Where to eat drink and party

Find the food of love at eater­ies, bars pa­tios on Pride’s site and beyond By

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Acme Welles­ley, Burger 647-352- compAny 4089, 542 theacme­burger-Church, at company.com,in­gly okay burg­ers @AcmeBurg­erCo.with ha­lal op­tions Sur­pris-in what4 am Fri­dayused to and be Satur­day.Zelda’s till 3 am Thurs­day,

Art­ful DoDger 12 Is­abella, at Yonge, 416-964-9511, theart­ful­dodger.ca. Fancy a pint and a shag? This ye olde English pub is lo­cated just off Yonge be­hind the House of Lords.

AsAhi sushi Zone 640 Church, at Hay­den, 416-934-9990, asahi-sushi.com. In­ex­pen­sive Ja­panese resto at the top of the vil­lage with raised wooden deck out front.

BAr Volo 587 Yonge, at Glouces­ter, 416928- 0008, bar­volo.com, @bar­volo. Cask ales and mi­cro­brews for se­ri­ous beer drinkers right on the pa­rade route.

Bishop AnD the Belcher 175 Bloor E, at Church, 416-591-2352, bish­opand­belcher. com. Pub grub and combo plat­ters on a wrap­around high-rise ter­race.

BlAck eA­gle 457 Church, at Mait­land, 416- 413-1219, black­ea­gle­toronto.com,

@toron­toea­gle. Toronto’s only leather bar – un­less you count the Bovine – at­tracts the BDSM crowd for bar­be­cues on the rooftop deck Thurs­day and Fri­day from 5 to 9 pm and Mon­day from 3 to 9 pm.

BlAke house 449 Jarvis, at Mait­land, 416-975-1867, the­blake­house.ca,

@the­blake­house. Bloor East’s Ground­hog Pub re­lo­cates and re­brands it­self on the old Red Lion’s 80-seat ter­race, the per­fect spot for Sun­day night’s $17 prime rib ’n’ York­shire pud­ding meal deal.

Bou­tique BAr 506 Church, at Mait­land, 647-705- 0006, bou­tique­bar.ca, @bou­tique_bar. Swelle­gant mar­tini lounge with curb­side gar­den at the vil­lage’s ground zero (aka across from Woody’s).

Brown­stone 603 Yonge, at Glouces­ter, 416-920- 6288, brown­stonebistro.ca, @Brown­stoneB. Cal-Ital wraps, pasta ’n’ pizza plus $5 Cae­sars Sun­days.

Bump­kins 21 Glouces­ter, at Yonge, 416922-8655, bump­kins.ca. Touristy French resto on a rel­a­tively quiet side street.

ByZAn­tium 499 Church, at Welles­ley, 416-922-3859, byz.ca. Glitzy cock­tail lounge with a rel­a­tively se­ri­ous kitchen and tented back­yard grotto.

cAfe cAl­i­for­niA 538 Church, at Welles­ley, 416-960- 6161. Ta­pas and san­gria for the loafers ’n’ sweater set.

church street gArAge 477 Church, at Mait­land, 647-352-5508. Ris­ing from the ashes of the Uni­corn, the strip’s lat­est en­try of­fers all-day break­fasts and ex­cel­lent sight­lines.

churchmouse & firkin 475 Church, at Mait­land, 416-927-1735, firk­in­pubs.com, @firk­in­pubs. Cor­po­rate pub grub and pints on the main drag.

cocinA lucero 523 Yonge, at Mait­land, 416-923- 4545, coci­nalucero.ca, @luce­ro­cocina. Mex­i­can restau­rant with leafy pa­tio and a front-row view of the pa­rade.

If you stand on a lad­der.

crews & tAn­gos 508 Church, at Mait­land, 416-972-1662, crewsand­tan­gos. com. Huge tree-shrouded back­yard pa­tio with non-stop drag kings ’n’ queens.

Diner’s cor­ner 3 Glouces­ter, at Yonge, 416-929-7031, din­ers-cor­ner.com. Jerk

chicken and roti on a shady deck.

fABArnAk 519 Church, at Dun­don­ald, 416-355- 6781, fabarnak.com, @fabar

nakresto. Stylish new café in the re­cent 519 ad­di­tion with a lo­cally sourced and mostly or­ganic con­tem­po­rary card. In­cred­i­ble bang for the buck. Best food in the vil­lage?

fiD­Dler’s green 27 Welles­ley E, at Yonge,

416-967-9442. Oirish pub op­po­site the Welles­ley sub­way sta­tion.

fire on the eAst siDe 6 Glouces­ter, at Yonge, 416-960-3473, fire­on­theeast­side. ca, @FireEastSide. Smart resto-lounge in the for­mer Fen­ton’s of­fers brunch Satur­day, Sun­day and Mon­day from 10 am.

fly­ing BeAVer 488 Par­lia­ment, at Carl­ton, 647347- 6567, pubaret. com. For­mer Slack Alice and Big Mama’s Boy mama Heather MacKen­zie and comic Mag­gie Cassella bring cabaret to Cab­bage­town. gABBy’s @ the ho­tel is­ABellA 556 Sher­bourne, at Is­abella, 416-515-2000, gab­bys.ca, @Gab­bysPubs. Leafy ter­race in the shadow of the his­toric ho­tel.

guu 398 Church, at McGill, 416-977- 0999,

guu-iza­kaya.com, @Gu­uToronto. Like to be ver­bally abused in a for­eign lan­guage while eat­ing din­ner? Then this in­sanely popular and ex­tremely noisy Ja­porean iza­kaya just south of the vil­lage should do the trick.

hAir of the Dog 425 Church, at Wood, 416-964-2708, hairofthe­do­g­pub.ca. Vinecov­ered trel­lis kitty-korner to the Loblaws in the for­mer Maple Leaf Gar­dens.

in­DiAn hut 636 Church, at Charles, 416934- 0235, in­di­an­hut.ca. Vic­to­rian town­house with a street-side gazebo and all-you-caneat – and eat and eat – $12.95 lunch and $17.95 din­ner


Java Jive 585 Church, at Charles, 416923-7267. In­die cof­fee house of­fers all-day break­fasts on a leafy side­walk deck. Un­li­censed. Koyoi 2 Ir­win, at Yonge, 647-351-5128, koyoi.ca. Guu-style iza­kaya right on the pa­rade route. Best food with a front-row view (ob­scured)? LOLA’s Kitchen 634 Church, at Hay­den, 416-966-3991, lo­lask­itchen.ca. Popular lunch and brunch spot in a ram­bling Vic­to­rian with a curb­side deck at the top of the strip now serves din­ner. o’Grady’s 518 Church, at Mait­land, 416323-2822, ogradyschurch.ca. For­merly Os­car’s, the bar that dared not speak its name, this stu­dent-friendly pub has one of the largest pa­tios in the Vil­lage. Olympic pizza ‘76 8 Glouces­ter, at Yonge, 416-960- 0092, olympic76piz­za­cafe.com. Very old-school pizze­ria just off the pa­rade route. osteria DEL Ganzi 504 Jarvis, at Dun­don­ald, 647-348- 6520, ganzi.ca, @ganz­i­toronto. Stylish new Ital­ian resto-lounge with 200-seat pa­tio in the old Good­er­ham man­sion close to Cawthra Park. pi-tom’s 6A Alexan­der, at Yonge, 416966-1813, pi-tom.com. Pad thai on a curb­side gar­den ter­race close to Bud­dies and the pa­rade. sec­ond cup 544 Church, at Welles­ley, 416-966-2981, sec­ond­cup.com. Re­mem­ber the Steps? Well, they’re back – ex­cept there are no ac­tual steps, but there’s a huge cruisy pa­tio right on the strip in­stead. Un­li­censed. smith 553 Church, at Dun­don­ald, 416926-2501, 553church.com. For­merly the gay bar known as Straight, this classy ad­di­tion to the vil­lage and sis­ter to Wish and 7West puts more em­pha­sis on the food than most. Two pa­tios, too – one right on the side­walk out front, a sec­ond in the al­ley round back. spir­its 642 Church, at Hay­den, 416-9670001, spir­its­barand­grill.com. Neigh­bour­hood sports bar with two pa­tios. st Louis 528 Yonge, at Mait­land, 416792-9464, st­louiswings.com. Great pa­tio (re­mem­ber Hornero?) right on the pa­rade route, suds on tap and some of the most di­a­bol­i­cal bar­be­cue in town. Statler’s 487 Church, at Mait­land, 416922- 0487, statlers.ca. After sev­eral in­car­na­tions, this two-storey pi­ano bar fea­tures reg­u­lar Thurs­day night crib­bage tour­neys, Satur­day af­ter­noon poker games and the Shit Show in­dus­try-night Sun­days from 9 pm. Def­i­nitely some­thing dif­fer­ent! Sugo 582 Church, at Dun­don­ald, 416929-9108, sug­o­trat­to­ria.ca. No longer the im­pos­si­ble-to-pro­nounce Voglie, this un­ex­pect­edly pol­ished two-storey Ital­ian trat and lounge sports two pa­tios, one up front cheek-to-cheek with the Vic Pub, the sec­ond a gar­gan­tuan grotto out back. ur­ban house 4 Dun­don­ald, at Yonge, 416-915- 0113. Re­branded pub with a pan­global menu close to the pa­rade route in the for­mer Lo­cal 4. vic pub 580 Church, at Dun­don­ald, 416944-9888, the­vicpubtoronto.ca, @ TheVicPub_TO. No longer swanky Fuzion, this re­branded resto moves slightly down­mar­ket to embrace the condo crowd. Trans­la­tion: goodbye, ta­pas and cock­tails; hello, pints and pou­tine. Wish 3 Charles E, at Yonge, 416-9350240, wish­in­toronto.com. Sis­ter to nearby 7West and Smith, this swel­e­gant South Beach-style resto-lounge oozes so­phis­ti­ca­tion, es­pe­cially at week­end brunch on the white-on-white ter­race.

pride bars

CLUB 120 120 Church, at Rich­mond E, club120.ca, @Club120T. For­merly Good­handy’s, this pan­sex­ual play­ground for Tgirls, T-boys, drag kings and their ad­mir­ers is anony­mously lo­cated up­stairs from Spring Rolls’ Go and next door to McVeigh’s Ir­ish pub. Don’t miss Fri­day af­ter­noon’s naked dance party from 2:30 pm! Flash 463 Church, at Mait­land, 416-9258363, flashon­church.com. Self-de­scribed “mem­bers’ sex club and bar” in the for­mer Bigliardi’s (!) steak house, from the nowde­funct George’s Play crew. Fly 8 Glouces­ter, at Yonge, 416-925- 6222, fly­night­club.com, @Fly­night­club. Mas­sive laser-strafed cir­cuit-party-style dance club open Thurs­day, Fri­day and Satur­day night. Drink till 4 am, dance till 7 am. Some of you might re­mem­ber this as Baby­lon from TV’s Queer As Folk. KoKoni Iza­kaya 459 Church, at Mait­land, 647-346- 0886. Trendy Guu-style wa­ter­ing hole with ta­pas-style bits ’n’ bites. mar­quis oF Granby 418 Church, at Granby, 416-599- 0418, mar­quisof­granby.ca. Don’t come look­ing for the old Barn, cuz it’s long gone (along with the fa­mous cow­boy mu­ral on the south wall), re­placed by an anony­mous sports bar. Pe­ga­sus 489B Church, at Welles­ley, 416927-8832, pe­ga­su­sonchurch.com. Friendly neigh­bour­hood lo­cal with pool ta­bles, pin­ball ma­chines and a Shrine of Swine ded­i­cated to Miss Piggy.

Rem­ing­ton’s 416-977-2160, 379 rem­ing­tons.com.Yonge, at Ger­rard, Male strip cel­e­bratesclub clo­seits 20thto Yonge-Dun­dasan­niver­sary. Square

slack’s 562 Church, at Welles­ley, 416928-2151, slacks.ca. No longer Slack Alice, this pre­dom­i­nantly women’s resto-bar of­fers some of the best en­ter­tain­ment in the vil­lage. New this sea­son: more than 30 dif­fer­ent types of or­ganic free-range chicken wings!

tal­lu­lah’s cabaret 12 Alexan­der, at Yonge, 416-975-8555, bud­diesin­bad­times.com, @yyzbud­dies. The cabaret space of Bud­dies in Bad Times The­atre fea­tures ev­ery­thing from drag art per­for­mances to strip spell­ing bees on Fri­days and turns into a retro-themed dance club Satur­day nights.

Woody’s/sailoR 467 Church, at Mait­land, 416-972- 0887, woodys­toronto.com. Long-run­ning home to Fri­day and Satur­day’s Best Ass contest and Sun­day’s Big Ass tal­ent show.

Zipperz/cell­block 72 Carl­ton, at Church,

416-921- 0066. Two bars in one! Sing along to Broad­way show tunes in the old­school pi­ano bar com­plete with work­ing fire­place, or dance the night away on a stain­less steel dance floor in the ad­ja­cent disco.

cheap eats

banh mi boys 399 Yonge, at Ger­rard, 416-977- 0303, banhmi­boys.

com, @BanhMi­Boys. One of the most in­flu­en­tial restos of the past few years, this ridicu­lously in­ex­pen­sive Viet­namese sub shop turns the banh mi sand­wich on its head by adding foodie top­pings like duck con­fit and five-spiced pork belly to its flaky French buns. Don’t leave with­out an or­der of the Boys’ kim­chee sweet potato fries. You’ll thank us later! Other lo­ca­tion: 392 Queen W, at Spad­ina, 416-363- 0588.


bonga buldak (home of hot taste)

710 Yonge, at St Mary, 416-975- 0000. You have to be very drunk in­deed to eat the house spe­cialty at this stu­dent-friendly Korean cantina: Tear­ful Blaz­ing Chicken, quite pos­si­bly the hottest dish in town. Veg­e­tar­i­ans, be­ware: there is noth­ing for you here!

bur­rito ban­di­dos 496 Yonge, at Grosvener, 647-352- 4770, bur­ri­to­ban­di­dos.com. Home of meal-in-one Mis­sion-style carb bombs, the tasti­est by far the deep-fried hal­ibut with salsa, jalapeños and spicy gua­camole. Other lo­ca­tion: 120 Peter, at Ade­laide W, 416-5939191. Un­li­censed.

cap­i­tano burg­ers and gelato 645 Yonge, at St Mary, 416-917-7348, cap­i­tano.ca, @Cap­i­tanoToronto. Triple-A An­gus burg­ers on house-baked or­ganic buns washed down with preser­va­tive-free gelato.

cha lau 476 Yonge, at Alexan­der, 647344- 6578, cha­laudim­sum.com. Classy up­town dim sum spot moves down­town, where the rents are cheaper and the stu­dents more plen­ti­ful.

coach house 574 Yonge, at Welles­ley, 416-922-5551. Old-school greasy spoon with more than 50 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence serv­ing the se­ri­ously hun­gover.

como en casa 565 Yonge, at Welles­ley, 647-748- 6666, co­moen­casa.ca. Once home to Pita Break, this Casa spe­cial­izes in slow-cooked Mex­i­can stews and the in­evitable ta­cos ‘n’ bur­ri­tos. Un­li­censed.

CROWN PRINCESS 1033 Bay, at Ir­win, So it’s not as cheap as the dim sum joints on Spad­ina, but it’s less ex­pen­sive than most of the beaner­ies on Church. Where else can you get har gow topped with foie gras served by mute “French” maids in a room that looks like Ver­sailles made over by Ver­sace. Donatella Ver­sace. Strauss waltzes on the sound sys­tem only add to the time warp.

five guys 329 Yonge, at Ed­ward, 416591- 0404, fiveg­uys.ca. U.S.-based fran­chise gives the Burger’s Priest a run for his money. Almost. Un­lim­ited pop re­fills and free peanuts, too. Woo-hoo! Un­li­censed.

Ginger 546 Church, at Welles­ley, 416- 413-1053, gin­ger­cui­sine.ca. Dead cheap Viet­namese- and Thai-style stir-fries and wraps in a ca­sual self-serve cafe­te­ria. Best deal in the vil­lage: sub­stan­tial $3.50 banh mi sand­wiches stuffed with grilled spicy pork, beef or chicken or deep-fried tofu. Other lo­ca­tions: 695 Yonge, at Charles, 416-966-2424; 355-1/2 Yonge, at Elm, 416- 694-3278; 252 Carl­ton, at Par­lia­ment, 416-923-7979

Gourmet Burger company 9 Charles W, at Yonge, 647-351- 6408, the­gourmet­burg­erco.com. Ul­ti­mate hang­over helper: the Aussie burger, 6 ounces of aged lean, never-frozen house-ground Cana­dian beef topped with ba­con, let­tuce, tomato, Hell­man’s mayo, gooey ched­dar, grilled pineap­ple, honey-poached beets and a runny fried egg. Other lo­ca­tion: 482 Par­lia­ment, at Carl­ton, 647-344-5103. Un


Hero Cer­ti­fied Burg­ers 77 Welles­ley E, at Church, 416-972-9665, her­oburg­ers.com, @Her­oBurg­ers. A greatly im­proved burger with lots of free top­pings and op­tional gluten-free buns. Un­li­censed.


522 Yonge, at Mait­land, 647-340-2112, ken­zo­ra­men.ca. Gar­gan­tuan bowls of Ja­panese noo­dle soups sided with don’t-miss house-made gy­oza dumplings. Other lo­ca­tion: 138 Dundas W, at El­iz­a­beth, 416-205-1155 KOREAN GRILL HOUSE 754 Yonge, at Hay­den, 416-922-3328, ko­re­an­grill­house.com. All-you-can-eat Korean bar­be­cue for as lit­tle as $9.99. Other lo­ca­tion: 369 Yonge, at Ger­rard, 416-596-9206 RITZ CARIBBEAN 450 Yonge, at Col­lege, 416-934-1480. Ridicu­lously af­ford­able jerk chicken with rice ’n’ peas, mas­sive veg­e­tar­ian ro­tis and din­ner com­bos. Un­li­censed SAN­TOUKA 91 Dundas E, at Church, 647748-1717, san­touka.co.jp/en. Beau­ti­fully re­con­fig­ured greasy spoon now fea­tures what some say is the best Hokkaido-style ra­men in town. Warn­ing: per­pet­ual line­ups. YUMMY BAR-B-Q 522A Yonge, at Welles­ley, 416-921-5158. No-frills food-court-style Korean grilled kalbi ribs and noo­dle sides. Veg­e­tar­i­ans, be­ware! Un­li­censed.


CHINO LO­COS 459 Church, at Mailt­land, 416-551-7007, chi­nolo­cos.com. Ever won­dered what would hap­pen if you put gua­camole and Chi­nese chow mein noo­dles in a Mis­sion-style bur­rito? Now you know! Un­li­censed. CREPE IT UP 507-1/2 Church, at Welles­ley, 416-916-3558, crepeitup.com. Health­con­scious crepes and sticky-sweet Greek pas­tries. Love them louk­oumades honey balls! Un­li­censed.

ETHIOPIAN HOUSE 4 Ir­win, at Yonge, 416-923-5438, ethiopi­anhouse.com. In­cen­di­ary and mod­er­ately priced veg­gie-friendly plat­ters on a curb­side pa­tio just off the pa­rade route. Warn­ing: if you don’t like eat­ing with your fin­gers, re­mem­ber to BYOF (bring your own fork!) FUEL+ 471 Church, at Mait­land, 647-3528807, fu­elplus.ca. Gluten-free pas­tas ’n’ sal­ads, ve­gan baked goods, power shakes and dairy-free lat­tes. Un­li­censed.

GHAZALE 78 Welles­ley E, at Church, 416-922- 4417, ghazale.ca. Up­stairs from a bath­house, this whole­some fam­i­lyrun Mid­dle East­ern take-away of­fers an ex­tremely in­ex­pen­sive mostly veg­gie card in fast-food-chain digs till 4 am. Other lo­ca­tions: 661 Col­lege, at Beatrice, 416-5347441; 504 Bloor W, at Bathurst, 416-537-4417 Un­li­censed. KATHMANDU KATHMANDU 517 Yonge, at Mait­land, 416-9245787, kath­man­durestau­rant.ca. Friendly all-you­can-eat north In­dian lunch buf­fet right in the mid­dle of the mad­ness. MAGIC OVEN 6 Welles­ley W, at Yonge, 416-9297888, magi­coven.com. Health-minded pizza ’n’ pasta in a cozy room just off Yonge. Pair that gluten­free pie with a gluten-free beer! 7 WEST CAFE 7 Charles W, at Yonge, 416928-9041, 7west­cafe.com, @7West­Cafe. 24-hour resto-lounge with tiny street-side deck, a sec­ond on the third floor and a large se­lec­tion of veg­e­tar­ian pasta, pizza ’n’ panini.

pride beyond the vil­lage

ANDY POOLHALL 489 Col­lege, at Markham, 416-923-5300, andy­pool­hall.com. Warhol-themed bil­liard lounge with DJs in what used to be Lit­tle Italy. Kens­ing­ton

West? NNEX WRECK ROOM 794 Bathurst, at Bloor W, 416536- 0346, thean­nexwreck­room.com, @ an­nexwreck­room. Mas­sive dance club in the An­nex across from Hon­est Ed’s. BEAVER 1192 Queen W, at Glad­stone, 416-537-2768, beaver­toronto.ca, @Beaver­Toronto. Strong drinks, glam-punk DJs and an artsy crowd make Lynn McNeil’s small­ish café one of the hottest spots on al­terna Queer West. BOVINE SEX CLUB 542 Queen W, at Bathurst, 416-504- 4239, bovi­ne­sex­club.com, @bovi­ne­sex­club. From the out­side, the Bovine looks like the af­ter­math of an ac­ci­dent in an iron­works. Inside, where it’s dark, down and dirty, DJs spin vin­tage glam metal or what­ever’s loud and hap­pen­ing. Up on the roof, they party on a tiki-tas­tic deck rem­i­nis­cent of the ol’ Bam­boo. CADIL­LAC LOUNGE 1296 Queen W, at Grove, 416-536-7717, cadil­la­clounge.com, @Cadil­la­clounge2. Retro 50s-era rocker lounge with huge back­yard pa­tio and new bar­be­cue in unpretentious Park­dale. CAMERON HOUSE 408 Queen W, at Cameron, 416-703- 0811, the­cameron.com. Down­town’s orig­i­nal art bar of­fers live mu­sic nightly in two too-cool rooms. CLOAK & DAG­GER 394 Col­lege, at Bor­den, 416-921-8308, cloakanddag­ger­pub.com, @TheCloakPub. Eclec­tic lo­cal close to Kens­ing­ton Mar­ket with an em­pha­sis on suds and al­ter­na­tive pro­gram­ming. COM­FORT ZONE 480 Spad­ina, at Col­lege, 416-975- 0909, com­fort­zone­toronto.com, @CZ_Toronto. Tweaked-out DJs start­ingA at 3 am (!) Sun­days and run­ning well into the next day in the base­ment of the colour­ful Waver­ley Ho­tel. DANCE CAVE 529 Bloor W (2nd floor), at Al­bany, 416-532-1598, leespalace.com, @LeesPalaceTO. Cav­ernous dance club near U of T spe­cial­iz­ing in retro al­ter­na­tive rock. DRAKE HO­TEL 1150 Queen W, at Bea­cons­field, 416-531-5042, the­drake­ho­tel.ca, @The­Drake­Ho­tel. Su­per-hot rooftop deck, cock­tail lounge and base­ment per­for­mance space in ul­tra-trendy west-side bou­tique ho­tel. EL CONVENTO RICO 750 Col­lege, at Craw­ford, 416-588-7800, el­con­ven­torico.com, @El­Con­ven­toRico. Latino salsa club with late-night drag shows Fri­day through Sun­day. FOOT­WORK 425 Ade­laide W, at Brant, 416-913-3488, foot­work­bar.com, @foot­work­toronto. Scaled-down ver­sion of a large un­der­ground dance club with a fo­cus on deep house and techno. GAR­RI­SON 1197 Dundas W, at Lake­view, 416-519-9439, gar­rison­toronto.com, @TheGar­risonTO. Live mu­sic club close to the Ossington strip with reg­u­lar alternaqueer pro­gram­ming. GLAD­STONE HO­TEL 1214 Queen W, at Duf­ferin, 416-531- 4635, glad­stone­ho­tel.com, @Glad­stone­Ho­tel. Re­stored Vic­to­rian ho­tel and arts com­plex com­plete with in­stal­la­tions, café, live mu­sic and karaoke. HEN­HOUSE 1532 Dundas W, at Duf­ferin, 416-534-5939, hen­house­toronto.com, @hen­houseTO. Now un­der new man­age­ment, the ’House shifts the fo­cus from ve­gan brunch to trashy theme nights. MOD CLUB THE­ATRE 722 Col­lege, at Craw­ford, 416-588- 4663, the­mod­club.com, @MODCLUBTHEATRE. Medium-sized live mu­sic venue with a raised stage, ex­tended dance floor and el­e­vated seat­ing. RIVOLI 332 Queen W, at Spad­ina, 416596-1908, rivoli.ca, @therivolito. Restolounge with ad­ja­cent pool hall and per­for­mance space and pan-global pub grub card. SIS­TER 1554 Queen W, at Fuller, 416-5322570, the­sister.ca, @the­sistersez. The name might have been al­tered, but this rockin’ Park­dale resto-bar’s agenda re­mains the same: cool tunes, rea­son­ably priced suds and veg­gie-friendly grub. WAYLA 996 Queen E, at Car­law, 647-9382524, way­labar.com. Les­lieville lounge with weekly par­ties and DJ res­i­dences. FYI: Wayla is an acro­nym for What are you look­ing at? WRONG­BAR 1279 Queen W, at Brock, 416-516-8677, wrong­bar.com, @Wrong­bar. Bare-bones live mu­sic and DJ space in Park­dale with an elec­tro bent.

The Pride pa­rade goes right by Banh Mi Boys, where owner/chef, David Chau serves up wal­let­friendly Viet­namese subs.

There’s ac­tion inside and out at Statler’s.

At Bar Volo Aleke Dekker (left) and Steve White have a curb­side view of the Pride pa­rade.

Man­ager Masaru Oga­sawara over­sees the popular Guu Iza­kaya.

The Bovine Sex Club has a rockin’ new pa­tio.

Check out the Drake’s Sky Yard on the queer west side.

The 7 West Café is just steps away from the Pride pa­rade route.

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