The title says it all, whether you’re looking for Toronto’s hottest club, a casual spot for some drinks or a clouty yet low-key lounge to chill at specifically on a Thursday, we’ll be covering it all in this extensive article. It goes without saying that going out on a Thursday in Toronto can be a total hit or miss… unless you know what spots are actually poppin’. 

Luckily for you, it’s our job here at Top Toronto Clubs to keep up to date on the hottest spots so we can curate lists just like this. There is no one-size fits all solution when it comes to going out, which is why we’re going to break down each venue by club versus lounges to help you find the best spot for a night out in Toronto on a Thursday! 

Moreover, if you’re like us, you’ve probably noticed Thursday has almost become the new Friday, as many students are ready to party on a Thursday night (as Friday is usually an off day), so you’ll actually be surprised at how good some Thursday parties can be.

Toronto’s Best Clubs In Toronto on a Thursday Night

While there aren’t many clubs open on a Thursday, there are a select few of King & Queen Street’s top tier clubs that are still able to deliver a great night out on a sparse weeknight. In some cases these clubs are open on other weeknights all the way through to the weekend, and are usually only closed at the start of the week.

1. EFS

efs

Address

647 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Hours

Thursdays 10p.m.–3a.m

About The Club

EFS is the best club to hit up on a Thursday hands down. It’s a chill yet poppin’ Hip-Hop club that has a lot to offer. You’ll find a compact version of the EFS everyone knows and loves, with most of the club closed off with the exception of the central dance floor and main bar (assuming there isn’t a special event). EFS on a Thursday has a clouty and chill vibe, yet people still come here to show out with booth and bottles, only something that can be truly characterized as “Toronto”. If you had to go to just one place downtown on a Thursday and you’re looking for a club this is the spot, without a doubt.

2. Lost and Found

Lost and found

Address

577 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M1

Hours

Thursdays 11p.m.–3a.m.

About The Club

Lost and Found is a well known spot on King Street West in Toronto that has been popularized by its celebrity appearances. While it’s technically a small basement club it continues to attract a lot of people on any given night. Since Lost is also a Hip-Hop club it attracts a similar demographic to EFS. Since it’s small you should know that they can be selective about who they let in. On any given week or weekend night, only men with booth & bottle reservations are let in, hence the same can be said for Thursdays. Girls on the other hand don’t have as hard of a time getting in. It’s also worth mentioning that the dress-code is very strictly enforced (on their website they classify their dress-code as “upscale-chic”). If Lost and Found was a person it would be that rich and snobby white-girl, who thinks she’s too good for you – but probably is. Despite it’s elitist tendencies it’s still a club worth visiting if you’ve never been, which is why Lost and Found made it onto our list.

3. The Drake Hotel (Drake Underground)

Drake Hotel

Address

1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

Hours

Thursdays 10:00p.m.–2a.m.

About The Club

The Drake Hotel is an interesting place. It’s technically open 24/7 because it’s actually a hotel, but on Thursdays through to the weekend it’s also open as a club/lounge. Depending on the night it can be a hit or miss, but on nights where it does pop off you can expect a good time. The Drake has the type of welcoming vibe that makes everyone who steps foot into the venue feel included unlike the previous two clubs in this list. It’s not clouty, nor is it selective, but it is a fun place to check out if you’re in and around Queen Street West.

4. Call Her Juliet

Juliet

Address

510 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

Hours

Thursdays 10p.m.–3a.m.

About The Club

Call Her Juliet is a unique club and is definitely worth mentioning because of its distinctive ‘ratchet’-esque vibe. Unlike the other clubs on this list, this one is for a different type of night. It’s the kind of place you want to hit up when you want something that is turnt up, almost similar to Cure on King street. What makes Juliet different is it’s modern yet wavy lighting and interior design as well as its hip hop music. Unlike the other clubs in this list, Juliet plays Dancehall, Afrobeats, but also mixes it in with your typical top 40 hip-hop.

Toronto’s Top Lounges / Supperclubs On Thursdays

Now onto the lounges, these spots are specifically curated for those who are looking for a place to sit back, relax, enjoy some fine wine, champagne, a mixed drink or beer and maybe something to eat. This list comprises of places that aren’t overly loud or high energy like a club is, and are places you can bring a group of friends and still have a conversation without yelling over blaring music. On top of all of that, some of these spots are actually restaurants that convert into lounges after the kitchen closes (which is why they’re called Supperclubs).

1. Lavelle

Lavelle

Address

627 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Hours

Thursdays 6p.m.–1a.m.

About The Lounge

Lavelle is a spot that has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years, and rightly so. Similar to Thompson Hotel, Lavelle is a relatively large venue that is located on the top of a residential building. It’s swanky, clouty, and stylish. We’ve also noticed over the years that it’s evolved from catering to an older and more upscale crowd to one that is more inclusive of people of all ages while still maintaining that image. Lavelle features a massive outdoor pool, classy cuisine, and has 2 main bars. This supperclub converts from a restaurant in the evening to a modern lounge at night. In the winter months the open rooftop setting converts into an indoor lounge which still seems to attract a large enough crowd to get the spot filled wall to wall. With that all said this place lives up to the hype even on a Thursday, so we highly suggest giving this venue a visit!

2. Thompson Rooftop

Thompson Rooftop

Address

550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

Hours

Thursdays 5p.m.–2a.m.

About The Lounge

If you’ve never been to Thompson Hotel’s Rooftop lounge, we urge you to check it out. This is a spot that is worth visiting any day of the week, but it’s also a nice and chill spot to hit up on a Thursday which is why it’s one of our favourite spots. This rooftop boasts a unique view of the city that is unlike any other venue in the city. Even in the winter months we’ve seen this particular spot packed. If you’re looking for something different to do on a Thursday night out, this is a great option for a relaxed ambiance and a great unique view. Drinks aren’t the cheapest but the view is definitely well worth it.

3. Reposado Bar & Lounge

Reposado

Address

136 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 1R5

Hours

Thursdays 5p.m.–2a.m.

About The Lounge

Reposado located on Ossington Avenue near Queen Street West, and is really more classified as a Bar than a lounge, but it’s yet again a unique one. This venue has a very interesting atmosphere with a distinct selection of premium tequilas at its bar. In addition to that it  features delicious Mexican tapas, a beautiful hidden patio in the warmer months, and live music. This spot is more for a more mature crowd who is looking for a nice place to kick it and have a conversation over drinks and food, and is a quaint yet trendy Thursday spot for anyone looking for something different from your normal bar or lounge.

In Conclusion

Toronto is an ever evolving and growing city filled with young professionals, hustlers and bustlers, and steadfast party goers, no two nights in our beloved city is ever going to be the same. Just because a particular spot that pops off one Thursday, doesn’t mean it will pop off the next, or will a spot that is hot for a few weeks, stay hot. 

It’s also important to consider things like seasonality. Unfortunately the winter months can sometimes cause us Torontonians to stay at home, and we tend to over compensate by going all out every summer, because let’s face it: Summer is the BEST time to live it up in the city and party until we can’t anymore. But sometimes in the winter everyone needs a week night turn up.

Hopefully our list has helped you come up with some ideas for the next place to hit this Thursday for a party in Toronto and will lead to an unforgettable, or chill night, depending on your style.