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Davwud Oct 24, 2006 12:13 AM

Hey

After hockey on Wednesdays we like to go for beer and wings. We aren't all that happy with the place we've been going to for the past number of years and are seeking a new regular place. We play at the peanut and most people head north.
Anyone got a bar they'd like to nominate somewhere north of York Mills, east of Yonge and west of VP??

DT

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    sweetspotlee Oct 24, 2006 12:36 AM

    This is a pretty crap area for good bars. I'm curious to know the one you're tired of.

    I grew up near York Mills/Leslie and there are some ok/acceptable choices for what you need (i.e. beer and wings after hockey) - I would recommend either the Firkin pub on Leslie just north of YM or (can't believe I'm saying this...) The Keg just a little more north. That's how dismal this neighbourhood is for this sort of thing.

    There may be some more chainy stuff around Sheppard near and at Fairview Mall (i.e. Casey's), but I couldn't comment on the quality. I'd guess nothing special for the most part...

    Then of course there's Yonge/Sheppard - I don't know what's good there anymore though.

    Hope this helps.

    1. Davwud Oct 24, 2006 12:56 AM

      We go to the Britania at Yonge and Clarke in Thornhill.
      I'm not a "Firkin" person. The Keg is probably a little more then we're looking for.

      DT

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        sweetspotlee Oct 24, 2006 01:12 AM

        Okay, that's a little farther than I was thinking would qualify earlier on. And I can understand why you're sick of that place... and by the way, I'm not a firkin or keg person either...

        If you stay in that neighbourhood, you should probably go up just past Hwy 7 - there's a place called Archibald's Pub that looks like it might be more your thing.

        Just found their website, and it hilariously plays a muzak version of School by Supertramp when it loads.

        www.archibaldspub.com

        1. re: sweetspotlee
          Davwud Oct 24, 2006 01:14 AM

          That's getting too far. If we go that far, we'll go to All Star in RH.
          As it is, we've done Archibalds and it really didn't do it for us.
          Good try though.

          DT

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            sweetspotlee Oct 24, 2006 01:19 AM

            Last attempt, as it's really hard to find good places up there... never been to it, but it might work:

            Ferg's on Yonge a few blocks north of Sheppard.

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              Davwud Oct 24, 2006 01:29 AM

              Been there, done that. Won't go back on principal

              LOL, we loved the old owners. Really didn't get along with the new ones.

              And before you suggest it, the fish house doesn't have enough bar space to accommodate us at 6:30. Too bad, I love that place.

              DT

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                mikeb Oct 24, 2006 01:04 PM

                On the wings side, you could try the St Louis just north of Fergs. I like the wings at their Lola Road location, but I am not sure how the other locations stack up.

      2. domesticgodess Oct 24, 2006 02:09 AM

        Have you tried Milestones at yonge/sheppard?

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