Too Close to Call: Good Game or Power Up which is Toronto’s top game bar?


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Hold onto your consoles! T.O. is now home to two new video game bars. These two gamers fused together two of our favourite things: liquor and video games.

Good Game Bar

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Power Up Game Bar

I used to work as an IT project manager. I just found myself watching e-sports pretty frequently. I figured, if I’m doing this, there must be other people too. How did you get into the video game bar scene? This has been a dream of mine that I’ve had for about 11 years. I used to be a software engineer. It was the right time to do this, and now we’re here, finally open!
Our Leeroy Jenkins, which is a reference to the famous character of World of Warcraft who charged into a dungeon of fire. The drink features vodka with honey, pepper and grenadine. Signature drink? Our Snake Eater is a reference to the stealth game Metal Gear Solid, showcasing Maker’s Mark bourbon, chili liquor, creme de cacao and Peychaud’s bitters.
We’re all about competitive gaming. We have PCs, so instead of having the old-fashioned Nintendo 64s, people come in and rent the PCs. They’re very powerful, so it allows people to play the competitive e-sports games that are out there. What makes your bar unique? All our games are two or more players, they’re all very engaging, and it encourages people to socialize with other people, even people that you may not even know. People come in not knowing each other, and through games they make fast friends.
Sonic all the way. I was a Sega kid. (I never got a chance to play a lot of Nintendo.) He had superpowers! Sonic or Mario? Mario, just because I grew up on Nintendo, and that’s how I fell in love with gaming, and the original Mario was the first game I ever played.
2097 Yonge St.   38 Wellington St. E.
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