533 Kingston Rd.
Pickering, ON L1V 3N7
Phone: (905) 831-6200
Fax: (905) 831-6025
Bars & Cafes
This place looks more like a swanky club than a sports bar that it actually is. Located on O'Connor Drive in East York, Rally Sports Bar is where you rally for your team with close friends and have a good time. With 40 TV screens, it's hard to miss any part of the game here. The menu here is a great mix of North American comfort food and delicious public-house delights like poutines, chicken wings, crab cakes and such. With a number of delectable smoked dishes on the menu, Rally rightfully advertises itself as a smokehouse. Beverage menu includes a long list of popular imported and regional beers. The plush place, expands to 650 square meters (7000 square feet) and is often sought for private business events and celebrations. Check the website for more details.
With 22 televisions all tuned to various athletic competitions and 16 draft taps tuned to the patrons, this east end bar has been voted Toronto's best sports bar three times by Toronto Sun newspaper readers. The club is ideal for grabbing a bite, drinking as well as enjoying sports. A nightclub as well, the spacious Mr Slate Sports Bar serves a blended menu. Pizzas, burgers and nachos along with dinner entrees like steaks, chicken and pasta is an additional add to the Pub's fame.
Ed's Real Scoop opened in its Beaches location in 2002 and has ever since garnered a community of loyal patrons in the locality. For those of you with a sweet tooth, this place is a definite must-visit; even for those, who aren't dessert-lovers should give Ed's a decko; perhaps you could be converted! They offer delicious, creative, drool-worthy flavors like Tanzania Dark Chocolate, Burnt Marshmallow and cotton candy on freshly made waffle cones. Apart from regular ice creams, Ed's also offers home-made chocolates, froyos, sorbets and gelatos - all in various flavors, of course! There are many seasonal offerings too, that draw inspiration from fresh ingredients. As if this weren't enough laurels on this ice cream parlor, the staff here is extremely polite and child-friendly; so load up the family truck and head here!
If you have just heard about bubble tea and are keen on trying a glass of these chewy drinks, then head to Go For Tea in Thornhill. Located in Thornhill, this Chinese tea room has brought the Taiwanese staple drink to the Canadian shores and has succeeded in serving freshly prepared, savory bubble teas. Bubble tea is a fruity drink that sometimes comes with milk and tasty tapioca pearls to chew on. Besides bubble tea, you can also select from a variety of traditional Taiwanese tea, iced tea, hot and cold coffee, slush, yogurt and other refreshing drinks. Also served here are a number of traditional Taiwanese and Japanese delicacies, that remain true to their original flavors. Call or visit their website to for more details.
If tea is your poison, then drown in its aroma and flavor at this quaint tea-room in Richmond Hill. Do not forget to try the Bubble tea, Condensed Milk Toast or the Oreo Cake for a memorable after-taste. There are a wide variety of desserts and drinks to choose from. The ambiance is pleasant and service is good. All in all, it is a comfortable place to relax and enjoy your cuppa.
Located in the legendary Danforth area of Toronto, TKO's Sports Pub, the old-style sports bar caters to locals who come in to cheer their favorites while munching on Fish and Chips and gulping down a brew. If the hockey legends that stare down from the walls are any indication, the bar's name is a little misleading, unless the implication is that NHL hockey is more fisticuffs than finesse! With an array of drafts and ales , it's not a bad place for the true sports aficionado to spend an evening.
If you're looking for some authentic Japanese cuisine, head to Aki Da Japanese Seafood House. The stainless steel cooking surface or teppan catches one's attention. The interiors are pleasant with a neat seating lay-out and good lighting. Head to tatami rooms or the sushi bar depending on your choice of food. A unique thing about this restaurant is 'Omakase' where the chef prepares your meal based on your taste and budget. With an extensive menu they have over fifty a-la-carte choices of sushi and sashimi and numerous other combinations. Not only this the restaurant specializes in all types of seafood.
Pack in the kids and head to Le Skratch in Oshawa. This exciting restro bar has a delectable food and drink menu that will make you want a bit of everything. From pastas to steaks, mac n cheese to chocolate mousse, the kids and grownups all join in the fun. It gets even better with the whole range of events put up by Le Skratch which include live bands and game night specials. Also to add to the fun, Le Skratch houses billiards tables for all those who want to sharpen their skill while waiting for their food or table. Loud, entertaining and gastronomically divine, Le Skratch is a perfect place for a casual yet fun night out.
Far cry away from the crowded pubs and pigeon-holed clubs, the Status Lounge is a classy venue. The mantra here is party in style and along with a funky crowd; the lounge is very particular about the dress code. This spacious nightspot offers a relaxed ambiance, where you can choose to groove on the dance floor or gang up with your friends in a cozy corner. Depending on your mood and preferences, you can select from the different bar areas, each offering exclusive services and comfort. If you want to be away from the action, simply book a VIP Room that is replete with requisite facilities and variety of libations. The entertainers performing here are as popular as the club itself and it boasts off an elite artist/band line-up. Status Lounge is also available for private events on certain days. For more details and gig guide, call ahead.
The Atria Bar and Grill is a small watering hole that is popular for its live music concerts and cheap beer. Live music concerts, karaoke nights, happy hours and similar other events keep the place abuzz. You can sit inside and cozy up with your favorite drink or chill out on the patio and indulge in people watching. All in all, Atria Bar and Grill makes for a hassle-free and entertaining night out with friends or family.
Every morning, the whiff of freshly prepared food attracts students of Durham College and visitors to the E.P. Taylor's Pub & Restaurant. This friendly place serves an array of wholesome sandwiches, snacks and salads. Keeping in mind the small budget of students, this pub also has various special days for discounts and other exciting offers. To know more, check their website.
If Elvis were a sports fan, this Leaside area bar would be Graceland. Every inch of wall space is splattered with jerseys, pictures, tributes and caricatures of every athlete who ever laced up a pair. With a theme park like this, there might be a tendency to let the food slide. It's definitely not the case here, with both food and service as good as you'll find in any pub setting. The menu at McSorley Saloon features offerings such as Old Man McSorley's cut prime rib and the Bayview Burgercooked to order. Call ahead to know more.