The 10 Best Restaurants and Bars Near the Danforth Music Hall in 2023

Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner.  With the pandemic in the rear view window, finally live music is finally a thing again!  If you’re heading to the legendary Danforth Music Hall for a concert, why not make an entire day/night of it by exploring all the incredible restaurants and bars near the Danforth Music Hall.  

1. Sidebar:  

Sidebar is next door to the Danforth Music hall making it the unofficial after party for most events. Sidebar is a music-centric cocktail bar specializing in classic cocktails as well as an extensive selection of local Ontario craft beer.  Sidebar’s dinner menu features modern North American cuisine made fresh in house with a wide variety of items to pick from.


161 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2

2. Louis Cifer:

Louis Cifer Brew Works is located in the heart of Greektown on the Danforth.  ‘Louis Cifer Rituals’ is our southern inspired Cajun soul food menu.  Like at the crossroads, you’ll want to sell your soul for more!  

Their sinfully good craft beer is brewed with much love and a little bit of mischief. From IPAs to Lagers, Louis Cifer has a beer for everyone. Their mission is to make the best damn beer you've ever tasted.

Located just a few short steps from the Danforth Music hall, it is the perfect place for pre concert dinner and drinks with friends. Especially because they brew their own beer it is the spot for unique beers you can’t find anywhere else.



417 Danforth Ave,
Toronto, ON M4K 1P1

3. Pizzeria Libretto:

After drawing inspiration from the Neapolitan pizza tradition native to Naples, Pizzeria Libretto opened its Ossington location in August of 2008. Committed to delivering a true southern Italian experience, we were one of the first restaurants in Toronto to proudly serve VPN certified pizza within the strict guidelines laid out by the Napoli government.   Libretto is only about a block and a half away from the Danforth Music hall which makes it perfect for some pre-concert pizzas with friends.


550 Danforth Ave,
Toronto, ON M4K 1P7

4. Allens:

Opened in 1987, the restaurant has achieved near-institutional status, as its bar - featuring 340 whiskies, over 100 VQA wines, international wines and 140 domestic and international beers, and dining room are considered the very best of type. Allen’s is only steps from Broadview Subway Station. Customers travel from all over Canada, the U.S. and Europe to sample the unique offerings, but a solid core of local regulars maintains a consistent atmosphere of good cheer, conversation and welcome.

Allen’s is just a few steps away from The Danforth Music hall, so if you’re in the mood for a great pub fare and extensive collection of spirits this is your place.

143 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2

5. Christina’s on the Danforth:

If you’re looking for an Authentic Greek experience in a fine dining restaurant with so much history that it’s almost impossible to describe then Christina’s on the Danforth is your spot.   Just a couple of minutes away from the Danforth Music Hall, Christinas on the Danforth is a perfect intimate spot for your date or your friend group to have an amazing dining experience before you head over to your concert!

492 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON, M4K 1P6

6. The Pantheon

Pantheon Restaurant has been serving authentic Greek cuisine to Danforth food lovers since 1997. The restaurant is family run by Nick Parussis, the owner, Olga Parussis, his wife. Nick has been in the restaurant business for almost 40 years as a chef. Prior to owning Pantheon Restaurant, he was a chef at Ilisia, where he was well regarded for his grilling skills.

If you’re looking for an Authentic Greek experience before your head to The Danforth Music Hall  this is a Greektown staple.

407 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON – M4K 1P1

Since 1999, Fresh Kitchen + Juice Bar has been a Toronto staple for modern, plant-based food. What started as a juice bar on Queen West in 1991 by our founder, Ruth Tal, has turned into a restaurant company that has branched across the Greater Toronto Area, capturing the hearts of people who want to eat with freshness in mind.

Fresh is just a few steps away from The Danforth Music Hall and if you are anyone in your group are looking for plant based food that is extremely tasty before you head to your concert this is definitely for you.

320 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N8

8. IL Fornello

At IL FORNELLO we believe that simple, fresh ingredients, prepared and cooked with love and passion become truly great dishes, from pizza to pasta to entrées and more.  Just a short 5 minute walk from The Danforth Music Hall.  If you’re looking for incredible Italian this is your spot.

576 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1R1

9. Crazy Burger

Crazy Burger might be the farthest option on this list but is definitely worth the short walk.   A brand new Burger spot that does traditional, thick but burgers made to order that will have you drooling for more.   A perfect spot for some pre-concert burgers with friends before heading over The Danforth Music Hall.  

980 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 1L9

10. 521

Although not a restaurant, the 521 is the perfect after party spot to get amazing cocktails and enjoy a fun, party atmosphere.   Just a quick 5 minute walk away from The Danforth Music Hall and the perfect spot for the after party!


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