The following are for the lounge and patio only!

From 2PM-5PM and once again at 11PM-2AM

  • $12 Ahi Tuna Tataki
  • $7 Avocado Super Toast
  • $5 Fresh Cut Salsa + Chips
  • $12 Dragon roll
  • $7 Guacamole + Chips
  • $9 Hawaiian Coconut Prawns
  • $23 Salmon + Sushi
  • $24 Steak + Coconut Prawns
  • $24 Steak + Sushi
  • $9 Traditional Ahi Tuna Sashimi
  • $9 Two Fish or Chicken Tacos
  • $9 Warm Spinach + Three Cheese Dip
  • $5 Yam Fries