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Great bar and dance clubPROS: modern interior, great main bar, decent DJ's, gay plays and musicals on some nights. Lots of good looking men. CONS: medium size dance floor OVERALL: Well worth a visit. The gay plays they put on there are of good quality. Space is an issue for the dance area, but that has more to do with limit size of bars in Chicago because of rent.
The Levi / cruise bar in townPROS:
1) Strong drinks
2) Cruisy bathrooms
3) Nice back porch
4) Leather store
5) 30 - 50 somethings
1) Little distance from other bars
If this bar was called the "Eagle", you would know what to expect when you walked in. ( Supposedly there was an Eagle in town, but it turned twinky, so people open a new bar Eagle in Exile, and eventually they dropped the "Eagle in " part ).
Cool chic barPROS:
1) IT bar in town
2) 20-30 somethings mainly
3) Full menu
4) Outdoor seating
5) Strong drinks
1) Food is just average ( dont expect high quality... just Applebees-ish )
OVERALL: Every town has their popular established "bar". Union Station is it. While it caters to 20-30 somethings, everyone can come. The food is hit or miss, but if you dont expect anything more than Applebees you will be fine. You cant go wrong making a stop here.
1) Great design bar
2) large outside patio
1) small in winter
This was a great place to hang out in the summer. Large outdoor patio. Most other bars on Church St, have a very small outdoor patio for people watching. I guess the patio is great for the summer, but in the winter the inside is small.. so I have to assume it is tight.
Trashy strippersFirst of all this is a strip joint, so I dont expect high standards.
If you are out on the town and want to go for a campy night out, this may be fun place to go for a few laughs, but as a lot, the dancers are kinda trashy. I do like strip clubs, but I would expect some hot beef when I go. It is sad that this place does not have any ( well they did not have any hot beef during Pride, when you would think your "A" team would be out ). It is not like Campus in Montreal or BJ's in Atlanta.
chic design EaglePROS:
1) trendy dark bar
2) scruffy clientele
3) great upstairs patio
4) dark area
CONS: 1) Limited number of people on upstairs patio.
Like other reviews have said, if you have been to an Eagle in the world, you know what this bar is like. I would say this Eagle has updated their inside to be very chic design, but it keeps it dark industrial feel. The only downside is that they can only have a limit number of people on their upstairs deck. So you can wait 15-20 min just to go upstairs. ( To be fair, Toronto has some very strict occupancy laws and this causes the Eagle, as well as other bars, look dead inside on busy nights )
Flagship gay bar of TorontoPROS:
1) Great space
2) Drag shows
3) Best Chest competition
4) Best Butt competition
5) Located right on Church
CONS: 1) Weak mix drinks ( govenors on mix drinks )
This bar is for everyone, but it tends to focus more on 20 / 30 somethings. They do have weak drinks, but to be fair, Toronto and Canada have govenors on their mix drink bottles, so beer is the best to drink when out... or drink mix drinks before you go out.
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