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last vestige of Cool on Queen West

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having celebrated their 30th birthday this year, this much written about and visited restaurant/bar/pool hall/live music venue has withstood all the changes that have happened on this once, long ago, cool strip. Now the domain of GAP, HMV and H&M, The Rivoli is the last indie business standing and still going strong. They, along with their sister venue The Queen Mum were serving Pad Thai before it became fashionable and hosted many a up-and-coming music/comedy star (i.e. Mike Myers, the Kids in the Hall). Needless to say, I still love to shoot some pool, check out some comedy and live music and suffer the comically bad wait service because well - it's the Rivoli!

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