Nightclubs and bars, Toronto

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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!

    Address: 410 Sherbourne Street

    Directions: On the West side of Sherbourne, north of Gerrard, south of Bloor Street.

    Phone: 416-323-1251

    Website: http://www.toronto.com

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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.

    Address: 15 Mercer St

    Directions: Front & Spadina is the nearest major intersection. From the Gardiner take Spadina exit, right on Front left on Blue Jays way...there's underground parking on your right for $5...make sure to get the code to get into building after hours

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    Nightclubs and bars: Republik on a Friday Night

    by mkotarac Written Oct 18, 2006

    On Fridays, this is one of two place the Toronto alternative rock music station, Edge 102.1 FM deejays. Host is Josie Dye, who spins new rock and requests all night long. CLub inside looks fairly edgy and usually has a good crowd. There are 2 rooms, the main room has rock, and the smaller room has hip hop. Also, there is a VIP lounge, but I have no idea how to get in!
    Drinks are reasonably priced for a Toronto night club. Two bars, very easy to get a spot for a drink.

    Cover is $10 CAD, and ladies get in for free before 10:30.

    Dress Code: Casual, rock style. No dress code really, but regular club clothes may make you feel a little unconfortable unless you are going to hang out in the hip hop room all night.

    Address: 261 Richmond Street West, Toronto

    Directions: Near John and Richmond (behind the Much Music building, beside the movie theatre).

    Phone: 416-598-1632

    Website: http://www.republiknightclub.com

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    Nightclubs and bars: The Phoneix on A Sturday Night

    by mkotarac Written Oct 19, 2006

    The Phoenix is a nightclub and an ampitheater of sorts, as the main room has a very high ceiling. On Saturday nights it's hosted by Edge 102.1 deejay Martin Streek (who also hosts Friday nights at The Kingdom/NRG in Burlington). New Rock spins all night in the main room, and hip-hop in the smaller room. There's also a balcony on top, which when there are concerts, is for the 19+ crowd (serves alcoholic beverages).
    Usual rock club, if you have ever been to the Kingdom on a Friday night, it is the same kind of people and atmosphere. Parking across the street gets filled up fast, so the best way is either to cab it to the club, or arrive early.

    Dress Code: Casual, no dress code.

    Address: 410 Sherbourne St, Toronto

    Phone: 416.323.1251

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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.

    Address: 542 Queen St. W

    Directions: East of Bathurst

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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!

    Address: 722 College St. West

    Website: http://www.themodclub.com

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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.

    Address: College

    Directions: Just west of Spadina & College.

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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.

    Address: College

    Directions: Just west of Spadina & College.

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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.

    Address: 136 Yorkville Avenue, lower level

    Phone: 416-515-0587

    Website: http://www.babaluu.com

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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

    Directions: System Sound is downtown, stop at Osgoode or K'ngs Street.On Kings walk west

    Website: http://www.theguvernment.com

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    Nightclubs and bars: Music, its what life is for!!

    by Theobold Written Apr 26, 2005

    The Healey bar on Spedina is a must, I saw him in London years ago, excellent!
    Also just up the road is the Silver Dollar and on Queen's there is the Rex, a must for live music. The Silver Dollar might seem a bit rough for the ladies, especially if you are on your own as the area is a little dubious. But as long as your sensible and into the music its a must do, in Toronto.

    Dress Code: anything not too smart.

    Address: spedina and queens

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  • Nightclubs and bars: Always adding more!

    by klubkidd80 Written Apr 30, 2005

    There are way too many clubs in Toronto so finding a good one can be hard. The club scene here is always changing...clubs will open and literally close half a year later. We have too many clubs and not enough clubbers to fill them! There are those tried and true guaranteed full houses but depending on what atmosphere you like, they may not be up to par. The scene here is generally focused on 2 genres: the hiphop scene and the dance music scene. We have some great local DJ's and international big names come to some of our bigger venues on a frequent basis.

    Dress Code: Most of the clubs here now have a "style code" As jeans have become a lot more fashionable in a dress code kinda way, there are exceptions made. As long as you look stylish and trendy (and tidy too!) you should have no problems getting into some of the more "stooshy" clubs. Many will not permit you to wear trainers (running shoes) or bandanas or baseball caps. Otherwise, you should be fine!

    Directions: The main clubbing district in Downtown Toronto is between Peter ST and University Ave...with Queen ST, Richmond ST, Adelaide ST, King ST, and Front ST running parallel.

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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

    Address: 160 John, Toronto.

    Directions: Downtown Toronoto, near Delta Chelsea hotel ( 1.8 km, about 5 minute walk )

    Phone: 416-340-9459

    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.

    Directions: just a block or two from the Fairmont Royal York hotel, but I don't know what direction. sorry

    INSIDE BAR CAN BE SEEN AT LEFT EDGE OF THE PHOTO
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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.

    Address: 217 Richmond Street West

    Directions: On Richmond, just west of Duncan

    Phone: 416-593-6116

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