Toronto Gay Bars & Clubs

Toronto Gay Bars & Clubs

Canada's biggest city has one of the best gay scenes in North America

Toronto's gay bars are listed by area: Gay Village | Little Italy 

Toronto Gay Bars & Clubs

Peaches
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1554 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A6, Canada, Toronto, Canada

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Recently opening its doors in trendy Parkdale, Peaches is the latest addition to Toronto’s fabulously alternative LGBTQ+ scene. With hot dogs, pitchers of beer, and flat screens on every wall, Peaches has everything you could want from a sports bar and then some. A proudly queer-friendly venue that combines community and cuisine, Peaches has created waves with its inclusive take on the traditional sports bar.

Weekday: 3pm - 12am

Weekend: 12pm - 12am

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Buddies In Bad Times
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12 Alexander St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4, Canada, Toronto, Canada

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The world’s largest queer theatre by day, on Saturday nights, Buddies' cavernous interior is transformed into one of the city’s most exciting LGBTQ+ dance clubs. A classic mix of top 40 classics and disco anthems, the club has a reputation for creating unforgettably hedonistic experiences. Buddies In Bad Times is a high-camp affair, so grab your brightest and tightest and have a look for yourself.

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

The Drink
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459 Church St 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C5, Canada, Toronto, Canada

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Gay-owned, gay-run, and proudly independent; The Drink is a community favorite in Toronto and well-known for its fantastic offerings of LGBTQ+ entertainment. From drag shows to video dance parties, whatever your tastes are, you're guaranteed a lively night at The Drink. The venue also hosts arts and culture events in their upstairs space and during the day a range of espresso-based coffees and pastries can be enjoyed.  

Weekday: 4pm - 2am

Weekend: 4pm - 2am

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

The Lodge
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518a Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C8, Canada, Toronto, Canada

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Conveniently located above the immensely popular O’Grady’s restaurant, The Lodge is a much-loved gay bar that is renowned for its drag and after-dinner drinks. Regularly hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties, the venue is popular across Toronto’s LGBTQ+ scene, attracting a diverse, mixed crowd. If unforgettable drag performances aren’t enough, The Lodge also boasts a mouth-watering selection of comfort food and light bites. 

Mon:17:00 - 02:00

Tue:17:00 - 02:00

Wed:17:00 - 02:00

Thu:17:00 - 02:00

Fri:17:00 - 02:00

Sat:12:00 - 02:00

Sun:12:00 - 02:00

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Hair of the Dog
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425 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C3, Canada, Toronto, Canada

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Don’t be fooled by the name, Hair Of The Dog is one of Toronto’s decidedly more upmarket queer venues. A gay bar and restaurant with extensive outdoor space, it’s the perfect spot for intimate dinners and al-fresco dining. With a plethora of colorful cocktails, an impressively international collection of spirits, and an all-day license, it’s the ideal place to spend the night; or the morning after.

Weekday: 11.30am - 12am

Weekend: 10.30am - 2am

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Sweaty Betty's
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13 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y8, Canada, Toronto, Canada

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Widely considered to be one of Toronto’s most beloved LGBTQ+ bars, Sweaty Betty’s is a neighborhood institution that has been serving the people of Queen West for over 18 years. Serving classic cocktails in an unpretentious environment of mismatched furniture and local art, it’s consistently lively throughout the week. Sweaty Betty’s heated outdoor patio is the perfect place to see out a Saturday night or enjoy delicious vegan dishes during the day. 

Weekday: 3pm - 2am

Weekend: 3pm - 2am

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Storm Crow Manor
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580 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2E5, Canada, Toronto, Canada

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Whilst not gay-owned or run, the Storm Crow has long been a favorite amongst Toronto’s LGBTQ+ population for its inclusive and unashamedly nerdy attitude. Drawing on pop-culture influences from throughout the decades, the venue attracts a super diverse crowd who flock to sample the impressive selection of themed drinks, comic-book cuisine, and ever-changing evening entertainment. Storm Crow is a fantastic choice for vegan diners, who will find an amazing range of plant-based culinary concoctions.

Weekday: 12pm - 11pm

Weekend: 12pm - 11pm

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Melody Bar
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1214 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J6, Canada, Toronto, Canada

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The Gladstone House Hotel has long been a safe haven for members of Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community, and with its stylish interior and evolving roster of live performers, the hotel’s Melody Bar is a local favorite when it comes to queer nightlife. Newly renovated, the bar is now home to the immensely popular Sunday drag brunch, hosted by the likes of Canada’s Drag Race’s Miss Moco. Melody Bar is a very versatile venue, and depending on the day, you’ll find a diverse range of cabaret, drag, and art-focused events.

Weekday: 5pm - 1am

Weekend: 5pm - 2am

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

O'Grady's Restaurant On Church
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518 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C8, Canada, Toronto, Canada

5
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O’Grady’s is a wonderful spot to enjoy the joys of Toronto’s buzzing gay village. Located on the corner of Maitland and Church Street, O’Grady’s has a patio that is perfect for enjoying drinks in the sun.  The venue is well-loved for its drag shows, brunches, and late-night food service, all of which has cemented its reputation as one of Toronto’s landmark gay haunts. Inclusively welcoming, all members of the LGBTQ+ community can enjoy the charm of O’Grady’s.

Weekday: 11am - 2am

Weekend: 11am - 2am

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Church Street Garage
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477 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6, Canada, Toronto, Canada

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Since 2013, the Church Street Garage has provided a warm and friendly atmosphere for Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community. Doubling as an equally great restaurant and bar, you can enjoy delicious food at fantastic prices before spending the evening enjoying the bar’s karaoke and drag entertainment. If you’re looking for live music, be sure to visit the Church Street Garage, where the sound spills out into the vibrant gay neighborhood.

Weekday: 11am - 2am

Weekend: 11am - 2am

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Gay Village

Toronto's gay village is packed with bars, clubs, restaurants and cultural happenings. It's one of the best destinations in North America for gay travelers.
Woody's
Today: Best Ass Contest - Every Friday
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467 Church St, Toronto, Canada

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4.2
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Based on 5 votes

Made famous by the USA's version of the hit TV show, 'Queer as Folk', Woody's has become a gay institution in Toronto.

This huge, multi-level bar and club in the heart of the Church and Wellesley Gay Village boasts 5 bars.

Woody's hosts some great drag shows featuring its resident queens, and also competitions like 'Best Legs', 'Best Chest' and 'Best Ass'.

The crowd is as diverse as its shows and you'll find a mixture of young, old, muscles, bears, twinks and more.

Nearest station: Wellesley

Features:
Bar
Dancing
drag
Music

Weekday: 13:00 - 01:00

Weekend: 13:00 - 01:00

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Crews And Tangos
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508 Church St , Toronto, Canada

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3.8
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Based on 4 votes

Popular drag bar with two dance floors, regular live performances and karaoke. Located in the heart of Toronto's gay village, this is a high camp and fun establishment.

It can get crowded and the dancefloor isn't that big.

This is very much a drag establishment and the shows can get pretty raucous. Crews And Tangos is definitely a fun place to party.

Nearest station: Wellesley

Features:
Bar
Dancing
drag
Music

Weekday: 20:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 20:30 - 02:00

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

The Church Mouse
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475 Church St, Toronto, Canada

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4
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Based on 1 votes

British style pub in Toronto's gay village. Good spot to grab a late night burger and a pint.

The vibe is laid back and unpretentious. You can dine on a range of hangover-friendly pub grub like burgers and mac and cheese.

You'll find a union jack coloured sofa and even Monty Python art on the walls. The patio on the second floor is good for people watching.

Nearest station: Wellesley

Features:
Bar
Food

Weekday: 11:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 11:00 - 02:00

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Flash
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463 Church St, Toronto, Canada

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3.5
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Based on 25 votes

Gay strip club on Church Street in Toronto's Gay Village. This is a member's club but you can pay a one-off "daily membership" fee of around 5 bucks.

There are two floors and three bars. You'll find a selection of dancers stripping - you can pay for a private dance.

This is a strip club so don't expect Breakfast At The Wolseley.

Men only.

Features:
Bar
Music
Strippers

Weekday: 13:00 - 02:00

Weekend: 17:00 - 02:00

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Pegasus Bar Toronto
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489B Church St, Toronto, Canada

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3.7
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Based on 3 votes

A local friendly gay bar that sits in the heart of the Gay Village.

The two floors host a variety of characters and Pegasus claims to be the second oldest bar in Toronto.

Upstairs you'll find a variety of activities and games like pool tables, dart boards, pinball machines and slots.

There's weekly queer open mic comedy nights, quizzes and drag bingo, so check out their Facebook or below to see what's on.

Nearest station: Wellesly

Features:
Bar
Music
Pool tables

Weekday: Tues, Weds, Thurs: 3pm – 12 Midnight Friday: 3pm – 2am

Weekend: Saturday: 12 Noon – 2am Sunday: 12 Noon – 12 Midnight

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

El Convento Rico
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750 College St, Toronto, Canada

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4.5
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Based on 4 votes

Gay-friendly Latino bar near Bickford Park hosting regular drag shows.

El Convento Rico has been drawing a big gay crowd since 1992. You'll hear a mix of Latin music along with the latest Billboard hits.

As well as sashaying drag queens you'll see strutting strippers grinding on the dance floor and getting their kit off.

Check the website to see what's on day by day.

Nearest station: Ossington

Features:
Bar
Dancing
drag
Music
Strippers

Weekend: Friday & Saturday: 21:00 - 03:30

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

Little Italy

Little Italy is, naturally, packed with Italian restaurants and gelato shops. There's also a popular gay bar in the area called El Convento.
Bovine Sex Club
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542 Queen St W, Toronto, Canada

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Described as the legendary rock 'n' roll dive bar, and an all-time favourite, Bovine Sex Club is a club that hosts music events; local artists play here and mix cutting edge rock, retro 80s, metal and punk. Although it is not a bar specifically for LGBTQIA+ people, it is very welcoming to the community.

Features:
Bar
Live music
Music

Last updated on: 28-Feb-2024

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