Nightlife – There are many areas within
the city of Toronto for different tastes. There are
many clubs grouped around the John and Richmond area.
This is been hailed the entertainment district of
Toronto and fits the term very well. From alternative
music to dance music you will find a nightclub that
will suit your liking. Be aware that the clubs in
this area all have cover charges, and are not cheap
For the more artsy tourist, you can venture to Queen
Street West. Many eclectic and hip bars abound
on this street. Enjoy a cold Canadian beer on a beautiful
outdoor patio or take in a show by one of the many
Little Italy is a smorgasbord of
chic clientele and atmosphere until late into the
night. You will not be disappointed when you find
this area. Don't limit yourself to the bars mentioned
in our short list. Take a walk through the area and
you will definitely find your niche.
Toronto's Gay Village is a large
strip downtown housing establishments for every taste.
No matter what your scene, you will find it here!
Great restaurants, great dance clubs, and upscale
bars, there is something for everyone.
Andy Poolhall - This Little Italy
bar is a cross between an upscale pool hall and dance
club. With amazing resident DJ's and original art
covering the walls, the hip clientele is always swinging.
489 College Street.
Velvet Underground - This Queen
Street West institution is a hotbed of alternative
music and interesting, eclectic people. With a healthy
mix of DJ's, cheap drinks, and cheap cover prices,
this is your ticket to a great night out with some
of Toronto's most open minded crowd. 510 Queen Street
Revival - Hailed as the best thing
to ever happen to Toronto's nightlife, Revival is
the place to be on Saturday nights. The friendly crowd,
bar staff and security, and the best DJ's in Toronto
make for a great night out. Mod Club is the name on
Saturdays, and the music is the best Northern Soul
ever recorded. $10 cover charge. 783 College Street.
Fez Batik - An intimate, eclectic
bar with creative cooking, and Persian carpets! Beautifully
decorated in the style of an old burlesque mansion,
and equipped with an outstanding DJ line-up, Fez is
it on Friday nights. The staff and security are friendly
and the crowd is interesting and easy going. 129 Peter
The Guvernment Entertainment Complex
- A huge complex housing seven room and two giant
nightclubs, the Guvernment and Kool Haus, and the
best sound system in the city. Showcasing many different
events every night, from concerts to fashion shows,
be sure to check this place out while you're visiting
Toronto. Cover charge varies, so be sure to check
out the local listings before you go! 132 Queens Quay
The Docks Entertainment Complex
- Another huge endeavour in club land, this complex
houses nine, that's right, nine clubs. Situated by
the shore of Lake Ontario and putting on some legendary
club events, this is one place you'll want to write
home about. Again, cover charge varies substantially,
so you'll want to check the local listing. 11 Polson
For a more complete listing of Toronto clubs and
ongoing events, be sure to have a look at www.nowtoronto.com.