Toronto Pride 2013: Where to drink (legally) after hours
Toronto Pride 2013 is underway, and that means the fun cannot be contained to normal business hours. This Pride, Toronto’s top bar and club destinations will be serving alcohol later than usual—until 4 a.m. instead of 2 a.m., on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The catch? Not ever spot has a late license. Here is the full list of every bar that will be open late for Toronto Pride in 2013, and a helpful map of where to find them.
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