Shoeless Joe’s beckons to passersby with aromas of tasty grill fare—roasted chicken, ribs, and burgers. Named for White Sox outfielder Joe Jackson, who famously made a home-run catch with a bare left foot, Shoeless Joe’s pays tribute to the world of sport, supplementing AAA sirloin steaks, thin-crust pizzas, and pasta dishes with regular broadcasts of baseball, hockey, football, and UFC fights. Guests can wash down their dinners with drafts or cocktails from the drink menu, which boasts classic concoctions as well as inventive creations tinged with ingredients such as maple syrup, blueberry puree, or bacon.
With the glow of neon, the sound of dance beats, and the scent of buttery pierogies, Extaz Lounge fuses the glamour of a nightclub with the rustic refinement of an Eastern European eatery. Beaded chandeliers cast a magenta and azure glow across the lounge's interior, where images of scantily clad models surround diners savoring plates of pan-fried chicken, salted herring, and savory puff pastries. At night, live DJ's urge bodies and sound-activated robots onto the dance floor, while karaoke on Wednesday and Sunday evenings grants guests their 15 minutes of fame.
With a stay at The Drake Hotel in Toronto (Little Portugal), you'll be minutes from InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre and close to CN Tower. This romantic hotel is within close proximity of Trinity Bellwoods Park and Ricoh Coliseum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 19 air-conditioned rooms featuring DVD players and LCD televisions. wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while CD players and premium TV channels are also offered to provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a nightclub, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This hotel also features gift shops/newsstands, wedding services, and a video library.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Toronto? This hotel has 8000 square feet (720 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Wanting to fuse Mediterranean hospitality with modern elegance, the owners of Zemra Bar Lounge took design plans into their own hands, opening their walls and stage to local artists and musicians. Subdued light bounces off red and goldenrod walls dotted with paint, highlighting the friendly wait staff as they bustle between the dining room and kitchen. Inside the culinary chemistry lab, chefs Ghandour and Brunke prepare pastas, steaks, chops, and seafood from a menu of fine Pan-Mediterranean fare. To compliment the cuisine, the chefs recommend a variety of wines or one of the bar master's signature cocktails. Events such as the open mic on Wednesdays and live music on Fridays create a festive atmosphere while reflecting the local community, their talents, penchant for creativity, and ability to whistle in Italian.
By fusing together a bistro, jazz club, and art gallery, The Gallery Studio Cafe remains dedicated to owner Derek Houghton's vision of supporting local artists. Chef Carol, The Gallery Studio Cafe's certified cuisine concocter, assembles an array of tapas, soups, sandwiches, and brunch fare in her open kitchen, allowing diners to watch as Carol preps their meals and sharpens her samurai swords for vegetable chopping. Comfy European white leather furniture cozies up beside the café's real fireplace amid canvases crafted by local and international artists displayed throughout the expansive gallery space. In addition to jazz performances four nights a week, ranging from Thursday-night acoustic renditions to Saturday-afternoon sessions, The Gallery Studio Cafe hosts abundant musical events, including swing music every second Wednesday of the month and whenever Fred Astaire's ghost drops by.
Here's a tip for the next time you're in downtown Toronto: take some time to visit The Strathcona Hotel, even if you don't actually need a place to stay. Just off the lobby is The York Street Café, where chefs elevate comfort food to a gourmet level. For breakfast,in addition to an elaborate wholesome buffet breakfast, a la carte options include eggs benedict with peameal bacon or smoked salmon. Lunch and dinner bring even more options, from lobster grilled cheese to lamb burgers topped with feta and sun-dried-tomato pesto. And on weekday evenings, guests can enjoy a cozy ambiance in the lobby lounge while sipping a locally brewed craft beer or glass of Niagara region wine and nibbling from small plates at the tapas bar.