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Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

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Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

Hi!

My baby brother is getting married, and we're taking him to Toronto this weekend for his bachelor party. We are staying at the Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown, and we're doing a walking foodie-tour of the city Friday afternoon, and the BlueJays game on Saturday afternoon. Looking for any other suggestions from those that know the city well! We'd be happy to have suggestions for 1) Restaurants 2) Things to do 3) Night Life

We are definitely still looking for one solid mid-level place for dinner one dinner, and a more upscale steakhouse/fine-dining place for another night.

As for nightlife, We're all between 28 and 33, educated and mostly married. So...while we want to go out and have fun, we don't necessarily need to be surrounded by hammered-drunk 22-year old idiots desperate to get laid. We also aren't fancy, pretentious or uptight...we can throw down, but the singles-pickup-club scene isn't for us. Any suggestions?

As for things to do...any activities that are fun around the city, or any cool places to visit, cool bars, etc!

Any help is humbly and gratefully appreciated!

Thanks!

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1. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

Try The Keg Steakhouse on The Esplanade (at the foot of Yonge St)...this is a somewhat upscale very good steakhouse, hip atmosphere, great location, outdoor patio with a great vibe, in a lively area of the city packed with bars/restaurants/pubs and crowds of mixed age.....this should get you started................

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2. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

The Sultan's Tent has belly dancing at your table, pricey though, great Moroccan food....

The CN Tower is touristy but good to see....

The Keg Mansion is another place to consider....

If going more upscale, Harbour Sixty..

The Entertainment district has a ton of clubs and bars that you can go to....specifics on which club is best would be better answered by someone else....

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3. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

Oh steam whistle brewery has a good tour...

The distillery district is great for pubs....

And Beer Bistro has something like 300 beers to choose from with good food!

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4. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

" we don't necessarily need to be surrounded by hammered-drunk 22-year old idiots desperate to get laid"

First time to Toronto huh

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5. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

Hey they are not ALL desparate, some are just friendlier then others......:)

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6. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

Three other fine steakhouses you might consider are Ruth Chris, Canoe and Morton's. All are on the upscale side and provide and excellent dining experience albiet the price is quite high.

Edited: 15 August 2012, 17:38
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7. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

Thanks everyone for your responses so far! The Keg was definitely on our Radar for saturday night dinner.

Still anxiously awaiting more suggestions!

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8. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

Two excellent resources, since you know your likes/dislikes best:

http://www.nowtoronto.com/ for the nightlife issues / things to do

http://www.torontolife.com/daily/restaurants/ for au currant restaurant info

The three top steakhouses would most likely be Morton's, Harbour Sixty and Jacob's Steakhouse. But they are priced at waygu beef, not sirloin scale.

If you really want to eat your way through town, the visit won't be complete unless you spend some time at the St. Lawrence Market. In that neighbourhood, you will also find lovely eateries like the Crush Wine Bar. On Wellington, you have Marben and Le Select.

For more ethnic and less mainstream, you might consider a trip to our Greektown, on the Danforth. Many great local restaurants out that way. Also Little India out by Gerrard and Coxwell area. We have a large south Asian population here in Toronto, some great local restaurants out that way. And, like all good big cities, we have Chinatown; Spadina and Dundas is the south one, and we have another in the north end up in Markham at Pacific Mall. Both are excellent areas to get good, inexpensive interesting food.

If you have some specific tastes you want to delve into, suggest you try Chowhound board for Toronto area.

And congratulations on your brother's marriage.

Edited: 15 August 2012, 21:06
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9. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

Hey Batisha........glad you're going to check out the Keg!..............as for things to do, the CNE starts this Friday...........an annual fair held down by The Lakeshore in Toronto at their permanent location ....the CNE Fairgrounds...........well over 100 years of midway rides,carnies, food and fun....it's like a giant state fair/world's fair....more info on their website...@ the Canadian National Exhibition.................also 2 areas of the city that might really appeal to you are The Beach neighbourhood.......beach, boardwalk, lots of restos, pubs and shops...on Queen St. East, and also West Queen West, and Kensington Market area.........Toronto is, as you may find out on your foodie walk on Friday, a city of many diverse neighbourhoods, some of which showcase the many ethnicities which make up the fabric of this exciting, multicultural city............

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10. Re: Help planning a bachelor party in Toronto!

There's the CNE Casino, but the payouts are stingy....

The horse racing at Woodbine.....

Hockey hall of fame if you like hockey....