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Bars in Toronto open for gold medal game?

Snively Feb 22, 2014 11:07 AM

Does anybody know what bars are open for the gold medal game on Sunday morning? Any listings I've found only show a few places that are open.

  1. Matt H Feb 23, 2014 12:22 PM

    Just wondering, did anyone die in the process of waking up early and having a drink while watching a sporting event before 11am?

    I know every soccer fan in Toronto would love if this ridiculous law was permanently done away with.

    Anyway, congrats on the gold medal!

    10 Replies
    1. re: Matt H
      frogsteak Feb 23, 2014 02:04 PM

      no one died, the city did not erupt into chaos. so why did rob ford vote against council?

      1. re: frogsteak
        pourboi Feb 23, 2014 03:34 PM

        So if someone died or the city erupted into chaos he could say "I told you so"...

        1. re: frogsteak
          ylsf Feb 23, 2014 06:03 PM

          He pics of the YD area looked like a bit of chaos... But, i agree. If places want to serve earlier I think they should be allowed to.

          1. re: ylsf
            bytepusher Feb 23, 2014 06:21 PM

            Lots of "hoax" pictures making the rounds today of a sea of red at Yonge and Dundas that were actually pictures of the victory parade 4 years ago after Vancouver...

            1. re: ylsf
              pourboi Feb 23, 2014 06:29 PM

              I do not think you would see a lot of places open earlier as there would probably not be the market for 7am drinkers. Today was an "extraordinary" occasion. And very few (if ANY) bars would be interested in opening that early on a regular basis.... How can I be sure? Well the city allowed bars to open at 6am not just today but also Friday and Saturday and nobody answered the call as far as I can tell. No bar that I have heard of opened early on Friday or Saturday and I have not heard an outrage of customers that could not drink those days... http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/canada/stor...

              1. re: pourboi
                Matt H Feb 23, 2014 06:50 PM

                So if there is no market, then those bars will not open and then the ones that do find a market will... doesn't sound that complicated to me.

                I know for a fact that every single soccer bar in the city would take them up on that offer and trust me nothing bad will happen!

                1. re: Matt H
                  pourboi Feb 23, 2014 07:37 PM

                  How many soccer bars opened on Saturday morning? There were a ton of early games...


                  1. re: pourboi
                    Matt H Feb 23, 2014 07:55 PM

                    The Soccer bars open early in the morning every weekend regardless. If you call yourself a Premiership bar then you have to be open actually.

                    The difference is you have to drink coffee instead of a Guinness. So if they are opened anyways, why not let them open up the taps and pour people a beer or make them an Irish Coffee. Not that huge of a deal.

                2. re: pourboi
                  Googs Feb 24, 2014 05:42 PM

                  Now if they wanted to open early on a Sunday, whole new ballgame. Great for hair of the dog AND Formula One fans.

              2. re: frogsteak
                bytepusher Feb 23, 2014 06:19 PM

                He voted against it because he wanted "nightclubs" to also be allowed to open early.

                It's not clear to me that any of them were actually interested in doing so

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              pourboi Feb 22, 2014 05:59 PM

              Found this list:

              3030 Dundas West
              AAA Bar
              Bier Markt – King West
              Boots n Bourbon
              Brazen Head Pub
              Cafe Diplomatico
              Ceilli Cottage
              Danforth Music Hall
              Dog & Bear
              Fox and Fiddle
              Gabby’s (all locations open except King St East)
              Longest Yard Restaurant
              Loose Moose
              Mill St Brew Pub
              Monarch Tavern
              Old Spaghetti Factory
              Pacific Junction Hotel
              Real Sports
              Rebel House
              St James Gate Pub
              Tequila Bookworm
              The Blue Goose
              The Mugshot Tavern
              The Office Pub
              Wayne Gretzky’s
              Wheat Sheaf Tavern

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              1. re: pourboi
                ylsf Feb 22, 2014 06:06 PM

                Curious, what was the source of the list? Also, not a bar but the CBC on Front is showing the game and free pancake breakfast at 7am on a first come/first served basis

                1. re: pourboi
                  frogsteak Feb 22, 2014 06:28 PM

                  opera bob on dundas will be open

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                  cheesymama Feb 22, 2014 05:32 PM

                  Rally is open with a breakfast buffet ($15)and a ton of big screens.

                  1. estufarian Feb 22, 2014 04:32 PM

                    The Jester on Yonge just south of St Clair.

                    1. Nevy Feb 22, 2014 03:02 PM

                      I heard Dog and Bear is going to be open for the game. They have lots on tap and a big projector

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                      1. re: Nevy
                        dubchild Feb 22, 2014 03:58 PM

                        The Jack Astor's at front and church is fully booked. They are apparently hiring security because they believe people may just party all through the night until the game.

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