Photo courtesy of The Rex Bar And Hotel
Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar
Type: Bar, Hotel Bar, Live Music
A family business since the 1950s, The Rex has been Toronto's go-to for great blues and jazz music. The venue books around 80 shows a month, with two or three different acts performing each weekday... Read More
A family business since the 1950s, The Rex has been Toronto's go-to for great blues and jazz music. The venue books around 80 shows a month, with two or three different acts performing each weekday evening, and several weekend shows that start around noon and go through the night. The roster is mostly comprised of local artists, but does include international acts and a smattering of other genres. The vibe here is super casual, with the focus truly on the music. The food is fresh, but standard pub food, with numerous vegetarian options. Perhaps most importantly, there's a good selection of draught beer to enjoy with the smooth, smooth jazz.
- Mon-Fri: 6:30am-2am
- Sat-Sun: 8:30am-2am
- Thu-Sat 9:30pm show Cover Charge: CAD5 - CAD10
- Hotel Bars: "There is a cover charge for roughly 5 of the 18 shows a week. If you come to one of the other 13, make sure to contribute to the tip jar. Respect the art."
- Best for Hotel Bars Because: More than four decades can't be wrong about great blues and jazz.