Black Eagle Toronto is a popular leather bar Church-Wellesley Village. Opened in 1994, it has an intimate cavern vibe to it with its antique light fixtures, exposed beams and life-sized gay photographs. It also regularly hosts theme nights. Black Eagle is a nice spot to meet someone new and enjoy a drink or two.
Located between Yonge and Jarvis, just south of Wellesley, this is Toronto's only drag bar and nightclub, housed under a Victorian roof. Crews & Tango, features two individual dance floors that are energized by some of the best DJs in town. Predominantly a gay bar complete with drag shows, it also showcases live music programs and theme nights. The music played here ranges from disco, retro, house, Hip Hop and R&B tunes. Plenty of space, exuberant crowd, some really awesome drinks and awesome music makes this place truly unique and a definite must-visit.
Located in the gay district of Church and Wellesley, this bar is for those who prefer blue chalk and nine-ball to the bright lights and late-night rhythms of the local dance clubs. An after-work spot for men and women, gay or straight, the only prerequisite is the ability to shoot a good game of pool. And even if you don't, there's plenty more to do here: darts, dancing, drinking, pinball, television nights and more. Easily accessed by public transit or taxi from any downtown hotel, this pool hall is just two blocks north of famed Maple Leaf Gardens. See website for photos, event schedule and more.
Leave your preconceived notions outside the door. El Convento Rico is only for music-lovers, rump-shakers and drag-queen-admirers. Recognized as the must-see gay club in Toronto, this high energy dance club blasts everything from salsa to hip hop, dance to reggae. And, at the stroke of midnight, everyone circles around the dance floor for hottest Drag Queen Show in the city. The fun and flamboyant performers entertain patrons with their impressive dance routines and saucy tongues, often grabbing audience members to join them for a rumba or two. Whether gay, lesbian, trans-gender or straight, El Convento Rico caters to everyone ready for a night to remember.
O'Grady's Tap and Grill is that typical bar and eatery where you can casually walk in even if you desire quick snacks and a pint of beer after midnight. It is popular for its patio, which offers cozy seating and charming views of the street. Situated in a two-story cottage, this restaurant serves pub fare such as Chicken Souvlaki Dinner, in which marinated chicken is served on a skewer accompanied by crispy fries and Greek salad. Try their Eggs Benedict, Monte Cristo Sandwich or The Hangover for brunch. This bar also offers catering services for private celebrations. Check their website for updates on events such as Martini Mondays, Bitched Out, Gay Trivia Night and Pint Night.