Where to go for a stagette?
I need some ideas for a place to hold a hen party (stagette). It's supposed to be a lower-key event (think second wedding), since most of are a bit older, have little kids at home and not used to staying up too late (so no major nightclubbing). Ideally it should be a reasonable taxi fare to mid-town Toronto and to the Beaches.
How about a pub? The Auld Spot on the Danforth would be reasonable taxi distance to both mid-town and the Beach. Cozy neighbourhood atmosphere gives you the low-key factor but the upper-scale pub fare is pretty good. They'll do things like platters and things for party groups.
There's also the Mambo Lounge, which I haven't been to, but it's had some positive comments and looks like fun.
120 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1N1, CA
347 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA
There's a fun little bowling alley at Coxwell and Danforth called Danforth Bowl -- I was planning a stagette this spring and this was on the list of things to do (we never did end up going) -- the woman on the phone was really nice and accommodating.
What we ended up doing was a pedicure at the Elmwood Spa and then dinner at Crush followed by an hour at El Convento Rico on College. We ended the night with a room at the King Edward Hotel which we got on Priceline for $60.
I wouldn't recommend Crush as the service was terrible for our group.
For my stagette we ended up at Reservoir Lounge -- we didn't eat there but went for drinks and music.
Mambo Lounge at Broadview and Danforth. Tapas combo is 4 dishes for $21 and there is also an order off the menu set of entrees that you can select from Danforth Bowl would just be a subway ride away east.
Yorkville: Caren's Wine Bar for cheese plates and wine in Yorkville
West Queen W- Nyood for dinner followed by the Drake for drinks
Danforth & Broadview: the Globe for dinner followed by drinks at Allen's or Mambo.