Established in 1992, Chalkers offers a great pub, billiards, and bistro experience, where adults can wine, dine, and unwind. The intimate jazz and dining lounge features a raised stage, a Shigeru Kawaii SKIII grand piano (sponsored in part by Merriam Music), a top notch sound system and a professional in-house sound technician. Chalkers has presented or co-presented such notable jazz names as John Abercrombie, Gene Bertoncini, Sheila Jordan, Donny McCaslin, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Frank Vignola, in addition to Canadian treasures like Phil Dwyer, Lorne Lofsky, Kirk MacDonald, Robi Botos, Reg Schwager, Don Thompson, Nancy Walker and Dave Young.
Throughout the year, there's a diverse variety of live entertainment, DJs & dancing, billiards, and parties at Chalkers, including Saturday Dinner Jazz and Lisa Particelli's popular Girls Night Out Jazz vocal jam every Wednesday Night. Chalkers is a proud presenter in the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, and Saturday Dinner Jazz wraps up for the summer with The Jazz Funk Finale Party featuring The Robi Botos Jazz Funk Project & DJ Brendan Davis. The party goes from 9:30pm until closing on Saturday June 28th, and there is no cover charge. Join international piano star and multi-award winner Robi Botos as he brings down the house and closes the fest in a first class jazz-funk extravaganza. Bassist extraordinaire Brendan Davis will spin great grooves in between sets. (Saturday Dinner Jazz resumes in September, but Girls Night Out Jazz carries on each Wednesday year round.)
Chalkers provides high quality food, drinks and entertainment for social gatherings in an upscale, yet casual environment. The pub fare menu offers unique, mid-priced appetizers, entrees, and desserts served in generous portions. In addition to our great food, we feature eighteen draught taps, a wide selection of domestic and imported brew, and a vast liquor and cocktail menu that rivals no other.