Toronto's Best Nightlife: Find Late-Night Fun in These Party Spots

As so eloquently stated in the 90s comedy Wayne's World: "It's party time! Excellent." (Now that Mike Myers has cemented his Canadian celebrity status by making it onto a stamp, a quote by him is reputable.) If you want to watch the dark night become darker and "just one drink" turn into "too many drinks" we have your party-central destinations in Toronto. Being the Canadian city with the largest population, Toronto's only problem when it comes to nightlife is too much choice.

You can certainly go the comedy route with a visit to Chicago's sister location of Second City, where Mike Myers perfected his comedy chops. Toronto also has the spots to entertain you musically, with live acts at places like The Garrison. However, you might want a little something different. Something like a mechanical bull-ride at Boots 'N' Bourbon Saloon. One thing is for certain: if you want to emit the vibe of off-the-beaten track, just put an "N" instead of "and" to be on your way.

There are other nights to sleep, although we don't know when, because like a fine wine, Toronto gets better with age. The city is waiting for you to get out and stay out late.

Queen West
Cube Nightclub
Photo courtesy of Cube

Although imagining dancing in a place called Cube might conjure up claustrophobic images, Cube is indeed the opposite. Impressively spacious, L shaped yellow vinyl couches snake around the club offering the opportunity to rest tired feet in a...  Read More

The Garrison
Photo courtesy of Regine Hervy

The Garrison is a no-frills place where some of the top acts in the city congregate. It has the two essentials of live music: good acoustics and space to dance (or at least sway without taking someone's eye out). Go into the front room to get an...  Read More

Second City
Photo courtesy of Second City Facebook page

Toronto's Second City has churned out some of the best of the best of epic Canadian comedy talent. We are talking Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Michael Myers, Catherine O'Hara, Gilda Radner, Martin Short and...  Read More

Boots 'n' Bourbon Saloon
Photo courtesy of Abbey Fitzpatrick

Boots N'Bourbon is a country Western bar in downtown Toronto that surprisingly works. Dust off your cowboy boots and get ready to hear some good music played by musicians in flannel shirts. Entertainment doesn't end there, with a mechanical bull...  Read More

Formerly The Annex Wreck Room, Coda is a nightclub that is super proud of their audio and lighting system. Your favourite energetic gym songs will feel like they are directly pumping through your veins. The specialty is electronic, house and...  Read More

High Park/Roncesvalles
Hugh's Room
Photo courtesy of Bently Quast

Music is becoming more and more private. Earbuds are stuffed into our eardrums to create an internal symphony. However, remember the concert? The small venues where you felt like you had a relationship with the artist on stage, and there was...  Read More

In some ways, Toronto is an underground labyrinth. With subways connected to condos connected to office buildings, there are many months of the year where Torontonians do not see the light of day. Why not celebrate this vampire quality with a...  Read More

Toronto restaurateur and nightlife kingpin Charles Khabouth has been at the forefront of both the city's dining and dancing scenes for years. So when he opened Uniun in the downtown Entertainment District in 2013, Toronto's party-loving set knew...  Read More


Located in the Thompson Hotel, The Wildflower is cooler than you. Even the website seems vaguely bored, as if it no longer has time to do such monotonous activities as picking a daisy clean to get the answer to the question, "Does he love me?"...  Read More

The Horseshoe has been entertaining Torontonians since 1947. Most people who have lived in Toronto for some time have a Horseshoe Tavern story. An innocuous looking place on Queen Street West, it changes along with the times, providing...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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