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JennaBean Mar 10, 2011 10:58 AM

I'm looking to book a venue for a work event on a week night. The following is our criteria:

- 150 people
- TTC easy (can be streetcar or subway like)
- South of Bloor
- Drinks and finger food
- Pool tables
- Some sort of dance space
- Reasonable price on bar rail and domestic beer

At the moment we are looking at the Charlotte Room. Any other suggestions? I'm really coming up empty on this one.

Thank in advance,
JB

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    ylsf Mar 10, 2011 06:41 PM

    I was thinking Charlotte Room too but see you already thought of it... I haven't been myself but saw it featured on a deal site so read up about it at that time.

    I went for a friend's b-day party at Andy Pool Hall a few years back, didn't have any food so can't comment on that but should meet your other criteria. Please post back on what you pick and how it went!

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      JennaBean Mar 11, 2011 06:53 AM

      Andy's is a good idea! I will give them a call.

    2. jlunar Mar 10, 2011 07:04 PM

      ... The Raq? Not sure on size though.

      When I first saw the question, I was like, "JennaBean would kno- oh.."

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        JennaBean Mar 11, 2011 06:54 AM

        I know! Usually the events I plan do not involve pools tables and reasonable bar rail. This is proving to be a big challenge!

        The last time I did an event that required a pool table we headed to the Academy of Spherical Arts and while a great venue not at our price point this time around.

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        Academy of Spherical Arts
        38 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON M6K, CA

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        JennaBean Mar 14, 2011 02:14 PM

        So no go for any of the suggestions provided today. The search continues.

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          pinstripeprincess Mar 14, 2011 02:46 PM

          before i get into suggestions, what was wrong with andy or raq and waq or charlotte room?

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            JennaBean Mar 15, 2011 12:54 PM

            Andy's was a little too low-brow for folks. They hosted the event at Raq two years ago and it didn't go well. Charlotte Room is still on the list but it is likely too small as now we are sitting around 200 people and the max there is 180 and IMO a squishy 180.

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          Cat123 Mar 15, 2011 06:40 PM

          Easy/The Fifth?

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            jlunar Mar 15, 2011 06:46 PM

            They have pool tables?!

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              Cat123 Mar 15, 2011 07:07 PM

              I wasn't sure about that but a couple of google results suggest they do. Obviously they would have to confirm: :-)

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              JennaBean Mar 16, 2011 07:21 AM

              They removed their pool tables! Bummer b/c this would have been a great location for us.

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                jlunar Mar 16, 2011 09:10 AM

                I was thinking the same - it's a classy space. Too bad :( I am not very knowledgeable of places with pool tables...

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              carocantcook Mar 15, 2011 08:48 PM

              How about C'est What? I think it fits all your criteria. Or maybe Spacco?

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              C'est What
              67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

              Spacco Restaurant & Billiard Bar
              2415 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P2E7, CA

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                JennaBean Mar 16, 2011 06:56 AM

                I have a call into C'est What. I'm waiting for them to get back to me. I will now look into Spacco and Easy & the Fifth.

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                C'est What
                67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

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                  JennaBean Mar 16, 2011 06:57 AM

                  I just googled Spacco it is far too north of our group but thank you for the suggestion.

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                    JennaBean Mar 16, 2011 08:23 AM

                    I feel like I'm on the verge of admitting defeat. C'est What can't take a group our size on the night we're looking at due to a live music commitment.

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                    C'est What
                    67 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

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                      Cat123 Mar 16, 2011 08:39 AM

                      Is Sneaky Dee's too lowbrow? The Riv?

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                      Sneaky Dee's
                      431 College St, Toronto, ON M5T1T1, CA

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                        JennaBean Mar 16, 2011 08:46 AM

                        I actually just put a call into the Riv. Well Sneaky Dee's is one of my go-to dive location, it would be a bit too much for this crowd.

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                        Sneaky Dee's
                        431 College St, Toronto, ON M5T1T1, CA

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                        carocantcook Mar 16, 2011 10:09 AM

                        Sounds like you're having a string of bad luck! The Madison has a couple of pool tables. It's slightly north of Bloor, but it could work for your function.

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                        Madison Ave Pub & Restaurant
                        14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R, CA

                    2. sasgirl Mar 16, 2011 10:45 AM

                      How about Elephant & Castle on King St? Here's a link with more info about groups:

                      http://www.dine.to/profile_features.p...

                      They have pool tables and is close to the subway as well.

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                      Elephant & Castle
                      212 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H1K5, CA

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                        MeMeMe Mar 16, 2011 10:53 AM

                        Perhaps the Rivoli? Or Academy of Spherical Arts?

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                        Academy of Spherical Arts
                        38 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON M6K, CA

                        The Rivoli
                        334 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

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