Toronto is a great city to visit and has a lot to offer including sites of cultural and history significance, a lively arts scene, excellent shopping facilities and plenty of good hotels and other accommodation.
Toronto also has a vibrant, fun nightlife and is widely considered to be the entertainment capital of Canada. There are plenty of fun ways to spend your evenings including going out for a meal in one of the many good restaurants, relaxing with friends in a bar or dancing the night away in one of the excellent nightclubs.
Many nightclubs in Toronto combine bar, restaurant and dance floor into one establishment, which is perfect for people who want to stay up late, unwind with some music and dancing and also enjoy good food. Here are a few of the top nightclubs in Toronto:
* Afterlife, 250 Adelaide Street West – this trendy nightclub is open all week, and each night has a different theme, such as ‘Seductive’ on Thursday and ‘Ladies Night’ on Fridays. Prices are reasonable, and this club is geared to those that like dancing and partying hard all night long.
* Fez Batik, 129 Peter St – this one of those clubs that combines restaurant, bar and dance floor all in one, and is a four floor establishment that benefits from a lovely outdoor patio that crowds can spill out onto in fine weather.
* Babalu’u, 136 Yorkville Avenue – this club specialises in Latin food, music and dancing, and has a real fun loving vibe. Perfect for those like practice their salsa steps and enjoy spicy food.
* Comfort Zone, 480 Spadina Ave – this club is near to the University of Toronto campus, so rowdy students usually make up the bulk of the clientele, but it is worth a visit because it supports the best of the local musical talent, and there are some real treasures to be heard from excellent reggae groups through to hardcore rock bands.
There are plenty of different kinds of bars to choose from on your night out in Toronto, and many also serve a good range of snacks and bar food.
* Allen’s, 143 Danforth Ave – this is a very popular bar, and a tribute to the old fashioned Irish/American saloons of the pioneering era. There is a lovely outdoor seating area and a snug wood burning fireplace inside, and Allen’s serves some excellent traditional food such as roast pork with crackling and applesauce, and baked Belfast Ham.
* Crocodile Rock, 240 Adelaide St West – this is a nice little hotspot downtown, with a busy bar that you can drop into for a drink, and a nice restaurant that serves quality food. There is a lovely relaxed and chilled out atmosphere to this establishment, and it is perfect for meeting friends or dates.
* Archeo Trattoria, 55 Mill Street – this downtown restaurant offers simple, tasty Italian dishes at affordable prices, including an excellent choice of pizza, salads and pasta. The bar area also has flat screen TVs so you can catch the latest live sports games, and there is an intimate patio area for romantic meals and special occasions.
* Bar Italia, 582 College St – another excellent Italian restaurant, this offers classic Italian cuisine at great prices, and is very popular so you will need to make reservations before you go.
* Brantford Keg Steakhouse and Bar, 61 Lynden Road – This steakhouse has a great atmosphere and is fun, casual and relaxed. The service is excellent, and nothing is too much trouble and the menu offers some classic grill house dishes at affordable prices, as well as great kids menu and some special dishes such as the House Prime Rib and all the trimmings.
There is only one big casino currently in Toronto and that is the Casino Rama. It offers you the very best in casino facilities including over 100 live gaming tables, 2,500 of the worlds best slot machines, first class service and plenty of free parking. The Casino Rama also has 10 restaurants including a classic steakhouse, an Italian and a noodle bar, as well as a full Spa and health club service.
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