Where do Gamerz Refuel?3 Adult Game bars to lose friends

E-Sports is growing in Toronto. It's a sensation that is here to stay.

Why do we need Toronto Game Bars?

Put it this way, gamers are making on average 6 figure saleries, but let’s not think about that. Also Let’s forget that networks like ESPN and The SCORE have dedicated coverage with millions watching every events.

Who even cares that It sells out stadiums? Or has upwards of 25 million viewers for tournaments like League of Legends, so what.

By the end of 2019 it will be a Billion, yes a B, dollar industry. Forget about this; can that even buy gas? 

What really matters is, where can I grab a beer, a burger and throw some Hadoukens. The answer: at these 3 Toronto game bars. They are exactly what a gamer could have wished for.

It’s about having a controller in hand while beating everyone at Smash brothers and waiting for an order of wings.

What better way to compete for who has to pay the bill than in a series of Mario kart laps.

 Toronto Game Bars
for all needs

You aren’t there to just eat and talk about the Jays or Raptors. But maybe it’s just me that thinks this, ha.

Power Up is the Game bar to sit down and beat your friends.

 
Enter the ominous and dimly lit blue aura underground venue. As you walk in you’re encouraged to pull up to the bar on the right and grab a controller. Decked out with numerous TVs you can get some quick retro gaming within a first steps of entering.
 
While there One of the amazingly friendly bar staff can mix you a game inspired cocktail. As you enjoy (or rather rage to losing to Sagat for the 100th time) playing Street Fighter 2.
 

If you’ve come with a group, you can turn the other corner and grab one of the many booths. That each come with its own TV and current gen console.

Just pick your poison (because you won’t realize the hours spent here) grab a beer and order something off the menu.

power up game bar has a console and TV in each booth
"Just pick your poison (because you won't realize the hours spent here) grab a beer and order something off the menu."
Tilt Game Bar with rows of pinball and retro arcade machines line up the walls with bar tables in the middle
"Gather yourself, cause you’ll remember the true frustration from the likes of Battle Toads..."
power up game bar has a console and TV in each booth
"pick your poison, grab a beer and order something off the menu."

Tilt Toronto will fill the inner kid void you never realized you were missing.

Maybe you are in the need of nostalgic retro titles like Turtles in time or NBA Jam.

Keep all your loose quarters in your pocket (if you even have any) and just pay at the door.

The uniqueness of this bar is that you no longer need to stack quarters to call next. All the machines are free to play upon entry. Means you can save your dollars for what’s important… Beer!

At the far corner, you’ll find a window serving some great arcade foods. And at the front, you walk by an extensively stocked bar.

This is not your kids’ arcade. This is for those who thought they would never get to step into an arcade again. The adult who is so desperately trying to not be an adult, which basically describes myself.

And on the weekends live DJs spin different genre of vibes in the background to help with your high score run in Defender. Gather yourself, cause you’ll remember the true frustration from the likes of Battle Toads…

Tilt Game Bar with rows of pinball and retro arcade machines line up the walls with bar tables in the middle
"Gather yourself, cause you’ll remember the true frustration from the likes of Battle Toads..."

The Hive: Raiders ESports center is your one-stop spot for everything Esports related.

Deemed as the place for the more die-hard ESport followers. You know the ones that know trades and acquisitions of their favourite games E-Leagues like it was the NBA or NFL.

At other bars you play your games. Here you’ll be in front of a myriad of large TVs all tuned to a stream of an event similar to the Fighting Games Community events. Or gaming news and popular game streamers.

There’s more of course, you will get all that and you can get in some gaming as well. A walk Through the restaurant/bar area, and you’ll enter a large hall room where you can either sit down and watch an in house tournament.

The Hive: Raiders ESports center is your one-stop spot for everything Esports related.

Deemed as the place for the more die-hard ESport followers. You know the ones that know trades and acquisitions of their favourite games E-Leagues like it was the NBA or NFL.

At other bars you play your games. Here you’ll be in front of a myriad of large TVs all tuned to a stream of an event similar to the Fighting Games Community events. Or gaming news and popular game streamers.

There’s more of course, you will get all that and you can get in some gaming as well. A walk Through the restaurant/bar area, and you’ll enter a large hall room where you can either sit down and watch an in house tournament.

Following the stairs down from there takes you to, as I like to call it, the pit. A set up of dozens of computers ready and geared up for non-stop gaming.

Each system beefed up to the max and ready for any games you can find on your Steam account.

When you are done head back to the bar for dozens of cocktails and local craft brews.

You definitely need to add any of these three spots to your weekend rotation. You can even send me a challenge, I’ll be sure to accept after I’m done my beer.

A selection of steaks on the menu for $11, never go hungry as a gamer

Following the stairs down from there takes you to, as I like to call it, the pit. A set up of dozens of computers ready and geared up for non-stop gaming.

Each system beefed up to the max and ready for any games you can find on your Steam account.

When you are done head back to the bar for dozens of cocktails and local craft brews.

You definitely need to add any of these three spots to your weekend rotation. You can even send me a challenge, I’ll be sure to accept after I’m done my beer.

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