Where To Find Insta-Worthy Cocktails In Durham Region

Simple icon of two tall buildings. Downtowns of Durham

Looking to meet friends for drinks, or find a spot for the perfect date night or night out? We got you.

Whether you’re meeting friends for happy hour, looking for a great place for appetizers and drinks, or want to find your new favourite cocktail, we’ve created this list of totally Insta-worthy cocktails in Durham Region’s downtowns. If coffee is more your speed, make sure to check out our Instagrammable Cafés and Coffees Near Toronto blog.

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Surf Whitby

Close up of the Heat Wave cocktail at Surf.
Heat Wave | Surf, Whitby

Featuring small plates, tacos and craft cocktails inspired by Southern California, a visit to Surf Kitchen and Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or mocktail.  


99 King – Bowmanville

Cocktail with a cinnamon stick at 99 King.
The Apple Pie | Photo provided by: 99 King, Bowmanville

For a unique treat, stop by 99 King in Bowmanville for one of their signature cocktails like The Apple Pie. 


Cork & Bean – Oshawa

Caesar with pepperoni, pickles, and veggies in a mason jar mug.
Caesar | Photo provided by: Cork & Bean, Oshawa 

For a delicious Caesar in a cool café, stop by Cork & Bean in downtown Oshawa.  


PORT Restaurant – Pickering Nautical Village

Three different cocktails at PORT restaurant.
PORT Restaurant, Pickering Nautical Village
Photo provided by: @hungryspot.my

Enjoy a cocktail with a waterfront view at PORT Restaurant in Pickering Nautical Village.


Port Social – Port Perry

A cocktail with a lemon slice at Port Social.
The Port Sour | Photo provided by: The Port Social, Port Perry

See why The Port Sour is a fan-favourite cocktail during your next night out at The Port Social. 


Urban Pantry – Uxbridge

Bright orange cocktail with an orange salted rim at Urban Pantry.
DiMia’Rita | Photo provided by: Urban Pantry, Uxbridge

Urban Pantry features delicious drinks like brunch mimosas and blueberry pie martinis. They also offer yummy seasonal specials like the margarita pictured above. 


Tar’d N Feather’d – Beaverton

Bright pink drink with a lime wedge and a straw in a mason jar.
T&F Pink Puss | Tar’d N Feather’d, Beaverton

From pints to housemade cocktails, Tar’d N Feather’d in Beaverton is a great place to meet up with friends. While there, try the T&F Pink Puss, which is as delicious as it looks. 


The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill – Newcastle

Drink in a martini glass at the Old Newcastle House.
French Martini | The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill, Newcastle

The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill in downtown Newcastle is a year-round destination. With a gorgeous must-visit patio during the summer months, and a quaint and cosy indoor space, it’s the perfect spot for your next night out. 


Corrado’s Restaurant and Bar – Brooklin

Three cocktails on a patio table at Corrado's.
Photo provided by: Corrado’s Restaurant and Bar, Brooklin 

For delicious cocktails, or amazing Italian food, stop by Corrado’s Restaurant and Bar in Brooklin on your next night out. 


Mexico Lindo – Ajax

Bright green cocktail at Mexico Lindo.
Blue Margarita | Mexico Lindo, Ajax 

For an authentic taste of Mexico without leaving the country, enjoy a piña colada or margarita from Mexico Lindo in Ajax.