About The Dock Ellis Sports Bar:
Named after a major baseball player, The Dock Ellis Sports Bar is a place where local Toronto residents can go for a cold beer, gastropub food and a game in a simply decorated, yet pleasant space. This sports bar is located on 1280 Dundas Street West, in Toronto, Ontario.
There is some street-side parking for cars and bikes in front of the bar, but not a lot. This place does not take reservations but packs a takeaway meal. It is not suitable for children but is good for groups. There is free Wi-Fi, a happy hour and a full bar. There are plenty of TVs that play sporting events really loud. Also, there are a pool and a foosball table which add to the bar atmosphere.
This place serves lunch, dinner and late-night drinks from a simple pub food menu, working every day from noon to 2 AM, no exceptions. People that have visited this bar have left reviews online on Yelp, Trip Advisor, Facebook, blogTo and Google Reviews. From these, I bring you a list of pros and cons.
- Pleasant, somewhat hipster atmosphere
- Full bar and a good selection of beers
- Pool, foosball tables, pinball, and arcade machine
- Friendly staff
- Good pub fare menu
- Notes on particular servers
- Some complaints about the bathrooms
The Dock Ellis Sports Bar has been established in 2013. The interior is somewhat dark, with black walls and ceilings, dark wood bar and subdued lighting. The bar top is made of a light wood with a glass top surface. The tables are battered wood, as one can expect in a sports bar, and there are several barrels that serve as tables. There are metal chairs and plenty of seating beside the bar.
One corner of the main level has a velvet Chesterfield set which seems really comfortable. The walls have framed sports memorabilia, vintage newspaper prints and some blackboards with daily specials written on them. TVs are mainly above the bar and high on the walls and each customer can watch the game.
The menu is simple and effective. Snacks like triple blanched French fries, poutine, Kimchi pries, edamame, crispy cauliflower, Mac’n’Cheese bites, Caesar salad, and soup are all available here. There are nachos, the inevitable pub snack; sandwiches served with fries, salad or slaw, and a brisket & Chick Burger. Over the weekends, there is a special brunch menu served from noon to 4 PM with items like traditional breakfast, breakfast burrito, Monte Cristo sandwich, English muffin sandwich, eggs Benny, trench toast, belt burger, and buttermilk waffles.
The beer selection is a bit limited, with only eight beers on draught, and several rotating domestic and imported bottled/canned beers, and craft beers from Ontario. However, they serve a good selection of cocktails. This bar enjoys a steady stream of followers, as many have said that they like the feel of the place, along with the pool and foosball tables, shuffleboard, darts, ping pong, and their vintage arcade game machine.