May 11, 2018
The Roo has been reborn! The former Fillmore St favourite has reopened on Park Avenue West. A pool hall it may be, but it’s one with real style. The décor has a cool eclecticism that feels organic rather than staged, its booths bring to mind a 1950s diner. Cocktails hit the spot and there is a decent martini list. Bar food like most things here is above average and suitably stomach-filling before you rack up your next game. It doesn’t quite have the same buzz as the old incarnation but for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, it can’t be beaten.