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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...


Gilt / Dance Club

31 Mercer St. 416.979.0131 Website
Gilt

Gilt opened over the summer in the Entertainment District. Boasting bottle service and themed nights, the nightclub bills itself as Toronto's hottest patio. I visited Gilt on a Thursday evening in...


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...


Coda / Dance Club

794 Bathurst St. 416.536.0346 Website
Coda

Coda is the spiritual successor to the much loved Footwork, one of Toronto's most best-known dance clubs to cater to a demanding, techno loving audience. But with the steady dismantling...


El Caballito / Bar

220 King St. W 416.628.9838 Website
El Caballito

El Caballito opened earlier this month at King and Duncan. Offering a range of tequilas (and related cocktails), as well as bar snacks like tacos with scratch-made tortillas, the aim...



La Porte / Bar

214 Ossington Ave 416.688.2481 Website
La Porte

La Porte is a new bar at Dundas and Ossington. Just a few months old, it's already known for hosting themed nights, impressive DJs and drinks specials. I visited La Porte...


The Midpoint / Bar

1180 Queen Street West 416.272.2450
The Midpoint

The Midpoint on West Queen West has been kicking around for at least five years, having several incarnations as pizza parlour, bar and club. Seems like it's finally settled into...


Ryze / Dance Club

423 College St. 416.868.0303 Website
Ryze

Ryze is a new nightclub located at College and Bathurst where Moskito used to be. Ryze often hosts special parties and guest DJs such as Hernan Cattaneo and Butch. For...


Pact Bar / Bar

768 Dundas St. West 647.240.0738 Website
Pact Bar

Pact Bar opened at the end of November at the corner of Dundas and Markham. It's tucked away from the main street behind an Ali Baba's. It joins a neighbourhood...



Rock 'n' Horse Saloon / Bar

250 Adelaide St. W 647.344.1234 Website
Rock 'n' Horse Saloon

The Rock 'n' Horse Saloon opens today in the former London Tap House site on Adelaide St. West. Going head to head with Boots & Bourbon in the east end...


Seventeen Eighteen / Bar

1718 Queen St. W 416.588.7529 Website
Seventeen Eighteen

Seventeen Eighteen is the product of former Go Lounge owners Samantha Lerner and Alisa Sadler and Black Pug DMK owner and designer Daisuke Ito. They've transformed the old board game...


The Dock Ellis / Pub

1280 Dundas St. W 416.792.8472 Website
The Dock Ellis

The Dock Ellis launched this week at Dundas and Dovercourt, in a neighbourhood already populated with an abundance of watering holes. Amidst a glut of hip joints full of craft...


Hi-Lo Bar / Bar

753 Queen St. E 416.551.3459 Website
Hi-Lo Bar

Hi-Lo Bar is a new bar in Riverside in the space that PicNic at Home used to occupy. As of late, when I go out on the town, I sometimes...



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  • The Cameron House Three of the pictures your using for this article is a group called Young Running from the Jun J Junction. Check them out at www.YoungRunning.com
  • Maison Mercer Worst place ever, do not buy bottle service here.
  • BLND TGER this was clearly a hype piece, as on April 5 we dropped in and the place WASNT EVEN OPEN YET. This week once it finally opened, the place had 1 galaga...
  • BLND TGER Your article hyped up this place too much. The room was completely empty and dead on a Friday night. The 10 dollar cover and 9 dollar over priced coronas was...
  • ACE Nightclub avoid this place at all costs! The bouncers are rude, the drinks are overpriced, the music is terrible (top40 hiphop, songs overplayed on flow935), the crowd are a bunch of...
  • Northern Belle 4:28am eh David... good time for a review. Dont be so obvious with owner reviews
  • Northern Belle Looks rad. Heard the cocktails are great.
  • Bloke I'd gone to Bloke and 4th on my birthday years ago. The food was amazing and so were the drinks. All my friends were so impressed by this place really...
  • Northern Belle Went here last Friday. Great service, great drinks. Used to go here when it was Ezra's--they did an amazing job with the space (though Ezra's was great in its own...
  • Penny's Come for after work beers,nicley priced,good people,good selection,perfect to take the sting out of the day👑
  • BLND TGER Ohhhhhhhhhhh Blind Tiger makes much more sense than Bland Tager, or Blond Toger like I'd previously guessed when walking past.
  • BLND TGER is there ping-pong there? Like these folks are doing all over the town! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1483341555262890/
  • La Porte The music was good and the drinks were cheap. We are visiting from Miami and this just completely confirmed that the men from Toronto (in the bar) are the biggest...
  • BLND TGER Didn't another bar run into zoning bylaw issues for having a bunch of arcade games in the bar? Something about not being zoned for arcade gaming?
  • BLND TGER I went to Blnd tger Friday night and loved it!!!
  • Dance Cave A very popular venue however I do not think I will be attending this place again. I witnessed a young man who was having a verbal discussion with a bouncer...
  • Bloke What makes this article so shitty and decisive is the rehashing of tried and trite old stereotypical division of the 905/416, as if this division actually exist in any meaningful...
  • iDarts Toronto Why are they advertising idarts Toronto with idarts Edge pictures? Are they garbage to the point that they have to rub on one another for advertising? Idarts edge...
  • Bloke Is it that Torontonians don't want anyone other than themselves to frequent the same clubs, bars, restaurants as them? Seems like a place I wouldn't go to but Toronto...
  • Bloke To "No Pretension" What exactly in her article makes you think she's a Hipster? Do you even know the meaning? This club is crap. The entire entertainment district needs to die....
  • Bloke Even though this place is a shit hole, I have yet to see any clubs reviewed by Blogto by someone who enjoys going to clubs. Spending most of your...
  • Bloke This article for the most part has just the right amount of snarky. Maybe I'm short-sighted but I feel like anyone who can go to a club with the intention...
  • Bloke This is sooooc accurate HAHA
  • Bloke A club in the entertainment district was awful? Quel surprise.
  • Bloke Nailed it. I was at a similar nightclub this winter (a couple of blocks away from Bloke) to see a techno producer of note playing a dj set. The problem was...
  • Bloke The Bloke website is a slow loading mess which is just perfect.
  • Bloke To be totally honest, it's so refreshing to see a negative review of anything on this site. And yes, this club seems horrible.
  • Bloke Best BlogTo review ever. Definitely hilarious. Almost as good as the famous review Guy Fieri's restaurant in NYC in the Times.
  • Bloke Although I don't think I would like this place at all for obvious reasons, but this review is nauseating. You come off as the most insufferably pretentious hipster. If there...
  • Bloke Haha brilliant write-up.


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