Visiting Toronto!

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  1. Green Snow Storm

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    Hey guys, me and a few buddies are coming to Toronto from Eastern Canada on Thursday to catch the weekend games vs. Anaheim and Washington.

    We have a lot of plans made about where we want to go. However I'm still open for suggestions as most of you guys obviously know Toronto a lot better than I do. We're staying at the Ramada Downtown so we're pretty close to a lot of the places we want to go and see.

    Any suggestions about what to do and see would be great from you guys, specifically what clubs/bars would you guys suggest for a few University kids after the games? We're planing to go to Real Sports one night, but the other nights are definitely open for discussion. Any help would be great. Thanks!
     
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    if you're planning on catching a game at RealSports, get there EARLY, it fills up fast -- or better yet, make a reservation if you can

    Good areas for bars/clubs are Bathurst/College, Bathurst/Bloor or Queen W/Ossington... also, check out Nathan Philips Sq for ice skating, even some late-night drunken pick-up :yo:
     
  3. do you guys go clubbing
     
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    I don't think they are from Philly...
     
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    Loose Moose is always fun after a Leaf game, especially on weekends. It's on Front just west of University (5 min walk from ACC).

    Last time I was there there were random girls dancing on the bar and taking off their bras, and waitresses up there too, pouring free liquor into my mouth (seriously).

    Check out Kensington Market too.

    Enjoy your time in Toronto, I'll be at the Washington game as well.

    GO LEAFS GO!
     
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    where do you guys park when you go to a leaf game at the acc?

    im going to my first one soon
     
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    Any of the bank towers have indoor parking and reasonably cheap. You can then walk underground using the "path" system to the ACC.
     
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    ill second the votes for bathurst/bloor and bathurst/college areas. when leafs games are on, paupers at bathurst and bloor has cheap pitchers ($11) and wings, if you're looking for a nicer place, the victory cafe on markham is good. the beer station has a huge selection of cheap beer, but is a pretty grimy place. the james joyce is alright too. there's lots of great late-night food around there too, shawarma/falafel, pizza, burritos. its a good area

    around bathurst and college, my favourite spot is toby's, $10 pitchers every night, lots of tvs, tsn and tsn2, no cover (except on ufc nights i think, but i dont go there those nights, its mad crowded). across the street from tobys is the crown and tiger, also cheap beer, not as many tvs though. sneaky dee's usually has live music and pretty decent food, but you can expect to pay cover (probably under $10) if there's a band playing, and the beer isn't as cheap.
     
  10. yea cause only people from philly go clubing
     
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    Not catching a game at Real Sports just going to hit it up after a game one night. Thanks for your help!
    Yup.

    Thanks! My aunt has told me about that place before.

    Looked up the Loose Moose looks like a pretty sick sports bar. Enjoy the game man, thanks!

    Awesome bud, thanks a lot!
     
  12. Richmond street is where all the clubs are, All star wings or Real sports for food/leaf games

    also the eaton center or yorkdale
     
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    I'll second going to see Kensington Market during the day, it's pretty neat if you like little shops and what not. It's also right next to China town, which is pretty cool to see.

    One place I like in particular is The Silver Dollar Room at College and Spadina (tons of bars in that area). They usually play live music, though I'm not sure what it's like on weekends. I normally go on Wednesday nights for blue grass, which is awesome.

    I great tip in terms of transportation, is that one $10 day pass is good for unlimited travel for TWO people on Saturday and Sundays. It's a great deal. It's $3 for one trip on the TTC, but if you buy 5 or more tokens at a time they're $2.50.
     
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    richmond and peter street has plenty of clubs if you want to enjoy the nightlife
     
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    I'm gonna check out Real Sports Bar

    it was voted the best sports bare in north america by ESPN

    gotta see it
     
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    Theres an Irish Pub called the OverDraught on Front Street with a ton of different beer and really good food, its right beside the Loose Moose and right below Joe Bidalli's.

    Also, if you havent been the Hockey Hall Of Fame is pretty cool, but thats only if your in that area. Real Sports is cool too.

    Have fun :)
     
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    1. The Loose Moose is a good bar/pub to go for a drink or 2 pre- or post-game. It's about a 5 minute walk from the ACC and Union Station.

    2. I'm not sure what kind of music you and your friends like, but here's a short guide to clubs and popular bars:

    - Tattoo Rock Parlour (Queen and Bathurst): play newer rock, and the big hits from 90's (they play the fun, upbeat rock songs, not the harder, more serious stuff) Fun club, with good atmosphere and usually a lot of good looking girls at the university age. I'm not a big clubber but I usually have a blast there. Finally, it's not uncommon to see Leafs and Raptors there on the weekends.

    - Grace O'Meiley's (King and University): Popular bar for upper-year university students and recent grads. Good atmosphere with a big dance floor. They usually have a live band that plays popular cover songs all night. It can get really busy on a Friday/Saturday night, so might be a line if you get there after 11:30. It's a fun place to finish the night.

    - Madison's Pub (Bloor and Spadina): One of the most popular pubs in Toronto. It's two old, three-story houses that have been converted into a giant pub. It doesn't offer more than your typical pub, but it's a busy place, and usually a decent crowd. I remember it being rated as one of the best places to meet singles a few years ago, but not sure about these days. I usually like to go for a beer or two there and then go somewhere else.

    - There are lots of good bars/pubs along Bloor Street between Spadina and Bathurst. You can just walk along and pick one for yourself. It's generally a university crowd since it's a popular area for U of T and Ryerson students to live during the school year.

    - Entertainment district/club district (Borders Spadina and University on the east and west side, and Richmond and King on the north and south): Almost all of the major clubs are in this district. Once you are in the area you will see a ton of people lined up for places, so you'll know when you are close. I really don't go to many clubs so I'm not sure which ones are best these days. This is a good site for club info and reviews: http://www.clubcrawlers.com/

    In general, most of the top bars, restaurants and clubs are just west of Yonge St. There are a lot of brand name restaurants and stuff around the ACC, but I doubt you are coming Toronto for the same things you can get back home. I'd suggest College West for great Italian restaurants, and the Danforth for amazing Greek food. I'd suggest getting a TTC day pass ($9) and hit the better areas of Toronto. They're all only a 5-10 minute TTC ride from the downtown core.

    One more suggestion: Real Sports Bar is cool place to check out, but there is nothing special about it after the initial shock value of it being so big. It's just a typical sports bar with overprice drinks and food, and not a great crowd for younger guys looking to have a fun in a great city. I'd definitely suggest checking it out, but it's not worth spending an entire night there, especially if you want to have some fun and meet some ladies ;)
     
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    OP is from eastern canada, they do clubbing quite a bit. As I recall PETA wasn't very happy :laugh:
     
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    (where all the suburban kids think it's at ;))
     
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    not a bar suggestion, but you should check out the Hockey Hall of Fame while you're in T.O.
     
  21. so where do you go?
     
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    Best place I've found is the parking garage right at the end of church, near the esplanade...can't go wrong with $5 parking
     
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    I second that, and the beer station being grimy. I've been going to Rovers just past bathurst and bloor lately, really nice comfy booths with a TV in every one. Free darts and pool too.

    And you cant come here without going to Sneeky Dee's.
     

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