Spice Route Toronto
Guestlist & Information
|• No major restrictions
• Can dress casual / streetwear
• Can dress formally if preferred
|Fri/Sat: Top 40 / Hip Hop|
|• Young Professionals
• 24 – 30 years old
• Crowd is dressed casually
- MUSIC 89% 89%
- ATMOSPHERE 94% 94%
- CROWD 78% 78%
- $ VALUE 85% 85%
- MALE TO FEMALE RATIO 53% 53%
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SPICE ROUTE OVERVIEW
Spice Route is a large-sized club with a big patio area, several booths inside and outside, a large central bar as well that has plenty of room to dance. Restaurant by day and club by night, Spice Route is one of King Stree West’s staple venues.
SPICE ROUTE CLUB REVIEW
Spice route has always been a hit or miss venue for us and everyone we’ve asked about it. While it offers a pretty big open space with lots of room and definitely gets packed on summer nights, this venue also has a tendency to have a really wack vibe, despite its location and the fact that it’s been open for so long. Having eaten at Spice Route in the evening, we have to say that the restaurant version of this venue is actually pretty good. Great ambience and pretty good Asian cuisine, but we’re here to review the club which on the flip side is all over the place. It’s not to say we haven’t had good nights here, but sometimes Spice Route just seems desperate to fill the venue with absolutely anyone. We’ve stepped into the venue briefly to either find the place dead or have a ratio of over 75% guys which just isn’t a good look for the place. Beyond that, the music isn’t that great either. They tend to play a mix of Urban Top 40, Hip-Hop and Trap, but the mixes leave something to be desired. Beyond that, your typical demographic consists of late university students, the occasional group of men over 30 who are a bit too old to be hanging out with 20-year-olds, and all of Woodbridge crammed into one venue. Now there isn’t anything wrong with this crowd, especially if you’re a part of this demographic but sometimes this younger crowd can get super rowdy. Overall Spice Route is not the greatest venue, and we wouldn’t really recommend it unless you’re there attending a party that has booth and bottles which can be nice. We try our best to remain unbiased about each club but the general consensus among the dozens of people we’ve asked about the venue over the years is consistent with our review.
∙ Large, open concept venues
∙ During the summer the patio really makes this venue great
∙ Sub-par music mixes
∙ Crowd is inconsistent and often times annoying or wack
∙ Spice route has stamped re-entry
∙ Get in line before 10:30pm to avoid long wait times
SPICE ROUTE GENERAL INFORMATION
Spice Route has a capacity of about 400 people, and with the patio open in the summer that number jumps to 600+ people. On busy nights the guestlist line will slow to a crawl meaning you can wait up to an hour to get into the club if you’re not early, so we suggest getting there at 10:45 PM in the Summer season at the very latest. Door staff are professional and security is good, and bar staff is good as long as the venue isn’t overly packed in which case it’s difficult for them to keep up with orders. Coat check is available in the front near the entrance for $4-5 during the Winter season. Drinks start from $9+ for mixed drinks, $8-9 for liquor shots, and $7+ for bottles of beer. Spice Route features a total of 4 bars, one central bar, one secondary bar near the bathrooms, and two outdoor bars on the patio which are only open during the Summer and Fall seasons. Spice also features a massive dance floor in front of the DJ booth which is almost like a stage, and behind that, there are more elevated booths that line the wall and oversee the entire club. Bathrooms are located at the back, and the smoking area is out front, so ensure you get a stamp.
SPICE ROUTE LOCATION
Spice route is located in the heart of King Street West’s clubbing strip, right at King and Brant street in the Fashion District, which is a part of Toronto’s Downtown Core. In this area you’ll find the majority of King West’s clubs. Spice is pretty easy to spot since it’s so large, and is right in front of the pedestrian cross walk. There is also a large banner sign that says Spice Route on it.
SPICE ROUTE AGE LIMIT
You must be 19+ to enter Spice Route on a normal club night, no exceptions are made.
SPICE ROUTE DRESS CODE
The dress code is a mix of casual and classy, and as long as you are dressed nicely, there shouldn’t be any problems getting in. Bags are not allowed, however women are allowed to bring in purses. Men are not allowed to dress in sportswear, wear boots,, hats, or bring in sidebags.
THE MUSIC AT SPICE ROUTE
Spice Route plays a mix of Top 40, Hip-Hop, and Trap music. Song selection and mix is lacking, though the crowd sometimes vibes to it. Soundtrack is inconsistent.
SPICE ROUTE COVER CHARGE
Cover charge for SPICE ROUTE is typically $10, while ladies can get free entry to the club before 11:30PM with guestlist.
SPICE ROUTE GUESTLIST GUIDE
We suggest you sign up for Spice Route’s guestlist ahead of time to ensure you’re able to get into the club. Since cover charge still applies regardless of guestlist past 11:30PM for ladies, we suggest you to aim to arrive for 11:10PM at the absolute latest, since a line will start to form as early as 10:45PM. Once you arrive at the club simply tell the door person what guestlist you’re under, check-in, get stamped, and head in to start your night.
SPICE ROUTE BOOTH AND BOTTLE SERVICE
Bottle prices typically range from $220 – $450 on average for mid range liquor bottles, higher-end bottles are available which will cost upwards of $600+ a bottle. If you’re looking to check out Spice Route, simply sign up for guestlist or bottle service and one of our staff will help guide you further on your best options for the night.