The Hot Stove Club: Take the Game to a Whole New Level

Established in 1963, and one of Scotiabank Arena’s oldest clubs, this Gatsby style steakhouse delivers an elevated experience you may not expect at a sporting arena. The VIBE here is quite something. With 3 bars, lounge with a fireplace, butcher’s table, raw bar with a dedicated oyster shucker, and an impressive custom-built meat locker offering an extensive selection of dry-aged premium cut meats.

Speedy Service Means You Never Miss a Play

I’ve been lucky enough to experience the Club twice in recent months and the service, staff and food came as-advertised on both occasions.  The staff knows how die-hard Toronto fans are, so they’re trained to serve you in record time during intermissions and half-times. If you’re like me and not a fan of rushing through a meal, especially when that meal happens to be a tomahawk ribeye, not to worry, the games are played throughout the restaurant on multiple screens so you’ll never skip a beat. Although, you may move very, very slowly afterwards…

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A group of us enjoying our halftime meal and drinks (Photo: Nicholas Merzetti for The Hot Stove Club)
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Custom Meat Locker (Photo: Nicholas Merzetti for The Hot Stove Club)

More Than Just Meat

There are, of course, some tasty vegetarian options as well as Ocean Wise seafood available for the non-meat eaters. The Club will even hold your table for the night so it’s available to the same party at various times throughout the game. The cocktail list offers barrel-aged cocktails. aged for 30 days in oak casks and an extensive, well-curated wine list. A sommelier is always close by to help with food pairings.

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Seafood Platter on their Seafood Bar (Photo: Ayman Hbeichi / View the VIBE)
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The Hot Stove Club spin on an Old Fashion (Photo: Courtesy of Scotiabank Arena)
Fireplace Dining Area - The Hot Stove Club
Communal Dining Area with a Fireplace (Photo: Courtesy of Scotiabank Arena)
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Front entrance signage of The Hot Stove Club at the Scotia Bank Area (Photo: Nicholas Merzetti for The Hot Stove Club)

Check it out for Yourself

Once hosting the legendary Beatles, The Hot Stove Club is located on level 200 (Executive Suites level) with its own private entrance at Gate 2 Premium Club Entrance. This is not a members only club — the Steakhouse is available to all ticketed fans during Leafs & Raptors games — something I actually didn’t know. It’s open on all home games from 5:00pm ’til 30 minutes after the end of the game.

Visit their website to learn more about The Hot Stove Club, or to make a reservation for your next game.