Door Three is one of Toronto's longest standing nightclubs in the King West neighbourhood.
This upscale lounge has been around for over eight years, a long lifespan on a street that's notorious for its ever changing nightlife landscape.
Most recently, the club has undergone some major renovations to give it new life for the regulars that have been partying here over the years.
Co-owner Stefan Calabrese tells blogTO that Door Three has an entirely new vibe, everything from the booths to the layout of the space has been upgraded, along with a few trendy neon signs added.
Calabrese took ownership back in 2018, along with his brother Conrad, and two other former club promoters named Ron and John.
The previous owners got fed up with the lifestyle of owning a club, so they negotiated with Calabrese and his brother to take on Door Three. This was a natural transition, as the pair built up a rapport with guests while working as promoters at the club, a few years prior.
On any given night, people in their 20s are looking to party and dominate the crowd here, although there's times where an older crowd with disposable cash to spend on bottles, could be thrown into the mix.
Before stopping by, make sure to check out their style code. Calabrese says they don't do suits and ties, but lean more towards dressy casual. You'll want to look like you dressed as if you planned for a night out.
I'd describe Door Three as the best of both worlds, when it comes to the ratio between people dancing and lounging. As the night gets later, and the drinks flow faster, you'll see more people letting loose on a makeshift dance floor near the bar.
If you've got a birthday or a group event happening, consider splitting a booth between you and your people. In order to reserve, there's a varying minimum spend that starts at $500.00 on Thursdays and Sundays, and goes up to $1,000.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Depending on how much you want to drink and how many people you're with, you can reach the minimum spend by grabbing two bottles of Casamigos Blanco Tequila priced at $330.00 each.
The cheapest bottle on their menu would be a bottle of Moet et Chandon Brut for $220, the most expensive is a premium champagne, Ace of Spades Magnum set at a whopping total of $1,600.00. It's totally understandable if you don't have that kind of pocket change lying around.
Door Three also has a full-service bar, there aren't any cocktails, but you can order $8.00 beers and basic rail alcohols like vodka or tequila, for the same price.
If you're showing up to Door Three on a weekend, prepare for a line. Cover costs $20.00, but ladies get in free before 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and before midnight on Thursdays and Sundays.