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ROM Friday Night Live (#FNLROM Spring 2015)

by - June 12, 2015

#FNLROM has become a highly anticipated seasonal event since its introduction in 2012. For the month of June, the ROM transformed once again into a lively social venue every Friday night. Each event is uniquely themed, and the museum becomes a dancing floor offering both food and alcohol for purchase. You are also free to check out the museum exhibits, as it's included in the entrance fee. Note that FNL is a special ticketed event for adults 19+ only and you will be asked for valid ID (government-issued). Additionally, I highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance online to avoid the lines. The weather was rather poor last Friday as the downpour started around 6 pm. However, as I drove by, there was already a long line forming outside the ROM. 
Tickets available for ALL #FNLROM dates:
June 12 - Toga Toga!
June 19 - FrancoSonic

Adults $15 | Students & Seniors $13 | ROM Members FREE. You can also use promo code FNLlove10 and receive 10% OFF.

* The fine print: ROM general admission tickets are not valid for FNL. FNL is a specially ticketed event for adults 19+ only and you will be asked for valid ID (government-issued, not yet expired, with photo and date of birth). For those who prefer a close relationship with their bag, please note that bags are subject to inspection and you may be requested to check them - the good news is, it's free.

#FNLROM has provided young adults, and professionals with a venue where they were able to enjoy music, dance, eat delicious food, and gain late-night access to the museum. The ROM has become more than just a traditional institution in Toronto. Rather, it has become a popular hot spot and a very enjoyable event to attend for many. I was kindly invited to FNLROM last Friday to sample the gourmet fare at the popular event, and I was glad that I went. I had a great time checking out the local eats, and enjoying the museum exhibits and music well into the night.

There were a handful of well-known food vendors (pop-ups and food trucks) on both the main floor, and second floor of the museum. To purchase any food or alcohol, you need to use the ROM's currency called "ROM Bucks". Basically, each food item and alcoholic drink cost 1 ROM Buck ($7). There were quite a few booths throughout the museum where you can buy the currency.

Please note that the currency are non-refundable, but they are valid the entire season.

Foodaholic! Tip: Buy the ROM Bucks on the second floor as the lines were much shorter compared to ones on the main floor.
Hot Bunzz (@HotBunzzTO) - Flavour adventures inspired by international cuisine and stuffed inside a bun.

Surf & Turf - slow braised bison rib in Korean kalbi braise with caramelized onion. Topped with Jerk Lobster in brown butter and lemon garlic aioli.

Me.n.u Food (@meNuFoodTruck) - Serving Asian Fusion Food Curbside on the Streets of Toronto.

Liko’s Hawaiian BBQ (@likosbbq) - We currently sell Hawaiian BBQ at different events around the GTA, and every weekend at the Pickering Markets Food Court. 

Le Dolci (@LeDolci) - Bake shop specializing in custom cakes, macarons & cupcakes, plus cooking classes & private parties.

Randy’s Roti (@RandysRoti) - Toronto’s first Caribbean Food Truck.

 Overall, the ROM Friday Night Live was a fun-filled Friday night for my friends and I. The lively atmosphere was certainly an enjoyable one, and we stayed until closing (11 pm). Not only was it a great place to get together with friends; it would also be perfect for date nights. The last #FNLROM will take place on June 26, 2015 at 7 pm. However, don't fret, as it will be back in the Fall for another season.

Lastly, the ROM encourages all attendees to use social media at these events by using the hashtag #FNLROM to document their night. Feel free to check out all uploaded photos taken at these events on IG at

Address: 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6
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Disclaimer: The entry and food provided in this post was complimentary. However, all of the opinions expressed in this review are of my own.

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