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No Leafs No!

Maple Leaf Sports Bar & Grill

828 Danforth Ave.

On the eastern boundary of Greektown lies Maple Leaf Sports Bar & Grill. 

If you’re looking for a Maple Leafs theme bar to talk Tavares and Matthews, go somewhere else. If you’ve come for lower-priced beer and sticky stories from peelers, dealers, stealers and squealers, you’ll be entertained if not disturbed.

The Nitty-Gritty:

Jacksoul Poster: No

Price: Affordable by Greektown Standards $4.25 a bottle

Service: Suspicious. She really thought I was RCMP or Toronto Police. What is it about me that screams “cop?!”


Maple Leaf Merlot.  

The paint hides the blood spatter from Saturday-night dust ups.

Washroom facilities:

Clean. Strangely.


If body odour doesn’t count, clean as a whistle.


TVs, jukebox, coin-op billiards, and pharmaceutical transactions.


Relief for Jan Brady-types:

You’ll be the centre of attention getting sized up as a narc.

Living History:

The in-house goodfellas will regale you with tales of The Danforth when it was all about guns, gangs, and Greek salad.

Free etiquette training:

As seen in Emily Post’s Etiquette, 19th Edition: Manners for Today:

“Never ever smoke, stand, camp out, barf, foreplay on stairs…like ever.”

Suggested musical accompaniment:

Godfather Theme

The Last Call:

Dive Bar Mike recommends this bar for middle children, Danforth historians, and those doing cheaper pre-drinking before hitting oldies night at the Eton House.


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