Name: Cabana Pool Bar
Neighbourhood: Polson Pier
Contact Info: 11 Polson Street, cabanapoolbar.com, @cabanapoolbar
Owners: Charles Khabouth, Ink Entertainment (La Société, Patria, Weslodge, Union, CUBE)
Chef: Jamie Meireles (Oliver & Bonacini Events)
The Place: An outrageous, booze-and-skin-fuelled resort for all-day drinking and partying in the middle of the city. The 50,000-square-foot pool and bar can house 2500 people and includes a restaurant, octagonal pool, 790-seat patio and cabanas with low-slung white banquettes and gauzy curtains framing the Toronto skyline. An indoor soccer stadium, volleyball courts, go-cart track and driving range are next door at Polson Pier.
The Food: Burgers, wraps and sushi platters, along with summery snacks, like ice cream sandwiches.
The Drinks: There’s a full bar, plus bottle (and shisha) service at the cabanas.
• 2500 people at max capacity
• 850 seats total
• 42 oversize poolside loungers
• 12 luxury cabanas
• 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.
• $10 cover ($20 on Sundays), plus an additional $20 for pool access