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Baby Huey / Bar

110 Ossington Ave 416.992.5462 Website
Baby Huey

Baby Huey is the second incarnation of one of Toronto's favourite bars. After closing up shop, Baby Huey moved up the street to a new and improved location further north...


Bar Batavia / Bar

2031 Yonge St. 416.488.2031 Website
Bar Batavia

Bar Batavia is just a flight of stairs away from Dutch-Indo snack bar Little Sister; both midtown spots have the same owners. The sultry 40-seat cocktail bar is decked out...


Toika / Dance Club

471 Richmond St. West 416.868.6452 Website
Toika

TOika is a small club and venue located near Richmond and Spadina. With bottle service, heavy bass, and a brimming dance floor, TOika is a hotspot for the modern day...


Smash Ping Pong Lounge / Bar

672 Queen St. East 647.748.7664 Website
Smash Ping Pong Lounge

Smash Ping Pong brings everyone's favourite rec-room game to the former Quad East spin studio in Riverside. Similar in concept to SPiN on King West, the destination hangout has two...



The Shore Leave / Bar

1775 Danforth Ave. 647.477.8833
The Shore Leave

The Shore Leave can be found on a pretty barren strip (nightlife-wise, at least) of the East Danforth between Coxwell and Woodbine. Along with Shameful Tiki Room in Parkdale, it's...


Swan Dive / Bar

1631 Dundas St. West 647.347.0099 Website
Swan Dive

Swan Dive is a laid-back, friendly, and unpretentious place, where having unadulterated fun seems to be the order of the day. This stretch of Dundas West isn't short on bar...


The Lowdown / Bar

276 Augusta Ave.
The Lowdown

The Lowdown is literally low down, found below Torito Tapas Bar in Kensington Market. This dimly lit, subterranean speakeasy-like space will soon be your new go-to spot on Augusta, if...


Dublin Calling / Bar

55 Colborne Street 416.452.7317 Website
Dublin Calling

Dublin Calling is a new party pub from the same people behind Rock 'n' Horse Saloon, The Porch, and Adelaide Hall. Located on sleepy Colborne Street where Switch used to...



The Grand Trunk / Bar

1718 Queen Street West 647.748.4755 Website
The Grand Trunk

The Grand Trunk had its beginnings with three friends who wanted to save their local watering hole. Owners Alison Barrie, Michelle Waldman and James Speedy - all veteran bartenders -...


Round the Horn / Bar

331 Roncesvalles Avenue 416.785.2123 Website
Round the Horn

Round the Horn is the kind of place I'd like to claim as my own local bar, if I lived nearer. Taking over the space once home to The Workshop...


La Vie Complex / Dance Club

224 Richmond St. West 647.678.2341
La Vie Complex

La Vie Complex is a slick club featuring two floors, a rooftop patio and bottle service. Located in the Entertainment District, it boasts celebrity clientele including Karrueche Tran (model and...


Roxy Bar / Bar

19 Charlotte St. 416.599.7699 Website
Roxy Bar

Roxy Bar has picked up where the Charlotte Room left off. After 17 years of business, the former pool hall closed due to its lease being up. A short-term lease...



Apt. 200 / Lounge

1034 Queen St. West 416.357.1299 Website
Apt. 200

Apt. 200 is the newest edition to the residence-inspired lounge-meets-club trend in Toronto. Occupying the space where Wicked used to be, it's the Hogtown version of the wildly successful Montreal...


Early Mercy / Bar

540 King St. West Website
Early Mercy

Early Mercy is a bar/lounge located on King West run by the same people behind The Stirling Room. The space used to be a Grand & Toy, and thankfully, the...


Roll Play Bar / Lounge

10A Edward St, 2nd Floor 416.904.8483 Website
Roll Play Bar

Roll Play Bar is a semi-hidden, casual cocktail bar, lounge and event venue found in an unexpected part of the city, considering what it is. Located at Yonge & Dundas...


Wolf Like Me / Bar

834 Bloor St. West Website
Wolf Like Me

Wolf Like Me is a self-described dive bar just west of Christie Pits. Formerly Gau Indian Village, this place has transformed into a low-key, late-night hangout spot with affordable drinks,...



Orchid Nightclub / Dance Club

82 Peter St. 416.906.2117 Website
Orchid Nightclub

Orchid Nightclub is a new "multi-themed super club complex." Located where Tryst used to be, the space combines club, lounge and venue for an unforgettable party experience. I visited Orchid late...


Orchard / Bar

1174 Bloor St. West 647.347.4572 Website
Orchard

Orchard is an unassuming, low-key, local bar in Bloordale that was last Clara's Gourmet Burgers. As a tribute to the history of the neighbourhood, owner Jason Raabe (he also owns...


The Lockhart / Bar

1479 Dundas St. West 647.748.4434 Website
The Lockhart

The Lockhart nearly blew up the internet. Ever since word broke that there's a Harry Potter-themed bar in Toronto, this small spot on Dundas West that used to be Lucy...


Nightowl / Bar

647 College St. 647.927.4321 Website
Nightowl

Nightowl in Little Italy has insane cocktails, cheap eats, and arcade games. Separated into two floors, the space is well-used and well-decorated. An illuminated sign reminds patrons that the night...



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...



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...



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  • BLND TGER The bar device is weak here LOL
  • The Embassy Q: big big places you did see respect in no respect day after and for ever pay me for keep open in my COSA n party show u soon .
  • 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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  • F-Stop You both sound ugly.
  • Archive Wine Bar No matter what you are doing, you are going to keep having birthdays The method that your body and mind ages is completely inside your control. These tips should a...
  • 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...


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