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The Ballroom

The Ballroom

Bowling Alley, Sports Bar, and Music Venue
Entertainment District, Toronto
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6.9/10
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  • Paul M.
    "Wish I had seen the top before ordering the Popcorn Chicken Poutine."(5 Tips)
    daniela
    "Great upstairs patio."(4 Tips)
    Graham R.
    "The veggie burger is delicious!"(5 Tips)
    Wendy K.
    "P.S. WiFi password is "ballroom"."(2 Tips)
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  • King Blue Condos
    King Blue CondosSeptember 18, 2012
    Chicken and Waffles is one their most popular house bands! @Theballroom is fun and popular live entertainment in King West. Read more
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • daniela
    danielaAugust 7
    Great upstairs patio. Don't eat here though, drinks only. The live bands are awesome and bowling is fun.
  • Care E.
    Care EJanuary 13, 2011
    Impressive new bar that will please both gents & gals! Not prenticious (yet) and casual atmosphere. You're lucky if you get a chance to bowl (only 10 lanes) as they take no reservations, but the sp
  • Wendy K.
    Wendy K.October 3, 2013
    Don't get any of the poutines. The gravy tastes disgusting, and as Canadians, y'all know the gravy breaks or makes the poutine. P.S. WiFi password is "ballroom".
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 25, 2010
    great is the impending opening of the Ballroom, one of few bars where the slogan "we got balls" actually entices you to go. Read more
  • Raif B.
    Raif BarbarosDecember 2, 2012
    if u want to bowl w/ kids, come sunday morning 11am. that's when they open. you'll have the place to yourself.
  • TorontoDrinksWeekly
    TorontoDrinksWeeklyMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Rooftop patio for when you need a break from bowling or ping-pong. $12 pitchers on Sunday industry night. Read more
  • Champion Canada
    Champion CanadaFebruary 11, 2011
    The Dude's heaven on earth. The Ballroom is not just a bowling alley. Eat, watch the game and don’t forget to ask about ping-pong.
  • Graham R.
    Graham RowlandsOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The veggie burger is delicious! I'm not a vegetarian but I'd eat that burger any day!
  • Nadz K.
    Nadz KJanuary 4, 2015
    My pulled pork poutine tasted like tin corn beef, not cool. We didn't get to bowl bc of being told the wrong info from multiple staff. The Manager was *rolls eyes* whatevs... their fries are good tho
  • TorontoDrinksWeekly
    TorontoDrinksWeeklyMay 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Newly renovated rooftop patio - drink specials every night, check their TDW profile. Read more
  • HanBi K.
    HanBi KSeptember 9, 2015
    Great atmosphere on 2nd floor. But the bartender threw money at me...... That wasnt pleasing at all!
  • TorontoDrinksWeekly
    TorontoDrinksWeeklySeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Rooftop patio for when you need a break from bowling or ping-pong. $10 pitchers on Sunday industry night. Read more
  • Dana W.
    Dana WDecember 30, 2010
    What a great new venue for Toronto, $75 for an hour of bowling which is expensive but worth while to do something different in downtown Toronto
  • Sam S.
    Sam SinghMay 12, 2011
    The wait times for a bowling lane can be long as this place is usually busy but it's great for groups.
  • Tara R.
    Tara RJune 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool place but don't bother coming here for lunch. Took our group over 2 hours to get our food (half ordered salads or burgers). We got a quick apology from the manager before he disappeared.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SaldanhaFebruary 19, 2011
    Awesome bowling spot right downtown, try the Mini burgers and pizza, super delicious!!
  • Jackie K.
    Jackie KrovblitMay 1, 2011
    The burger I had last night was outstanding! Massive onion rings, yum! Can't wait to try the bowling!
  • Dan G.
    Dan GillFebruary 16, 2012
    ...retro bowling paraphernalia, inappropriate dancing, nearly naked club girls and C-list star spotting http://goo.gl/VTlnm
  • Paul M.
    Paul McCombNovember 9, 2013
    I agree with Wendy. Wish I had seen the top before ordering the Popcorn Chicken Poutine. It was kinda gross.
  • That girl ray
    That girl rayMarch 14, 2015
    They have a new menu try the brisket flatbread
  • Esther B.
    Esther BarutiMay 8, 2015
    Go with a lot of friends to bowl with. It make it much more fun
  • Ces A.
    Ces AhJanuary 8, 2011
    the serving staff are a bit useless & the bowling wait times are not accurate. the menu is great.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilesJanuary 29, 2012
    Cheap pints, ask your sever for beer deals.
  • Len M.
    Len ManciniApril 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    CRANK is one of the great bands that plays here.......they rock!
  • John C.
    John ComarJune 9, 2013
    The worst food I've had in a long time. Nice place for drinks, but the "food" is inedible. Soggy chicken wings, curdled mac and cheese, mushy poutine, salt-lick bacon, and 7-11 hot dogs.
  • Abeer A.
    Abeer Al-MokbelNovember 3, 2014
    Bowling !! Food is ok but slow service in dinning area.! Drink service is good in bowling area!
  • Ify
    IfyNovember 14, 2013
    The nachos were freshly baked and amazing!!
  • King Blue Condos
    King Blue CondosSeptember 18, 2012
    Toronto's newest interactive #entertainment center,sports, bowl, rock 'n roll. Read more
  • Petula N.
    Petula NealeSeptember 16, 2012
    Ok for drinks after work but food service is quite slow so not a good option for a meal if you are heading to a movie.
  • jeremy w.
    jeremy wrightFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If there's a guy bowling solo with headphones onits probably me. Stop by and say hi :-)
  • Chris P.
    Chris PavlovskiMarch 6, 2011
    Only 2 stalls on the lower level (always a line), go upstairs to avoid a 20 min wait.
  • Doug N.
    Doug NamethApril 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    $5 selected pints between 4-7pm, Monday to Friday
  • Senator F.
    Senator FeldmanJune 1, 2013
    Free wifi - ballroom password
  • ILYA S.
    ILYA SPEKHOVMay 21, 2015
    Outdated. Uneven surface on the bowling floor.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BaldersJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about the wings! Delicious!
  • Ruth H.
    Ruth HurstApril 17, 2011
    How about more than one bartender on the first floor bar...or giving the correct change...douchebag...
  • Brian R.
    Brian RosevearApril 22, 2011
    The fried pickles are great!
  • Donovan B.
    Donovan BondNovember 27, 2011
    Wouldn't bother eating or drinking here again. Drinks are heavy on ice, light on drink.
  • Nigel B.
    Nigel BrookesDecember 5, 2014
    Bowling and atmosphere
  • Mark D.
    Mark DDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order the fried chicken when they're busy. It will come out undercooked.
  • Anton N.
    Anton NguyenFebruary 7, 2013
    Avoid the burger! 8 of my buddies got it, and every single one was burnt.
  • Panic M.
    Panic ManualMarch 29, 2011
    Where hipsters pretend to be in suburbia.
  • David P.
    David PJune 3, 2011
    You can bowl here!
  • Reidun S.
    Reidun SquiresAugust 3, 2011
    21 dollars for a pitcher of domestic... Rip off, right there.
  • Sabah H.
    Ridiculously overpriced for no reason, and 3/5 in our group did not enjoy their food.
  • Carlo V.
    Carlo VictoleroMarch 8, 2011
    Damn the BLT is pretty good
  • R P.
    R PJanuary 5, 2014
    Nice place, but rude waiters ...
  • Jacqueline T.
    Jacqueline ToSeptember 22, 2013
    Worst customer service ever
  • Martin B.
    Martin BorelliJune 9, 2015
    El fin de semana se pone muy divertido a la noche. Banda por la noche, barra variada (los tragos no son los mejores) y mucha juventud.
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