Rebel Toronto

Rebel

Rebel is the re-incarnation of what used to be Sound Academy on Polson Pier by the waterfront. It has generous views of the city's skyline and is home to top international performers on tour.

Rebel Toronto

They've totally revamped the equipment in the huge 45,000 square foot space featuring a crazy 65-foot stage, adding insane visuals on gigantic screens behind the stage, and light features that bounce throughout the club as well as lighting up the ceiling in circles and spirals.

Rebel Toronto

On Saturdays (their weekly dance party hosted by a top line performer) the screens play trippy digital art of various Egyptian-influenced imagery, a masked face, a character with Isis-like wings spinning in slo-mo, or golden lips pouring smoke next to a pixelated butterfly.

Rebel Toronto

I decided to go to Rebel twice, once for a concert and once for one of the Saturdays, and I'm glad I did.

Personally, I'm way more of a concert goer than a club goer, so I hope based on my two experiences you'll know which camp you fall into or find you're happy with both. For the show I attended, the screens played visuals complementing the band's set.

Rebel Toronto

The place is a lot more bare bones when set up for a show. On Rebel Saturdays, the space is filled out with more elements. Performers dance inside glass boxes, painted gold and wearing elaborate costumes on the night I visited.

Rebel Toronto

There are also cage-like seating areas on the main dance floor on Saturday nights, set up with booth-like benches and a little table in the middle with cups ready for a group seeking bottle service to make their headquarters.

Rebel Toronto

As usual with this sort of club, drinks are wildly expensive. For the concert everything came in plastic cups, but my first whiskey and coke ($8.50) on a Saturday is served in a classier cup that isn't glass, but is a lot closer to it visually, and is garnished with a lime wedge.

Rebel Toronto

My second drink comes out rushed and isn't quite consistent with the first, and there's no lime wedge but I grab one from a little tumbler on the bar.

Rebel Toronto

$7.50 beers and $8.50 mixed drinks are nothing compared to the outrageous bottle service. They make a huge deal out of it if that's your thing, a team of girls raising bottles over their heads and waving sparklers in the air.

The range goes from cheaper Bacardi and Bombay Sapphire 750mL bottles to an insane six litres of Ace of Spades champagne for nearly nine grand.

Rebel Toronto

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Jesse Milns


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  • December 22

    Toronto! Get ready for one big show before the year is done.

    #SocaOrDie!

    Friday, December 22nd, 2017

    at Rebel Downtown Toronto

    Featuring:

    KES THE BAND

    KERWIN DUBOIS

    PATRICE ROBERTS

    TEDDYSON JOHN

    NAILAH BLACKMAN

    This is the announcement youve been waiting for. SOCA OR DIE at REBEL on FRIDAY DECEMBER 22ND. Welcome to FETELAND. Tickets and booth packages go on sale November 14th.

  • December 23

    Rebel Nightclub Presents:

    Nice & Naughty

    Holiday Party

    Saturday December 23, 2017

    Live Performances by Black Mohawk

    19+ | Doors 10p

    $20

    Free cover before 11:30pm wearing red or wearing ugly Christmas sweaters

  • December 29

    Eric Prydz comes to REBEL on December 29th alongside Pryda Presents label mate Cristoph.

    Tickets on sale Friday, September 29th at 10:00AM - bit.ly/EPRebel

    Local Support: Giddy

    REBEL

    Friday, June 16th, 2017

    10PM

    19

    Stay connected:

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    www.rebeltoronto.com

  • December 31

    REBEL presents:

    Toronto's biggest New Year's Eve party is happening at REBEL on Sunday, December 31st. Ring in 2018 at Canada's largest entertainment complex.

    NYE 2018

    REBEL

    Sunday, December 31st, 2017

    10PM

    19

    Tickets on sale now - http://bit.ly/REBELNYE18

    Bottle Service: https://goo.gl/wQ5T94

    Dress code is fashionable attire. We do not permit hats, sandals, boots, athletic wear suc...

  • January 9

    Doors: 6:30pm This is a LEGAL AGE 19 event. Valid photo ID required.

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Blabbermouth Presale : Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at 05:00 PM

    Me 3 Promotional Offer : Thu, 2 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM

  • February 1

    Above & Beyond will be sharing an exclusive link and pre-sale code for this event on Tuesday October 24. Make sure you hit ‘going’ on this event to get the notification. Pre-sales open at 10am, Tuesday October 24.

    Above & Beyond
    Thursday, February 1, 2018
    Rebel
    10pm
    19+

    Tickets on sale Thursday, October 26th: bit.ly/2l4Sckb

    In January 2018, Above & Beyond will deliver thei...

  • February 5

    Black Veil Brides & Asking Alexandria

    with Crown the Empire

    Monday, February 5

    REBEL

    Doors: 5:30pm Show: 6:30pm

    This is an ALL AGES event / 19 mezzanine. Valid photo ID required for mezzanine access.

    Every order of online tickets comes with one 1 CD of Black Veil Brides' or Asking Alexandria's forthcoming album. You will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem your al...

  • February 6

    Doors: 7:30pm Show: 8:30pm This is a LEGAL AGE 19 event. Valid photo ID required. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to War Child to support children and families in communities affected by war throughout the world http://warchildusa.org/homeusa

    Sale Dates and Times:

    Public Onsale : Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Artist Presale : Tue, 12 Sep 201...

  • February 8

    Rap Season & Live Nation Ontario present

    Love Your Parents Tour - A Live Experience by

    BROCKHAMPTON

    Thursday February 8, 2018

    Rebel

    All-Ages Doors 8pm

    $30.00 via Ticketmaster

    Tickets on-sale Friday, October 27 at 10AM EST: http://bit.ly/BRCK2

    Stay Connected:

    www.instagram.com/rapseason

    www.twitter.com/rapseasonto

    www.rapseason.com

  • February 28

    Rap Season presents

    dvsn

    with special guests

    Wednesday February 28, 2018

    REBEL

    All-Ages Doors: 8pm

    $33.00 via Ticketmaster

    Each ticket includes a code to download new album, "Morning After"

    Rap Season Pre-Sale goes down on Thursday, November 9 from 10AM-10PM Keep it locked for the code.

    Tickets on-sale Friday, November 10 at 10AM http://bit.ly/dvsn18

  • March 12

    Rap Season Presents:

    Miguel

    War & Leisure Tour

    w/ special guests

    Monday March 12, 2018

    REBEL

    All-Ages

    Doors 8pm

    $45.50 via Ticketmaster

    Every online pair of tickets purchased includes one physical or digital copy of Miguels latest album, War & Leisure. You will receive an additional email after your purchase with instructions on how to redeem your album. One album per every pair of tick...

  • April 4

    Rap Season presents

    Majid Jordan

    with special guests

    Wednesday April 04, 2018

    REBEL

    All-Ages

    Doors: 8pm

    $34.50 via Ticketmaster

    Each ticket includes a downloadable link for the new

    Majid Jordan album "The Space Between"

    Rap Season pre-sale kicks off Wednesday October 18 at 12PM until Thursday October 19 at 10PM.

    Sign up to our mailer via Rapseason.com to recieve the presale code.

    Tick...

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