693 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M6G 1L5
An oddity of a neighbourhood bar, Clinton’s still draws in the hordes.
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||High Park|
|Cross Street |||Bloor and Clinton|
Profile Last Updated: June 20, 2008
Set in the heart of Little Korea, Clinton’s is an oddity of a neighbourhood bar with its Upper Canadian, log cabin feel. The veneered log walls are accented by a small hearth housing a rotating lightbulb behind some red wax paper. Despite this seemingly phony surface, Clinton’s is actually quite a cozy place, evidenced in the array of locals of all ages and interests who are known to the friendly staff.
Not a Sports Bar Per Se
The main bar is split into two rooms of tables, the larger side housing a big screen TV. While Clinton’s is not a sports bar per se, it is ideal for watching some of the more major sporting events. However, don’t expect volume unless it’s playoff season- a boon or a burden depending on your attitude towards the sporting life. A completely separate back room hosts a variety of local rock bands, as well as a weekly improv comedy night. The venue is made snug and inviting by the close placement of tables throughout the room and couches along the walls. Another bar is open in back to serve drinks to the audience.
”Something in a Popper, Perhaps?”
Clinton’s menu has all the standard bar food, but also ventures into a variety Asian-inspired entrees. There are enough vegetarian options that people with such dietary concerns have a choice come dinner time, and will not feel limited to grilled cheese.
Tip: This is one of the best live music venues in Toronto, & they have a patio that seats 60.