Late Night Delight: The Liveliest After-Hours Bars in Toronto

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It’s 1:50 am on a Friday night and you’re not ready to call it a night. What’s a fun-loving night owl to do?

While Toronto’s liquor laws require bars to stop serving alcohol at 2:00 am, not all of them will kick you out afterwards. In fact, some spots only start to pick up around this time, as enlightened club crawlers know. From swanky clubs to rocking stages, here are six popular Toronto hangouts where you can keep the party going after last call.

Fly 2.0

The popular after-hours party spot, while catering to men who like men, Fly 2.0 welcomes anyone and everyone. The fist-pumping music, strobe lights and go-go dancers will help you keep the party going until 4:00 am.

  • Hours: 9:00 pm to 4:00 am (Friday to Saturday)
  • Music: Top 40, Euro, Mashup, Electro
  • Location: 8 Gloucester Street
  • Phone: 416-410-5426

Li’ly Resto-Lounge

What happens when you combine delicious Italian food with a wide selection of martinis, a live DJ and late hours? Pure bliss. Tucked away in the centre of Little Italy, Li’ly Resto-Lounge has a cozy Old Country atmosphere, but don’t let that fool you. This place turns into a party spot after the sun goes down and stays bumpin’ until 3 am. Come before last call to sample something from the impressive martini list, then order some tapas and chill by the bar while the DJ spins Top 40 and Techno tunes.

  • Hours: 7:00 pm to 3:00 am (Thursday to Sunday)
  • Music: Top 40, House
  • Location: 656 College Street
  • Phone: 416-532-4575


Envision a cavernous dance floor decked out with a state-of-the-art sound system and populated by a crowd of energetic EDM lovers – that’s what you can expect to find at Coda. The new incarnation of Footwork, one of Toronto’s best loved (and now closed) dance clubs, Coda is designed for techno-craving night owls who just want to get lost in the music. Come any time before 5 am to bust a move on the dance floor or simply hang out on the surrounding couches. Be sure to book tickets in advance if you plan on attending a show here since they tend to sell out fast.

  • Hours: 10:00 pm to 5:00 am (Friday to Saturday)
  • Music: EDM, House, Techno, Live DJs
  • Location: 794 Bathurst Street
  • Phone: 416-536-0346