by Toronto’s Themed Bars These About DW Alexanders are not the places for quiet conversation and cocktails. Themed bars are where things get wild. Like costume parties, but instead of patrons dressing up, it’s the venue that’s all decked out. This list of themed bars will get the party started. At Pravda, it’s not so clear who won the Cold War. The bar is decorated in red (of course) and the sickle and hammer are on full display, hanging from the ceiling in the centre of the room. Heavy drapery sections off booths and Russian propaganda posters hang on stone walls. Be sure to ask about their vodka cellar. Staff may bring a lucky few down to where they store the good stuff to choose their own bottle. Stone’s Place in Parkdale is a shrine to The Rolling Stones. The owner has a super duper man-crush on Mick and friends, so the walls are plastered with photos, news clippings, and concert photos of the famous chaps. There’s a sizeable dance floor, couches, and pool tables. But don’t worry, The music isn’t exclusively Rolling Stones â because too much of a good thing can beâ¦well, you know. This bar and restaurant is country rock themed, serving cowboys and city slickers alike. The main draw is undeniably a ride on the mechanical bull. Late nights seem to be best time here â it takes time to build the liquid courage to saddle up. The food is all Southern hospitality with a menu featuring chili corn dogs, buttermilk fried chicken, and brisket. SPiN is a 12,000 sq. ft. The club offers memberships to those who want to play regularly, but if you just want to stop in for a drink and work on your smash move, anyone is welcome. Check out their glow-in-the-dark ping pong nights for even more fun. Craft beer and board games are to be found atSnakes & Lagers, a College Street bar with an impressive library of games. This is the sister bar to Snakes & Lattes in Koreatown. What’s really great about this bar is how social it is. The bar is decorated with ice sculptures. That is, until Settlers of Catan really gets going. Then all allegiances are up for grabs. If you’re one of those Christmas-in-July types, this bar is for you. The theme here is ice: ice walls, chairs, tables, even the glasses are made from ice. The bar is decorated with ice sculptures. There’s no need to bring a parka, CHILL will provide you with one. Be sure to go to their website and book your ticket in advance. Hot dogs have eight different options and nachos have five, because that is what you really want, and they know it. Roncesvalles has seen a lot of businesses come and go in the last ten years, but we are hoping Round the Horn stay. TVs, TVs everywhere and not a drop to drink. Scratch that not a drop to drink part. There are TVs everywhere and a ton to drink at Rally Sports Bar (we were just aiming for poetic language). Does 7000 square feet, 40 high definition TVs and 13 drafts sound like good statistics to you? Then get yourself to Rally’s, where almost every sport is played every day of the year. Go on Sunday for brunch and some high quality zoning out time with your friends. Try some on poutine or in a sandwich. Brunch offerings include a pretty magnificent pulled pork benny. The pulled pork continues to accent their regular menu. Try some on poutine or in a sandwich. TVs, TVs everywhere and not a drop to drink. Scratch that not a drop to drink part. There are TVs everywhere and a ton to drink at Rally Sports Bar (we were just aiming for poetic language). It is one of the oldest bars in Toronto, so no, it does not have a website, thank you very much. It does have a Facebook page, and most importantly, it does have beer. Piles of nachos, the gooiest of wings and the coldest of beers are served at the Wheat Sheaf. Dundas St. E. Toronto, ON M5B 1C7 O.Noir(620 Church St.) The Harbord Room Ossington Avenue | 416-532-6474 | ReposadoBar.com Toronto’s oldest tavern has a great patio if you aren’t so interested in the game. Go inside if you want to feel like a part of the action. TVs are visible from most areas.The Wheat Sheaf knows how to celebrate all things in life, and this certainly includes sports. Your beer will be dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day and there is revelry and ruckus all nights of the week. It is one of the oldest bars in Toronto, so no, it does not have a website, thank you very much. It does have a Facebook page, and most importantly, it does have beer. Right near the CN Tower and Air Canada Centre, this is a great bar to go to before the game or to watch the game itself. Craft beers and rare imports will make it hard to decide what to drink for the evening. Ask for little tastes of a wide variety to make an informed (and perhaps inebriated) decision of which beverage you would like to stick with.