If you’re in Toronto, I can probably guess that you’ve heard from friends or family, or a friend of a friend of a family member that it’s a LOT of fun! And that’s true! There’s many diverse neighbourhoods, interesting festivals, large parks, multiple beaches, and…the nightlife. Ah yes, Toronto’s nightlife is filled with options for a fun evening out. But with all of the options presented, how can you choose what’s best for you? Here are some options to consider when planning your next night on the town:
Tequila Jack’s: A laid back dance club where you can see guests wearing anything from classy dresses and button down shirts to t-shirts and jeans. Nicknamed TJ’s, yo
u can stop by between Thursday and Saturday night for a $4.50 shot of tequila.
Go here if: You want to have a good time, but you can’t decide where to go for the night.
Fiction: A modern, mysterious, club playing house, hip hop and dance songs every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Go here if: You want a classier experience than at Tequila Jacks or Grace O’Malley’s.
Grace O’Malley’s: On the same street as Tequila Jack’s and Fiction, this maritime-inspired bar plays a mix of top 40 music, classic hits, and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a live band. Drop in on Thursdays for free cover with a student card and 13$ pitchers of beer.
Go here if: it’s Thursday!
Cake: Probably has the cheapest bottles in Toronto. For $100, you can celebrate your birthday or whatever occasion you come across with a bottle and a booth. Bonus: Smoke’s Poutinerie is right beside this club.
Go here if: you like to drink a lot AND eat a lot.
Rock ‘n’ Horse: A club famous for its Mechanical Bull, club goers from all over the GTA see if they can brave the beast. There’s live music, as well as rock and of course, country.
Go here if: You always wanted to star in a Wild West movie (Yee-Haw!)
Bar 244: Is it a bar? Is it a club? Well, it’s both. Upstairs, you can enjoy $3 shots or mixed drinks and have a seat. If you go downstairs, you’ll find a dance floor with feel good tracks that will make you have trouble deciding whether to stay up or come down (Hint: there’s a bar downstairs as well).
Go here if: You like cheap drinks.
Lost and Found: A stylish club in the lower level of a hundred year old building, come dressed to impress. Open Mondays and Thursday-Saturday.
Go here if: You’re interested in celebrity sightings (Drake, Kanye, anyone?) or want to feel like a celebrity.
Bloke: Open every day but Monday, Bloke is sophisticated and hosts Wayback Wednesdays, which is basically a night filled with typical Euro music. Just another great option on King West!
Go here if: You want to dance on a Tuesday night or you’re a big fan of Vengaboys.
Uniun: Ultra modern and industrial, Uniun is a sight to see. It has a state-of-the-art LED lighting system and amazing music. This is the ultimate nightlife experience.
Go here if: You’ve got money to blow, or simply want to have a memorable night.
The Madison Ave Pub: The Maddy stretches over three Victorian homes and six levels, each with its own appeal. A popular destination for students, locals and tourists alike.
Go here if: You want to enjoy a few drinks with friends, and who knows? Maybe you’ll hit the dance floor after your second beer.
Obviously, I didn’t cover them all because if I did the list would be a lot longer than you care to read. The options are plenty and if you think you can cover them all, well, go for it! There’s more than enough time during your stay in Toronto. Have any suggestions? Favourites? Feel free to comment below