Bar Luca

Go for the Blame Canada, stay for an outrageous weekly special.
Concrete Playground
Published on October 05, 2017
Updated on August 05, 2021


There are few more dedicated local servants to our Royal Meaty Highness than Bar Luca. Serving up what some may call the city's best burgers, as well as consistently trotting out a delicious/grotesque/highly Instagrammable array of burgs, the bar is home to some excellent beef and cheeseburgers, but above all, the notorious Blame Canada. This mountainous concoction sees a wagyu beef patty topped with maple-glazed bacon, cheddar, poutine and maple aioli. It's totally over-the-top but, more importantly, absolutely delicious. It's no surprise, then, that it was named the city's best burger by The Fatties Burger Appreciation Society. The burger-slingers are also pretty well known for their themed weekly specials, announced on Instagram every Monday with each more outrageous than the last with toppings including tater tots, maple duck bacon, pulled pork and a beef patty and plenty other concoctions.

Beef burgers not your thing? We'd ask how you've made it this far down the page, but you're wise to stay — their chicken karaage number is pretty killer with wasabi aioli, pickled veggies, coriander and coral lettuce, and the vego option made with chickpea, sweet potato and spiced yoghurt goes down a treat. Bar Luca is also famed for their hectic, ever-changing milkshakes as well as extra greasy, extra tasty sides and burger 'hacks' like their bomb frites loaded with pulled-pork, liquid cheese, corn and chipotle aioli; beer-battered onion rings with BL burger sauce; fried cheese patties you can add to your burger (if you dare) and, of course, the modest shoestring fry.


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