Ten reasons to go to the Duke Live in Leslieville

Take a walk on Leslieville’s wild side, The Duke Live

The Duke gets a bit of a bum rap. It’s had it’s moments and it’s nothing like the neighboring haunts but it’s a fun, entertaining “dive” that adds color and history to the Leslieville hood. Come as you are, be real, and enjoy the philosophy of “it is what it is”.

Ten reasons to go to the Duke

 

 

Photo credit Vintage Toronto Facebook
Photo credit Vintage Toronto Facebook

1. It’s been around since 1870 longer than any of us, and has been declared a historic building so it’ll probably be here long after we’re gone.  It might have a condo built on top but it’ll be here none the less.

 

lady marmalade line up

 2. No line ups for brunch and I’m pretty sure there’s no kale on the menu.

 

entertainment posters

3. It has some of the best live entertainment in the east end, some of it goes beyond the patrons.

(also see #10)

 

All day breakfast 2014 $6.50
All day breakfast – 2014 $6.50

4. The kitchen produces honest, appropriately priced food.

 

Mikki
Mikki

5. The staff is awesome, albeit a bit cantankerous at times.

 

The Duke graciously donated their space for the Ditch the Dust Greenwood Dog Park fund raiser
2014 Ditch the Dust Greenwood Dog Park fund raiser

6. They support charities. The Duke graciously donated their space for the 2014 Ditch the Dust Greenwood Dog Park fund raiser.

(also see # 10)

 

duke patio

7. The patio rocks and is not so tightly crammed you need to be a size zero to move around.

 

$5 beer

8. The beer is cheap and cold.

 

street car at door

9. There’s parking in the back, TTC at the door, and most Leslieville homes are a short stumble away.

 

East end comedy revue

10.The East End Comedy Revue is Sunday, January 31 with partial proceeds in support of the Leslieville Syrian Family Support Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Ten reasons to go to the Duke Live in Leslieville”

  1. The Duke is a great bar, everyone is friendly the bar staff are great , the food is deliouis, the bands are awsome, it’s a bar you can go by yourself and make new friends, honestly I love going there, my favorite is the patio its just like your own backyard but better, and the owner George greets you with his famous smile.
    It’s my bar none other beats it come and see iv been going there for years drop by and say hi

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