Nightowl Toronto – Dance the night away

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"Nightowl" has become one of my favorite nightclubs in Toronto. The walls are spectacular by themselves. A perfect place for a night out with friends...

Over my many years of living in downtown Toronto - I have spent a good amount of that time on dance floors - and I'd have to say Nightowl has become one of my favourite. It's always a good idea to get here before 11pm because after that you will no doubt be greeted with a line - not so fun in our cold Canadian winters. In the summer however, sometimes a game of giant Jenga is brought out to keep spirits up. Upon entering, there is an upstairs bar as well as a selection of arcade games. Heading down the stairs to the basement is where you'll find the bathrooms - with floral wallpaper perfect for selfies. Downstairs is also where you'll find the second bar, and most importantly, the stage and dance floor.

The stage is frequented by some amazing cover bands like Wing Night: The Band, who preform (and slay!) R&B and hip-hop hits, and The Lonely Hearts who always get the crowd dancing with their rock n' roll covers.

The walls of Nightowl are something spectacular in themselves, painted with murals that showcase iconic Canadian musicians, done by the talented Amanda Maccagnan and Vera Malitskaya.

This is a perfect place for a night out with friends - the crowd is on average ages 20 - 35 and has a casual vibe. Drinks are on the affordable side, offering mixed drinks, a variety of beer, cocktails and their signature ice cream floats - which I've never had, but they look incredible.

About this spot

College Street 647

Wed - Sat 18:00 - 02:30, Sun 18:00 - 00:00

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