London Bars | Top 10 Bars in London Ontario

The following is a list of the best bars in London Ontario as of February 2011

1. The Ceeps
Opened in 1890 this place continues to attract a large majority of the London student population. Get there early for Ceeps Saturdays, it’s always packed with the best people and the line-up often starts around 10 pm. Every Tuesday night Ceeps Sledgehammer Bingo is the place to be and garauntees a laugh, a few sledged watermelons and the best of the worst prizes ever. Ceeps is also attached to Barney’s lounge and patio, which is great for live music and a popular place in the summer months.
Located at 671 Richmond St. London.

2. Jack’s
Jack’s Bar in London is open seven days a week, from 4pm – 2am, always offering something to do in the downtown area. Popular with students and young people living in the city, the party never ends inside Jack’s Nightclub and Bar in London. New weekly and special events draw people every night, as guests come for food early in the evening and to party into the wee hours of the morning.

Located at 539 Richmond Street, London.

3. Rouge
A nightclub that frequently hosts special events with celebrity guests and performers. Thursday to Saturday a $5 cover is in effect (which may increase to $10 on Saturdays as it approaches capacity), but no-cover Wednesday nights are quite popular. Rouge does reserve the right to deny anyone based on dress-code policy.
Located at 50 Piccadilly Street, London.

4. Jim Bob Ray’s
Popular amongst the student crowd, Wednesday is $2.50 cocktails and DJ Chaos, Thursday $10 pitchers and featuring live acts anywhere from Illscarlet to Zed’z Dead, Friday is $3.50 domestics with DJ Hush and DJ Mar Keey, and Saturday features $1 shooters and is a popular place for party bookings.
Located at 585 Richmond Street, London

5. Tap House
Open 7 days a week, 7pm-2am, this classy bar and lounge features an open high-energy dance floor downstairs and a tiered balcony second floor with pool tables and many LCD TVs, including one over each urinal in the men`s bathroom. Often the spot for parties and events, including corporate occasions and social gatherings, the London Tap House even offers stagette packages.
Located at 545.5 Richmond Street, London.

6. The Barking Frog
The Barking Frog pub and nightclub is well known amongst locals for offering a sophisticated night out in London. Famous for its chic ambiance and an urbane environment, The Barking Frog restaurant, pub and lounge is popular amongst a young professional clientele. Those in search of a more up-scale taste of clubbing in London often turn to The Barking Frog bar, as special events draw partygoers and weekly events keep regulars coming back for more.

Located at 209 John Street, London.

7. Cowboys Ranch
Fridays and Saturdays, no cover before 10 pm and ladies free all night. Free t-shirts to whoever can ride the bull the longest and line dancing instructors on the dance floor 8pm-10pm on Fridays. Top 40 country music keeps the crowd rowdy.
Located at 60 Warncliffe Road North, London.

8. Molly Blooms
An Irish pub great for sitting back and hanging-out, with a great beer selection, extensive menu, outdoor patio and fantastic karaoke Sundays and Mondays. Great live music venue on the weekends and the Mike O’Brien band every Thursday.
Located at 700 Richmond Street London.

9. Martini Bar
Located above the Mongolian Grill Restaurant (which features an all you can eat buffet), this bar offers an extensive selection of unique martinis and is a popular spot on Martini Mondays, where a full shaker is only $5.
Located at 645 Richmond Street, London.

10. Up on Carling
Often the after-party destination for concerts and events occurring at the near-by John Labatt center, this esteemed night club has hosted events by the likes of Akon, Brody Jenner and Shemar Moore and performances by MSTRKRFT and The Bloody Beatroots. In addition to the main room, Up also features a scenic rooftop patio, which includes its own fully functional bar and VIP cabanas.
Located at 253 Carling Street, London

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Mississauga Bars | Top 10 Bars in Mississauga

The following is a list of the best bars in Mississauga Ontario as of February 2011

The list starts with the best. Click on the name of the bar to get some more info on it. The post is just our opinion and – we are more geared towards younger bars. . Let us know what you think by leaving a comment – recommend anything we’ve missed and we’ll update the list accordingly.

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1.       Rehab :

If you are in the mood for clubbing rehab is without a doubt the most fun time in Mississauga. It’s technically located in Oakville, but its worth heading out there. One of the youngest crowds in Mississauga (although still older, on average, than most of the clubs in toronto) Rehab has the best party environment that we’ve found in Mississauga so far.

Rehab Address: 2065 Winston Park Dr. Oakville | ON | L6H 6P5

2.       Blue Suede Sue’s :

Blue Suede Sue’s – Mississauga’s Hottest Nightclub. Blue suede Sue’s keeps its fun ambience all year round. This is absolutely one of the highlights of Mississauga’s Hottest Night Club. Its beautifully maintained space with great sound and superb music including Top 40’s, Hip-Hop, Dance, R&B and more.Located at 75 Watline Ave, Mississauga, ON. Contact us at : www.bluesuedesues.ca.

3. Crocodile Rock Mississauga :

With a capacity for over 800 people to party on three floors including Mississauga’s most popular rooftop patio, the 25+ crowd can enjoy delicious food from our great new menu.  An extensive appetizer section, specialty pizza, and an up-scale entrée section make this menu perfect for the after work crowd or the late night diner.  Our DJ plays nightly Classic Rock, Retro 80’s, Top 40, Disco and Dance music. Located at 10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, ( Hwy 10 just North of Hwy 403 ), 905-712-1112, www.crocrock.ca, [email protected].

4.       Coopers Pub:

Coopers Pub -A traditional Irish pub where you can find all of the comforts of Ireland right here in Mississauga. Come on In and try some traditional Irish fare and watch the big game on 1 of our many big screen tv’s. Voted best wings in Mississauga!!!! There’s something for everybody at Coopers Pub!. Located at 780 Burnhamthorpe Rd W, Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 3X3.

5.        Gabriel’s Ristorante Bar Grill :

The culinary team at Gabriel’s cultivates a history of fine dining experience from Toronto, South Florida and the Caribbean. Gabriel’s offers Downtown Toronto dining in the comfort of the West End; reasonably priced without compromising quality. Located at 6501 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 1A6.

6.       The Comrade

The decor and atmosphere is brilliant. Staff are awesome, cocktails very good. Super cool space and an excellent selection of beers and cocktails. It’s the ideal place to linger over drinks with friends. Located at 758 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada +1 416-778-9449 .

7.       Imperial Pub

Both of our bars offer a wide variety of premium spirits and liqueurs.  Many “top shelf” brands are available for a small premium. We’ll always be happy to learn how to mix up your favorite libation, but these classic cocktails are what we do best. We are located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 54 Dundas St. E.  – Right across Dundas Square from the Eaton Centre.

8.       Ten Restaurant & Wine Bar

Housed in a warm red brick building, Ten Restaurant & Wine Bar is a popular summer night life spot. Guests can sit indoors in a black leather booth, or outdoors in a large patio that faces a manicured courtyard. The bar has many live music events and weekend dance parties. While the drink menu heavily favors wine, there is a large selection of specialty drinks. Guests can order variations of sangria, martinis and mojitos. The bar has a range of domestic, premium and imported beers on tap. Ten has a dress code: no sports attire, sneakers or ripped or torn clothing. Located at :139 Lakeshore Road E.Mississauga, ON L5G 1E5, Canada,(905) 271-0016
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9.       Abbey Road Pub & Patio

Abbey Road Pub & Patio is a British-style pub that features live music and an abundance of beer and fried pub food. The pub is furnished with dark wood, photographs of the Beatles and brass fixtures. Classic English pub food includes fish and chips, bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie and liver and onions. The pub frequently puts the game on their high definition TVs, and when the game isn’t on, there’s a good opportunity that a live rock band or Beatles tribute band will play while you drink. Located at Abbey Road Pub & Patio, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway,Mississauga, ON L5L 1W8.

10.        Old Town Tavern

Located at Street Address: 151 Brunel Road, Mississauga, ON, L4Z1X3

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Guelph Bars | Top 10 Bars in Guelph

Wooo partaaay! But where are you going to go tonight? Here is the list of the top 10 bars in Guelph as of September 2011 (in no particular order) that you may love, or maybe you haven’t even been to yet!

1. Frank & Steins / Apartment 58 Franks is a classic bar whether for dinner, drinks, the hockey game,  Franks is a great atmosphere and has cheap drink nights and wing deals weekly. Have had some sweet live bands in there that get everyone dancing. Apartment 58 is the club upstairs that usually has anything from top 40 to house to hip-hop and currently has promotions handled by Fresh Media – who always make the party crazy!

2.NV Lounge A bar that most people overlook, depending on what night you go you can have a great time. Fridays are usually the day to go, but with their huge drink menu any nights a great night.

3. Van Goghs Ear Also one of the classic Guelph bars, Van Gough’s (Ear) has three floors that will accommodate any music tastes. First floor will have anything from live bands to top 40 music with a stage to dance on, while upstairs has huge parties hosted by the guys at Guelph Nightlife for their third floor “Loft”.

4. Vinyl /Jimmy Jazz A great place that may have a minor cover, but hey..$2 drinks! Awesome music, dancing, booths, stage, and the place to hit up on a Wednesday, Thursday, or whatever night you feel like hitting the bars! Jimmy Jazz is right next door with a great place to chill out and yes, a patio!

5. Albion Hotel On the edge of the downtown area, Albion Hotel has great food and a bar scene that is distinct. Upstairs there is a dance floor but nightly music choices are very different.

6. Trappers Alley / Tabu / Palace One address, three very different scenes. Main floor is the famous Trappers with their dollar beers and atmosphere that can result in a sloppy night for first year students. Upstairs, Palace offers a very open club scene that plays top 40 and hip hop for the most part with a balcony, huge dance floor, and dancing cages. Downstairs, a newly established nightclub Tabu is now fully up and running thanks to the LateNites crew. They have wild house music that hits you hard and the best laser light show in Guelph.

7. Doogies/ Pablo’s Very friendly bars that are joined at the hip, go to either one and you will hear live music from the Doogie’s stage whether you want to hear some Tom Petty or Oasis. Pool tables, foosball and an extremely chill crowd, but a party if you’re looking for it.

8.  McCabe’s Right at the corner where everything is happening, this is the place to go to with a big group, grab some wings and pints and have a great time. Has a big screen to watch the game, live bands, and an overlooking open second floor bar.

9. Bobby O’briens / Opus Lounge Bobby O’briens was the place to watch the Vancouver games this year and it isn’t any surprise with their great food specials, variety of beers on tap, and flat screen televisions as well as a big screen on the back wall. Opus, also put on by the LateNites crew is a classy club upstairs with leather couches and a bangin’ dance floor.

10. Brass Taps The official University campus bar, has pool tables, great bar grub, and a variety of entertainment from live bands todance music.

— Looking for some grub after your night out? Check out our Top 10 places for post-bar food

 

 

 

 

Management Books | Top 10 Management Books

The 10 best business management books as of May 2010. This list has them all, in order of best to worst.

  1. The Art of Exceptional Living – Jim Rohn
    • Not a management book by definition, but probably one of the best tools you will ever come across. This is an audio book that combines recordings of live lectures with other more directed chapters. It is an absolute must-read (or listen) for life and for management.
  2. First, Break All the Rules – Marcus Buckingham
    • This management book holds the results of an extensive study performed by the Gallup group into why the most effectives managers were just that. The managers studied were often famous for breaking the norms of the business world though the use of new and innovative management strategies.
  3. Winning – Jack Welch
    • This book describes the successful strategies employed by Jack Welch as he let General Electric to the top. The book has great lessons for both management and for life.
  4. Strengths Finder 2.0 – Gallup Organization
    • This management books helps readers to identify their core areas of competency. This should be one of the first steps any manger takes. Not only will it help you to recognize your own strengths, but also those of the employees you manage.
  5. One-Minute Manager – Spencer Johnson and Kenneth H. Blanchard
    • This short and to-the-point book discusses how you can apply the best and most fundamental management strategies to your life right away.
  6. Getting to Yes – Roger Fisher
    • This Book explains one of the best proven negotiation strategies to date. The book is focused on a strategy know as “principled negotiations” developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project.
  7. Primal Leadership – Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, Annie McKee
    • Leadership is perhaps the most important aspect of any management strategy and any management book. Primal Leadership give insight into how leading and its results are heavily reliant on our basic human instincts and the makeup of our brains.
  8. Good to Great – Jim Collins
    • This management book describes how and why some companies make the jump from being mediocre to be extraordinary.
  9. 12: The Elements of Great Managing – Rodd Wagner & James Harter
    • The primary focus of this book is identifying what keeps employees actively engaged in their work. The book is full of evidence and examples of how all elements of management can be utilized.
  10. Getting Things Done
    • Essential to all managers is the ability to execute. This book is fundamental to all who seek to achieve results, especially in the area of management.

Feel free to leave comments that include the management books you have found to be most valuable. We’ve put our top 10 list into our Amazon account if you feel like purchasing a book directly – just click the book to find out more.

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