Say Goodbye to 2011.

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Ringing in 2012 is the annual UNIT “No Frills” NYE. A NYE tradition for us, we’ve created an evening with no NYE party pressure, no bottle service, no cover, no fancy party dresses or bad suits. Just the basics……a low key affair, familiar faces, your neighbourhood friends and family, good music, the venue you love, and of course your NYE shots.

This year, Unit’s “No Frills” NYE features:
BANG THE PARTY meets MYTH PARADISE MUSIC

NEW YEAR’S EVE

SATURDAY DECEMBER 31st, 2011

NO COVER!!!!!

TODD WEST
ANDYCAPP
HAJABUG
NEP
AMAN
TODD SIMMS
JEREMY GLENN

They have all selected our ten favourite songs of all time, and they’ll play them for you. On NEW YEAR’S EVE. We promise something special.

No pretension. No line-ups. Adults only.

Happy HO HO!

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Happy Holidays from the UNIT family to yours! We’re still recovering from our holiday hangover and are returning to work on Thursday, December 29, 2011.

Check out how we’re closing 2011.

Thursday, December 29, 2011: La Bodeguita; Deep Soulful House
Friday, December 30, 2011: Real Love w. Circle Research; 90′s RNB, Hip Hop
Saturday, December 31, 2011: UNIT’s Annual NO FRILLS New Years Eve featuring Bang the Party, Myth/Paradise\Music, HajahBug (no cover)

Look out for the Pop-up Bar.

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Sandy and Mike! YOU HAVE OUR VOTE!

Sandy De Almeida and Mike Webster’s pop-up bar Kindling is recognised for making Toronto better this year by thegridto.com. They are a part of a list of people who made our fine city even finer over the past 12 months.

Veteran bar stars of the Gladstone and Drake, respectively, De Almeida and Webster first bonded over their shared love of liquor at—when else?—last call. Fast forward a few years (and probably a few drinks) and the prix-fixe cocktail pop-up Kindling was born. Thanks to their homemade syrups and expert drink-slinging, the success of their travelling bar—this year at booze haunts like Marben and Unit Bar—even had local mixologists like Jen Agg drinking the (spiked) Kool-Aid. Two booze enthusiasts walk into a bar—and the rest is history.

Read who made the list here

Unit Holiday 2011 Hours

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Our 2011 holiday winter hours are:

Closed Christmas eve, Christmas Day.
We are back to operating hours on Thursday, December 29, 2011.

Thursday thru Saturday 7:00 p.m. until last call
Closed Sunday through Tuesday.

* We will be open on Friday December 23, 2011 to give you that “liquid courage” to get you through your family time.

Drink responsibly and happy holidays!

Let the good times roll.

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Photos from the 1st annual ONE LESS PAPER CUP, an annual event in support of Ground for Health.

Photos Credits: JulianaNeufeld.com

What people are saying about us…

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We love to see what people are saying about us. Here’s a few amazing UNIT unsolicited reviews we’ve come across:

“Unit is one of those rare locations on Queen West that hasn’t been totally taken over by morons. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that most people have no idea where it’s located (next door to Gladstone) and I don’t think it’s open during the weekday, so maybe it’s hard to tell what happens in this nice little bar.”

“Service is good. The servers are quick and attentive. The bar is very busy, so you don’t expect the servers to spend time chatting. The bouncer at the door was helpful and friendly. He told us what was going on inside and let us in.”

“Best bar on the strip, hands down. Very intimate. dark. lovely staff. great djs. Industry feel. Hands down, BEST bar on the strip. Ask the bartender to make you a dark ‘n’ stormy.”

“I won’t be surprise that one day someone told me that they find their soul mate while waiting in line to use the washroom at UNIT Bar! Seriously, the patrons here are amazingly friendly… how often you have a bunch of people start making small talks while waiting to use the loo??!”

“I just happened upon it while walking down Queen St. W.”

It’s the Holiday Season…What are you doing?

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Spend the holidays with UNIT.  December is full of merrymaking!

Thursday Dec 1: Life Tastes Better w. Jason Ulrich; Funk, Soul, Boogie
Friday Dec 2: So Black & White w. Koray Ozel & Oliver Davis
Saturday Dec 3: Magnificent 7′s W. General Eclectic

Wednesday Dec 7: We Don’ Give a F**K! $4 Jack, Hip hop, southern, crunk
Thursday Dec 8: Rare Groove/Hip hop w. Mantis
Friday Dec 9: Brixton Red Hot; UK funk, soul
Saturday Dec 10: Ghetto Blaster Sound; HIP HOP & RNB

Wednesday Dec 14:We Don’ Give a F**K! $4 Jack, Hip hop, southern, crunk
Thursday Dec 15: Death By Jazz w. Koray Ozel and Oliver Davis
Friday Dec 16: LoveHard’s Soul Surrender w. Andy B Bad
Saturday Dec 17: Myth/Paradise\Music; Disco, Funk, Boogie

Wednesday Dec 21:We Don’ Give a F**K! $4 Jack, Hip hop, southern, crunk
Thursday Dec 22: Open Concept
Friday Dec 23: UNIT’S FAMILY THROWDOWN! Mantis on the decks, fam in the house!
Saturday Dec 24: CLOSED

Wednesday Dec 28: CLOSED.
Thursday Dec 29: La Bodeguita; Deep Soulful House
Friday Dec 30:  Real Love w. Circle Research; 90′s RNB, Hip Hop
UNIT’s Annual NO FRILLS New Years Eve featuring Bang the Party, Myth/Paradise\Music, HajahBug (no cover)

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