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Super cool bowling bar with chic cocktail lounge opens in Yorkville


The Ballroom Bowl brings refined recreation and leisure to Yorkville’s entertainment scene 

TORONTO, ON – March 27, 2024 – Yes, you heard that right! Yorkville now has a very cool and classy way to go bowling! Tucked away beneath the bustling streets of Yorkville, an underground playground delivering the perfect combination of refined recreation and leisure has opened its doors. Located at Toronto’s most notable intersection, Yonge and Bloor at 1 Bloor Street East, The Ballroom Bowl Yorkville boasts eight state-of-the-art bowling lanes including two VIP lanes alongside chic dining, bar and lounge areas with curated cocktail and food menu.

Toronto flagship location opened in 2010

With its first flagship location in the entertainment district (145 John St.) that opened in 2010, The Ballroom Bowl is expanding its presence in Toronto with the opening of a second location in the heart of Yorkville, one of Toronto’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. The Ballroom Bowl Yorkville offers Toronto residents and visitors alike a new, elevated destination for entertainment, leisure and dining.

Paul Donato, owner of The Ballroom Bowl

Drink, dine and let the good times roll

“Yes, a bowling alley in Yorkville,” says Paul Donato, owner of The Ballroom Bowl. “Choosing Yorkville as our first expansion location is a natural evolution for us. It’s a neighbourhood synonymous with sophistication and style. We are thrilled to bring The Ballroom Bowl’s unique blend of playfulness and sophistication to Yorkville, providing a new and exciting element to this neighbourhood. It’s a space where people can do it all: drink, dine and let the good times roll.“

Alongside the lively bowling action, the venue’s restaurant, bar and lounge provide the perfect backdrop for socializing with friends, watching the game on TV, and enjoying the electrifying atmosphere. Also, The Ballroom Bowl Yorkville offers an ideal venue for corporate events and private parties including, birthdays, engagements, bachelorettes and more.

Classic and innovative menu

Ballroom Bowl Yorkville

Guests can savour a mix of classic and innovative dishes from the carefully curated food menu including house roasted artichoke & white bean hummus and short rib mac-n-cheese. Adding to the experience, the drink menu features an impressive range of wines, beers and signature cocktails including Smoke & Mirrors, Strawberry Hibiscus Cooler and Mexpresso Martini.
Ballroom Bowl Yorkville guests will enjoy weekly entertainment including DJ’s every Friday and Saturday night. Also, daily specials from $7 beer and house wine on Mondays, half price appetizers on Tuesdays to half priced bowling on Wednesdays and half prices fish ‘n’ chips on Fridays.
“Whether it’s date night, a celebration with friends or a private party in our VIP lanes, we’ve got everything Torontonians need for a fantastic experience; fancy vibes, delicious food, killer cocktails, and oh yes, we threw in some bowling too,” added Donato.

Bowling is the foundation

Ballroom Bowl Yorkville

Donato adds, “Bowling will always be at the foundation of what the Ballroom Bowl is, but each location is unique and reflects the preferences and nuances of the local community. The Yorkville location is elegant, it has a beautiful bar and restaurant with high-end details and finishes, a natural evolution from the original in the Entertainment District.”

VIP area and intimate lounge

Donato retained esteemed Hamilton-based design firm mcCallumSather to bring a sophisticated leisure-inspired aesthetic to the new Yorkville location. The venue’s ground floor lobby, with a direct connection to Yonge St and Yonge/Bloor Subway Station, includes a wood feature ceiling with integrated lighting and a city collage wall graphic. The intimate lounge area offers an open kitchen view and curved cave-like acoustic control. The bar features concealed TVs along with walnut and brass detailing and sits beside the dining area with both booth and table seating, feature lighting pendants and a 3 sided water vapour fireplace. The VIP area ensures an exclusive experience with private bowling lanes, elevated millwork features, leather couch seating and full-screen TVs, creating an opulent ambiance.

Three more locations coming to Toronto

The original Ballroom Bowl located on John St. has been a premier destination for bowling, food, drinks, and live events for the past 13 years. The opening of The Ballroom Bowl Yorkville marks the initiation of an exciting national expansion plan, with three more Toronto locations set to open in 2024 and 2025, including Yonge and Dundas.

The Ballroom Bowl Yorkville is located at 1 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario. The hours of operation are Sunday to Wednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm and Thursday to Saturday 11:00 am- 12:00 am.Instagram.

More About The Ballroom Bowl 

A cornerstone of Toronto’s entertainment scene since 2010, The Ballroom Bowl delivers a distinctive blend of recreation, leisure and luxury. The Ballroom Bowl prides itself on creating unique spaces where individuals and communities come together to unwind, connect, and create lasting memories. With plans for strategic expansion across the Greater Toronto Area, The Ballroom Bowl looks forward to bringing its distinctive charm to new neighborhoods and sharing the joy of upscale entertainment with a growing community.

The Ballroom Bowl Yorkville, Photo Credit: Adrian Ozimek

For more information and to reserve a table or lane, visit www.theballroombowl.ca.

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