Striker Sports Bar

31 St Joseph St, Toronto
43.665699,43.665699
About Striker Sports Bar:

A sports bar that is oriented to catering to the LGBTQ community, the Striker Sports Bar is a place where people go to enjoy pub food, drink a beer or a cocktail and watch a sports event is located at 31 St. Joseph Street, in Toronto, Ontario.

There is some street-side parking on St. Joseph Street, but not much. This sports bar is fully wheelchair accessible and is full of HD TVs displaying sporting events. There are drinks and food menu to match any sports bar. The place takes reservations and is one of very few places like this in Toronto.

The Striker Sports Bar is opened from 4 PM to 11 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 4 PM to 1 AM on Thursday to Saturday and from 4 PM to 10 PM on Sunday. It is closed on Mondays.

From the reviews I found online on Trip Advisor, Facebook, Google Reviews and blogTo, I bring you the following list of pros and cons.

Pros:

  • Pleasant atmosphere
  • Very clean and nicely organized
  • Friendly, professional staff
  • Good beer and cocktail selection
  • Simple pub fare menu

Cons:

  • Notes about slow service on occasion
  • The menu could use improvement according to some patrons

The Striker Sports Bar was opened on Labour Day weekend in 2016. The interior of the bar is very trendy, yet relaxing. There is a wall in black shiny subway tile, another wall with marble tiles and plenty of modern decorations all over. The ceilings have exposed ductwork and there are plenty of HD TVs all over – 16 in total, displaying all kinds of sporting events.

The owners are fans of the Raptors, so flags and other memorabilia adorn several corners of the bar. There is seating at the bar and seating benches, tables and chairs. There is ambient lighting that makes for a more subtle, yet modern atmosphere. The whole place is in tow levels, with the upper level having the bar and the more party-oriented crowd, and the lower level has more seating and is for the people that like to talk while they enjoy a drink.

The menu offered here is relatively simple and has everything one may need in a place like a sports bar. Starters named Field Goal French fries, Slam Dunk sweet potato fries, Benchwarmers, Striker Mac & Cheese, Knock-out nachos, chicken quesadilla, and mozzarella sticks are served here. There are also salads and sandwiches, as well as a good selection of wings. There are also flatbread pizzas and cheesecake desserts.

This sports bar offers a good selection of draft and bottled beers, with many domestic and imported brands, there are a few craft brewery beers served here. The main appeals are the many cocktails that are prepared and served here, that range from the standard to some pretty impressive concoctions. There are daily specials for each day of the week, and these change occasionally, but the happy hour is from 4 PM to 7 PM every day.

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