Bill Sweete and Casey Bee opened Sidecar on College Street in 2007. Their goal: To offer high-quality food and outstanding service at reasonable prices.

Since opening, Sidecar Restaurant has become a core part of the College Street business community and has acquired a legion of loyal regular customers who appreciate great food, professional service and an urbane selection of wines and cocktails.

Summertime is especially lively at Sidecar when customers head for the back patio (one of the city’s best) for an outstanding outdoor dining experience.

Casey and Bill also opened their popular members-only bar, TTS (The Toronto Temperance Society), above Sidecar in 2010.





Brandy / Cointreau / Lemon



maker's mark Bourbon / Cinzano sweet Vermouth


Harvey Wallbanger

Vodka / Freshly squeezed Orange Juice / Galliano


Dark & Stormy

Goslings / Lime / Ginger-Beer


Maraschino Gimlet

Gin / maraschino / Lime


If you would like the recipe to any of our cocktails, please speak to the bartender and we will be delighted to share it with you.All cocktails are 2-3oz.


Something Stormy
Lime, Mint & Ginger-Beer


Sparkling Lemonade
Lemon, Sugar &Soda
(add raspberries for $2)











If you would like the recipe to any of our cocktails, please email us and we will be delighted to share it with you.All cocktails are 2-3oz.


Cocktails are bottled by the Toronto Temperance Society



Rye, Absinthe, Bitters


Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters


Old Fashioned
Bourbon, Sugar, Bitters


El Presidente
Rum, Dry Vermouth, Cointreau, Grenadine



Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth

Gin Martini
Gin, Dry Vermouth, Olive or Twist

If you would like the recipe to any of our cocktails, please email us and we will be delighted to share it with you. All cocktails are 2-3oz.


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Poema Cava


Cuvée Jean-Paul Blanc 2013


Pinot Grigio Sensi 2013


Honeywell & Todd Chardonnay 2013




··············· France ···············
Jean-Paul Cuvée Rouge 2012 36
Bourgogne Domaine Prieur-Brunet 2012 66
Bourgogne Louis Jadot 2011 70
Morgon Beaujolais Chateau des Jacques 2011 76
Crozes-Hermitage Etienne Pochon 2012 78
Givry Domaine Thenard 1er Cru 2008 90
··············· Italy ···············
Valpolicella Classico Righetti 2013 44
Valpolicella Ripasso ‘Campoletti 2013 50
Chianti Classico Formichi 2010 70
Nebbiolo d’Alba Gigi Rosso 2011 72
Rosso di Montalcino il Poggione 2012 75
Chianti Colli Senesi Fattoria di Felsina 2012 76
Brunello di Montalcino il Poggione 2012 114
Amarone Mazzano Classico 2004 190
Tignanello 2011 206
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Seven Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 48
Honeywell Todd Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 48
Castle Rock Pinot Noir 2012 55
McManis Pinot Noir 2013 56
St-Francis Merlot 2010 70
Schug Pinot Noir 2013 74
Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 75
St-Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 80
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 80
Beringer Cabernet ‘Knights Valley’ 2012 95
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 162
Caymus Cabernet ‘Special Selection’ 2011 250


··············· Canada ···············
Cave Spring Rose 2013 42
Cave Spring Dolomite Riesling 2013 48
Cave Spring Estate Chardonnay 2012 54
Fielding Estate Bottled Riesling 2011 56
··············· France ···············
Jean-Paul Cuvée Blanc 2013 36
Mellot ‘Sincerite” Sauvignon Blanc 2013 50
Macon Villages Louis Jadot 2013 58
Gewürztraminer Paul Zinck 2009 62
Sancerre Domaine de la Villaudiere 2013 70
Coulée de Serrant Nicolas Joly 2007 155
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Sensi Pinot Grigio 2013 40
Maculan Pinot Grigio 2013 48
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2013 54
Elena Walch Pinot Grigio 2013     80
··············· USA ···············
Honeywell Todd Chardonnay 2013 48
Seven Peaks Chardonnay 2013 48
Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2012 56
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2010 122


··············· Sparkling ···············
Poema Cava, Spain 44
Fielding Estate Sparkling, Ontario 72
Veuve Clicquot 375 ml 80
Veuve Clicquot, Champagne 140
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose, Champagne 135
Tarlant Zero Brut, Champagne 140
Dom Pérignon Brut 2002, Champagne   280


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Sidecar Restaurant is located in Toronto's Little Italy on College St.
577 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Our patio is open seasonally.

It is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of College Street.

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Bill Sweete

Bill Sweete began his restaurant career at a young age, mastering every station in the kitchen before moving to front of house. This experience made him knowledgeable and highly skilled in all aspects of the business.

For more than 10 years Bill worked in two of Toronto’s iconic, fine dining establishments – North 44 and Bymark – before opening Sidecar with his partner, Casey Bee.

Bill received a sommelier accreditation from George Brown College in Toronto to enhance his food and beverage skills. And to sharpen his business acumen, he earned an MBA degree from the University of Guelph in 2013.

His hardworking, innovative approach to the business helped fueled Sidecar’s success on College Street’s competitive restaurant row.


Casey Bee

Casey Bee earned his Bachelor of Arts degree (philosophy) at the University of Toronto in 2006, working as a barista and waiter to help pay his way.

He remained a waiter after university to learn more about a business with which he had become increasingly fascinated, and to sharpen his innate people skills. His last waiting position was with Acqua Ristorante (now closed) a long standing institution in Toronto’s financial district.

During his years as a waiter, Casey traveled extensively, acquiring an appreciation for food and drink in parts of the world as varied as India, China, Austria, Scotland and Russia.

In 2007, he opened Sidecar with his partner, Bill Sweete, working front of house where he specializes in taking care of guests.

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