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The Central

The Central

Bar, Music Venue, and Pub$$$$
Palmerston, Toronto
  • Simon M.
    "Great patio in the summer but terrible service year round."(5 Tips)
    Lee C.
    "... baskets of bacon, live music... <3"(2 Tips)
    Michael N.
    "the best veggie burger in the city."(2 Tips)
    Christina W.
    "Great comedy show Tuesdays!"(2 Tips)
28 Tips and reviews
  • outdoor seating
  • good service
  • veggie burgers
  • cocktails
  • great value
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  • Ivan G.
    Ivan GudovJuly 22, 2016
    Cheap drinks. Two floors with different music. 1 patio out front and two on the second floor. Live music.
  • Missingno M.
    Missingno MissingnoJanuary 1, 2016
    open mic hosted by steve clarke records was pay to play. didnt advertise it in the add. most ppl who payed did not get to play. asked for money back and got threatened with violence. DO NOT GO
  • K M.
    K MJuly 6, 2015
    Can't go wrong with the Mac and Cheese and a pint.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GaleaMay 24, 2014
    Dirty bar with shitty service. I love it here!
  • John L.
    John LeschinskiAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place always smells like pennies and talapiaa.
  • Drew W.
    Drew WoodsJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Their food is REALLY good. We always surprise ourselves with how good what we ordered was.
  • Lee C.
    Lee C.June 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome staff, cheap and yummy cocktails and food, patio, baskets of bacon, live music... <3
  • Canadian Music W.
    Canadian Music WeekMarch 14, 2013
    Killer Canadian Music Fest performances all week long, March 19-24! Check for more details!
  • Sam C.
    Sam CubittJanuary 17, 2013
    The best place ever!!!!
  • Simon M.
    Great patio in the summer but terrible service year round. Avoid the open mic comedy nights.
  • Erin T.
    Erin ThompsonMay 26, 2012
    Extremely slow service. But there's a foozball table upstairs.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MApril 21, 2012
    The only time it's worth it to come here is when they are playing hardcore ambient and African drum-step.
  • David S.
    David SchultzApril 1, 2012
    Treats bands like meat. Be warned if you're thinking of playing here. They'll cram 10 bands in one night resulting in nowhere to sit. Service is horrible too, pretty much have to serve yourself.
  • Tristan W.
    Tristan WaleyFebruary 11, 2012
    Stick to burgers or anything fried > pastas and pad Thai a little risky.
  • John L.
    John LeschinskiDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask when the podcast records here for bonus points.
  • Julie G.
    Julie GellerAugust 5, 2011
    Horrible service
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WhiteMay 31, 2011
    Food came, and was amazing. But don't come here unless you have a few hours to chill, and aren't starving.
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WhiteMay 31, 2011
    Waited 30 minutes for a menu and our sangria, we ordered twice. Its now been an hour and a half, and still no food. Cute patio, horrible service.
  • Omar F.
    Omar FMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cozy venue here. If you see Teppei, tell him Omar says hi.
  • Panic M.
    Panic ManualFebruary 27, 2011
    probably has one of the best bartenders in the city..say hi to Crystal! she's a PM writer as well.
  • TOFoodReviews
    TOFoodReviewsDecember 29, 2010
    The Central: Annex bar restaurant and live music venue, splendid vibe, overcooked food, nil desserts avail, poor choice for dinner, 2/5
  • Wes D.
    Wes DeanAugust 14, 2010
    This place rocks, love the patios, but the service has been super slow a couple times
  • Adam G.
    Adam GallowayJuly 28, 2010
    Selected pints on tuesday
  • Christina W.
    Christina WalkinshawJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The mayor here rocks! Great comedy show Tuesdays!
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChuJuly 1, 2010
    If you see an artist/band at this venue, you must go early & get a front seat b/c. very narrow stage. If you aren't at front, it's very hard to see the stage.
  • Mark C.
    Mark ChristieFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Thursday; $3 Jager - pass it on!
  • Gadjo S.
    Gadjo SevillaJanuary 24, 2010
    The Minx FTW
  • Michael N.
    Michael NewtonNovember 5, 2009
    the best veggie burger in the city.
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