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The Rivoli

Cocktail Bar, Bar, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
  • Brent W.
    "Nice big pool hall with great beers on tap"(7 Tips)
    Jennifer M.
    "The pad thai is the best in the city."(3 Tips)
    "The sweet potato fries here are amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Dave S.
    "They have the best burger for the price (under $10)!"(4 Tips)
68 Tips and reviews
  • pool tables
  • outdoor seating
  • burgers
  • good for groups
  • pad Thai
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  • Jon C.
    Jon CordeiroMarch 24
    The burger here is good!
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PalJuly 18, 2016
    Great place to drink beer and play pool!
  • Deborah P.
    Deborah PuiggaliMay 19, 2016
    Trendy place ! Good food
  • Brent W.
    Brent WhiteheadMarch 23, 2016
    Nice big pool hall with great beers on tap
  • Katya R.
    Katya RyabovaMarch 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Menu and service have gone downhill.
  • Stefii
    StefiiDecember 29, 2015
    I would recommend anyone around the area to come enjoy their amazing fresh food!
  • Philip D.
    Philip DoucetteOctober 18, 2015
    Bump n' Hustle is f'ing #legit
  • Remi F.
    Remi FreeSeptember 7, 2015
    Great outdoor seating for people watching along Queen St. Good food for both apps as light snacks or a full meal.
  • UR Modern Life
    UR Modern LifeJune 13, 2015
    Herb Fries! Yum, yum!!!
  • Anu J.
    Anu JApril 25, 2015
    Pool tables upstairs are great.
  • Andrew
    AndrewMarch 15, 2015
    Try the nachos to share
  • Cheryl D.
    Cheryl DugganJanuary 10, 2015
    Next time I will go for grub and pool. Cuz this time I went for Wordburglar.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LukeSeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The back room always has great shows and events!
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrownAugust 8, 2014
    Great patio, and there's a concert venue in the back. Keep an eye out on its website for acts.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MaxwellJanuary 19, 2014
    Da DJ is killing it sick mix with old school hip hop ,nas, mobb deep and ish feeling da vibes!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PetersMay 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't miss Alt dot comedy on Mondays. Killer lineups of comedians for $5.
  • Akil D.
    Akil DApril 22, 2013
    Nice pool room with great music
  • Nathalie
    NathalieApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You should play pool here with your friends. I recommend.
  • Darryl H.
    Darryl HursMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great lineups for canadian music week including a few surprise guests !
  • Canadian Music W.
    Canadian Music WeekMarch 14, 2013
    Check out Canadian Music Fest showcases all week long! March 19-24! Details and lineup info at
  • John M.
    John MathesonMarch 8, 2013
    The food in this place is among the best on the Queen St. strip, and the bands are eclectic.
  • David B.
    David BrettMarch 7, 2013
    There's a music venue in the back
  • Logan M.
    Logan MillerMarch 4, 2013
    Great place, great service!
  • Amelia H.
    Amelia HallFebruary 14, 2013
    Try the Lamb burger with Roasted Pepper & Aubergine Salad - Super delish!
  • Amelia H.
    Amelia HallFebruary 14, 2013
    Try the Chana Dhal Fritters
  • Aurora d.
    Aurora de PeñaJanuary 20, 2013
    A speaker caught fire. We were all evacuated. Exciting.
  • Fiona G.
    Fiona GermanJanuary 14, 2013
    Lots of pool tables!
  • Indie W.
    Indie WeekSeptember 29, 2012
    Indie Week October 11; All But Nothing, INVERMIER, Burning the Day, POLARITY. Get passes ->
  • RobbieG
    RobbieGSeptember 17, 2012
    The sweet potato fries here are amazing!
  • plucker
    pluckerSeptember 10, 2012
    Free wifi (network name: Rivoli) and no password required.
  • Rob L.
    Rob LeishmanJune 17, 2012
    The kalimari is awful
  • Sheena M.
    Sheena MayersJune 8, 2012
    Pad Thai is yum!
  • Christine E.
    Christine EstimaMay 17, 2012
    A few scenes from the film CHLOE were filmed here (starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, directed by Atom Egoyan)
  • David S.
    David StrasserMarch 5, 2012
    Avoid eating here if you can. But only if you can.
  • Evan J.
    Evan JerredNovember 19, 2011
    The pool tables are freshly maintained. Level, new felt, and tight pockets. Awesome!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MooreOctober 21, 2011
    Arrive early for shows. Good seats go quickly after doors open.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LevySeptember 27, 2011
    #1 on BlogTO's "The Best Places to Play Billiards in Toronto" list from 09/27/2011. See attached link. Read more
  • Jane R.
    Jane RodgersonSeptember 18, 2011
    Great place to peoplewatch!
  • Logan C.
    Logan CracknellAugust 27, 2011
  • Kim G.
    Kim GardnerAugust 21, 2011
    Danny Gorman is playing @ the Drake, Mon Aug 22, 10:15pm. #elvismonday no cover!
  • Niveen S.
    Niveen SalehJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Nachos are amazing!!! And I've tried a few throughout the city.
  • Morgan F.
    Morgan FloodMay 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great live Comedy in the backroom every Monday & Tuesday night. Awesome comedians performing. Cheap admission too!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MurphyMay 19, 2011
    Great spot, reasonable prices. Less fancy for pool than Charlotte Room
  • Mike T.
    Mike TullMay 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    2nd Saturday of every month check out Bump N Hustle... Toronto's longest running boogie!!! Dj's Paul e Lopes & Mike Tull (Tull'ski)
  • Robin B.
    Robin BMarch 6, 2011
    Mmm edamame is served with hot spicy sauce
  • Panic M.
    Panic ManualFebruary 27, 2011
    a favorite pre-show drinking spot before the horseshoe, which is odd, since horseshoe is a bar.
  • Sare K.
    Sare KumagaiJanuary 12, 2011
    Loved the beef burger
  • Shelagh F.
    Shelagh FinniganNovember 28, 2010
    Footprints. Good times.
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CharronNovember 21, 2010
    See a band in the back and drink beers!
  • Kate B.
    Kate BrillingerNovember 19, 2010
    Check out The North at 11:00PM for International Pop Overthrow!!!
  • Dave S.
    Dave SOctober 16, 2010
    They have the best burger for the price (under $10)! It always comes with caramelized onions and the best sweet potato fries in the city!
  • Adam R.
    Adam ReardonSeptember 6, 2010
    Punch it Chewie! Try the wookie balls.
  • Lesley v.
    Lesley van de VenAugust 19, 2010
    Amazing pad thai
  • Alan C.
    Alan CrossAugust 4, 2010
    Mike Myers SNL character, Dieter (“Touch my monkey!”) is rumoured to have been inspired by one of club’s waiters. Over the years, performers have ranged from Beck and Hole to Robin Williams.
  • Alan C.
    Alan CrossAugust 4, 2010
    The Riv began life as a vaudeville and burlesque hall in the 1920s. By the early 80s, it had evolved into a music and art space, complete with a restaurant as New Wave took over the Queen West strip.
  • Ward A.
    Ward AndersonJuly 28, 2010
    Great Stand-Up Comedy!
  • NXNE
    NXNEJune 16, 2010
    Zeus and Holly McNarland perform live along with other acts as part of the kick-ass awesome NXNE music festival.
  • Chad P.
    Chad PayneMay 22, 2010
    Sad tom colins... Need to start mixing drinks Better. Maybe use fresh lime and a shaker.
  • Tom E.
    Tom EmrichMay 1, 2010
    Sweet potatoe fries are the bomb
  • Rose G.
    Rose GilesApril 28, 2010
    See Rose and Crotch tonight at the Rivoli
  • Crystal G.
    Crystal GibsonApril 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Here to see a band? Check out AUX TV for more music love! Read more
  • Steve D.
    Steve DorseyMarch 7, 2010
    An hour of free pool with any brunch. Sweet.
  • Sny W.
    Sny WhipMarch 4, 2010
    VHS rentals in basement. Many obscure classics to choose from...
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HendriksFebruary 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Kick Ass Karaoke on Sunday Nights.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MorozowichFebruary 9, 2010
    The pad thai is the best in the city. The Rivoli is also a fantastic first date place
  • Forest K.
    Forest KenneyFebruary 6, 2010
    $6 an hour pool upstairs
  • Roman Z.
    Roman ZelvenschiFebruary 2, 2010
    Grill cheese sandwiches are amazing!
  • Allan M.
    Allan M88October 17, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the back of the bar/restaurant and see a band. It's one of the best venues in Toronto.
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