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    Crocidile Rock: Grown Up Bar

    by thetimidtraveller Updated Nov 4, 2005

    If you're in your late 20s early 30s and want to have a great sociable time this could be the place for you. Cover charge is $5 after nine and beer is cheap until midnight. Friday nights are ladies nights..no cover no lineups. Wednesdays are 911.. any emergency service workers get in with no line up and no cover so if you have any firefighter or police officer fantasies this may be the place for you. Note to out of towners... if you happen to be walking by and feel put off by the line up a quick mention to the doorman about being a transplant may help you avoid a wait. The Croc tends to like a mixture of locals and tourists.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual (that's what they say on the website people)

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    Peel Pub: Watch the game

    by thetimidtraveller Written Nov 4, 2005

    120 0z pitchers of beer a cheapie menu and big screen T.V.s ...what more need be said. Close to the University so tends to draw a younger crowd.. after the game they start clearing away tables to make room for the dance floor and the DJ starts playing all of the music of the moment.

    Dress Code: It's a sports bar that turns into a dance bar after the game so either attire will do.

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    The Madison: My favorite pub and piano bar

    by thetimidtraveller Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The piano bar is in the basement if you are up for a fun sing along. Five patios for your pleasure... darts areas..pool tables...four televisions in the party room and in the center of it all is Madigans..the original bar where it all started. Here you'll find a dart area and five more televisions and a cozy area complete with a fireplace. Of course its a winding trip through the house to find this area so come in and get lost!!

    Dress Code: Dress code??? I think that they would like you to come dressed..that's all I know.

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    Spirits bar and grill: Karaoke anyone??

    by thetimidtraveller Written Nov 4, 2005

    Saturday night this place fills up with a wide array of wanna be soloists... some are absoloutely amazing. The guy who leads the night, Welly, will knock your socks off with his Neil Diamond Barbara Striesand duet of which he'll sing both parts. Not for the homophobic as it happens to be located just north of our wonderful gay district and the boys love to come out and sing a wonderful rendition of Its Raining Men. Not to be missed.

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  • The Phoenix Night Club: The Phoenix: lived in the 80's and looking for wor

    by ChristinaCollins Written Apr 28, 2006

    Having been inside the night club originally and then having been denied access the next weekend by the same bar staff (after having had the same amount of drinks) was odd to say the least. The night club itself is passable in that it lives for the 80's - we won't mention the homicides that take place on Sunday...no doubt aiming for the moronic bouncers! The drink prices are average but the location sucks so you pay a fortune for cabs and for GAWDS sake, don't trip up the ubersteep walkway (that's how I failed the sobriety test the 'rent a cop' claims). I would suggest going to Devil's or Milestones. Slightly more trendy, slightly better local and less of a power trip happening

    Dress Code: If you dress too nice, you won't fit in with the trash. If you dress too trashy, you'll just want to stay in your p.j.'s!

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    Shmooze: Cheap drinks & older crowd

    by oceania26 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    I've been here 4 times, 3 on Saturdays and once on Fridays. The Saturday nights were great but I wasn't impressed with the Friday night...maybe because this club started offering cheap drinks and everyone got drunk and crazy. It's an older crowed...I found it a little more older on Friday nights were there were a lot of ppl after work. $2.50 for drinks both nights - $10 to get in and you can put yourself on the guest list to avoid the line-up...go to website to do that. If you eat there, no cover charge. Music is a mix, not that that great but good enough.

    Dress Code: No sporty or atheltic attire, sneakers or baggy cloths...no caps. Women can wear "fashionable" jeans.

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  • The Bovine Sex Club: Bovine

    by diabolical Updated Nov 10, 2004

    Rock club, sometimes has bands playing at the front. A lot of rock stars can be seen here when they're in town. Fun club with a fun crowd.
    Has various bits of trash on the walls/hanging from the ceiling (like a giant ceramic duck). Benches and tables in the back.

    Dress Code: Pretty much anything goes.

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  • Mod Club: Mod

    by diabolical Written Nov 10, 2004

    Fairly new club, so still clean and nice looking. Beautiful dance floor.
    Plays Brit-pop, Mod, indie most nights.
    For a big city club, the staff and owners are surprisingly nice.
    Have live shows sometimes.

    Dress Code: Lots of fashionistas!

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  • Swallow Lounge: Blow Up

    by diabolical Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Newish club.. Went to their Blow-Up night which is every Saturday. Lots of 60's Mod, Brit Pop, Indie, Motown music.
    Very "scene" atmosphere. Clean. Trendy.
    A lot of "indie" type musicians will come here after their show, if they're not afraid to get out onto the dance floor.

    Dress Code: No dress code, but a lot of people were dressed nice. Trendy fashionista's.

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  • Swallow Lounge: Blow Up

    by diabolical Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Newish club.. Went to their Blow-Up night which is every Saturday. Lots of 60's Mod, Brit Pop, Indie, Motown music.
    Very "scene" atmosphere. Clean. Trendy.
    A lot of "indie" type musicians will come here after their show, if they're not afraid to get out onto the dance floor.

    Dress Code: No dress code, but a lot of people were dressed nice. Trendy fashionista's.

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    Babaluu's: Salsa Club

    by Marta23 Written Nov 26, 2004

    If you love to dance Latin (salsa, bachata, etc.)check out this club. People who go there are great dancers (it's fun just to watch). But don't get discouraged! They offer free 1 hour lessons on certain nights.
    The club is quite small, and gets packed on friday and saturday nights. It can be quite a challenge to win the dance floor :)
    The drinks are a bit more expensive than most bars in TO. People who go are more interested in dancing anyway.

    Dress Code: Not that I know of.

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    • Music

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    Guvernment / System Sound: Clubs Toronto

    by Selenceline Written Jan 13, 2005

    Guvernment: The biggest club in North America...You have to see here,,wait for long on the line but worths.. has orange room, koolhaus, acid lounge. I mean the club is divided in the sections. The decoration is unbelievable, huge club, huge music system. Dream night! I can not say more than that man.. 10 to 15 bucks cover.

    System Sound Bar: Not like guvernment of course. Most people go there for clubbing, taking e's and stuff.But on the positive side, the music is way better than other clubs in Toronto. Has 3 different sections also, the Djs are enourmous. dance like crazy there nobody cares...

    Dress Code: No dress code

    Related to:
    • School Holidays
    • Gay and Lesbian
    • Singles

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    Friar & Firkin Pub: Nice place to stop for a pint!

    by Bavavia Written Feb 28, 2008

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    We found this place as we were walking back to hotel at the end of the day. We stopped in for a beer. Its a nice little place, comfortable, cozy little place.

    Dress Code: Casual

    Getting drinks at the bar View of restaurant area.

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    The Loose Moose Bar & Grill: a downtown watering hole

    by Rich62 Written Jul 5, 2010

    A good sports bar with lots of flatscreen tv's and good beer, nice waitresses too.

    Dress Code: informal, jeans, shorts, etc.

    INSIDE BAR CAN BE SEEN AT LEFT EDGE OF THE PHOTO
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    • Singles
    • Business Travel
    • Beer Tasting

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    Fluid: Ballers, Bottles & Models

    by wreckloose Written Jun 25, 2005

    Every Thursday at Fluid. Free bottles of champagne for the sexiest female crew. The official club of the Toronto Raptors.

    Dress Code: Come fresh, no joke.

    Related to:
    • School Holidays
    • Study Abroad

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