5 Hottest Bars in Mississauga – November 2015

Published October 22, 2015 at 9:04 pm


When it comes to hot bars, no city’s selection is ever static. Good bars come and go, but some true gems stand the test of time and entertain partiers and cocktail enthusiasts night after night. So, if you’re looking for a great local watering hole, we’ve got lots to choose from.

Here are the top five hottest bars in Mississauga based on pageviews and searches on insauga.com:

5 – 229 Bar

229 is a new late night joint in Port Credit. 229, occupying a modest space, offers diners a more rustic, casual vibe. The resto is designed for drinking, with the bar proudly occupying almost an entire half of the dining room. It’s all about fun at 229 and we can appreciate that. 229 offers customers something that’s lacking in the city — authentic Central American cuisine. Their dishes are savory, memorable and filling and their vibe encourages guests to loosen up and pair their cocktail with a little light-your-mouth-on-fire house-made hot sauce. 

4 – Allstar Wings and Ribs – City Centre

The new restaurant boasts over 4,000 sq. ft. with a large bar and booth and table seating scattered throughout. The resto is decorated with sports paraphernalia, such as jerseys and photos of the Toronto Maple Leafs (whether you like them or not) and other teams. Food Menu: The menu includes over 200 wing sauces (All Thai’d Up, Creole BBQ, Caesar Does Texas, Masala Madness, Snake Bite, Pandora’s Bomb and Armageddon, just to name a few), baby back and beef ribs, sandwiches (19 kinds of grilled cheese, peameal bacon, certified Angus beef, chilli & lime tilapiasandwichesand more), 19 French fry recipes (Arahova, Texas Zinger, Chili, Ranch and more), steaks, 19 charbroiled burgers (Canadian Eh!, Brie Burg, Losfer Words, Hot Mess and more), a variety of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and salads. 

3 – Wingporium

Port Credit’s Wingporium might be one of the best chicken wings joints I’ve experienced. This is Wing Emporium’s second location, with the first being in Etobicoke. This joint isn’t too big and boasts TVs mounted everywhere and a patio that looks like it would double capacity if it was open. The wings were breaded and cooked to perfection and the sauces were all made in house. The flavours are sectioned off into dry, mild, medium, hot and suicide, so I had one from each section. Crazier diners can try the Scorpion Kiss and Black Mamba (which the restaurant actually advises pregnant women to avoid).  I had the Dry Roasted Rub, Big Boy Cool Toys, Interview with a Vampire, Bubba’s Backfire and Chipotle. The winner is Interview with a Vampire! It must be fun naming these flavours! 

2 – Fred’s Bar and Grill

This is one of the best kept secrets in Mississauga. You can find this bar/restaurant hidden in a small plaza in Central Mississauga. Recently Fred’s Bar & Grill has taken over the China, well China City, which was next door and added a brand new section. The reno, which was a huge undertaking that required the gutting of the entire space, has made the resto much more open and inviting to eat your chicken wings! The new digs offer 26 TVs and two 80” babies on the wall, so there is not a bad vantage point anywhere in the restaurant. They even have a Toronto Maple Leafs wall that covers the entire west side of the restaurant. It serves up great food and has great service. This little place is great for chillin’, hanging out, watching sports and maybe even taking a date to. The food here is great at very reasonable prices. 

1 – Door FiftyFive

Imagine you’ve been whisked away to a Queen West bar. Since it opened just over two weeks ago, this place has been crazy. Even on weeknights, when other bars in the area are dead, this place is busting at the seams with people and with good reason. Get ready to be amazed. Every aspect of this place — including the space and menu — has been designed with the utmost thought to detail.  When you walk in, you’ll notice wood beams throughout the space, reclaimed tobacco sticks (wood sticks used back in the day to dry tobacco), old whiskey barrels, Edison bulbs (light bulbs from 1920s that lit the way through the underground tunnels used for bootlegging), a wall of hot saucea wall of beer labels and an artist-designed wall of books.

Let us know! Do you agree? Did we miss any? 


  1. Door FiftyFive
  2. Fred’s Bar & Grill
  3. Wingporium
  4. AllStar Wings & Ribs
  5. Nourish Moi
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