Grolsch Night Out • TIFF 2013

On Friday night, a few friends and I decided to hit up Grolsch Open House that was situated on King Street and Adelaide. For $5 you can get a drink ticket to get the Grolsch beer on tap or in a bottle.

A few bands were playing for the whole weekend, and I was able to catch the last one, known as Holy Family. What was rad about this event was that the parking lot in that area was done up, with a grassy floor, a few food trucks (which I was unfortunately too full to try), a graffiti artist and a rockin’ DJ in between sets of the bands. His music selection was mostly good, because when it was retro, it was good retro, and when it is LCD Soundsystem, I am a happy listener.

With this, the promotion of the beer was great because of all the small details they put into the space. Also, it was right in the centre of the TIFF area, a pop-up bar you can enter, without having to pay cover and shoot the breeze while you wait to celeb spot, or for the movie you want to catch.

The vibe was easy-going and refreshing. One thing I loved about it was that it wasn’t pretentious or snobby. This party attracted laid-back young professionals, the people I love jiving with.




Ace is a freelance graphic designer who was born in Toronto, grew up in Hong Kong, and lived in Ottawa and Vancouver. She is attracted and addicted to adventures like rock climbing, scuba-diving and anything culturally and visually interesting. Ace is still looking for the perfect cup of coffee in the city to satiate her.

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