With nearly 30,000 clubbers out on the town on any given Saturday night, the clubbing scene in Toronto is thriving. Even in the middle of winter, when the coat check lines can get busier than the dance floors, Toronto’s clubs are always pulsing with life. And there’s no need to limit your inner party animal to the weekends – plenty of clubs are also open on weeknights if you know where to find them. Here’s just a glimpse into some of Toronto’s trendiest nightlife hot spots.
Combining LED-light installations, a state-of-the-art sound system, and industrial design with vintage chandeliers, aged wood fixtures, and curio objects – like apothecary bottles, taxidermy birds, and ceramic skulls above the bar – Uniun Nightclub blends new and old in a multisensory clubbing experience. Created by nightlife mastermind Charles Khabouth, Uniun offers an impressive schedule of both international and local DJs, catering to a stylish crowd looking for a wild night out.
Uniun Nightclub, 473 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 603 9300
For the young professional crowd, Early Mercy in the King West neighborhood is a versatile hot spot that’s both stylish and laid-back. With a 3,500-square-foot interior, high ceilings, and a large patio overlooking King Street, Early Mercy specializes in cocktails and serves food via the well-known Food Dudes. Open five nights a week for a stand-and-talk-style happy hour, the venue easily transitions to host special events and maintains a rotating roster of DJs.
Early Mercy, 540 King St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 507 0777
Cube defines itself as “the next dimension of entertainment and style,” sporting a retro ’60s and ’70s décor with high ceilings and a wide dance floor. Along with private booths and a lounge, there are multiple ways to experience the untamed nightlife at Cube: the rooftop patio provides exceptional views of Toronto’s skyline and is a celebrity hot spot during the Toronto International Film Festival.
Cube, 314 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 263 0330
Lost and Found
The classic and the modern collide at another of King West’s popular nightspots. Lost and Found is located on the lower level of a century-old building, and the exposed-brick walls contrast with leather couches and a low-slung, industrial ceiling. And why stop partying once the weekend’s over? It’s also open on Monday nights, when most other clubs are closed.
Lost and Found, 577 King St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 995 5772
Located off the beaten path, Muzik can be found on the Exhibition Place grounds in the 20th century Horticultural Building. The historic aesthetic takes on a chic twist with Muzik’s modern club vibe. A series of interconnected patios, each with a distinct ambience, makes for a unique outdoor party experience. During the day, the venue takes on a resort-like vibe with three pools, cabanas, and a pool bar for sunbathers, which easily transitions into late-night party mode.
Muzik, 15 Saskatchewan Rd, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 595 9998
A place to see and be seen, Maison Mercer is a 12,000-square-foot venue with multiple levels, including a rooftop patio. With elevated seating areas, a performance stage, a wide dance floor, LED lighting, and video screens along with an advanced sound system, Maison Mercer makes for a dynamic night out right in the heart of the city’s Entertainment District.
Maison Mercer, 15 Mercer St, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 477 2288
Still a new kid on the block, REBEL brands itself as “a new industry standard for nightlife experience in Toronto.” Strategically situated at the shores of Lake Ontario, REBEL combines an impressive 45,000 square feet of lounge and dance floor with a 65-foot stage. There are four separate spaces distinct in music and vibe. With interactive performances, LED video walls, and multimedia productions, this nightclub creates a whole new universe of immersive partying. The venue also offers stunning views of both the city skyline and Toronto’s waterfront.
REBEL, 11 Polson St #1, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 469 5655