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.