Like a classic work of Victorian literature, a trip to the bar often begins with an introduction to colourful characters and ends with the revelation that everyone in the room is related to each other. Continue an age-old struggle with today's Groupon to The Paddock. Choose between the following options:
For $29, you get a meal for two (up to a $63 total value) that includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $10 value)
- Two entrees (up to $15 each)
- Two drinks (up to $11.50 each)
For $55, you get a meal for four (up to a $126 total value) that includes:
- Two appetizers (up to $10 each)
- Four entrees (up to $15 each)
- Four drinks (up to $11.50 each)
Toronto's third oldest bar, The Paddock prepares its menu of traditional fine dining and gastro-pub fare predominantly in-house, pairing each dish with a plethora of brews and old-school libations. Flatbread and vegetables embrace the burn of wasabi-hummus dip ($9) as panko-crusted crab cakes ($10) host a slumber party on a bed of greens, waiting until parents retire before sneaking into the cookie jar of roasted red pepper aioli. Chicken parmesan ($12) and vegan vegetables ($11) recline on open face focaccia sandwiches beside piles of fries, and braised beef dives into a hearty stew ($15) alongside Yukon potatoes and root vegetables under the watchful eye of homemade focaccia. At the libation headquarters, barkeeps decant nine delicious draughts, refrigerate more than 30 different bottles, and concoct specialty 2 oz. cocktails ($8.85) to soothe tongues with liquid intermissions between bites.
Retaining most of its original art deco decor from its opening in 1948, The Paddock transitioned from a bar for late 40s mobsters to an 80s gathering spot for goths to its present incarnation as a casually elegant dining establishment. A steady stream of blues, jazz, and Motown aurally accompany diners and drinkers, and several big screen TVs broadcast sporting contests for athletic enthusiasts.
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178 Bathurst St.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R4