YSPC Then & Now: The Duke Gloucester

The Duke of Gloucester is the kind of no-nonsense pub that doesn’t give a toss about ‘gimmicky’ drinking events like the Yonge Street Pub Crawl.

Tucked away above an Indian restaurant, its entrance obscured by the glare from the Panasonic Theatre’s marquee, the DofG is a well-worn local. The regulars who dominate its bar look like they greatly appreciate their watering-hole’s lack of accessibility and always seem a bit ruffled when a boisterous group of unknowns charge up the stairs.

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Last year the YSPC finally cracked the DofG’s gruff exterior and managed to get a staff member to pose for the bar-front photo.

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The Yonge Street Pub Crawl to benefit Right To Play is next Sat Aug 20 starting at 2:00PM in Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto.

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YSPC Then & Now: Hoops

By the time the Yonge Street Pub Crawl reaches Hoops it’s usually time for a mid-afternoon snack. Their chicken wings are tasty!

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Also, this is where the YSPC group for the day really begins to take shape.

The Yonge Street Pub Crawl to benefit Right To Play is next Sat Aug 20 starting at 2:00PM in Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto.

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YSPC Then & Now: The Elephant & Castle

Traditionally the first stop on the Yonge Street Pub Crawl after Yonge-Dundas Square, now the second, The Elephant & Castle is always a good gathering point for stragglers.

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YSPC Then & Now: @barVolo – Looking back at past stops on the Yonge Street Pub Crawl

In 2005 the very first Yonge Street Pub Crawl almost didn’t stop at Bar Volo. Most participants thought it was just a restaurant or café and didn’t meet the YSPC’s “pub or bars only” criteria. Thankfully we decided to check it out and were rewarded with the discovery of a craft beer Mecca. Bar Volo has hands-down one of Toronto’s best beer selections. Canadian microbrews, seasonal taps and bottles corralled from around the globe line the walls and fill the menu.

With the YSPC’s downtown reboot in 2009, this fine drinking (and eating) establishment was back on the route. The last two visits have only served to cement Bar Volo as a fan favourite on the crawl — and not just because it’s patio’s extra large awning has provided shelter from the rain two out of three times.

The Yonge Street Pub Crawl is always open to new participants and looks forward to introducing Bar Volo to those that haven’t yet experienced it’s hospitality. The YSPC happens Saturday August 20th starting at 2:00PM in Yonge-Dundas Square. Participants are asked to make a suggested donation of $10.00 to Right To Play. More information can be found here or by following @semisolidmedia on twitter.

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