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Nest / Dance Club

423 College St. 416.792.9488 Website
Nest

Nest is a house music club located where Ryze used to be. Featuring an impressive sound system, Nest hosts a mix of international and local DJs. I visited Nest late...


Loveless / Bar

1430 Dundas Street West 647.346.2402 Website
Loveless

Loveless is a cafe and bar on Dundas St. W. at Gladstone. Taking over what used to be Novo Horizonte Sports Bar, it's not too far away from its sibling...


The Addisons Residence / Lounge

456 Wellington St. 416.260.9393 Website
The Addisons Residence

The Addisons Residence is a lounge-meets-club that has taken over the former C Lounge space on Wellington, just south of King West. Inspired by a retro home in Beverly...


Lucky Shrike / Bar

850 Dundas St. West 416.815.7777 Website
Lucky Shrike

Lucky Shrike is the name spray painted over this Dundas West bar's previous Press Club sign outside. What started as a joke that went on for too long ended up...



Odd Thomas / Bar

31 Mercer St. 416.979.0131 Website
Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas is a nightclub and a beer bar - a combination that just might make it the first of its kind in Toronto. You'll find it sandwiched into the...


Same Nightclub / Dance Club

510 King St. West 647.970.7263 Website
Same Nightclub

Same Nightclub is a new club located in the space where previous bars Cobra and West used to be. Boasting bottle service and DJ beats, Same is open Thursdays to...


UG3 Live / Live Music

77 Peter St. Website
UG3 Live

UG3 Live is a new live music bar on King West. The third addition to the Underground Garage family, UG3 Live occupies the space where Media Bar used to be....


Sneaky Dee's / Live Music

431 College Street 416.603.3090 Website
Sneaky Dee's

Sneaky Dee's is the quintessential punk dive bar, a longtime institution of Toronto's downtown core that caters to the young and cash-strapped. Though originally established up on Bloor Street, Sneaky...



Wildflower / Dance Club

550 Wellington St. 416.640.7778 Website
Wildflower

Wildflower is the latest edition to the Thompson Hotel's nightlife scene. I visited the club late one Friday evening after navigating down several flights of stairs and around some corners (great...


Hugh's Room / Live Music

2261 Dundas Street West 416.531.6604 Website
Hugh's Room

Hugh's Room, located in Roncesvalles Village a few blocks south of Dundas West station, is one of Canada's best folk, blues, and world music venues. It's named for Hugh Carson,...


Track & Field Bar / Bar

860 College St. Website
Track & Field Bar

Track & Field Bar is Toronto's first ever lawn games bar, the creation of Montauk owner Dustin Keating, Montauk ex-manager Joshua Leblanc, and publicist Nickie Minshall. The bar caused a...


Northern Belle / Bar

913 Dundas St. West 416.823.8969 Website
Northern Belle

Northern Belle is the new little sister spot to Northwood on Dundas West (located, appropriately, at Bellwoods). Owners Ange Reynolds and Richard Pope aren't deviating far from the formula that...



BLND TGER / Lounge

559 College St. 416.925.8437 Website
BLND TGER

BLND TGER (get it guys it's blind tiger but there are no i's) is a new bar located in Little Italy. Serving up bottle service and beer-on-tap, BLND TGER mashes...


Bloke / Dance Club

401 King St. West 647.927.3900 Website
Bloke

Bloke is the newly renovated version of Bloke and 4th. Located in the Entertainment District. The new Bloke only operates as a nightclub and an event venue, no longer offering...


iDarts Toronto / Bar

7850 Woodbine Ave. Markham 905.604.7850 Website
iDarts Toronto

iDarts is a lone wolf in the Greater Toronto area, a lounge/bar dedicated to darts (soft tip darts, to be specific). While this business concept is everywhere in places like...


Fly Nightclub 2.0 / Dance Club

6 Gloucester St. 416.925.6222 Website
Fly Nightclub 2.0

Fly 2.0 is the new, redone version of the Fly nightclub we all know and love. Located in the same space in the Village, Fly 2.0 is fun, fierce, and...



RED Nightclub / Dance Club

135 Liberty St. 416.588.2888 Website
RED Nightclub

RED Nightclub is a new club featuring house music and EDM. Located in Liberty Village, this club boasts state-of-the-art lighting and an incredible sound system. I visited RED late one...


Wayward / Dance Club

1096 Queen St. West 416.551.4692 Website
Wayward

Wayward is a nightclub located in West Queen West, in the space above The Good Son. Wayward opened in November 2014 and boasts free cover every night as well as...


Madison Avenue Pub / Pub

14 Madison Avenue 416.927.1722 Website
Madison Avenue Pub

The Madison Avenue Pub is a mega-pub located in the Annex. Famous in Toronto for its party-hard attitude and university crowd, the Madison (as it's generally known) has specials every...


Bathurst Local 322 / Bar

322 Bathurst St. Website
Bathurst Local 322

Bathurst Local 322 is the sweetest little bar on Bathurst. Set to be the neighbourhood local, the spot - formerly a private residence - underwent months of construction to prepare...



Bad Dog Comedy Theatre / Comedy Club

875 Bloor St. West 416.491.3115 Website
Bad Dog Comedy Theatre

Bad Dog Comedy Theatre is the product of the Bad Dog Theatre Company, an award-winning Toronto theatre company that is home to Toronto's longest running improv show, Theatresports, and professional-level...


BarChef / Bar

472 Queen St. W. 416.868.4800 Website
BarChef

BarChef, open now for five years, has acted as a pioneer for the Toronto cocktail renaissance. Prior to Frankie Solarik and Brent VanderVeen pairing together to open their molecular mixology...


The Feathers Pub / Pub

962 Kingston Road 416.694.0443 Website
The Feathers Pub

The Feathers Pub has been the local watering hole for British expats and Britophiles in the Upper Beaches community since 1981, and its patrons just can't seem to get enough...


Wise Bar / Bar

1007 Bloor St. W 416.519.3139 Website
Wise Bar

Wise Bar is a haven for lovers of craft beer located along Bloor St. W. just west of Dovercourt Rd. I go to visit late on a Thursday night earlier...



Bill Hicks Bar / Bar

946 Queen St. East Website
Bill Hicks Bar

Bill Hicks Bar is a new rock-meets-dive-meets-tiki bar (basically, the bar version of a hypothetical love child between Dave Grohl, Gary Busey, and Matthew McConaughey in his bongo phase). Posthumously...


Penny's Bar / Bar

1306 Bloor St. West 647.350.2337 Website
Penny's Bar

Penny's is one of the latest bars dotting the molting retail landscape of Bloordale Village. Located at Bloor and Lansdowne, the bar opened its doors earlier this year in a...


Junction City Music Hall / Live Music

2907 Dundas St. West Website
Junction City Music Hall

Junction City Music Hall has been described as a place where you feel like you're part of a secret club that only the cool kids know about. This inconspicuous underground...


The Well / Bar

121 Ossington Avenue Website
The Well

The Well landed itself a coveted spot on Lower Ossington this past spring, taking over from the short-lived pasta place just down from Golden Turtle. Billed as a cafe and...



Rush Lane / Bar

563 Queen St. West 416.551.7540 Website
Rush Lane

Rush Lane, Queen West's new cocktail-focused nightspot, opened this summer to no small amount of buzz. Featuring a team of multiple owner-bartenders, the place appears ready to make a real...


Linwood Essentials / Bar

930 Queen St. West 647.828.9663 Website
Linwood Essentials

Linwood Essentials is located at Queen and Shaw, in the former home of celebrated noodle house A-OK Foods, a space long eyed by any number of savvy restaurateurs who might...


The Cavern Bar / Bar

76 Church St. 416.971.4440 Website
The Cavern Bar

The Cavern Bar is a newly renovated bar located on the lower level of the Hostelling International Toronto hostel. Open seven nights a week, The Cavern hosts fun activities like...


The Calvin Bar / Bar

325 Bay St. 416.637.5555 Website
The Calvin Bar

The Calvin Bar represents something of a rebirth for the Trump Hotel here in Toronto. Helmed by an INK/O&B partnership, the stuffy Stock has become the America restaurant, while downstairs...



120 Diner / Live Music

120 Church St. 416.792.7725 Website
120 Diner

120 Diner, the casual downstairs sister to Church Street mainstay Club 120, hopes to add a new dimension to owners Mandy Goodhandy and Todd Klinck's party destination. Once the pair...


The Gaslight / Bar

1426 Bloor St. West 647.402.9728 Website
The Gaslight

Stepping into The Gaslight is something of a relief. The sparsely populated area around Bloor and Symington feels a far cry from the relatively bustling Bloor and Lansdowne neighbourhood. The...


Studio Bar / Bar

824 Dundas St. West 416.815.7823
Studio Bar

Studio Bar is the latest multiuse venue to open on Dundas West, after a long struggle. That must be a relief to owners Sebastian Lye, Alex Ottens and Mike Bodor,...


The Rum Exchange / Lounge

67 Richmond St. W 416.941.0000 Website
The Rum Exchange

The Rum Exchange aspires to be Toronto's No. 1 destination for the Caribbean's ubiquitous spirit. With over 55 varieties available, and owner Rumen Dimitrov ('Toronto's Rum Ambassador') on hand to...



Jam Factory / Live Music

2 Matilda St. Website
Jam Factory

Jam Factory is the perfect target for some half-assed puns, but I'll restrain myself. The building was, in fact, originally a late 19th-century jam plant known as Sherriff Jam Factory....


ACE Nightclub / Dance Club

425 Adelaide St. W 416.504.1444 Website
ACE Nightclub

ACE is a new nightclub that touts itself as an elite place to play. Opened in the old Footwork space on Adelaide, a whole different vibe is cultivated. I visited...


DW Alexander / Lounge

19 Church St. 416.364.8368 Website
DW Alexander

DW Alexander is a new cocktail lounge located near Church and Front where the Foundation Room used to be. With highbrow drinks and highly delicious bar snacks, DW Alexander bills...


Smiling Buddha / Live Music

961 College Street 416.788.7586 Website
Smiling Buddha

Smiling Buddha has long been known as an on-and-off hub for emerging Toronto indie rock bands as well as a prototypical dive bar that resisted gentrification. But as of this...



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  • Same Nightclub You lost me at vo-so.
  • Uniun Nightclub Did a key bump of yayo in the stall and within 10 sec a bouncer was looking over asking me what I was doing. Ended up getting jacked for 50...
  • ACE Nightclub Arriving at the club started off on the wrong foot. We were a group of 8 and we were split up by the bouncer upon entry. We were then reprimanded...
  • El Caballitto I ate here recently with a group of friends. The service was very friendly and accommodating. Food wise, everything we tried was delicious. The portions of the food allows for...
  • Same Nightclub The music changed on Saturdays - used to be really good but now is inconsistent. What happened?
  • Labyrinth Lounge My Experience is pretty much the same as these other two, two years later. Friends inside, I had had three beers earlier, but because I smelled like alcohol I was...
  • Poetry Jazz Cafe Hey! Okay. Sean I know you are my Cuz and I might be a little biased. I know I don't visit enough but everytime I come to Poetry it has been...
  • Same Nightclub "All of a sudden, there were fifty beautiful women, all looking seemingly identical in black dresses, sitting around" - you know they're paid to be there, right?
  • Uniun Nightclub Worst experience ever at union. We spent two hours waiting in line in the pouring rain, to pay $50 a person for cover ( with that many people they must...
  • Cabana Pool Bar Poor Tiesto at the Cabana pool bar Saturday! !!! :, ( Good job CPB on giving the best DJ in the world the worst speakers and sound system in the world! terrible!...
  • Northern Belle 1st time there for cocktails & dinner over the weekend. Very clean, great service and awesome food. Will definitely go there again! Thanks for a great time guys!
  • Wayward 2 rail vodka sodas.. $18.. Assanine prices!
  • The Fountain Oh this place is amazing! We had so much fun there. It was the perfect get away. You can actually talk to your friends, the music isn't over powering at...
  • Wayward It's $20 cover every night plz update this ASAP thx
  • ACE Nightclub " It looks exactly the way I expect Eurofab to look on the inside" LOL REALLY this place looks awful. *pukes on self* NEXT
  • ACE Nightclub You could easily make the same argument for every establishment on King West.
  • ACE Nightclub It should really go without mentioning but pease include at least a passing mention of the music played in the clubs you review to be taken remotely seriously. Thx.
  • ACE Nightclub lame, lame, lame
  • ACE Nightclub This review makes ACE sound exactly like the sort of place that most people in Toronto should avoid unless they're devoid of personality, or loaded with money. Perfect for those...
  • Ryze went to this place on a saturday with some friends. The place looks ok, the sound sucks (Brian, it actually sounds like your at a school dance!) but worst of...
  • Hitch Great little bar. Nice atmosphere and drinks. If you're looking for a quieter/more relaxed setting, it is a nice change from Ceili's!
  • Baltic Avenue The guy in the photo is Alex Tindal - super funny improviser and sketch comic. He's actually a pretty good dancer. Because this place has the same owner (and is...
  • Ryze This place is terrible. It's overpriced, overpretentious and they had to turn the music down twice because of the cops
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  • The Dock Ellis What a piece of shit of a place. Had to deal with the douchebag bouncer for a minute and found out quickly that it meant that the bar was douchey...
  • 751 A genuine dive bar in Toronto, not like the rest of the wannabe hipster "dives" in the city. Love it! Cool staff. They've got a pretty bad ass open...
  • The Cameron House This place never has cover when I go and awesome bands!! Overall laid back vibe, not a strictly young crowd which is nice for a change. Also love the back...
  • Andy Poolhall ANDY POOLHALL IS MY SECOND HOME!!! Everyone needs a watering hole... and this is mine. Great music. Great drink prices. Great overall vibe. Love it here! Bringing a cousin from England here...


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