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The Best Nightclubs in Toronto

Posted by Martha Stortz / July 17, 2015

nightclubs TorontoThe best nightclubs in Toronto are fun, fabulous and full of frenetic energy. After a hard week's work, there's nothing better than hitting the dance floor with your best friends and busting out the running man until one of them has a few too many vodka-crans and sobs in the bathroom because the guy she met on Tinder is no longer interested in her .

Here are the best nightclubs in Toronto.

Uniun

Uniun

Owned by the Ariana Grande of the Toronto club scene, Charles Khabouth, this Entertainment District club combines modern and antique designs for an unforgettable club experience, complete with a legendary LED installation. More »

Coda

Coda

This open-til-5-am Annex club often features top flight guest DJs among its regular residents. A successor to former Toronto favourite Footwork, Coda also has drink specials until midnight. More »

The Hoxton

The Hoxton

Owned by noted Spenny terrorizer Kenny Hotz and the pair behind Parts & Labour, this downtown club often hosts amazing live shows and has an incredible dance floor. More »

Wildflower

Wildflower

The latest iteration of the basement club in the Thompson Hotel has quickly grown from little seedling to blooming with success. Wildflower serves up dancing, bottle service and unique decor, and plays host to a rather well dressed clientele. More »

Nest

Nest

Nest is a 13,000 square foot College Street club that boasts a DYNACORD sounds system. Showcasing well-known DJs one night and local talent the next, Nest proves that bigger really is better. More »

Same Nightclub

Same Nightclub

This King West club has upscale drinks, minimalist design and a unique patio to set it apart. With its lounge appeal and laid-back-but-not-lazy vibe, it's the perfect place for after-work drinks that carry on until early morning. More »

The Everleigh

The Everleigh

This Canadiana-themed club features a dance floor, a lounge area and billiards tables, perfect for pretending you're at the cottage without the debilitating road rage and road PTSD associated with driving on the 400. More »

Cube

Cube

Cube is more upscale lounge than dive-y club with its sophisticated decor and serious cocktails. The upstairs patio is an added bonus, even if it conjures up nostalgia for the long gone Bamboo. More »

Wayward

Wayward

Wayward is a West Queen West nightclub that has a great cocktail menu, interesting decor and a cool vibe. With both bottle service and free cover every night of the week, Wayward is set up to accommodate everyone from Waltons to Westons to those of us whose OSAP repayment plan is currently in the hands of a collection agency. More »

Discussion

20 Comments

dipset / July 17, 2015 at 01:55 pm
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I was just thinking about this and the lack of real good spaces anymore. Then I got to thinking of the best clubs Toronto has ever seen and here is my list.

1. Industry
2. Circa
3. Roxy Blu
4. System Soudbar
5. Guv
6. Footwork
7. Boa Redux/Sonic
8. Tazmanian Ballroom
9. The Hoxton
10. Purgatory

Cyril Sneer / July 17, 2015 at 02:18 pm
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What, no Comfort Zone?
Hoxton_Goer / July 17, 2015 at 02:41 pm
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The only thing amazing about the dance floor at the Hoxton is that it hasn't collapsed from all the patrons' dancing.

You can feel it moving up and down with the crowd.
kevin / July 17, 2015 at 03:48 pm
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It's sad those are most of the clubs still operating in the city.

What is the longest running club? CZ is closing down and a new pathetic winner will be crowned.
Hoxton_Hater / July 17, 2015 at 04:07 pm
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Nothing like white walls, an overly-lit dance floor and douchy entertainment district staff to bring down the vibe at a club. The Hoxton is lame.

CODA ROCKS THOUGH!!!!!
ARC replying to a comment from Cyril Sneer / July 17, 2015 at 05:04 pm
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Best club in the city
Toronto / July 17, 2015 at 05:40 pm
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I miss you fun Toronto of the 90's and 2000's. So many amazing clubs pearl lounge, Money, System soundbar, Joker, whiskey Saigon, Limelight, vinnys, Docks, Guvernment,Budo, District, Plastique. Also the Friday night dance party at city tvs electric circus. WTF happened Toronto you lost your edge. Those times will be remembered forever.
dipset replying to a comment from Toronto / July 17, 2015 at 06:47 pm
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It has become a haven for Nimbyism and complainers who have seemed to have forgotten what it feels to be young. While I have grown and dont party as much anymore I do remember and realize that young people need venues to blow off steam. We need a true entertainment district that caters to entertainment and music away from condos so that this and future generations will feel that Toronto was once fun and can be again because right now it sucks. I must admit we had it good the in the 90s and early 2000s.
alltimelow / July 18, 2015 at 01:14 pm
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Toronto's club scene is at an all time low and this is proof.
some guy replying to a comment from Hoxton_Goer / July 20, 2015 at 04:09 pm
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I've worked at the club when it was state theatre. I've been in the basement and it's a really old building but sturdy! They don't make them like they used to.
Missing The Good Days / July 20, 2015 at 06:23 pm
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I miss the days of Circa, XS/Republik, Lot 322 and Traphik. The state of clubs in Toronto right now is depressing.
Lisa / August 20, 2015 at 03:40 am
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Whats with all the old people on the comments complaining about long gone clubs? Newsflash its 2015 and most clubs change out regularly.

Good list blogTO!
MIke replying to a comment from Lisa / September 29, 2015 at 08:40 pm
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Please LISA - Share with us some good club that you would go to. I would like to see, because the list they made here is no where close to what the night scene used to be in the city. Toronto lost its edge, no more good venue to host big famous nights. Zero competition, it's depressing
http://www.ksp-co.com/bally_5.htm / October 6, 2015 at 01:39 pm
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Ra Ra Ra replying to a comment from dipset / October 10, 2015 at 12:41 am
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Yes, like when some Annex homeowners got together several years back and decided that bars and restaurants weren't allowed to have patios open after 11pm because the sound disturbed the peace of their own private backyards. Get some earplugs or move to the suburbs, you buzzkills, who do you think you are to ruin everyone else's fun just because all your money hasn't made you happy after all?

I'm sorry. That was uncalled for.




...wankers.
Wicked / October 10, 2015 at 12:47 am
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I guess Lisa got put in her place or has no idea of clubs and parties where people danced. I will throw in Club Maxx, RPM, Copa, Superstars, Basement, Focus. 23 Hop or Joker, MFN, Oz, Factory, Power bar. I guess they are all condos now. So a condo party will have to do.. Not!!!
uggs sko / October 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm
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g / November 30, 2015 at 09:37 am
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There is no nightclub scene anymore.
Crob / January 16, 2016 at 10:57 am
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Sad thing is all the names of performers I would be willing to pay and go see, they just skip Toronto entirely now. Hope all those condos were worth it when we go broke paying asian condo investment groups that helped bankrupt dozens of nations in a row. Ontario bankrupt... had world class clubs, closes them down and replaces them with condos. At this rate, unless everyone owns a condo, you wont work. This is insane.
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