542 Queen St. W., TorontoYou can’t miss the junk-art awning adorned with chairs, hubcaps and old 45s. Decor is recycled industrial materials, music is
499 Church St., TorontoMixed, gay-positive crowd enjoys the martini bar after work and into the evening. The other side of the room is
580 King St. W., TorontoKnown for its swank interior design and prestigious clientele, this warehouse-chic nightclub is a gem on the King West scene.
296 Richmond St. W., TorontoLarge nightclub is vibrantly lit with different colours. Dance floors and lounges on two levels make it easy to sip
279 Yonge St., TorontoLocated above the Hard Rock Cafe on Yonge, past performers include Nickelback, The Tragically Hip and Default. Call for concert
647 King St. W., TorontoLuxurious dance club caters to a mature King Street West crowd. The stylish interior features multi-tiered seating, gold-plated pillars and
750 College St., TorontoA multi-generational, mult-ethnic crowd moves to salsa, merengue and disco in this lively basement club, complete with drag-queen shows. Cover
117 Peter St., TorontoA distinctive nightclub that offers a getaway from the norm. Dark woods, myriad chandeliers, gleaming bars and a powerful sound
50 Cumberland St., TorontoThis upscale bar in Yorkville has an art-deco interior that features ostrich seats and exotic fabrics. Signature martinis like Karma
8 Gloucester St., TorontoPopular, predominantly gay hot spot. Two lounges (upstairs opens after 11 p.m.), balconies, a catwalk and plenty of cozy nooks
526 Queen St. W., TorontoTranquil blue walls surround well-worn velvet banquettes creating the ultimate after-dark sanctuary for young urbanites. Hosts DJ-driven events like Darkrave
77 Peter St., TorontoGreeted by a doorman, a hip, fashionable crowd checks in to socialize and sip cocktails from the lit-up bar top,
577 King St. W., TorontoThe name says it all: Loki is “low-key.” This basement lounge is like an elegant sitting room with velvet banquettes,
487 Church St., TorontoIt’s all about “you” is the mantra at this Church and Wellesley hot spot. Cozy martini bar with a second-floor
15 Mercer St., TorontoHigh cathedral ceilings, rich cherry hardwood and plush couches invite young 25-plus professionals to lounge with a signature martini or
722 College St. W., TorontoExposed brick, hardwood and warm blues create a casual atmosphere for sipping cocktails and enjoying the DJ’s international music mix.
135 Liberty St., TorontoA vast, Asian-themed supper club with a Silk Road–inspired menu divided between Eastern and Western flavours. Entrees include Chilean sea
410 Sherbourne St., TorontoLive music venue with three different sections. The Main Room features a large dance floor and five bars, Le Loft
11 Polson Pier, TorontoThis nightclub, open to the public starting the May long weekend, features R&B, hip hop, Reggae, House and Top 40.
12 Alexander St., TorontoThe cabaret section of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre opens its doors on Fri. and Sat. nights (at 10:30 p.m.)