Seinfeld-themed pop-up bar coming to Toronto

The real-life Tom's restaurant in New York City served as the exterior of Monk's Diner on 'Seinfeld.'. Christophe Gevrey/Wikimedia

TORONTO – One of Toronto’s hottest new bars has a wait list of nearly 15,000 people, and  it doesn’t open for about five months.

The decor is pretty bland, and the menu is limited. So why are people so excited? What’s the deal with this new business?

They’re exciting because it’s promising to be a faithful recreation of one of TV’s most iconic eateries.

This summer, you’ll have the chance to inhabit a small piece of the Seinfeld universe when a pop-up bar done up as Monk’s Diner opens its doors in downtown Toronto.

The specific location isn’t yet set, but mastermind Mackenzie Keast has said it’ll likely be near Dufferin Street and Dundas West.

More than 14,900 Facebook fans have said they’re interested in attending the Seinfeld Pop-Up Bar Opening Party scheduled for July 15.

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The online invitation promises Seinfeld-themed foods like big salads, muffin tops and calzones, but no salty pretzels. Costume contests, karaoke and trivia are on tap for what Keast says will be the “Summer of Seinfeld.”


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