Top 5 Hottest Bars in Mississauga

Published August 29, 2015 at 1:25 pm

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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 searches on over the last 30 days:

5 – Spice Lounge

Spice Lounge, located in the heart of Port Credit at Lakeshore and Stavebank, has some truly memorable gems. It has an extensive bar and food menu and serves up some refreshing, if not super sweet, sangria. Spice Lounge tends to get packed in the evenings, but the servers never fail to remain attentive. When it comes to after-hours fun, atmosphere is almost (just almost) everything. Spice Lounge succeeds in spades, making the most of its modest space with elegant stone, red accents, sexy mood lighting and a chic backlit bar. The high tables and dim lights scream, “date night” and they have live (but non-intrusive) music. It’s perfect for late night drinks and apps for both friends and couples. 

4 – The Pump House Grill Co. 
(Port Credit location)

On the corner of Lakeshore Rd. and Stavebank Rd. is The Pump House Grill Company, is also known as The Pump, and is a Port Credit fave. It is happening just about every night of the week and is especially busy on the weekends. The Pump offers a large selection of brews on tap, exclusive wines, and a feature cocktail menu, – it is a great spot to “drink, eat well and be happy” – the words The Pump lives by. The menu has something for everyone including a big section of bar classics, appetizers, pastas, burgers, and a must try selection of what they call Pump Favorites which includes Toasted Coconut Chicken, Smokey Hickory Maple Salmon, and Beer Battered Halibut just to name a few.

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 – &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.

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. &Company Resto Bar
  3. The Wilcox Gastropub
  4. Pump House Grille Co.
  5. Spice Lounge & Tapas
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