A New Toronto Bar is Named After Christopher Hitchens

It’s called Hitch and the menu suits his tastes perfectly:

(image via blogTO.com)

The pate was amazing and really tied in the Hitch theme: the pork was representative of Hitchens’ anti-Zionist beliefs while the use of lamb was a throwback to his public criticism of Mother Teresa.

The smokiness was a reference to his ever-present Rothmans and the heavy onion really spoke to the layers of Hitchens’ ideology, from socialist to capitalism to Marxist…

I assume the bar is stocked with plenty of Johnnie Walker Black Label, too.

My favorite part of the blogTO review may be the justification for having a projector in the bar instead of TVs:

The cozy space has one long table as well as several smaller tables and rather than the usual mounted TV, Hitch has installed a projector opposite the largest wall. The bartender mentioned they plan to show documentaries and TED Talks at the bar.

Must. Start. Drinking. Now.

(via Canadian Atheist)

About Hemant Mehta

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  • Silverback

    I love this. Another reason to visit Toronto soon.

  • Jason Bartlett

    Oooh Right in my backard, I wonder if they would want to host a skeptics in the pub night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edwin.dunkerley Edwin Dunkerley

    kinda makes me wish i hadn’t moved home from toronto . maybe a good time to return.

  • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

    The bartender mentioned they plan to show documentaries and TED Talks at the bar.


  • http://mittenatheist.blogspot.com/ Kari Lynn

    The Queen Fan Club Convention is in Toronto this year. Maybe I’ll go to the bar while I’m there!

  • Michael

    That’s a 15 minute walk from my office (maybe a longer stagger home) and also close to Ed’s Real Scoop. Maybe there is a God afterall?

  • Randomfactor

    Well, as the saying goes, “Anyone who hates Mother Teresa and loves whiskey can’t be all bad.”

  • http://twitter.com/_7654_ _7654_

    Wow, gotta have a meetup there.

  • http://squeakysoapbox.com/ Rich Wilson

    That review is full of Hitch-worthy gems:

    I am not a fish fan (too much experimentation in college)

  • http://www.facebook.com/VinnyIyer Vinny Iyer

    …and one more reason why I moved from the US to Toronto

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke

    he had his issues as a man (so didn’t approve of his support of the afghan and iraq wars, me) but i’m sure he’s looking down from heaven with approval.

    /just kidding

  • Edmond

    Cool! This inspired me to run to Google maps, and see just how far it was from my Seattle home to Toronto! After all, Victoria is just a day-trip away!
    Oh… never mind.

  • roberthughmclean

    The world is a better place thanks of Canada.

  • Thackerie

    This American wholeheartly agrees!

  • http://twitter.com/Rothkogirl Davida


  • Darragh P Mcnicholas

    Did Hitchens ever have anything to do with Ted Talks? Anyway, I’ll be popping in for a commemorative glass of Walker Black for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1458834868 Ian Ashton

    Tell the girls “Yes they do”