Choosing the best nightclub to celebrate your birthday is always a tough choice. Your birthday only rolls around once a year, so you would hate to pick a spot that’s a dud. In our opinion, picking a club to celebrate your birthday should cater to you by providing the following: great booths and bottle service, great music, and an ideal crowd / vibe to ensure your night is a fun and memorable one.
Not all clubs in Toronto are the best for birthdays, some are way too crowded, some you may risk being dead all night and some just aren’t at the standard you’re going to want for a big celebration. We’ve been carefully curating our lists of Toronto nightlife spots to give you our top five choices on where you should celebrate your next birthday in Toronto:
#1 – Toybox
Crowd: Mixed Youthful / 19-26+ years old
Music: Hip-Hop / Rap / Top-40 / EDM
Atmosphere: Young Professionals
Toybox lands at number 1 on the list because although Toybox is one of the larger clubs in Toronto, it’s still able to attract a healthy crowd of people. First off, Toybox has unique elevated VIP booths surrounding the dancefloor and DJ booth specifically reserved for those with bottle service bookings, which can really enhance the experience of this club. Secondly, Toybox offers a very high-energy nightclub experience and even if you have a booth, they blend into the dancefloor so you don’t feel like you’re segregated from all the action.
The venue is aimed toward the fashion-forward youth culture of Toronto, spinning predominantly hip-hop. If that’s your taste in music, there is no doubt you’ll have a great birthday at Toybox. The club is a little loud, so if you want to talk, or go for a smoke break you’ll have to do that outside of the club. Overall the venue is modern and a great place to celebrate a birthday or party, and is especially fun if you like larger club venues to explore and party at.
#2 – Call Her Juliet
Crowd: Mostly Urban Mix / 19-25 years old
Music: Hip-Hop / Trap / Afrobeats
Atmosphere: Urban Youth
We love the ambiance at Call Her Juliet, the lighting and vibe is incredible. If you love neon aesthetics and hip hop music this may be your top pick. Call Her Juliet does lean a little bit more to the trap / hip-hop side, being very rap centric, but if that’s your cup of tea you’re going to love it.
Unlike some other trap clubs, this one doesn’t get too overly crowded and provides large luxurious square booths perfect to host your intimate party in. Additionally, if you want to have some quiet conversations with your friends, there is a patio/smoking area upstairs which allows you to take a break from the club, and socialize with your friends. Having celebrated a few birthdays at this venue, we can definitely say it hasn’t disappointed and has always been a fun night with great bottle service, friendly staff, open booths and the best rap anthems.
#3 – Door 3 Toronto
Crowd: Young Mix / 20-25 years old
Music: Hip-Hop / Trap / Top-40 / R&B
Atmosphere: Young Professionals
Door 3’s biggest strength is that it caters to any budget available, with booth and bottle packages ranging from single bottles to luxurious high-end bottle packages. If you are familiar with some of the smaller up-class venues in Miami, Door 3 exudes this same type of vibe. With booths around the dancefloor as well as private booths at the back of the club this is one of Toronto’s genuinely best clubbing venues. If you want to celebrate your birthday in style, this is the spot to do it at.
Door 3 is known for having a consistent crowd of high-quality people and some of the best hip-hop mixes you’ll hear off King Street West. Overall Door 3 provides a luxurious environment for celebrating your birthday in style, and this is the best venue to book with friends and show out at.
# 4 – 44 Toronto
Crowd: Upscale Mixed / 19-27 years old
Music: Hip-Hop / Trap / EDM
Atmosphere: Young Professionals
44 Toronto is at the number 4 spot because overall this is in our opinion this is one of the top venue in Toronto due to its multi-faceted approach to the nightlife scene. Plus – who doesn’t want to celebrate their birthday at Toronto’s more boujee club?
At 44 Club Toronto you get a mix of different music, with a range of Hip-Hop, Rap, and EDM mixed together, and you have a high-energy night club with a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. 44 Toronto offers booths both on the main floor and in the upstairs mezzanine area for VIPs only. This club is considered one of Toronto’s most luxurious clubs and often has celebrity appearances and performances on a regular basis. Bottles service and booths aren’t cheap at 44 but they’re worth it if you’re trying to show out.
# 5 – Rebel
Crowd: Mix of Literally Everyone / 19-50 years old
Music: 4 Rooms – 4 Sounds (Hip-Hop, Top 40, EDM, Latin / Reggaeton)
Atmosphere: Mixed Venue / Vegas-esque Superclub
Rebel nightclub is the largest club in Toronto, so obviously the club caters to those who want to straight up ball out. If your budget is small, the extravagant Rebel has an option for you. You can do bottles at a stand-up table for a lower price (price of the bottles at approximately $200-$300 a bottle). Alternatively, with a mid-range budget you can get a booth in the back or in the Savage Room for a minimum spend of $1,000. Lastly if you’re trying to flex, the Bird-Cage Booths at the front of the club surrounding the main dance floor are typically $1,000-$5,000 minimum spend.
Expect this venue to be extremely busy and packed to the brim, however don’t let that alarm you too much as you can always catch up on conversations with your friends at the outside smoking patio (typically Cabana during the summer season). Rebel serves its purpose as being that one major venue that provides 4 different rooms with 4 different sounds which offers you the experience and feel of a big club you might experience on vacation, except it’s at lakeshore and not in another country.
Regardless of what spot you choose to host your birthday at, I think there are a few things to take into consideration. Number one is your budget. If you got the money and want to spend it on a crazy night, we say go for it… but if it’s not in your budget, you don’t need to break the bank by booking a booth and multiple bottles. Almost all of the clubs listed above allow you to get bottles without a booth, for which you can set up at a bar or an alternative standing location. If you are more on the frugal side, you can always get drinks at the bar (or from those treating you on your birthday).
So figure out you and your friends’ budgets and plan ahead. Secondly, plan for your crowd. If your friends don’t want a packed loud environment, don’t go for the high energy clubs like Rebel. If your friends don’t like trap music, then don’t go to a predominately trap club. If our choices didn’t capture the needs/taste of you or your friends, feel free to check out our club list page for profiles on all of the top clubs in Toronto to see if another one better suits your taste. Also, don’t forget to check out our late night food spots to round out your night.