5 Hottest Bars in Mississauga


Published May 7, 2016 at 2:26 am


When it comes to bars Mississauga has a good selection. 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 searches on insauga.com over the last 30 days:

5 – Failte

Failte is one of the largest Irish Pub in Mississauga and one of downtown’s most beloved bar stops. After all, it has an extensive selection of fine whiskeys and imported beers, which may also help keep you warm on those chillier spring nights. With something going down every night of the week, from drink and food deals to live entertainment, you’re sure to always have a good time. The weekend live music nights have great band come in from the Orangemen to Ill Scarlet.  

4 – &Company

Tucked away in the heart of the City Centre core is Mississauga’s is &Co. The roof top patio overlooks the downtown core and sits in view of the aesthetically stunning Marilyn Monroe condos. Hump day at 4 pm is when the action starts. It also happens to be the best day of the week to start checking out of work early to get a head start on after-hours drinks. Known more for its nightlife, &Co has upped their game recently with their seasonally inspired menu by Executive Chef Ron Stratton. At night, &Co. transitions into an exciting club experience with special events that boast the most outrageous live performances you will find in the city.

3 – The Wilcox

The Wilcox Gastropub is located on the corner of Hurontario and Eglinton and is situated in the Wilcox House – one of Mississauga’s oldest  Heritage Homes which features Greek and Gothic detailing and was built by Amos and Charles Wilcox in 1850. In a place that serves everything from pork sliders to poutine, Scotch egg, ceviche, cassava frites, braised short ribs, an18oz bone-in rib eye steak and confit of duck leg I’m going straight to the burger. This is one of their signature dishes here called The Wilcox Burger and it didn’t disappoint. The beef is grounded daily and the only one on this list that actually bakes their brioche buns daily. Now that’s dedication!

2 – 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.

1 – El Jefe

This might be the place to be this summer in Mississauga! It’s one of only three full-service Mexican restaurants in Mississauga and it’s called El Jefe, which translates to “the boss” or “the chief” in Spanish. The cocktail menu created by mixologist Slobodian has prepared an extraordinary menu that incorporates A LOT of tequila, seasonal flavours and fresh ingredients. Slobodian has travelled the globe from Australia to Mexico working in a white-glove service establishment, toiling as a breakfast cook and hotel bartender. “Tequila is more than just shooters and frozen margaritas. All of our house cocktails are tequila based with various flavours. We want to educate people on a great spirit mixed with fresh ingredients such as herbs, berries, and citrus,” says Slobodian. The drink menu includes a wide range of tequila brands from $4 to $130 an ounce and also boasts Mezcal, sangria, margaritas, beer (draught, bottles and cans), wine, prosecco and champagne. The long heated and covered patio is located in the front of the restaurant in the graffiti-rich alleyway as seen in the cover shot above.   

  1. El Jefe
  2. Door FiftyFive
  3. The Wilcox Gastropub
  4. &Company Resto Bar
  5. Failte Irish Pub
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