Sports Bar. Family Restaurant. Party Central. This is truly a place for everyone, of any age. Restaurateur Mike Smith launched Joe Kool’s over a third of a century ago, and it’s been a fun and popular Richmond Row landmark ever since.
The eccentric surroundings provide a never-ending supply of eye-catching kitsch and memorabilia, from Elvis in his coffin to the 1000+ beer can collection. Kool’s is also a sports lover’s paradise, evidenced in umpteen big screens and TVs covering all of the angles and all of the games. If you want to watch it, they can probably get it! A seasonal rooftop patio has capacity for 130 people. Large groups can also arrange for semi-private rooms: the ever-popular “Back Room” with mezzanine, and “The Penthouse” in the basement.
There are 25 draft beers on tap, but Joe Kool’s is also about the food. While there is something for everyone, Kool’s is known for its Local Lake Perch fillets, pan-fried and served with lemon caper mayo, and ever-popular Jose Nachos, the Kitchen Sink Pizza, Deluxe Hot Dogs and Burgers and Chicken Wings. Also recommended are the Thai Lettuce Wraps — marinated chicken, julienned vegetables, peanuts and cilantro — or the pan-seared chicken and pork Pot Stickers, served with toasted sesame and sweet soya dipping sauce. Joe Kool’s also offers a convenient take-out and delivery service.
Casual Bar & Grill
595 Richmond Street
Bar & Grill by day, House Party by Night
Semi-Private Rooms Available
Entire Menu Available for Take-Out and Delivery
Vegetarian & Gluten-free Options