Nightlife & the Arts in Toronto

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Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
Air Canada Centre
Most arena shows are held here rather than at the...
Concerts Toronto
 
Amsterdam BrewHouse
This brewpub, which opened its doors in July...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Harbourfront
 
Bar Chef
The dark interior features dimly lit chandeliers...
Bars Queen West
 
Bar Volo
Despite its location on a busy thoroughfare,...
Bars Dundas Square Area
 
Bellwoods Brewery
This restaurant, bar, and on-site brewery has...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens West Queen West and Ossington
 
Bier Markt
With more than 150 beers from 30 countries,...
Bars Old Town
 
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
If you like your films factual, informative, and...
Film Toronto
 
Buddies in Bad Times
Canada's largest LGBT theater company presents...
Theater Toronto
 
Bymark
Located in the heart of the Financial District,...
Bars The Financial District
 
Café Diplomatico
Holding court over a central Little Italy corner...
Bars Little Italy
 
Canadian Opera Company
Founded in 1950, the COC has grown into the...
Opera Toronto
 
Canadian Stage
Canadian- and European-inspired plays that...
Theater Toronto
 
Canoe
Though it's primarily a restaurant, Canoe, on the...
Bars The Financial District
 
The Céilí Cottage
Owned and operated by an oyster-loving Irishman,...
Bars Leslieville
 
CHURCH on Church
CHURCH, which opened in the summer of 2012, is...
Dance Clubs Church-Wellesley
 
Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas
This 24-screen stadium-seated multiplex shows...
Film Toronto
 
Cold Tea
Located in the heart of Kensington Market and...
Bars Chinatown
 
Crews & Tangos
Downstairs is Crews, a gay and lesbian bar with a...
Bars, Dance Clubs Church-Wellesley
 
dBar
This high-end lounge in the new flagship Four...
Bars Yorkville
 
The Drake
A hotel, restaurant, art gallery, café, and...
Bars West Queen West and Ossington
 
Ed Mirvish Theatre
This 1920 vaudeville theater has had a chequered...
Theater Toronto
 
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
This jewel in the crown of the Toronto arts scene...
Theater Toronto
 
Factory Theatre
This is the country's largest producer of...
Theater Toronto
 
Fly
Some of the biggest and best DJs from around the...
Dance Clubs Church-Wellesley
 
Free Times Cafe
This casual restaurant specializes in Jewish,...
Music Clubs Little Italy
 
Gladstone Hotel
In a restored Victorian hotel, the Gladstone...
Bars West Queen West and Ossington
 
Glenn Gould Studio
A variety of classical, folk, jazz, and...
Music Toronto
 
Guu Izakaya SakaBar
An original concept imported from Vancouver, Guu...
Bars The Annex
 
The Guvernment
If you want to get your grind on in a sea of...
Dance Clubs Harbourfront
 
Harbourfront Centre
This venue has two theaters for dance and two...
Dance Toronto
 
Harbourfront Centre
In July and August, free movies are screened...
Film Toronto
 
Hart House Theatre
The main theater space of U of T since 1919, Hart...
Theater Toronto
 
Hemingways
One of the few Toronto pubs that isn't...
Bars Yorkville
 
Horseshoe Tavern
Since 1947, this club has evolved from a...
Music Clubs Queen West
 
Jazz Bistro
Finding a quiet place to relax and listen to...
Bars Dundas Square Area
 
Koerner Hall
Artists and audiences quickly fell in love with...
Music Toronto
 
La Carnita
It may seem odd that this wildly popular Mexican...
Bars Little Italy
 
La Societe
This French-inspired space features a chic dining...
Piano Bars / Lounges Yorkville
 
Lee's Palace
Some of the most exciting young bands in rock,...
Music Clubs The Annex
 
Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La
The Shangri-La Hotel has become wildly popular...
Bars Entertainment District
 
Lula Lounge
Latin-music lovers of all ages dress up to get...
Dance Clubs West Queen West and Ossington
 
Massey Hall
Near-perfect acoustics and handsome, U-shape...
Concerts Toronto
 
Mill Street Beer Hall
Opened in early 2013, this German beer...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Distillery District
 
Mill Street Brew Pub
There may not be a better place in the city for a...
Bars Distillery District
 
Mod Club Theatre
Excellent indie shows occasionally appear in this...
Music Clubs Little Italy
 
Momofuku Nikai
Located across the street from the Four Seasons...
Bars Entertainment District
 
The Music Gallery
Toronto's go-to spot for experimental music, the...
Music Toronto
 
The National Ballet of Canada
Canada's internationally recognized...
Dance Toronto
 
Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill
If you want to "see and be seen" in the Financial...
Bars Church-Wellesley
 
Opera Atelier
Since its opening in 1985, Opera Atelier has been...
Opera Toronto
 
Opera House
This late-19th-century vaudeville theater retains...
Music Clubs Leslieville
 
Playa Cabana Hacienda
One of the city's favorite Tequilerias, Playa...
Bars The Annex
 
Polson Pier Drive-in Theatre
For an old-fashioned treat, park your car at this...
Film Toronto
 
Pravda Vodka Bar
A deliberately faded elegance, like a...
Bars Old Town
 
Princess of Wales
State-of-the-art facilities and wonderful...
Theater Toronto
 
The Queen and Beaver Public House
Toronto's British heritage thrives at this classy...
Bars Dundas Square Area
 
Rasputin Vodka Bar
The Russian Empire is a streetcar ride away at...
Bars Leslieville
 
Real Sports Bar & Grill
No hole-in-the-wall sports bar, this sleek...
Bars Harbourfront
 
Reposado Bar
The Toronto bar buzz is officially centered on...
Bars West Queen West and Ossington
 
The Revue
This beloved neighborhood movie house is...
Film Toronto
 
The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar
Legendary on the Toronto jazz circuit since it...
Music Clubs Queen West
 
Rivoli
Along the Queen Street strip, the Rivoli has long...
Music Clubs Queen West
 
Rogers Centre
Toronto's largest performance venue, with seating...
Concerts Toronto
 
The Roof Lounge
Such Canadian literary luminaries as Margaret...
Bars Yorkville
 
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto's premier concert hall, home of the...
Concerts Toronto
 
Royal Alexandra
The most historic of the Mirvish theaters, the...
Theater Toronto
 
The Royal
This fully-restored 1939 single-screen theater...
Film Toronto
 
Scotiabank Theatre
In the heart of the Entertainment District, this...
Film Toronto
 
The Second City
Since it opened in 1973, Toronto's Second...
Comedy Clubs Entertainment District
 
The Silver Dollar Room
Some of the top blues acts around play here, as...
Music Clubs Chinatown
 
Skin and Bones
The name is a coy indicator of the playful...
Wine Bars Leslieville
 
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
This cavernous 3,191-seat hall boasts an...
Arts Centers Toronto
 
Soulpepper Theatre Company
Established in 1997 by 12 of Canada's leading...
Theater Toronto
 
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
This center has been presenting theater, music,...
Arts Centers Toronto
 
Steam Whistle Brewery
The Steam Whistle Brewery brews an authentically...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Old Town
 
The Sultan's Tent and Cafe Moroc
Not far from the historic St. Lawrence Market,...
Bars Old Town
 
Swirl
This itty-bitty, bespoke wine bar with flirty...
Wine Bars Leslieville
 
Tafelmusik
Internationally renowned as one of the world's...
Music Toronto
 
Tarragon Theatre
The natural habitat for indigenous Canadian...
Theater Toronto
 
Théâtre Français de Toronto
High-quality French-language drama—with English...
Theater Toronto
 
Theatre Passe Muraille
Toronto's oldest alternative theater company,...
Theater Toronto
 
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Operated by the Toronto International Film...
Film Toronto
 
Toronto Dance Theatre
The oldest contemporary dance company in the...
Dance Toronto
 
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
This group of more than 120 choristers was...
Music Toronto
 
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Since 1922 this orchestra has achieved world...
Music Toronto
 
University of Toronto
Performances by professors and students of the...
Music Toronto
 
The Varsity and Varsity VIP
The 12 screens here show new releases. The...
Film Toronto
 
Wayne Gretzky's Toronto
The pregame Jays and Leafs fans and the...
Bars Entertainment District
 
Woody's
A predominantly upscale, professional male crowd...
Bars Church-Wellesley
 
Wrong Bar
This is your go-to spot to dance yourself...
Dance Clubs West Queen West and Ossington
 
Young People's Theatre
Plays are contemporary, relevant and...
Theater Toronto
 
Yuk Yuk's
Part of a Canadian comedy franchise, this venue...
Comedy Clubs Entertainment District

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