5 King West hot spots for after work drinks


After a long day at work, sometimes all you need is to unwind over drinks with your friends or colleagues, right? We totally agree. Here are our picks for the best places on King West to hit up for drinks after work.

Crush Wine Bar


One of our favourite places to meet for drinks after work is Crush Wine Bar which is right down the street from Minto775. It’s a popular spot because it’s a good place to actually sit down to enjoy drinks with friends without feeling rushed. It’s also a choice venue for many weddings and celebrations.

Must order: wine of your choice and a cheese platter to share

Bier Markt

A popular spot during the summer but we like it all year-round. If you’re a beer lover this is definitely the place for you. We think it has the largest selection of beers that we’ve ever seen – they even have strawberry beer! They often have beer samplers where you can try a few different ones out, so we’d suggest you give that try.

Must order: six beer sampler

Spice Route


Popular for those who have a few in the group who might not care for an alcoholic beverage. A great array of teas populate the drinks menu, which also include martinis, imported beers and sake. If you decide to go for drinks, you might be tempted to stay for dinner once the aromas from the kitchen start to hit you.

Must order: Chocolate Chai or a Lychee Martini


A good after-work restaurant that serves delicious food and drinks! Nachos, oysters, butter chicken poutine – we love it all! The comfy sectional sofas make this after-work destination welcoming and needed after a tough day at work.

Must order: Cucumber Basil Smash


Brassaii is known for their Mediterranean inspired menu that we adore. Good ambiance, great food, and your close friends. You’ve got yourself a new after-work favourite!

Must order: Maker’s Mark (they’re currently updating their drinks menu but we hope the Campfire Coffee returns!)

Did we miss any? Let us know!

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