Nightclubs and bars, Toronto

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    My Apartment: Great bar for the younger crowd

    by thetimidtraveller Written Nov 4, 2005

    Great social spot here in downtown Toronto. Cover charge is high so get there before 9 if possible to save on it but the beer is cheap before midnight so one makes up for the other regardless.

    Dress Code: Jeans and tees are fine... possibly a no hat policy

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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 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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    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

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    The Loose Moose Bar & Grill: a downtown watering hole

    by Rich62 Written Jul 5, 2010
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    A good sports bar with lots of flatscreen tv's and good beer, nice waitresses too.

    Dress Code: informal, jeans, shorts, etc.

    Related to:
    • 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.

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    • Study Abroad
    • School Holidays

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