Pauper’s Pub539 Bloor W, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y5
Food and drink specials every day of the week, including tax-inclusive $5 2-ounce Bloody Caesars Monday, $6 3-ounce martinis Tuesday, and half-price chicken wings Wednesday. Daily 3 pm to 2 am.
Farmer’s Daughter1588 Dupont, Toronto, Ontario M6P 3S6
Though they have similar names and are only a block apart, Darcy McDonell’s Farmer’s Daughter and Farmhouse Tavern couldn’t be more different, the former’s decor best described as the aftermath of an explosion in a tractor factory, the latter all sleek subway tiles and electric-blue neon.
The two extremely popular resto patios also share a food philosophy: since everything on the menu is fresh, once it sells out it’s gone until the following week. To make sure this happens, they feature hourly food and drink specials every Sunday night. Starting at 5, oysters are a buck a shuck. At 6 a pint of whatever draught’s on tap goes for $6, at 7 that week’s featured cocktails are $7, and any open bottle of wine goes for $8 a glass from 8 pm.
Best of all, from 9 till 10, anything on either dinner menu is half-price as long as it hasn’t already sold out. That’s quite the bargoon. Can I show up at 5 and hog a table all night?
“As long as you keep buying food and drinks, you’re more than welcome,” says McDonell.
Sunday 5 to 10 pm. No reservations on patio. Licensed.
Burger Stomper364 Danforth, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N8
Buy any combo and get the second combo of equal or lesser value half off through August 31.
Factory Girl193 Danforth, Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2
$2 corking fee Sunday from 4 pm and all day Monday with minimum $10 food purchase.
Hot House Restaurant & Bar35 Church, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1T3
Get a pound of steamed mussels at the bar all day Monday, and $5 pints the same day from 3 to 6 pm.
House on Parliament454 Parliament, Toronto, Ontario
Where else will $18 get you 8 ounces of triple-A beef sided with garlicky mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and brioche-like Yorkshire pudding, and caramelized apple bread pudding for dessert? Sunday from 5 pm till it sells out.
Hunter’s Landing82 Fort York, Toronto, Ontario M5V 4A6
The Landing Cure – a Caesar sided with a lobster tail, slider, smoked bacon, smoked mozzarella, veggies and pickles – goes for $16 from 11 am to 3 pm at weekend brunch.
The Lakeview1132 Dundas W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X2
$3 mimosas, $4 Caesars and $4 daily pint specials from 11 am to 2 am daily.
McGugan’s1058 Gerrard E, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1Z8
$5 pints daily from 2 to 7 pm. Patio launch party Saturday (June 7) from 6 pm with free food, drinks and prize giveaways.
Piola – CLOSED1165 Queen W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J4,
All-you-can-eat gnocchi every 29th of the month for $14.99 per person.
Rivoli334 Queen W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A2
Free hour of pool between noon and 6:30 pm with purchase of food or drink.
Sidecar577 College, Toronto, Ontario
Three-course prix fixe dinners for $27 Sunday to Wednesday from 5 to 10 pm.
Sky Yard @ Drake Hotel1150 Queen W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3
Get one hot-buttered lobster with sides of Mexican corn, potato salad, coleslaw and jalapeño cheddar biscuits, followed by chocolate fool in a jar, plus a Corona for $36.95 per person Sundays at 7 pm. One seating reservations recommended.
Sneaky Dee’s431 College, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1T1
Half-price veggie, chicken, steak or shrimp fajitas sided with a heap o’ Mexi rice, refried beans, guacamole, salsa and grilled tortillas. Tuesday 11 am to 3 am.
Tortilla Flats – Closed458 Queen W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A5
$3.50 daiquiris Monday, $3.50 domestic bottles of beer Wednesday, and $3.50 margaritas Thursday.
The Wheatsheaf Tavern667 King W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1M9
Half-price chicken wings from 5 pm till close Sunday to Tuesday. Half-price appetizers the same days 3 to 5 pm.