The Central

The Central

Bar, Music Venue, and Pub
603 Markham St. (btwn Bloor St. & Lennox St.), Toronto ON M6G 2L7, Canada
Hours:
Closed until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–2:00 AM
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Bar, Restaurant, & Live Entertainment

6.2/10

Based on 56 votes

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  • Alex G.

    Dirty bar with shitty service. I love it here!

    Alex Galea · May 24, 2014
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  • John L.

    This place always smells like pennies and talapiaa.

    John Leschinski · August 15, 2013
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  • Drew W.

    Their food is REALLY good. We always surprise ourselves with how good what we ordered was.

    Drew Woods · July 12, 2013
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  • Lee C.

    Awesome staff, cheap and yummy cocktails and food, patio, baskets of bacon, live music... <3

    Lee C. · June 30, 2013
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  • Canadian Music W.

    Killer Canadian Music Fest performances all week long, March 19-24! Check www.cmw.net for more details!

    Canadian Music Week · March 14, 2013
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  • Sam C.

    The best place ever!!!!

    Sam Cubitt · January 17, 2013
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  • Simon M.

    Great patio in the summer but terrible service year round. Avoid the open mic comedy nights.

    Simon MacDougall Sadava · January 9, 2013
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  • JugnooMe

    This is one of the NXNE 2012 venues in Jugnoo's NXnecessities. Check out http://www.nxnecessities.com for the rest of the NXnecessities.

    JugnooMe · June 11, 2012
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  • Erin T.

    Extremely slow service. But there's a foozball table upstairs.

    Erin Thompson · May 26, 2012
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  • Michael M.

    The only time it's worth it to come here is when they are playing hardcore ambient and African drum-step.

    Michael M · April 21, 2012
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  • David S.

    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.

    David Schultz · April 1, 2012
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  • Tristan W.

    Stick to burgers or anything fried > pastas and pad Thai a little risky.

    Tristan Waley · February 11, 2012
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  • John L.

    Ask when the podcast records here for bonus points.

    John Leschinski · December 6, 2011
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  • Julie G.

    Horrible service

    Julie Geller · August 5, 2011
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  • Sarah W.

    Food came, and was amazing. But don't come here unless you have a few hours to chill, and aren't starving.

    Sarah White · May 31, 2011
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  • Sarah W.

    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.

    Sarah White · May 31, 2011
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  • Jeremy C.

    Get the Hoptical Illusion; great beer

    Jeremy Cain · March 19, 2011
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  • Omar F.

    Cozy venue here. If you see Teppei, tell him Omar says hi.

    Omar F · March 11, 2011
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  • Panic M.

    probably has one of the best bartenders in the city..say hi to Crystal! she's a PM writer as well.

    Panic Manual · February 27, 2011
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  • TOFoodReviews

    The Central: Annex bar restaurant and live music venue, splendid vibe, overcooked food, nil desserts avail, poor choice for dinner, 2/5

    TOFoodReviews · December 29, 2010
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  • Wes D.

    This place rocks, love the patios, but the service has been super slow a couple times

    Wes Dean · August 14, 2010
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  • Adam G.

    Selected pints on tuesday

    Adam Galloway · July 28, 2010
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  • Christina W.

    The mayor here rocks! Great comedy show Tuesdays!

    Christina Walkinshaw · July 16, 2010
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  • Jason C.

    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.

    Jason Chu · July 1, 2010
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  • Mark C.

    Thursday; $3 Jager - pass it on!

    Mark Christie · February 21, 2010
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  • Gadjo S.

    The Minx FTW

    Gadjo Sevilla · January 24, 2010
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  • Michael N.

    the best veggie burger in the city.

    Michael Newton · November 5, 2009
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