Downtown Nightlife Part 2 (Self Guided), Toronto

An international hub and major metropolis, Toronto is also an important cultural center in Canada and North America. Seeing a large influx of tourists throughout the year, Toronto features a vibrant nightlife scene chock full of clubs, bars, restaurants, and lounges in the thriving Entertainment District located in the heart of the city and in outlying areas as well. Take this Toronto Nightlife Tour to experience all this fantastic city has to offer when the sun goes down.
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Downtown Nightlife Part 2 Map

Guide Name: Downtown Nightlife Part 2
Guide Location: Canada » Toronto (See other walking tours in Toronto)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: Xena

1) Weslodge

Offering a contemporary take on an Old West watering saloon, the Weslodge features a sophisticated approach to an old rustic setting, as well as a full menu of great food and expertly-crafted cocktails to delight the senses. Decked out in luxurious walnut wood paneling, a kitsch buffalo head above the bar, and antique-looking lamps, Weslodge also features an extensive menu of fine wines and whiskies in addition to its famous cocktails. Cuisine includes thematic offerings including steaks and buffalo tartar, as well as an assortment of international dishes as well. Entertainment includes top 40 favorites from yesterday and today to a mixed crowd in their twenties through their forties.

Operation Hours: Friday – Sunday: 5.30 pm - close
Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge

2) Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge

An elegant multi-purpose establishment offering upscale dining, decadent and vibrant modern décor, and a variety of cultural events that attracts a sophisticated clientele to its doors each evening, Brassaii Restaurant and Lounge can be found in a beautiful cobblestone palazzo with an enchanting outdoor patio. Inside, guests can enjoy cuisine from its extensive menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes seven days a week morning, noon, and into the late evening. Brassaii features live performances, art exhibitions, and other events, and pumps out a good mix of top 40, hip hop, house, and mash-ups to entertain the crowd the rest of the time.

Operation Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11 am – midnight; Sunday: 10 am – 3 am

3) F-Stop

Catering to a trendy crowd that includes fashionistas and young professionals in their twenties and thirties, the low-key entrance to F-Stop is quietly tucked away in an alley near Rodney’s Oyster Bar off King Street in the King West section of Toronto. This 3300 square foot nightspot can accommodate a capacity of up to 300 guests, and includes a spacious outdoor patio, two full service bars, a champagne bar, and several VIP booths with posh amenities. F-Stop enhances the party atmosphere with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system guests will absolutely love. Guests to this hot club can expect to hear great top 40, popular house anthems, and mash-ups that really get the crowd going.

Operation Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:30 pm – 3:00 am
The Everleigh

4) The Everleigh

Blending a mix of antique and contemporary design elements, the Everleigh offers guests an innovatively-designed space where they can dance, enjoy live music and art performances from international guests, and revel in a sophisticated social scene made up of young, hip party goers. Featuring original work by American Artist Alec Monopoly, other embellishments throughout the space include antique appliances, vintage sofas and classic wood furnishings with an old world appeal. Entertainment is served up by local and international DJs including top 40 and club favorites. VIP tables with exclusive bottle service are available as well as rooms for private events and functions.

Operation Hours: Tuesday: 10 pm – 2 am; Thursday – Saturday: 10 pm – 2 am
Uniun Nightclub

5) Uniun Nightclub

A fusion of industrial design elements with modern flourishes, Uniun Nightclub creates an over-the-top party experience for its guests each night. Its eclectic décor includes huge bronzed arches dominating the space, tufted banquet seating in the VIP section, cement walls and industrial lighting rigs, and modern light displays to dazzle the senses. Guest DJs of both local and international acclaim spin at the Uniun Nightclub through a state-of-the-art sound system serving up house, electro, top 40, and Euro-pop music. The crowd here includes guests mainly in their twenties and thirties, including a good amount of young professionals looking to let loose for the evening.

Operation Hours: Friday – Sunday: 11 pm – 3 am

6) EFS

Well known throughout Toronto as a fantastic party spot during the summertime, EFS, which stands for Everything’s For Sale, can be found in the King West district of the city. Its sophisticated outdoor rooftop patio is lined with private cabanas, each one containing a hookah, for a unique touch that guests will just love. Private cabanas also feature exclusive bottle service as well as a menu of fine dishes to snack on. Entertainment includes an upbeat mix of top 40 music and popular hip hop favorites. Attracting a trendy set of young professionals, EFS also features a breathtaking view of the city from its splendid rooftop setting above King Street.

Operation Hours: Wednesday — Friday: 5 pm — 2 am; Saturday: 10 pm - 2 am; Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

7) Hoxton

One of the city’s best nightclub and live music venues, the Hoxton attracts a sophisticated set of music lovers for some of Toronto’s best entertainment. The interior space features minimal design, including exposed brick walls and industrial lighting fixtures, which allows for versatility in accommodating the whims of the live acts that perform here throughout the year. Entertainment at the Hoxton runs the gamut to include anything from indie and electronic beats, to hip hop, industrial, and more delivered by both live bands and guests DJs of local and international acclaim. The club space includes a large, open wooden dance floor and two full service bars.

Operation Hours: Friday – Sunday: 10 pm – 2 am
Thompson Toronto

8) Thompson Toronto

An exclusive rooftop lounge set aside for hotel guests and members only, Thompson Toronto offers a summertime retreat for guests to its upscale environs. Featuring one of the best panoramic views of the city skyline, including Lake Ontario in the distance, guests here can take a dip in the pool during the daytime and then lounge in one of their cozy cabanas during the evening. Despite the outdoor setting, Thompson Toronto enforces a strict dress code policy to keep the pervading vibe as upscale as possible. The indoor Lobby Bar offers comfy sofas and a relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy the house’s original cocktail creations. Top 40, house, hip hop, and mash-ups keep the party going all night long.

Operation Hours: Daily: 11 am – 2 am

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