Ring in the New Year with a Bang!


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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:





This one is really simple. ANDY•TODD•JEREMY of BANG THE PARTY team up with our bestest friends TODD•AMAN•NEP of MYTH PARADISE MUSIC @ UNIT. HAJABUG will be joining the crew too.

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

No pretension. No line-ups. Adults only.


Automatic Whisky.


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AnOther’s Lovers unveils their love for “Automatic Whisky,” a whisky and soda machine from the 1960’s. We need this in our bar!

Whisky (Scottish English) or whiskey (Hiberno-English) is the tipple of choice for as disparate figures as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American musician Kid Rock (who references the beverage in many of his songs). A type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash, whisky is derived from an Anglicisation of a Goidelic name literally meaning “water of life.” Prolific author Mark Twain once famously said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.”

From AnOther


Have you heard? We’re now open Wednesdays!

We’re loving these warm summer nights so much, we’re added another night to our roster.

UNIT Summer 2011 Hours
Wednesday through Saturday
Wednesday 9:00 pm until last call

Thursday through Saturday, 7:00 p.m. until last call.

Hot in the City!


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July 2011 Events Schedule

Friday July 1st: “Child Runs Free” CANADA DAY EDITION!

Thursday July 7th: Life Tastes Better w. Jason Ulrich
Friday July 8th: Myth/Paradise\Music
Saturday July 9th: Ghetto Blaster Sound

Wednwesday July 13th: Southern/Crunk/Hip Hop/RNB w. Renee Crawford
Friday July 15th: ALL FUNK’D UP w/Isis Salam (THUNDERHEIST)
Saturday July 16th: HIP HOP w. Dr. Teeth

Wednwesday July 20th: Southern/Crunk/Hip Hop/RNB w. Renee Crawford
Thursday July 21st: Death By Jazz w. Koray Ozel

Wednwesday July 27th: Southern/Crunk/Hip Hop/RNB w. Renee Crawford
Thursday July 28th: La Bodeguita
Friday July 29th: REAL LOVE w. Circle Research and Manjah Music
Saturday July 30th: Muscle and Heat

Summer in the City.


Summer has finally arrived in the city, and we’ve got your summer schedule line-up.

June Events Schedule.

Thursday June 2nd: Life Tastes Better w. Jason Ulrich
Friday June 3rd: “Child Runs Free” Turns THREE!
Saturday June 4th: Myth/Paradise\Music

Thursday June 9th: ALL FUNK’D UP w/Isis Salam (THUNDERHEIST)
Friday June 10th: SPREAD LOVE w. Cosmos Records
Saturday June 11th: Ghetto Blaster Sound

Thursday June 16th: Death By Jazz
Friday June 17th: We Like to Party w. L’Oqenz

Thursday June 23rd: Circle Research
Friday June 24th: Life Tastes Better w. Jason Ulrich
Saturday June 25th: Muscle and Heat

Thursday June 30th: La Bodeguita with Christopher Sealy and Noel Nanton

The Sandy Special….


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If you in the neighbourhood of Dundas West, be sure to check out our friends at Churchill and try Sandy’s Mojo Hannah. It can’t be  found on our menu yet…..but on Thursdays you might be able to get Sandy can mix you up something special.

Drink Up

The Mojo Hannah
Cocktail by Sandy De Almeida
By Graham Duncan

Where: Churchill, 1212 Dundas West, at Dovercourt, 416-588-4900

How: 11/3 oz Herradura Reposado tequila, 2/3 oz Amaro Nonino, 1/3 oz Aperol, 1/3 oz Campari. Shake on ice, serve straight up with a grapefruit twist.

How much: $14

The experience: I would probably pay $14 for lukewarm Yop poured into a toothbrush glass if it were served by Sandy De Almeida. But more often than not this dynamic on-the-rocks star will be making you some of Toronto’s most thoughtfully creative and seriously delicious drinks.

Case in point, the Mojo Hannah, named after the song by Betty Harris. (De Almeida hosts a soul night on the first Sunday of the month at Churchill.) It’s a variant on a variant, indicating De Almeida’s experimental bent.

Because she bases her permutations on classic techniques and a thorough understanding of traditional ingredients, the drink reads like a standard. The Mojo is sweet, but with a radical herbal edge and an intensity that is typically De Almeidan. It’s also flavoured by a full “sheet” of shimmering grapefruit oil that De Almeida rains down the drink’s surface. She is to the twist what Chubby Checker was to the, uh, Twist. She’s only at Churchill Sundays. Thursdays she does her thing at Unit, Fridays and Saturdays it’s more basic drinks-slinging at the Gladstone.

Read the original article here

New Years’ gets us sentimental….

Tonite we say “au revoir” to 2010, and “thank gawd, you’re finally f*&#% here” to 2011.

2010 was a helluva year, and we can’t wait to see it leave and usher in the new year with champagne goggles, good music, and good friends.

Unit would like to thank all our friends new and old, our regular and new-found patrons, our talented djs, and the many other people for their support in 2010 and making our job worthwhile. Unit has been a part of so many celebrations that we feel like we’ve developed a super extended big family. Without you, Unit really would be nothing.

So cheers to a brand new year, and perhaps we’ll even have the opportunity to toast to the new year tonite (or even better, let’s do a shot). Remember, our motto is “we don’t judge the night of, or the day after.”

Again, many thanks for your support throughout the year, and we look forward to serving you in 2011.

Muah and all the best to you in the new year.