From Our Editors
As visitors arrive for an evening of mingling around the lacquered bar or games of pool, it's hard not to notice the plates of internationally inspired dishes flowing out of the kitchen and onto the tables of hungry patrons. The Ledge Lounge's chefs borrowed from many continents in creating their bar menu, as evidenced in their dishes of sweet-potato-and-chickpea burgers, spaghetti tossed in a sun-dried tomato tapenade, and thai chicken curry. As they wash down bites with cocktails and local draft beers, guests bask in the glow of neon lights or seek refuge in sections of the LGBT-friendly bar illumined by natural light. Housed on the second floor mezzanine level of The Bedford Regency Hotel, the lounge's large windows grant elevated glimpses of bustling Langley Street down below.
Until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. every Friday and Saturday, patrons can continue to sink eight balls at the pool table and play their favourite tunes on the jukebox. Two 50-inch flat-screen televisions broadcast the latest sports, and a fireplace comforts and warms visitors born with winter in their bones. Along with its daily diversions, The Ledge Lounge hosts open-mic nights every Monday and numerous events throughout the year; past soirees include the 2012 Victoria Q Awards.
Groupon Celebrates Pride Month
Over the last 50 years, the gay rights movement in America has overcome tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the commitment to real change that improves everyday lives.
At Groupon, we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community. Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage.
This month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect and equal opportunity. We're highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride in working with people who share our values.