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The top 5 theme bars in Toronto

Theme bars in Toronto offer all of us merrymakers the chance to immerse ourselves in unique atmospheres and activities all while ingesting booze. It's hardly an option to be a wallflower at these places. From mechanical bulls to bocce ball, there's no shortage of creative establishments upping the ante in the Toronto bar scene.

Here are my picks for the top 5 theme bars in Toronto.

Boots 'N' Bourbon Saloon
This east side bar serves up hearty, deep-fried fare as well as live music, craft beer and cocktails. If you're in the Entertainment District, try the Rock 'n' Horse Saloon where you can line dance with complete and utter abandon thanks to its massive, Corona-filled margaritas. At both spots, unleash your inner rodeo star and try riding the mechanical bull.

Track and Field
Do you dream of spending your retirement playing shuffleboard and bocce ball? There's no need to travel to Boca Raton to get started; simply head to Track and Field on College Street and play these classic lawn games to your heart's content. But instead of sipping on pink lemonade or prune juice, you can hydrate yourself with cocktails and craft beer.

The Ballroom
Located right at the corner of Richmond and John, this Entertainment District spot will change how you think about traditional bowling alleys. While nothing beats a night of 1970s-style Cosmic or glow-in-the-dark bowling, the Ballroom is perfect for both corporate events or a Saturday night out.

SPiN
This King West bar, imported from New York City, made ping pong (or table tennis) cool. Challenge your friend to a tournament, swing by with your coworkers or head over to munch on jazzed-up tater tops and pizza pockets as you practice your backhand.

Snakes & Lagers
Board games, beer and snack foods. If that's not a recipe for a wonderful night out, I'm not sure what is. This two-storey bar at College and Bathurst has more than 250 games as well as 19 beers on tap. Drink up and set your inner gamer free.

Which themed bars did I miss? Let us know in the comments.

Leaf photo of Boots 'N' Bourbon


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