By Anthony Savonarota
With countless places to get beer most beachgoers won't need advice on where to go this summer to quench their thirst after a long hot day. However, for those who want a little something extra with their cold one, here are our three picks for the essential beer lover this summer.
1. Murphy’s Law
If anything that can go wrong will go wrong, then at least this Murphy’s Law can deal with your misfortunes the best way possible. Routinely touted as containing one of the best rooftop patios in Toronto, the pub’s close proximity to Woodbine beach (8 minute walk or three minute drive) ensures the outer patio scenery of nearby Lake Ontario and of downtown are stunning, and the breeze is especially perfect for a hot summer day.
2. Whitlock’s Restaurant
Located on Queen just east of Woodbine, this is also a place to frequent if you're a history aficionado who likes to combine your interest with your leisure time. The building is designated as a historical site, and it's been part of daily life in the beaches since 1891. It was initially a grocery store, then a post office, and even the first Black Diamond Cheese Factory in 1925.
3. Outrigger Tap & Table
Beachgoers who want a pub that gives them the beach atmosphere while doing away with the sunburn and inability to secure a spot will love this location. There's no pool, per se, but there is shade and a glorious fountain. For drinks, you'll find bellinis, margaritas and martinis, which are well-suited to the environment, as well as a beer selection that includes the classic imports/exports including Steam Whistle, Keith's, Stella and Bud Light.