Looking for a fun night in Old Town Toronto? Karaoke, trivia nights, live music and more are happening all the time in town, and we’ve got your ultimate good-time guide right here. Whether you’re a geek, songbird, or entertainer, we’ve got you covered.
The Corner Place
11 Jarvis Street
The Corner Place hosts weekly trivia on Tuesdays from 7 p.m., with rotating drink specials from local breweries. Hosted by actor/entertainer Nathan Manning aka @thesociablehost, The Corner Place trivia runs the gamut from pop culture and history, to Family Feud-style smackdowns. The first-place team wins a $50 bar tab, so put on your drinking cap (erm, or thinking cap) and swing by to test your smarts. If you’re looking for live music, The Corner Place features local bands, from jazz to soft rock, Thursdays from 8 pm. Click here for more information.
67 Front Street East
C’est What?, the go-to haunt for great pub grub and solid craft taps, now hosts biweekly Wednesday trivia nights! Alternating Wednesdays at 7 p.m., bring your brain-trust team for the chance to win glory, bragging rights, and beer prizes! For the summer months, enjoy trivia on the gorgeous C’est What? Beer Garden. From October on the game is moved into their iconic cellar. Be sure to follow @cestwhatto on Instagram for trivia night dates – and arrive early to grab a spot as they’re walk-in only. If you live for live music, local bands are featured Fridays from 9 pm to midnight in the summer, and Thursdays to Saturdays 4 p.m-11 p.m from October to April. Click here for more info.
73 Front Street East, Toronto
Every Tuesday is trivia night at Duke’s Refresher, starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy free samples and specials from local breweries, like Muskoka Brewery who recently passed out tasters of their craft brews. Early birds can take advantage of Duke’s Happy Hour from 4 pm-6 pm, featuring $5 PBRs, well drinks, and sliders. Max team size is 6, and solo players are welcome!
On the Rocks
169 Front Street East
Whether you’re tone-deaf or a vocal prodigy, On the Rocks is a haven for karaoke singers of every level. This Chinese Restaurant/Karaoke Bar features karaoke from 9 p.m- 2 a.m every Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. Fuel your pipes with daily specials like $5 domestic pints Sunday and Monday, and ½ price apps on Wednesdays. On the Rocks is also available for private events- check out their website for more details.
OPEN MIC/COMEDY/DRAG/DANCE PARTY
Calling all crooners: Mondays at Bar Cathedral are Open Mic Night, starting at 8 p.m. There’s no fee to enter, just a $10 minimum spend. Sign-up is first-come-first-serve. Musicians, poets, and comics are all welcome at every skill level. If you’re more interested in shaking your groove thing, the last Thursday of every month features a themed dance party. Be sure to check out the Bar Cathedral events calendar here, as they frequently feature comedy, drag events, live music and more.
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