539 Bloor W, at Albany, 416-530-1331, pauperspub.com. 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.
1588 Dupont, at Franklin, 416-546-0626 Farmhouse Tavern, 1627 Dupont, at Edwin, 416-561-9114, farmhousetavern.tumblr.com
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.
364 Danforth, at Hampton, 647-347-7867, burgerstomperbar.com. Buy any combo and get the second combo of equal or lesser value half off through August 31.
193 Danforth, at Ellerbeck, 647-352-2799, factorygirlrestaurant.com. $2 corking fee Sunday from 4 pm and all day Monday with minimum $10 food purchase.
35 Church, at Wellington, 416-366-7800, hothousecafe.com. Get a pound of steamed mussels at the bar all day Monday, and $5 pints the same day from 3 to 6 pm.
454 Parliament, at Wellesley E, 416-925-4074, houseonparliament.com. 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.
82 Fort York, at Spadina, 647-352-7082, hunterslanding.ca. 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.
1132 Dundas W, at Ossington, 416-850-8886, thelakeviewrestaurant.ca. $3 mimosas, $4 Caesars and $4 daily pint specials from 11 am to 2 am daily.
1058 Gerrard E, at Jones, 416-901-9859, mcgugans.com. $5 pints daily from 2 to 7 pm. Patio launch party Saturday (June 7) from 6 pm with free food, drinks and prize giveaways.
1165 Queen West, at Northcote, 416-477-4652, piola.it. All-you-can-eat gnocchi every 29th of the month for $14.99 per person.
334 Queen W, at Spadina, 416-596-1908, rivoli.ca. Free hour of pool between noon and 6:30 pm with purchase of food or drink.
577 College, at Clinton, 416-536-7000, sidecarrestaurant.ca. Three-course prix fixe dinners for $27 Sunday to Wednesday from 5 to 10 pm.
1150 Queen W, at Beaconsfield, 416-531-5042 ext 244, thedrakehotel.ca. Get one hot-buttered lobster with sides of Mexican corn, potato salad, coleslaw and jalapeno 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.
431 College, at Bathurst, 416-603-3090, sneaky-dees.com. 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.
458 Queen W, at Augusta, 416-203-0088. $3.50 daiquiris Monday, $3.50 domestic bottles of beer Wednesday, and $3.50 margaritas Thursday.
667 King W, at Bathurst, 416-504-9912, wheatsheaf.ca. Half-price chicken wings from 5 pm till close Sunday to Tuesday. Half-price appetizers the same days 3 to 5 pm.