Top 7 Gay Bars in Toronto
Canada’s most populous city Toronto is home to 2.6 million people and the largest gay community in the country. Most of the gay bars and clubs in Toronto are located down by the waterside in what is known as ‘Old Toronto’ where you’ll find everything from craft beer bars to popular fetish nights.
Often called the Cheers of Toronto, Woody’s never charges an entry fee and they have several bars where you can chill with a beer with friends or catch one of the popular drag shows. Everyone who visits Toronto should spend at least one evening in this Church Street staple.
2. Black Eagle
This bar used to be the exclusive domain of those into fetish play. It’s recently been taken under new ownership and is now frequented by the great and good of the gay community in Toronto. They host regular theme nights and there’s still plenty of opportunity for those who want to get a little kinky in the sex room upstairs.
3. Buddies in Bad Times
This professional theatre which was formed in 1978 hosts weekly parties every Saturday. The bartender Patrica is legendary, as are the drag shows, dances, and international DJs.
4. The Steady
This Bloor Street hangout is a civilized cafe serving coffee and pastry by day and a pumping disco with excellent cocktails by night. It’s as fantastic for brunch as it is for its regular one-off parties and is a welcomed, contemporary addition to the Toronto gay scene.
5. Boutique Bar
This high-end cocktail bar nestled amidst the more high-octane gay bars in the area is the perfect spot to grab a drink and catch up with friends or meet a new gentlemen friend who can show you around this fantastic city.
6. Fly Nightclub 2.0
This huge club is the place to be if you like your music loud and your disco lights bright. As well as the regular Friday and Saturday night parties they also host one-off specials with international DJs.
This gay-village staple is famed for its piano where budding musicians take to the keys to entertain both the patrons and the passing public. Its live entertainment and fantastic terrace are the perfect for those wanting something a little more sedate away from the crowds and parties.