Can you believe it’s the Sunday of summer already? When it hits August, even though it feels like it’s coming to an end, the summer is far from over in Toronto. From August 11-13, Toronto is getting a nostalgic pop-up: the AriZona Hard Video Store that holds a retro secret, if you can find it.
After a trip down memory lane in their colourful, IG-worthy video store, just like your fave 90’s jawbreaker candies, there’s a sweet and unexpected centre: an epic speakeasy!
At the speakeasy, which we know Torontonians LOVE, you can try a first-of-its-kind AriZona Hard handcrafted cocktail or mocktail, watch favourite 90’s movies, and even play those hard-to-find 90’s arcade games.
The best part? All proceeds from merch and speakeasy drink sales will be donated to Women in Film & TV Toronto.
WIFT Toronto is a member-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education, engagement and empowerment while building an equitable, inclusive and accessible screen-based media industry.
Their mission is to build and advance the careers of their members by providing professional development, peer support, and mentorship.
You can find AriZona Hard’s exclusive speakeasy behind the doors of Toronto’s brightest Video Store located at 801 Queen St West.
Open August 11 and 12 from 4-10pm, and August 13 from 3-9pm only!
Looking for more unique cocktails to continue the nostalgic Queen West date night vibes? Head to the space-themed Offworld Bar and read more about it here!