Toronto is the largest city in Canada and a hotbed for diversity and culture with its dynamic mix of tourist attractions, museums, and galleries, from the worldwide famous CN Tower and the Toronto Islands that are off the coast to Niagara Falls which is only a short drive away. Day or night, Toronto is an inviting city filled with neighborhoods with a diverse selection of options for food, entertainment, and culture. From morning to afternoon, every district has its own charm, and when it gets dark, Toronto’s vibrant nightlife illuminates each neighborhood. With that in mind, here are some of the best spots to explore in the city once the sun has gone down.
The Best Place to See Your Favorite DJs / Artists
Aiming to set a new industry standard for nightlife and entertainment in Toronto, Rebel combines 45,000 square feet of striking design and architectural wonder with powerful sound, immersive light, sensual forms and tactile details to delight and astound guests at every turn. They aim to transport visitors of the club into an innovative, multimedia, immersive universe through their revolutionary combinations of theatrical lighting, video production, expressive storytelling, and interactive performances which are all choreographed to evolve throughout the night, constantly providing the guests with new and interesting entertainment. With the breathtaking views of the city skyline, waterfront and the dramatic 65-foot stage that captures their performances, every seat is the best seat in the house at Rebel. The venue is one of the most epic clubs in all of Canada, constantly bringing in huge artists such as Drake, Khalid, Future, ASAP Rocky, and Kaytranada to the stage. The gigantic club boasts tons of space for dancing, offers a huge selection of bottle service options and provides partygoers the perfect place to party!
Known as the Most Fun Club in Toronto
In early 2019, the same team that brought Canadians Rebel, Toronto’s largest nightlife and concert venue, INK Entertainment opened Toybox to join their list of coveted nightlife destinations. The 14,000 square feet space is an entertainment and nightlife venue that sought to have the most sophisticated state of the art design make up its interior. A capacity of 1200 guests will be able to take in the brand-new irresistible nightlife atmosphere to Toronto’s elite entertainment district. The building’s two floors are made up of a large main dance floor on the top, and a small bar area and lounge serving as the centerfold for the bottom floor. At Toybox, guests will be able to spread themselves over several large dance floors, multiple bars, and VIP booths, never having to worry about it ever getting too crowded. A large DJ booth features local top Toronto DJs who play a mix of top 40, hip hop and rap music. Attracting mostly a younger crowd looking to party to their favorite pop rap anthems and take pictures with the small bear mascot of the club, Toybox is the play to be if you want to bask in your youth and have an energetic night filled with fun.
An Ultra Fun and Club Lounge
Goldie is perfectly situated in the heart of Toronto’s bustling King West Strip, nestled in an inconspicuous townhouse with over a hundred years of history. The playful cocktail club/restaurant has done an amazing job at creating a distinct and memorable signature atmosphere that separates it from the masses of Toronto’s many night clubs and is the perfect place to bring a hot date or to order bottle service and club the night away. The downstairs bar and floor feature sit down tables and booths where patrons can order delicious tapas earlier in the evening and transforms into more of a club vibe later on in the night. The upstairs area which opens at midnight mostly plays Hip-Hop and Rap tracks providing a fun alternative to the clubs pumping EDM beats as it offers a more traditional turn up club vibe. The DJs on both floors never seem to disappoint and are always spinning a nice setlist of beats and bops. At the intimate lounge of Goldie’s, guests are able to partake in all the fun of a huge, bustling club without having to deal with aggressively loud music, constant flashing lights or wild and out of control atmosphere.
4. EFS Social
The Perfect Place to Catch Up With Friends
EFS is a relatively new nightspot in the King West area that caters to trendy young professionals. Inspired by a piece of art, EFS stands for “Everything’s for Sale.” However, the club has quickly made a name for itself, fast becoming one of the trendsetting venues located in King West’s bustling fashion district. The club combines barn board, Edison bulbs, sleek leather banquettes, polished concrete floors and a smattering of colorful pop art to create a space that is both unique and modern. Complete with a large one-of-a-kind rooftop patio is lined with cozy cabana-style seating around the parameter, rustic lanterns, and distressed wooden tables, EFS is the perfect summer nightspot to chill out and have drinks with friends. The private cabanas all come equipped with hookahs, perfect for those guests looking for even more of a chill and cozy vibe. There are 3 bars, one at the front and two at the back corners for clubbers; the middle of the venue serves as a square dance floor enclosed by VIP booths. With tons of room for guests, it’s truly the perfect downtown oasis to mingle the day away.
The Hottest Dance Club in Toronto
Formerly The Annex Wreck Room, Coda is a nightclub that stands out for its impressive audio and lighting system. The venue is currently one of the hottest dance clubs in Toronto. The most energetic and intense tracks will feel like they are directly pumping through your veins as you get hyped and hit the spacious dance floor. Making proper use of their sprawling space, the high caliber nightclub is dedicated to creating an environment that makes it easy for its patrons to lose themselves to the music as the kickass PK sound system delivers notes of the songs with crisp clarity. Coda specializes in electronic, house and techno music and has a rotating selection of underground DJs to play on the weekends. Built around the far side of the dance floor is an elevated corridor with bar stools that gives you a perched area if you are not the most confident of dancers or just like to people-watch.
Home to Many, Fun for All
The Citizen is where inhabitants of King West feel at home. This popular spot is located near the center of all of the clubs in the fashion district. It’s known for its more laid back and casual crowd as well as being the neighborhood bar with amazing food, craft cocktails, and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. The decently sized venue features a large central bar, a grand main dancefloor as well as a medium sized elevated dance floor with a secondary bar with a nearby line of booths while there are also booths scattered across the rest of the venue. The Citizen nightclub is one of the hottest spots in the city. And for good reason.
The New Hotspot in Town
Nest is one of the hottest and newest nightclubs in Toronto right now. Situated right in the iconic Kensington Market neighborhood on College Street, the venue lies outside the clubbing district. However, that does not mean that at Nest, the staff and hospitality crew won’t be able to help guests enjoy a fun night out. Named Nest for its giant art deco nests scattered throughout the venue, this new hotspot offers a variety of different ambiances to have a great time serving as both a nightclub and a restaurant. The 13,000 square feet space welcomes dancers of all types with conveniently located bars at both ends for the guests to walk up to when they need a break from the dancing and music. Speaking of the music, the club mostly plays house music and brings in a large pool of internationally renowned DJs to help the guests have a heart thudding good time. Nest is a new and popping club to be at for a night of fun and adrenaline-ridden revelry.
8. Love Child
Team Work Makes the Dream Work
Love Child Social House combines business and pleasure at this intimate and fun 7,500-square-foot historical building located in a trendy King West neighborhood. It bills itself as “a collaborative work & social space for entrepreneurs, events, workshops and nightlife.” At Love Child, the building is used as an office front type work environment dedicated to serving creatives, entrepreneurs, business owners and people who work remotely. The place looks like a hip, millennial version of Soho House – but with less polished wood, and no restrictions on what you can wear or do with your phone. At night, the place is transformed into the ultimate nightlife venue with the night club/lounge hybrid doing everything from featuring live bands and public speakers to serving happy hour specials and boozy bingo game nights for its clientele. The transformation between day and night between a professional and entertainment space is mind-blowing. Guests will be able go between the huge dance floor, many bars, elevated sections, VIP booths, and tables in this large sized open concept club. Why not go check Love Child out to see what all the hype is about?
9. Lost and Found
An Old School Venue Perfect For Those Looking to Club
Housed in the lower level of a hundred-year-old building in the heart of King West, Lost & Found sets the scene for a unique space for discovery. Unlike the majority of the clubs on King West, this venue is open on Monday nights which has helped it gain a sizable following and become one of the most popular hangouts in the city. Lost & Found is an incredible nightlife venue that takes its inspiration from the quote “Not all those who wander are lost.” The club is the perfect haven for wanderlust-stricken clubbers and combines the feelings that come from exhilarating adventure being woven with the sweet sadness of fading memories. Giving an ode to the past, the club wears the history of another era within and on walls. The old brick walls contrasted with the swanky leather couches give this hotspot an arresting air of classic meets modern. In a community ever-changing, the club aims to offer an experience like no other as music, drinks, people, adventure, new relationships, friendships, and experiences await.
Sophisticated and Untamed
The name might sound constraining and induce feelings of claustrophobia but at Cube, guests are actually welcomed to take in the impressively spacious venue and enjoy the inviting atmosphere of the club. With its retro ‘70s design, high ceilings and extensive selection of bottles and beverages, Cube styles itself as “the next dimension of entertainment and style.” At Cube, patrons will be able to escape into a world where dance and sound take over. The venue effortlessly manifests a provocative realm where preferred design, mood, and art blend to create a masterpiece of untamed sophistication. L shaped yellow vinyl couches snake around the club, offering guests ample seating a charmingly retro fashion. A large dance floor, private booths and comfortable leather lounge offer multiple options for an evening of fun. Upstairs, the rooftop patio provides stunning views of the Toronto skyline and is always a hotspot during the Toronto International Film Festival for celeb-filled parties. With a large selection of cocktails and VIP service, guests are free to sway to top 40 and dance music with their drinks in hand. Schedule your visit to Cube today to enjoy a night of unpressured and unconstricting fun and entertainment.
Toronto Nightclubs FAQ
What are the hottest clubs in Toronto?
The hottest clubs in Toronto include: Rebel, Toybox, Goldie, EFS Social, Coda, Citizen, Nest, Love Child, Cube, and Lost & Found.
What are the best EDM clubs in Toronto?
The best EDM clubs in Toronto include Rebel, Toybox, and Coda, and Cube.
What are the best hip hop clubs in Toronto?
The best hip hop clubs in Toronto include EFS, Lavelle, Lost & Found, Everleigh.
Where should I stay In Toronto if I want to visit nightclubs?
If you are visiting Toronto on a vacation, or simply want to book an Airbnb for a weekend party, I suggest staying close to the Entertainment District or Fashion District, ideally somewhere close to King Street West and Portland Street, as this is the central area for which almost 90% of the nightclubs are either a short walk or a 5 minute Taxi/Uber/Lyft ride away.
How old do you have to be to go to clubs in Toronto?
The minimum age to enter night clubs in Toronto is 19 years old, which is also the legal drinking age. There are also clubs that are 25 and over, for the more mature crowd.
Where is the nightlife in Toronto?
The downtown core is comprised of 6 of these hubs, The Entertainment District, The Fashion District (King Street West), Queen Street West, the University Area, Kensington Market and Polson Pier. Of these 6 hubs the main areas you’ll find most clubs in are: The Fashion District, The Entertainment District and Queen Street West, in that order.
What time do Toronto Nightclubs typically open?
The nightclubs open around 10:00-11:00 PM.
What time do Toronto Nightclubs typically close?
Most close at 2:00-3:00 AM.
What is the dress code like at Toronto Nightclubs?
Guys can wear nice dark, jeans, and a good fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button-down shirt. Girls can wear dark jeans or a stylish dress if they prefer to. Of course, guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to nightclubs.
How can I book bottle service for Toronto Nightclubs?
How much is bottle service at Toronto Nightclubs?
Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.