Bad bar full of dumb frat boys who just want to fight
My friends and I descended on Toronto to meet up for the first time since august and went to the Madison for New Years Eve. What we found was an overcrowded bar where we could not get to the bar to get a drink, got lost in the labyrinth of stairs that were periodically shutdown! For example there are two stairways to the third floor, but one was closed for fifteen minutes going up, but the third floor was not closed.. WTF!
Also we have never encountered such a high douche per square foot concentration in a bar. All night every person we bumped into threatened to take you outside and break you. My friend was told elbowed all night by a guy next to her who turned and said she was a dirty whore for being in his way.
Thank god I was with good friends despite this place being such a lousy bar. We will never return and take our fun elsewhere that fun can be had. [more]
Infamous Canadian pub
The Madison is one of the most famous bars in Toronto and in Canada in general. It's just a pub, but so much more. Firstly, it's huge, but it still retains the pubby warmth and comfort. There are many draught beers to choose from, pool tables, dart areas, terraces, and lots of different rooms where you can find a seat to drink, talk with friends, and meet new people.
Another way that the Maddy makes you feel at home is the layout: the colors are warm, the furniture is comfy, and they have four fireplaces that are burning most of the year as a welcome refuge from the Toronto cold and snow.
The pub food at the Maddy is great: the portions are huge, the prices are reasonable, and all your favorite pub classics are on the menu.
All in all, it's easy to see after even one visit to the Maddy how so many people can travel all the way to Toronto just to see this bar. It's won numerous awards, but the best way to know for sure just how great it is is to see for yourself and visit it. [more]