We’re not sure what they’re claiming to cure, but the prescription is 1980's arcade games, cheap beers and good tunes. Sure, we’ll take our medicine.
They have a nice selection of 12 constantly rotating local Ontario ales and IPAs including their own cask beer. If you’re not a beer drinker, don’t go in expecting anything fancier than a vodka mixer or a glass of wine.
It’s got a low-key quirky vibe – vintage bric-a-brac, old neon signs and the big draw: tons of arcade games. We love the Dolly Parton and Elton John pinball machines. Tetris. Operation Wolf. Space Invaders. And they’re all FREE. Our inner 80's teenage boy with a mullet and high tops just wet his pants.
The jukebox is stacked with classics from the 70's onwards – think Supergrass and the Ramones. We see this place as kinda Toronto in bar form: craft beer, indie music, friendly and just unconventional enough to be interesting. It’s got character.
Located on Dundas West, it’s not like there’s a lack of options on the doorstop, but everyone wants in. It gets really crowded weekend nights, with people queuing up. We’re not sure why you would wait – it’s a cool spot for a beer and to hang with your friends, but you don’t need 125 others cramped in with you to do that. Go for an early evening drink or a week night competitive session of Pac Man.
Photo Credit: Tyler Wetherall