Everybody Dance Now . . . at Toronto's Best Nightclubs

Some people like to march to the beat of their own drum. Others like to enjoy the bass of a world class DJ rather than their own private ITunes collection. On those days when you want to go big, Toronto has the dance clubs that are sure to please. It may have felt like the end of an era with the closing of The Guvernment nightclub, which at one time was named one of the top nightclubs in the world by DJMag. We may be hustling in another era of smaller and friendlier nightclubs, but there has to be a place where people can go to get their dance moves on.

Way into the wee hours of the morning, we have your cocktail flowing, hip shaking locations all over the city. It is just a cab ride away to enter a different world. It will be hard to imagine that this is the same city where you took your morning Starbucks run. These dance clubs prove there are a lot of different ways to stay awake. Whether you stumble home at 2am or 7am, you only have to wait a short while before you get to relive your experiences over brunch.

Some of our locations expect you to dress your best (such as Ace Nightclub), while others are more concerned that you drink your best (we're looking at you, F-Stop). Ask your Magic 8 ball what the outlook will be for your evening, pick a number and call your most fun friend. It is time to party.

There are clubs that get so tightly packed that your dance moves start consisting of fist pumping and swaying motions. Maison Mercer has 12,000 square feet, which is room for up to 1,300 people. Likely you will have some space to bust out your...  Read More


Helmet Head is not exactly a look we associate with being sexy. However, it doesn't matter because Kensington is more about attitude than appearance. And Handlebar has plenty of personality. As Toronto becomes more cramped, dance clubs become...  Read More

West Toronto
El Convento Rico

This is Toronto's longest running Latino drag bar (you know that you are officially a big city when you have more than one Latino drag bar). It is a basement club located in Toronto's Little Italy neighbourhood. Be prepared to see some gorgeous...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Leib Kopman

When a place is only open Saturday night and makes a killing in Toronto, you know it has to be pretty opulent. Muzik attracts the likes of Katy Perry and Drake, and although we cannot guarantee that you will get anywhere near their entourage, we...  Read More

Dance clubs have been evolving in the 2000s and The Piston is a prime example of that. On the trendy Ossington strip, The Piston straddles the line between bar and nightclub and does it well. The back of the bar is set up for 100 people to dance...  Read More

Ace Nightclub is the kind of place you wouldn't even consider going in jeans. The most antique thing about it is its decor, with chandeliers, tufted silver fabric and worn mirrors. Located in Toronto's stylish King West district, Ace is ready to...  Read More

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


F-Stop is a nightclub that has the feel of an underground warehouse with 3,300 square feet. It is perfect for twentysomethings and people who consider 90s music to be "old school." Try to resist the undeniable impulse to put your hands in the...  Read More


Fly Nightclub is the place to party, especially for the LGBTQ community. It doesn't start to fill up until 12 or 1 due to the fact that it is open until 5am some nights. Filled with beautiful low body fat percentage men, it is a great place to...  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


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