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Where to go When the Night is Young?

Where to go When the Night is Young?

Toronto is called the City of Queens for a good reason. During Queen Victoria’s reign, the city transformed from a backwater town to a major cosmopolitan hub. From culture to arts, business to entertainment, commerce to theater, Toronto offers a plethora of unique experiences rarely found in a single city. Today, the nightlife of Toronto is truly unparalleled.

From ritzy restaurants that serve late-night snacks to cozy speakeasies for your date nights, in this blog we’ll tell you all about the best things to do in Toronto when the night is young and the possibilities endless. Let’s jump in!

Things to do in Toronto After Dark

 

  • See the City from CN Tower’s Observation Deck

290 Bremner Blvd

An iconic view awaits on top of Toronto’s signature landmark – CN Tower. Subject to a minimal admission fee, you can take breathtaking views of the city lights below on the tallest structure of the Western Hemisphere.

There is also a 360° restaurant that offers fine dining while completing one rotation in a little more than an hour. Enjoy the finest Canadian cuisines with panoramic views of the city.

 

  • Catch a Show at Ed Mirvish

244 Victoria St

No trip to Toronto is complete without an immersive theater show. Operating four grand theaters in the city, Mirvish Productions is a well-known name amongst the locals for their dynamic performances across diverse genres. From stage design to vocal prowess, soulful acting to soul rendering music – shows at Ed Mirvish are nothing short of world-class.

You can also catch a show at other theaters by Mirvish productions like the Royal Alexandra Theater, Princess of Wales Theater, and the CAA Theater. Indulge yourself in your favorite genres ranging from comedy, musicals, and epic dramas. Their late-night shows start at 8:00 pm and 10:30 PM.

  • Soak in the Skyline from the Cruise

207 Queen’s Quay West

One of the best things to do in Toronto if you have a date or a plus one. Jump aboard a signature dinner cruise from Toronto’s Harbourfront for a unique dining experience. The cruise hosts a market-fresh dinner buffet with a gourmet assortment of entrees, salads, sides, and desserts. Soak up amazing views of Toronto’s skyline and the shimmering waters of Lake Ontario.

The cruise starts around sunset and continues under the starry night. You can dance with your partner on the DJ dance floor while the buffet is being prepared.

  • Catch a Sporting Event

Toronto has professional teams in almost every major sports league, which means sporting events are a common sight all year round. Join the hometown fans and cheer for local Ice hockey teams during the winter. Watch the Toronto Blue Jays battle it out at Rogers Center for winning honors at Major League Baseball, while the Toronto Raptors strive for the coveted NBA title. At Scotiabank Arena, the Toronto Maple Leafs show their skill with the stick at the NHL (National Hockey League), while Toronto FC competes at the BMO field in MLS (Major League Soccer).

  • Explore Bustling Markets at Night

From artisanal goods to seasonal produce, you can find a market for everything in Toronto. Local merchants and branded retailers come together to offer unique shopping experiences including antiques, vintage clothing, and cafes and diners.

Enjoy artisanal offerings at St. Lawrence Market with bountiful food options ranging from cheese, freshly baked bread, local wine, bakery products, pantry goods, and more.

Another great option is the Kensington Market, which is nothing short of relic. Explore Victorian-era houses with bohemian wall art. Boutique shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, and bars line up throughout this eclectic market.

  • Check out a Show at Comedy Bar

945 Bloor St W

The Comedy Bar has been frequented by almost all local comedians currently performing. Being at the forefront of the local comedy scene, visiting this iconic comedy club is one of the best things to do in Toronto at night. Canadian sensations like Seth Rogen, Eugene Levy, and Mike Myers have performed at this eclectic bar.

Visit the Comedy Bar at any time of the month – its comprehensive itinerary of 150+ shows a month means you can drop by here any time you want and laugh non-stop over beers, cocktails, and snacks.

  • Take a Stroll at Toronto’s Waterfront

251 Queens Quay E #301

Toronto’s waterfront has been revitalized into a hotspot throughout the day. What once used to be an area of condos and pedestrian streets has now become a happening strip bustling with locals and tourists throughout the day.

From art enthusiasts to adventure seekers, Toronto’s waterfront offers diverse experiences for everyone to enjoy. You can explore new crafts at the Craft and Design Studio, watch contemporary dancing at NextSteps, or immerse yourself in art at the Power Plant Gallery.

Bike rentals are available for a leisurely ride along the magnificent Lake Ontario. During summers, you can also rent a kayak and paddle to the Toronto Islands – a group of small islands on Lake Ontario.

There are also great spots to grab a drink ranging from local craft beer to cocktails.

  • Sip a Cocktail at a Rooftop Bar

Toronto has such a breathtaking skyline that it’s almost criminal to imagine a dearth of rooftop bars here. Thankfully, that isn’t the case.

A few paces down the Harbourfront will get you to Barrett’s rooftop. Watch the Harbourfront in full glory while sipping signature cocktails and sampling farm-fresh cuisines.

Another great option is at Lavelle – a luxury nightclub in Kings West where you can view the shimmering lights on Lake Ontario and the magnificent CN Tower. Lavelle also has cozy poolside settings covered during winter.

  • Party at Barcode Saturdays

423 College Street

Toronto has a boisterous nightclub scene that caters to every age group, sex, and orientation. Barcode Saturdays is a luxury nightclub that has redefined luxury clubbing in Toronto. Dress in your best clothes and hit the dance floor with crazy moves at our palace of entertainment.

Barcode Saturdays is an adult playground where you can party all night with Toronto’s elites. A spacious dancefloor keeps the energy buzzing, while comfortable VIP sections surround the bar and the DJ booth. Our energetic nightclub plays hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, Trap, Latin, and Top 40 hits to keep your energy pumping until dawn.

Immerse yourself in state-of-the-art sound systems and lighting, enjoy premium liquors and house champagnes, and party like a celebrity at the hottest nightclub in Toronto. We are the perfect venue for those seeking a luxurious escape into high-end entertainment and a world-class clubbing experience.

Wrapping Up

This was our list of the top things to do in Toronto when the sun starts to set. Check out all these experiences and take back ever-lasting memories of the culturally vibrant city of Toronto.

If dizzying lights, drinks, and parties are your thing, don’t miss the chance to witness the pinnacle of Toronto’s clubbing culture. Sign up on our guestlist or reserve a bottle service to be part of the hottest haunt in the city.

A Day in the Life of Toronto Clubs

A Day in the Life of Toronto Clubs

You cannot mention Toronto without talking about its vibrant nightlife scene.

We all love to party, and those weekend gigs at nightclubs become all the more rave given the sheer number of options available to dance and enjoy in the city. From rooftop patios during summers to cozy basement bars to heat up during the winters, this city has a plethora of options for a memorable night.

The clubbing scene is different as you hop from one city to the next. To help you learn more about Toronto’s entertainment scene, we have created a short guide that gives you a glimpse of a day in the life of popular Toronto nightclubs. In this blog, you’ll find everything from club timings to dress code and the top 5 haunts that are surely worth the visit.

The Clubbing Culture in Toronto

Toronto is a city that never sleeps, however, if you want to party in the City of Queens, you must be aware of the timings. Parties in Toronto usually start a bit earlier – around 10 pm. By 11:30 PM, the clubs become buzzing hotspots with long queues at the door – making it difficult to gain entry. At most nightclubs, parties usually end by 3 – 4 am.

There are various kinds of parties in Toronto that cater to different taste buds. The most popular nightclubs play hip-hop, House, and Dance music, though all of them mix it up with Top 40 anthems that are dominating the charts.

Clubbing Dress Code in Toronto

Before visiting a nightclub, we always recommend checking the dress code. A simple Google search will land you on their website where you can find the club’s fashion ethics. A common practice across most clubs in Toronto (and around the world) is the admission criteria, where the doorman or hostess determines if people are adhering to the club’s environment. The idea is to have a sassy group of people party in the club, rather than a horde that resembles a Manchester boy band.

Thus, you should spruce up – which doesn’t necessarily trickle down to wearing luxury labels. An aesthetically pleasing outfit (that turns eyeballs but isn’t provocative) will do the trick here. Ladies can go forth with a bit of makeup and a pair of high heels to compliment their attire.

It is equally important that you arrive at the club with a smile and a light-hearted attitude. No one wants to entertain grim faces who aren’t sure if they’ve turned up to a nightclub or at the Yule Ball.

Entry Cover at Toronto Nightclubs

Whether you’re going to a rooftop bar, a lounge, or a nightclub, you’ll be expected to pay a cover charge for entry. Most clubs charge a nominal fee of $20 – $30 (which can be even less for women). If you can pay this charge, it’s not difficult to get entry into any club (provided you’re well dressed).

The situation differs for men a bit. They have to pay a fee every time, which can sometimes go up to $100, especially during special events. Sometimes the cover amount can be redeemed for drinks, but not always.

Men may find it difficult to enter a nightclub alone (without a woman). That’s because most clubs want beautiful women creating Instagrammable moments at their club, so a group of men may not be allowed unless they’ve reserved a VIP table. Reserving a VIP table can be expensive (up to $1000), but it’s worthwhile if you consider package

inclusions as per the number of guests.

Plus, the celebrity treatment, of course.

Another important thing when it comes to partying at Toronto nightclubs is having an ID. The minimum age to enter a nightclub/bar/lounge in Toronto is 19. Thus, you must carry your ID always, unless you want to make the long trip back home.

Top 5 Nightclubs in Toronto

Now let’s get to the crux – our favorite places to dance, groove to live music, and socialize with beautiful people. Here is our pick of the top 5 nightclubs in Toronto:

  • The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel is a much-acclaimed luxury hotel in Toronto. The nightlife scene in this boutique hotel is one of the very best in the city. Its basement venue – the Drake Underground, is a hotspot for live concerts, DJ music, multimedia art, and other local events.

This lively nightclub hosts rotating events like dance parties, live acts, and cultural events like open mic and slam poetry. There is also a rooftop bar and a lounge where you can unwind and avoid all the noise.

1150 Queen St W

  • Coda

Coda is an underground music venue that attracts revelers by the hundreds on weekends. Located on Bathurst Street, this nightclub hosts amazing parties and is crowded during weekend events, so make sure you arrive on time. A great thing about this club is that its last call goes deep into the night – so you can party here unhinged without looking at your watch and waiting to pack it all up by 2 AM.

794 Bathurst St

 

  • Comedy Bar

Comedy Bar is a cozy watering hole where you can go to tickle your funny bones. It hosts local talents and touring comedians extensively, with hundreds of shows lined up every month. It has two stages for live acts, one where stand-up comedians make ‘punny’ jokes and the other for improv comedy.

Comedy Bar has a very homely atmosphere and is at the center stage of Toronto’s comedy scene. You can even strike up conversations with comedians sipping their beverages after the show.

945 Bloor St W

  • Track & Field

Get ready to improve your bocce ball skills at this hip College Street haunt. Track and Field is where you can channel your competitive spirit and let loose on the shuffleboard or have a go at the bocce lanes. There is also Ontario’s very own crokinole table where you can have a blast Toronto style. Games aside, we also love their extensive selection of beers and cocktails with a friendly staff and a comfortable vibe throughout.

582 College St

  • Barcode Saturdays

A few hops down Track & Field and you’ll enter a completely different realm of luxury clubbing entertainment.

Barcode Saturdays is Toronto’s favorite celebrity clubbing haunt and the perfect place for night outs when you want a royal experience. Our nightclub is located inside NEST Toronto. Saturdays here start with a ‘loungey’ atmosphere and transform into a microcosm of bustling energy as the night grows deeper.

By midnight, our club is crowded with beautiful people who create a distinct celebratory vibe. With opulence in every detail, you can find the bar at the far end of the club surrounded by VIP tables and booths.

We host local and international DJs who spin the latest hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, Trap, Latin, and Top 40 hits. On the dancefloor and VIP sections, you can find celebrities and socialites having a ball at their reserved spaces like kings and queens.

You too can party like royalty here. Reserve a VIP booth or our bottle services for great package inclusions, the choicest liquors, party favors, and much more.

Or, you can sign up on our guestlist and get set for an extravagant clubbing night. Ladies on our guestlist get a free cover and a champagne bottle when they arrive before 11:30 PM.

Visit our chic nightclub and know why Toronto’s elites frequent our luxurious haunt.

 

Night Out

Tips for Capturing the Perfect Night Out

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the center for culture, art, music, theater, entertainment, business, commerce, and more. As a tourist, you have no dearth of options when it comes to exploring this vibrant city. From summer festivals to special events, from museums and landmark attractions to nature escapades, from bustling markets to the exhilarating nightlife scene of the city, Toronto has a lot to offer to everybody.

While you have your hands full throughout the day, the night brings a distinct charm to the city – something that truly sets Toronto apart from other cities in the world. Every neighborhood boasts of a unique experience, and you have plenty of things to do when the sun goes down over the City of Queens.

If you’re new to the city, it can be challenging to narrow down an itinerary with the sheer number of options available. So we have compiled a list of trendy neighborhoods boasting thrilling experiences. Let’s take a look.

Top Neighborhoods for the Best Night Outs 

Speakeasies – check, rooftop patios – check, luxury nightclubs – also check!

When you are heading for your night out in Toronto, the possibilities are endless. Whether you want to groove to live music, lounge at upscale bars, or heat the dance floor all night long, this city welcomes all with open arms. Here are the trendiest strips in the city to experience nightlife on a high:

  • Entertainment District

There is a good reason why they call it the Entertainment District. This strip is a vibrant locale known for food, drinks, and nighttime spectacles.

The Entertainment District is home to the Royal Alexandra Theater – the oldest theater in North America where you can catch musicals and other interactive events. Meanwhile, a visit to Ripley’s Aquarium gives you access to millions of aquatic animals and exhibits – all underwater.

But the most iconic landmark in the neighborhood is CN Tower, a communication and observation tower standing tall at 553 m. It offers panoramic views of the city below as you walk at EdgeWalk. The tower also has a 360° revolving restaurant where you can sample local and international cuisines.

If sports is your thing, head to Rogers Center and catch the Toronto Blue Jays in action, the city’s very own Major League Baseball team. Several rooftop bars are perfect for grabbing a drink and enjoying with the gang.

Visit the Fifth Social Club and say cheers at their rooftop patio, avail bottle services along with live music and great cocktails here.

  • Queen Street West

Billed as the second coolest neighborhood in the world by Vogue, Queen West encapsulates the dynamic energy of Toronto. This vibrant neighborhood is home to concept bars, live music venues, restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, and much more. If you are new to the city, don’t miss a night at Queen West.

Queen West is where you would want to be for a shopping spree. Explore vintage boutiques, branded retailers, art galleries, and locally-owned stores to find unique treasures and soak up the city’s cultural offerings. There are also countless coffee and brunch spots where you can enjoy an espresso with pastries, eggs Benedict, and chicken and waffles.

The world-famous Drake Underground lounge is located at this happening strip. It is the center for live performances, stand-up comedy, and other live events in the basement of the Drake Hotel. There are also plenty of bars and outdoor patios to savor late-night eats, craft beer, cocktails, and more.

Queen West also has an impressive lineup of art galleries with mesmerizing exhibits and paintings.

 

  • King Street West

From dancing and live music to fine dining, King Street West is the spot for all nighttime indulgences. Once the industrial center of town, King West is a happening strip today with some of the most impressive haunts that Toronto has to offer. Here, you will find upscale establishments everywhere you look, from ritzy diners to rooftop patios, cocktail bars, jazz clubs, and luxury brands.

The sheer number of options in this strip means you can spend an entire night here and follow up on everything from supper to dinner and late-night entertainment.

Don’t miss unique dancing and drinking experiences at one of the various bars and nightclubs in this neighborhood. Petty Cash is a well-known establishment at Kings West where you can enjoy a cozy evening of pizzas, live music, cocktails, and beers.

Shopaholics have their hands full at the stockt market, an outdoor market consisting of shipping containers where you eat and shop.

 

  • Dundas West

Dundas West is where the thriving nightlife of the city is in full view. It is home to a vintage collection of clothing, fashion, and home decor stores along with renowned bars and restaurants.

One of the trendiest places to go for your night out ( in Toronto, and that is saying something), Dundas West comes alive every night all seven days of the week. For this reason, the Time Out group declared this the 12th coolest neighborhood in the world and dubbed it the ‘culture consumer’s paradise’.

Head to boutique stores, art galleries, cozy bars, snug coffee shops, or high-end nightclubs to buzz all night. From craft beers and wine bars to unique mixology establishments, you can revel here with retro arcade games, pool tables, live music, outdoor patios – you name it.

Our favorite establishment at Dundas is Montauk, a concept nightclub acclaimed for its cocktails, wines, and beers.

  • Little Italy

A few blocks down Kings West lies Little Italy. Perhaps the most charming strip in Toronto, here you can experience the diverse and rich scene of the city. Located in Old Toronto, this strip has been a local favorite since the 1920s and can be reached via Subway and public transit.

Transport yourself to a bygone age with Victorian-era houses lined up by cobblestone streets. Like the fairytale adaptation of Sicily, you can have a ball here with your friends by tasting authentic Italian cuisines and exploring local bars and eateries.

The Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe is the perfect embodiment of this. It is the oldest Italian gelato spot in Toronto where you can sample Italian cuisines like pizzas and desserts. There are several other bars here where you can heat the dance floor or polish your bocce skills.

Theater and cinema buffs should head to the Royal Theater – a gem in Toronto’s cultural prowess. It hosts private screenings, live interactive events, festivals, and free Monday night screenings making this a much-loved spot among Torontonians.

Nestled in the heart of Little Italy at College Street, you will find an extravagant getaway of party animals. Barcode Saturdays is a luxury nightclub that has defined the city’s nightlife for a decade. We host sweltering celebrity parties every Saturday night with live music, premium drinks, and upscale bottle services.

Groove to chart-bursting hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, Trap, Latin, and Top 40 anthems, enjoy rare liquors and house champagnes and dance the night away at the hottest nightclub in Toronto. We invite local and international DJs and MCs to spin infectious beats all night.

Reserve our bottle services for a private party haven where you and your gang can have a blast with dedicated service, package inclusions, liquor options, party favors, and much more.

Wrapping Up

So get set for a delightful night of revelry at one of Toronto’s various stripes. Discover why this city keeps pace with other cosmopolitans with its culturally rich and diverse nightlife scene.

If you are in Toronto, do not miss a night of pure clubbing entertainment at Barcode Saturdays. Sign up on the guestlist or reserve a bottle service to join us this Saturday.

Toronto's Nightlife

Clubbing Through the Seasons: Toronto’s Nightlife All Year Round

The best thing about being a Torontonian is that there is always something to do at any time of the day, seven days a week, and all year round. From the sunny summers to the chill of the winter, the clubbing scene in the city thrives with locals and tourists buzzing till deep into the night. With a dynamic culture of live music, luxury clubs, and late-night food and drinks, Toronto doesn’t disappoint even the most exotic tastes.

Toronto is special due to one fact – its diversity. The large number of communities nestled across neighborhoods means there is always something new to check out. If you’re a party animal but haven’t found your kind of haunt, don’t worry.

We’re here to sort that out. So let us look at the top nightclubs in the city that keep on raving through the seasons.

  1. Drake Underground

1150 Queen St W

Though not connected to the namesake hip-hop artist from Toronto, Drake Underground is a popular nightlife destination. Located in the basement of The Drake Hotel at Queens West, this nightclub hosts versatile performances coupled with its immersive sound systems. Enjoy a movie screening, laugh at stand-up comedy shows, roast someone with a poetry slam, show your moves at a dance party, and experience live music events here.

Its longest-running event – Elvis Monday, deserves a special shoutout. Sample free foods and relive the magic of the pop sensation at this event.

  1. The Reservoir Lounge

52 Wellington St E,

After a multi-faceted venue, we bring a dedicated jazz establishment. The Reservoir Lounge is the hunting den for jazz lovers. Watch live band performances and celebrity appearances here all seven days of the week. The lounge is also known for serving delicious bites and creative cocktails. Do sample everything from their expansive food and drinks menu that leaves no one behind.

The ambiance at the Reservoir Lounge is always upscale with a suave crowd enjoying live jazz music every day.

  1. Coda

794 Bathurst St

Coda is one of those haunts in the city that will never disappoint. The music, the immersive soundscape, the energetic ambiance, and the boisterous crowd will make you dance all night long. Coda is known to host pumping DJ nights that fill the club with youthful energy with the latest music. Coda has carved a niche as the place where hypnotic music takes over the senses.

If you plan to visit Coda, ensure to make your reservation beforehand.

  1. Rebel

11 Polson Street

Rebel is a concept nightclub that has taken the clubbing landscape in Toronto by storm. Its massive 45,000 square feet space can accommodate thousands of patrons at once – and it does. The atmosphere is always buzzing as you can see people dancing to music and enjoying great cuisines from all over the world.

The music here encompasses various genres – but the atmosphere is always lively, be it an EDM night, a house night, or a hip-hop night. Rebel has world-class sound systems and lighting – complementing their unique drinks menu. Head to Rebel for a memorable night out.

  1. Toybox

473 Adelaide St. West

Located in the happening Entertainment District, Toybox is exactly what it sounds like – an adult playground. It’s a premier club in Toronto that offers fine dining, riveting music, and enchanting ambiance. You can sample various culinary delights ranging from appetizers to main courses that’ll pamper every taste bud. Toybox also elevates your sensory experience with its meticulously crafted cocktails.

A unique (and bizarre) thing about Toybox is its beige mascot bear who hops around the club and pretends to drink directly from bottles. Oddly enough, it seems to fit right into the playful ambiance of this nightclub.

  1. 44 Toronto

21 Wildmer St

Another all-season watering hole in the city, 44 Toronto is a hidden gem tucked away near the Harbourfront. With an impressive audio-visual setup and high-octane ambiance, this nightclub provides a well-rounded experience to its guests. Though food isn’t the primary focus at any club, you’d be missing something if you didn’t try the delectable bites here.

Like most other clubs on this list, the music is uplifting with a mix of hip-hop and house tunes that creates a lively atmosphere all night long. The chic ambiance and intimate features of 44 Toronto make it one of the best nightclubs to visit. It also has captivating decor with Instagrammable concepts that set the stage for a night of unparalleled revelries.

  1. Isabelle’s Toronto

330 King St West

Isabelle’s is a sophisticated nightclub on the buzzing strip of Kings West. It’s known for its exceptional music and dynamic atmosphere that makes every day a party here. But the culinary offerings don’t disappoint either. Consisting of a delish collection of appetizers, the food menu is designed to complement its vast range of liquors.

You can hear the DJ light up the dancefloor with infectious beats that always keep the energy high here. When it comes to drinks, you can’t miss their signature cocktails that have a lip-smacking feel. Overall, the food, drinks, decor, and vibe of Isabelle’s make it a top fixture for late-night parties.

  1. Barcode Saturdays

423 College St

Barcode Saturdays is located on the youthful strip of College Street in Little Italy. A nightclub where you’ll find luxury in every detail, Barcode Saturdays offers a multi-faceted experience to guests. From delectable appetizers and main courses to premium liquors and house champagnes, you’ll find everything you need for a memorable night.

The music here is standout, as local and international DJs create a buzzing and lovely atmosphere with state-of-the-art sound systems. Groove to your favorite hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, Trap, Latin, and Top 40 anthems all night long. Take a break and hit our bar for an eclectic selection of cocktails, beers, champagnes, and all other rare and standard liquors.

Savor the best of everything by reserving a bottle service or a VIP booth which guarantees a private party station for you and your guests with top-tier package inclusions like bottles, water, snacks, and party favors.

We’re the premiere nightclub for all seasons – with three annual parties that redefines entertainment to a whole new level. Join us at the annual Caribana party during summer, be part of a haunted rave during Halloween, and welcome new beginnings at our annual NYE party.

Whether you’ve just turned your calendar to a new year or are going to soon, Barcode Saturdays welcomes all with open arms.

Toronto’s Best Dance Floors Unveiled

Toronto’s Best Dance Floors Unveiled

Do you want to shake your rump and bust trendy moves at the best dance floors in Toronto?

Dance clubs are for the masses – who doesn’t want to go clubbing and groove to top DJ mixes all night long? If that sounds like your weekend plans, you’re in luck.

We have scooped the best dance floors in Toronto to make the hunt easy for you. Some of these establishments are coliseums of nightlife, others are dive bars, and some are just clubs – but they’re all spacious and quite fun to go down under with your gang. So get ready for a night of dancing fatigue, melomania, and the odd bit of drinking.

 

Where to go Dancing in Toronto?

  • Coda Toronto 

794 Bathurst St

Coda is a concept nightclub that boasts impressive audio and lighting systems. We start with this bit because that’s what makes the body shake and adrenaline go. Feel the music blast directly into your veins, which is a mix of house, electronic, and techno music performed by underground DJs.

Next, we come to the humongous arena they call the dancefloor. It’s so spacious that you don’t have to worry about rubbing elbows with strangers here. The club is open till 5 am, meaning you can boogey here all night long.

The rest of your indulgences are also well taken care of here – we particularly like their chicken tacos fruity offerings.

  • Toybox

473 Adelaide St W

Toybox is a nightclub that has quickly risen the ranks as one of the very best in the city. With a playful ambiance that invites you to shake a leg, Toybox has garnered a massive cult following since it opened in 2019.

The reason? It has 14,000 square feet of space in two different rooms with distinct soundscapes. Belting live gigs on Fridays include DJ mixes, while Saturdays are reserved for Top 40 anthems. The music combined with its leather upholstery interiors and digital artwork will make you heat the dance floor for hours.

Another unique thing about Toybox is that it is the only club (we know of) that has a beige bear mascot who goes around the club and pretends to drink from bottles. No, you can’t take him to the dance floor.

  • El Convento Rico

750 College St

El Convento Rico makes it to this list because it has been at the forefront of Latin drag culture for as long as we can remember. It’s also amongst the most famous clubs for the LGBTQ+ community, although people of every gender and orientation is welcome here.

The crowd here is so diverse that it feels like a snapshot of Toronto’s multiculturalism. El Convento Rico is a basement club, so you can move and groove to infectious Latin beats all night long away from the world. They also infuse Top 40 tracks with Salsa and retro music that creates a buzzing atmosphere inside the club.

When you want to take a break from all the dancing, remember to try their martini and snacks for refreshment.

  • The Piston

937 Bloor Street West

Dance clubs have come of age in Toronto in the 21st century, and Piston has been through the years to carve a niche out for itself. Located in the trendy Ossington strip, the Piston is more of a love child between a club and bar than a dance club. But its backroom capacity of 100 people and enthralling live music make it a fun experience to dance your face off here.

The Piston caters to its patrons all seven days of the week and keeps the energy pumping until 2 am. It hosts live bands from Tuesday – Thursday, DJs on weekends, and the occasional disco night on Fridays.

What it lacks in size, it surely makes up with a relaxed, yet snazzy ambiance. If you have a small group of friends looking for a no-nonsense, pocket-friendly dance club, Piston is a good choice to kick back and forth.

The music and drinks menu deserves a separate shoutout here; Piston has enough options at the bar to take care of your indulgences all night long.

  • Barcode Saturdays

423 College Street

Barcode Saturdays is a raging nightclub in Little Italy with massive space for your late-night adventures. This celebrity clubbing sanctuary has plush interiors with a spacious dancefloor like it’s reserved for the kings. You can witness some of the biggest hip-hop artists spinning club anthems all around the year. Groove to international acts, local sensations, upcoming local musicians, and underground favorites to keep your party going deep into the night.

At Barcode Saturdays, you’ll surely not miss the immersive audio and visual setup. Each beat pumps up veins the rhythm transgresses through the heart. The bar is at the end of the massive rectangle complex surrounded by VIP areas and private seats. Grab rare liquors, premium bottles, or house champagnes – whatever your fix – and let loose on the dancefloor. Our DJs spin hard stuff that includes hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, Trap, Latin, and Top 40 tracks to blow your Saturday night through the roof.

Ladies can sign up on the guestlist and enjoy a free cover and a bottle of champagne for the night. You can also reserve a VIP booth or bottle services to personalize your celebration with premium offerings. There are four options depending on the number of guests, each with its offer, freebies, and party favors.

So what are you waiting for?

Join the hottest clubbing ritual in Toronto and dance the night away with high-end entertainment and pure melody.