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MOCA Free Friday Nights Bar Takeover

Friday, September 16, 2022
 – Friday, December 23, 2022
 | 6:00 pm
 – 9:00 pm 
 | Free with drinks for purchase
Select Fridays Only

MOCA Toronto has partnered with local bars and organizations to activate Rirkrit Tiravanija’s work untitled 2013 (thomas demand’s here), 2022. Each partner will ‘takeover’ the bar on a monthly basis during MOCA Free Friday Nights powered by Scotiabank from 6:00–9:00 pm. Partners include Civil Liberties, Mother Cocktail Bar, and Bar Mordecai. Each organization will offer a different set menu that highlights their own unique offerings and plays with the concepts and themes present within Thomas Demand HOUSE OF CARD.

The installation untitled 2013 (thomas demand’s here) is a site-specific, physical environment which mirrors a bar named Black Label, located in Kokura, Japan. The work plays with themes of space and repetition. In addition to its activation as a bar space, it will be used to host performance and other artistic interventions, including karaoke.

Each partner is responsible for pricing their menu. Prices of drinks may vary.


We will always choose kind over cool. Civil is a place and space to meet friends, new and old, over great drinks and unpretentious service. Join our team as we explore and question every bottle behind our bar and every recipe and ratio in our library.

Anyone can call themselves a cocktail expert, it’s only through our peers and community we can hope to become cocktail ambassadors. We want to find a drink to match your story.

Now you just need to come in and tell us yours.

Friday, September 16
Friday, October 7
Friday, November 4
Friday, December 2

Mother Cocktail Bar was started by like-minded people with a common goal to elevate the Canadian cocktail scene. Our philosophy is simple: source quality natural ingredients, enhance them through fermentation and create memorable cocktails for our guests.

At Mother, we develop our cocktails thematically. Join us for Chapter Three: Connections, where we have developed an intricate menu which explores the different types of human connections we form throughout our lives.

Friday, September 30
Friday, October 21
Friday, November 18
Friday, December 16

Inspired by the aesthetics of Wes Anderson’s films, Bar Mordecai is styled after hotel lobby bars of yore. The drinks list features a selection of local and international beer, thoughtfully chosen wines by the glass or bottle, as well as a creative, crushable cocktail menu.

Friday, October 28
Friday, November 25
Friday, December 23

MOCA Staff

The following dates will be run by MOCA staff and feature drink options from Toronto’s most popular sake brewery, Izumi.

Friday, November 11
Friday, December 9

Mariko is an f&b professional (professional eater and drinker), always thinking about what to drink and eat next. Can often be found slurping sake, wine, coffee and water whilst dreaming up imaginary potato chip flavour combinations. 

National Brand Manager for That’s Life, an Asian-owned and operated wine and sake agency representing beautiful producers from around the world. Creator of Hakko Gakko, school of fermentation and a WSET sake educator.

Friday, November 11
Friday, December 9

Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2013 (thomas demand’s here), detail. House of Card, Installation view, MOCA Toronto, 2022. Photo: Tom Arban.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

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