Hg2 : The Hedonist

Dakota Tavern

Infinitely more stylish than the rundown Horseshoe, it’s open seven nights a week here, belting out bluegrass, blues, country and indie rock. It may look like a dive bar from the outside, but this basement saloon has a shack-chic, rural hay barn look – without the smells.

Old-fashioned bits and bobs line the walls, and fairy lights glow behind the band’s small platform. It reels in the hoi polloi, but there’s also a mixture of local toffs and tourists all merrily bopping along to honky-tonk tunes.

Folks drink Mint Julep and beer, and snack on good ol’ staples like mac ‘n’ cheese and ribs. For some, it might be the last stop of the night after a swanky dinner, so the dress code runs the whole gamut from t-shirts to black tie.

249 Ossington Avenue (Dundas),
Queen West
+1 416 850 4579
Opening Times
daily, 6pm-2am
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