It was a terribly hot day in Toronto (38C with humidex) and we felt like cooling off with a cold brew on a patio near my place. We nailed it with our choice of Sunrise Bar & Grill. The beer was refreshingly chilled although pricey for the area: Just over $13 total plus tip for a Keiths Red and a Heineken, both on tap.
However ordering the Special of the Day more than made up for what I thought was overpriced draft beer. My date ordered the Beer & Burger special which totaled a little more than $11. The burger was good and better yet it was a REAL beef patty, not one of those production-line perfectly-round and perfectly-flat flavourless jobs. I only had onion rings which were nothing to write home about; not a generous portion and the coating was crisp but bland. The presentation was bare-boned; just plates and utensils wrapped in a napkin. Baskets instead of plates would fit this eatery's style better.
Didn't much like the "music" being played on the patio (teenage dance pop) but inside it was more our style with classic rock in the background and soccer on the TV screens.. Nice long bar & selection of on tap beer, pub-style decor, friendly servers, so a very comfortable atmosphere inside and outside on the patio where we also enjoyed watching the rush hour traffic flow... roaring motorcyles, rumbling classic cars and slick convertibles were our dessert!
I give Sunrise Bar & Grill a 3.5 overall. There aren't enough nice, clean, safe patios in that area of East York (Toronto) so I think that accounts for inflated beer prices.
Definitely heading back before the heat wave wanes!