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Mar 1, 2008 07:07 AM

bars in T.O. with pinball?

We want to play pinball tonight!!! Does anyone know of any bars in Toronto, on or close to, the subway line, that still has pinball? Nothing too seedy, and OK food would be a bonus.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. The Horseshoe Tavern at Queen & Spadina usually has a pinball machine in the front bar, right by the window. I haven't been in about a year, though, so I can't say for sure whether they still have one. I don't think they really have food, though.

    1. Does the pinball machine at the Only actually work, or is it just for show?

      I've liked the food at the Only (you can find more about it by searching the board) but I don't know if/what they serve at dinner, I've only been for brunch and lunch. Some interesting bottled beer there too.

      Only Cafe
      972 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4J1L9, CA

      1. The Brass Taps on the Danforth used to have pinball...check that out.....the pizza's pretty good too.

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        1. re: rhodarocks

          The Court Jester near Pape and Danforth has a working pinball machine and board games. The food is quite good and the atmosphere is casual and friendly.

          1. re: food_whiz

            I'm so happy to see more responses! Thanks!
            I actually played a few rounds on a great Elvis pinball machine at the Fox & Firkin at Yonge and Eg. Too bad the veggie burger sucked...not too many veggie options.

            I'll have to head to the Danforth and try pinball at Brass Taps and The Court Jester--sounds like a good night to me! (geek!)

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          1. I was looking for pinball and found this (old) post... California Sandwiches (the original) usually has a couple of machines in good condition... not much of a bar atmosphere, good veal sandwich though... anybody else have thoughts or input about a good bar for some balling?

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            1. re: WeebeyBrice

              The Done Right Inn on Queen St. as long as you're cool with 20-something hipster types.