Late Nights: After-Hours Bars in Toronto

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It’s 1:50 a.m. and the squad is still wired. What are fun-loving night owls to do?

While Toronto’s liquor laws require bars to stop serving alcohol at 2:00 a.m., 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 to 24-hour diners, here are six popular Toronto hangouts where you can keep the party going after the last call.

Sneaky Dee’s

Known for its delicious nachos and Tex-Mex fare Sneaky Dee’s, is a popular late night hotspot. There are live music nights, weekly Emo parties and dance parties with the 90s and early 2000s themes and more! The graffiti-covered walls and booths provide an edgy vibe and eclectic atmosphere. It’s a must-stop for when the night is young.

  • Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 am (Friday to Saturday)
  • Music: Emo, alternative rock, indie, punk and retro
  • Location: 431 College Street
  • Phone: 416-603-3090c

CODA

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. Come any time before 5:00 a.m. 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 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Friday to Saturday)
  • Music: EDM, House and Techno
  • Location: 794 Bathurst Street
  • Phone: 416-536-0346

Thompson Diner

Located in the luxurious Thompson Toronto, the Thompson Diner is open 21 hours a day and is the perfect destination for classy cocktails, comfort food and glamorous nights out. The high ceilings and spacious booths provide an elegant and enjoyable atmosphere. Be sure to keep an eye out for celebrities!

  • Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. (All Week)
  • Music: EDM, House, Techno, Live DJs
  • Location: 550 Wellington Street West
  • Phone: 416-640-7778

7 West Café7 West Café

This Yorkville hotspot is one of the most recognized for late-night dining. Open 365 days and nights a year, 7 West Café is the place to be on a fun night out. It has three levels including a rooftop patio for warm summer nights. Fill up on flavoursome pasta and pizza and save room for scrumptious desserts.

  • Hours: Open 24 Hours
  • Location: 7 Charles Street West
  • Phone: 416-928-9041

The Lakeview Restaurant

Another 24-hour destination, The Lakeview Restaurant is a historic diner, welcoming breaks to families, soldiers, poets, musicians and filmmakers since 1932. The old school feel of the diner makes for a warm welcome and a pleasant way to end a fantastic evening. Try the Disco Fries and Poutine with the $4.00 daily pint specials!

  • Hours: Open 24 Hours
  • Location: 1132 Dundas Street West
  • Phone: 416-850-8886

EFS Toronto

A trendsetting venue in King West, EFS is a popular nightclub to dance the night away. It also has a swanky rooftop patio, making it an ideal spot to give your feet a break from the dancefloor and have a chill session with the squad in the private cabanas. Indulge in one of EFS’s signature cocktails, developed by a real mixologist.

  • Hours: 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. (Wednesday to Saturday)
  • Music: Top 40, Hip Hop, R&B and House
  • Location: 647 King Street West
  • Phone: 416-477-5460