With a wide variety of dishes and a capacity of over 1,700 seats in which to dine, there’s never a reason to leave Woodbine on an empty stomach. Between restaurants, lounges, bars and the track’s private clubs, there’s a place to eat that can fulfill every customer’s palate.
Open during the live racing, Favourites is located on the second floor of the grandstand and features six tiers of seating. Each table offers a spectacular view of the on-track action. A television monitor at every table offers a closer look, or a chance to watch a replay. The room can accommodate a capacity of 250 people.
One floor higher is the Champions Bar and Patio, which provides an inviting lounge-style atmosphere. Fully licensed, Champions offers a light sandwich menu while live racing is being conducted. The tables sit 200, with 46 seats around the bar. Patrons can watch on large-screen televisions or can head out to the patio, which seats 100, for a better view of the finish line.
As its name suggests, the attraction of the Finish Line Bar is its superb sightlines. Perched right at the wire, a patron never misses a thrilling finish. The tiered bar offers a pub-style menu during live racing.
Willows is a casual dining room located in the Woodbine Slots area. A bright, spacious room greets the visitor before they line up at the buffet filled with appealing selections. A patron can sit back and relax at a table or, if in a hurry to return to the action of the slot machines or simulcast floor, can eat at the any of the 18 seats at the stand-up bar. Willows features an a la carte breakfast on weekdays and a buffet on Saturdays and Sundays.
Hoofbeats is a popular dining option for fans of slots, thoroughbreds or standardbreds. Like Willows, it is also located just off the slot machine floor and accessible through the main entrance on the first floor. Hoofbeats is situated at trackside. From the outside patio, not only can a customer take advantage of the sightlines, they can truly experience the sounds of the sport. Hoofbeats is open until 1:30 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday and until 4:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The menu consists of different sandwiches, wraps, fruit plates, cheese plates, and salads.
The Woodbine Club is the most exclusive dining destination at Woodbine. Open to members only, the Woodbine Club provides a great view of the racetrack in a welcoming setting that is rich in elegance and ambience. The walls are decorated with fine artwork and the service is first class.
Located within the Woodbine Club is the Munnings Room, which is furnished in mahogany. The Munnings Room is an ideal location for a small meeting, party, or lunch event.
Similarly, the Northern Dancer Room, located on the fifth floor, is also an elegant space in which to host a meeting or gathering. It is fitted with a convenient balcony to view the races.
Woodbine’s Catering sales office can also accommodate large gatherings. Limited only by a client’s imagination, the 7,500-square foot Trackside Tent is available for afternoon or evening functions, ranging from 40 to 400 visitors. Accompanied by a 3,300-square foot patio, the tent is situated near the eighth-poll of Woodbine’s three racing surfaces, about six-feet above track level. Complete with food and beverage service, mutuel windows and the thundering of passing hooves, the Trackside Tent is a unique Woodbine destination, suitable for anything from a birthday party to gala fundraisers and corporate events.
However large a group’s size or whatever the function’s purpose, Woodbine has all the bases covered when it comes to an event organization.