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Hi-Lo Bar Takes Over From PicNic at Home

Ascari Enoteca/Yelp

Looking for a place to go for drinks around Riverside that's affordable, casual and has a great atmosphere? Well, now there's more options than just Jilly's An Sibin. Hi-Lo Bar, from the owners of neighbouring Ascari Enoteca and Table 17 opened this weekend, providing just that.

PicNic at Home was the off-shoot bake shop of PicNic Wine Bar. Perhaps it was unable to compete with the loyal Bonjour Brioche customers? Its replacement, Hi-Lo, is instead gearing itself to be a bar for people who don't want to have pints beside loud 19-year-olds. With Beau's, Blanche de Chambly and Dos Equis on tap, the easy-going bar also serves snacks and rock-n-roll. A tallboy of PBR and a shot of Jameson (which seems to be the de rigour pairing of the hipster class right now) goes for an affordable $10.

Ascari Enoteca and Table 17 have been Leslieville and Riverside favourites for a while now, and hopefully they will bring the same enthusiasm and community approach to Hi-Lo.

· Opening: Hi-Lo Bar is Ready to Rock Riverside [Grid]
· PicNic at Home [BlogTO]
· Review: Table 17 [Toronto Life]

Hi-Lo Bar

753 Queen Street East Toronto ON