The Football Factory

164 Bathurst St, Toronto
About The Football Factory:

Located on 164 Bathurst Street, in Toronto, Ontario, the corner of Bathurst Street and Richmond Street, there is a local sports bar aptly named the Football Factory. Maybe it was named after the movie of the same name, or it is because it is a “true Canadian soccer bar” this is a place to go and watch some soccer (and other sports).

There are street-side parking and a private lot nearby for cars and bikes. This bar is wheelchair accessible and has a nice outdoor patio on both sides of the corner. It is a good place to gather with friends and watch a game, or even go with your family for a meal. It has free Wi-Fi, 13 HD TVs, and serves alcohol from its full bar. The place takes reservations and has a casual atmosphere, which can get very loud, especially during games.

The menu is a standard pub grub offer, and it is served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The place has an interesting work schedule, on Monday it is 3.30 PM to 6.30 PM, Tuesday to Thursday it is from 11 AM to midnight, Friday it is from 11 AM to 2 AM, Saturday it is from 7 AM to 2 AM and on Sundays it is from 7 AM to midnight.

From the review I read online on Yelp, Trip Advisor and Google Reviews, I bring you a list of the pros and cons of this sports bar.


  • A sports bar, namely a soccer bar
  • Good food options
  • Family-owned bar
  • Sidewalk patio
  • Reasonable prices


  • Notes on a limited menu
  • Notes on service

The Football Factory was established in 2007 and officially started serving the Toronto community in 2008. It is a family-owned and family-run place, and it can be felt in the atmosphere, as patrons say it has a nice, friendly vibe. This place has simple interior, with a black and white theme and there are black tables and metal chairs and black leather seating booths. The ceiling is painted black, with exposed ductwork, and one of the walls are tiled in black subway tile. There is a lot of sports paraphernalia on the walls, as well as a lot of framed jerseys of famous football players.

The sidewalk patio is nice; there are white plastic chairs and tables, and plenty of large red umbrellas casting a pleasant shade in the sun. The menu is simple pub grub. Bunch menu with eggs Benedict, game day breakfast, burrito, pancakes, BLT, bagels, sandwiches and more; salads like arugula salad, taco salad, Greek salad and more; nachos, chili, wings, curry & chips, poutine, souvlaki, calamari, hummus, fish & chips, bangers & mash, chicken pot pie, steak & kidney pie, Shepherd’s pie, burgers and plenty of other items complete the menu. There is a kid’s menu as well.

The Football Factory serves a good selection of beers and cocktails, as well as coffee and non-alcoholic beverages. There are different specials for every day of the week, and if soccer is your sport, then you should visit the Football Factory.

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