The group behind El Furniture Warehouse is opening another “premium dive bar” at Queen and John

The group behind El Furniture Warehouse is opening another “premium dive bar” at Queen and John

The Annex location of El Furniture Warehouse. (Image: El Furniture Warehouse Toronto/Facebook) The Annex location of El Furniture Warehouse. (Image: El Furniture Warehouse Toronto/Facebook)
 

When El Furniture Warehouse landed in the Annex last June, we had no idea that the restaurant would be such a hit. (Anyone who’s tried to navigate the sidewalk outside the Bloor Street entrance on weekends can attest to its popularity.) Apparently, there’s a niche for laid-back bars with cheap food in this city, and the Warehouse restaurant group seems determined to fill it. In fact, the company’s next Toronto project is already well underway. Partner Sean Young tells us that Queen Street Warehouse, another “premium dive bar,” will be opening next month at 232 Queen West, in the former Everest space between John and Duncan. And while Young is quick to point out that the new restaurant won’t just be a replica of the Annex location, it will share the universal Warehouse pricing policy, which guarantees that everything on the menu—whether it’s a cheeseburger or a plate of spaghetti—will cost exactly $4.95. (Note: booze not included.)