A Comprehensive Guide To Toronto’s Best Dance Clubs

If you’re looking to dance the night away, Toronto has more than enough choices for you to find the perfect one, so much so that you’ll seldom find a club that doesn’t have people moving to the beat of the track the DJ is spinning unless it’s super early in the night. The city’s people aren’t shy, so if you’re someone who likes to hit the club and dance like no bodys watching, you’ve come to the right place. In this piece we’ll be covering the best clubs and bars to dance at whether you like Hip-Hop, Trap, R&B, Electronic/House, or Top 40, we cover it all.

Toronto’s Best Hip-Hop / Rap / Trap / R&B Dance Clubs

It really goes without saying that Toronto loves it’s Hip-Hop, Rap, Trap, and R&B music so we thought it’d be appropriate to list off our favourite clubs to hit your waviest dance moves, and maybe catch a bubble (or give a bubble). If you’re looking to dance to Drake, YG, Tyga, Migos, DaBaby (just to name a few) —  this section is for you. 

Wildflower


Address

550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

Hours

Fridays 11p.m.–3a.m.

Saturdays 10:30p.m.–3a.m.

Sundays 11p.m.–3a.m.

Demographic

Classy Upscale Young Professionals

Age Range

21 – 30

Dress Code

Upscale Classy (Collared Shirts / Shoes For Guys), No Sportswear, Graphic Print, Hats or Sneakers

About The Club

We love Wildflower on Saturdays for one simple fact: the choice in music is always way ahead of the curve. Back when Nav released his first mixtape, Wildflower was the first club to actually spin his music. Wildflower is well known for its chill yet hard soundtrack, it’s a place that plays unconventional club bangers by artists like DaniLeigh that really helps to create this trendy and boujee vibe. While the venue primarily plays Hip-Hop & R&B the night sometimes starts off with a mix of deep / lounge / tech house that slowly and seamlessly transitions into it’s Hip-Hop, Trap and Rap bangers. You’ll never hear a song out of place at this venue because the DJ has really honed in on what the people want and how to mix it together in a surprisingly flawless way. 

The point we’re trying to make is that Wildflower’s visitors are pretty much always dancing and vibing to music because everything about this club is just so well executed. When you combine Wildflower’s dark yet boujee ambiance, a dancefloor that takes up about 80% of the floor space, you have the perfect recipe for a truly “Toronto” Hip-Hop/R&B dance club.

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Lavelle


Address

627 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Hours

Thursdays 6p.m.–2a.m.

Fridays 6p.m.–2a.m.

Saturdays 6p.m.–2a.m.

Demographic

Upscale & Boujee Young Professionals

Age Range

21 – 30

Dress Code

Upscale Classy / Casual / Fashion Forward, But No Strict Dress Code

About The Club

Next we have easily one of our favourite venues, Lavelle. This beautiful rooftop patio lounge/club seldom has a dead night. Even in the winter months when no-one in their right mind is leaving the house, there are always at least a couple of booths filled to the brim with people surrounding the beautiful wading pools. 

The reason we recommend Lavelle time and time again is because this venue consistently draws the perfect mix of people combined with a nearly perfect mix of Hip-Hop, Trap and R&B which results in the whole club vibing and turning up to the beat of the music. Toronto’s regular club-goers agree, Lavelle is one of the hottest spots in Toronto because of it’s growing notoriety as “that classy rooftop club with a breath-taking view of the Toronto core.” So, if you’re looking for a boujee spot to dance at with your friends, especially if celebrating a birthday with a booth and bottles, this is the place for you.

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Lost and Found

Address

577 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M1

Hours

Tuesdays 11p.m.–3a.m.

Thursdays 11p.m.–3a.m.

Friday 11p.m.–3a.m.

Saturday 11p.m.–3a.m.

Demographic

Upscale Urban Ratchet

Age Range

21 – 30

Dress Code

Upscale Fashion Forward / Streetwear, No Sportswear, Graphic Print, Hats or Sneakers

About The Club

Next we have Lost and Found, a club whose DJs know how to curate and spin a solid list of Trap / Hip-Hop tracks. While our one gripe with Lost is it’s tiny size, people go off at this club and will dance despite the lack of room. If you don’t mind being in a packed venue that is often times the hottest spot of the night, Lost and Found is a great option for those who want to book a booth and bottle to dance and show out for the night. 

Additionally, Lost is known for its random celebrity appearances which tends to draw a crowd to this venue on a consistent basis. As we’ve mentioned in some of our other articles, Lost and Found is a very selective club when it comes to who they let into the venue so this should be kept in mind. Usually groups of girls have no problem with getting in, but it should be mentioned that guys must have a booth and bottle reservation in order to get into this club. Even with that said, we still highly recommend this club to anyone who is looking to vibe out and dance to the Hip-Hop / Trap / R&B variety of music the DJs spin on a nightly basis.

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EFS

EFS Toronto

Address

647 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Hours

Wednesdays 10p.m.–3a.m.

Thursdays 10p.m.–3a.m.

Fridays 10p.m.–3a.m.

Saturdays 10p.m.–3a.m.

Demographic

Classy Upscale Young Professionals

Age Range

21 – 35

Dress Code

Upscale Classy (Collared Shirts / Shoes For Guys), No Sportswear, Graphic Print, Hats or Sneakers

About The Club

Now onto EFS, a club we tend to speak pretty highly of any time it makes it onto one of our lists. If we had to pick one club that is most representative of Toronto’s mainstream nightlife scene, it’s EFS. While it’s not always the absolute best club for everyone, it along with a handful of other venues are in the Top 5. The reason we speak so highly of these clubs is because they have cracked the code and provide an experience that is unmatched and isn’t comparable to most clubs in Toronto. 

While it’s true that every experience is subjective, we think that EFS objectively lends itself well to those who are looking to party and dance the night away to a Hip-Hop / Trap / R&B soundtrack while sipping on mixed drinks either from their booth and bottle or the bar. Similar to the other two clubs mentioned on this list, EFS has a well curated setlist of club bangers and maintains it’s clouty vibe by playing music that is always hot at that given moment. On top of that EFS is one of the very few after hours clubs that closes at 4AM on certain nights, meaning you can dance your ass off until the early hours of the morning. What other club offers that and stays lit?

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Goldie

Goldie Toronto

Address

619 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

Hours

Wednesdays 7p.m.–2a.m.

Thursdays 7p.m.–2a.m.

Fridays 7p.m.–2a.m.

Saturdays 7p.m.–2a.m.

Demographic

Casual Classy Young Professionals

Age Range

21 – 35

Dress Code

Upscale Casual / Fashion Forward, No Sportswear, Hats or Sneakers

About The Club

Goldie, a club that is still somewhat new considering it was a venue that rebranded and re-opened within the last couple of years, whereas all of the other clubs on our list have been around and stayed open for a while. While most clubs struggle to gain traction when rebranding, Goldie very quickly rose up and proved to Toronto that it had something unique to offer. 

Goldie, having 2 floors in a venue that could be considered medium sized always seems to play a really fun mix of mainstream Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B on the upper floor. Either way, the fact that this club has 2 different vibes means you have the option to bounce from floor to floor (assuming you’re stamped for both) if you want some variety in your night. The lower floor tends to play 2000s throwbacks, as well as funky 90s hits later into the night, whereas the upper floor plays a mix of current Hip-Hop. Overall we have to say that this club has always exceeded our expectations and has always been a great dance club with high energy.

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Door 3

Door Three Toronto

Address

667 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M9

Hours

Fridays 9p.m.–2a.m.

Saturdays 9p.m.–2a.m.

Demographic

Fashion Forward Casual Youth

Age Range

19 – 24

Dress Code

Casual / Fashionable Streetwear

About The Club

Last but not least, we have Door 3, the perfect Hip-Hop / Rap / R&B Club for Toronto’s younger crowd.  This small to medium sized venue lends itself well to Toronto’s youth who are looking to dance to Hip-hop and Rap bangers all night long. You’ll often hear a mix of Top 40 Hip-Hop as well as R&B from artists such as Jacquees and Drake. 

Since Door 3 is a smaller sized venue, it’s important to arrive early (before 11:00pm) because the line tends to get quite busy even in the winter season we’ve found. If you’re part of the younger demographic we highly suggest checking out Door 3 because it’s got a lot to offer in terms of vibe, atmosphere, and the music the DJ spins. Door Three consistently maintains a balance of fun while still being a clouty venue with a high energy crowd that loves to move.

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Toronto’s Best Electronic Dance Clubs

Toybox

Toybox Toronto

Address

473 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1T1

Hours

Fridays 10p.m.–3a.m.

Saturdays 10p.m.–3a.m.

Demographic

Mixed Young Professionals

Age Range

19 – 25

Dress Code

Upscale Casual, No Sportswear, Graphic Print, Hats or Sneakers

About The Club

If you’re looking for a club that plays a mix of Big-Room House, Top 40 and is near King Street West, look no further. Toybox is almost like a miniature version of Rebel, and that’s not to say this club is small either. While this particular venue has seen several re-brandings over the past couple of decades, Toybox has no problem attracting a consistently large crowd that loves to dance.

We would consider Toybox another high energy venue because they primarily play a mix of Electronic Dance / Top-40 / Hip-Hop music that attracts a younger demographic that likes to party and dance hard. Because this is a larger venue, you’ll often see a mix in the demographic of people spending their night there, but Toybox has a very large dance floor and stage setup where the DJ resides (considering this club also doubles as a small concert venue). Overall this club is great if you’re looking for a club that plays predominantly Electronic mixes with hip hop or top 40 blends, and are looking to turn up and dance.

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Rebel

Rebel Toronto

Address

11 Polson St, Toronto, ON M5A 1A4

Hours

Saturdays 10p.m.–4a.m.

Demographic

A Mix Everyone

Age Range

19 – 65+

Dress Code

Upscale Classy (Collared Shirts / Shoes For Guys), No Sportswear, Graphic Print, Hats or Sneakers

About The Club

Next we have Rebel, Toronto’s largest mega-club which also conveniently is an amazing dance club for those who like House and Electronic mixes. As mentioned in our other article (The Top 10 Best Clubs In Toronto in 2020), Rebel nightclub has a lot to offer to everyone no matter what their taste in music, considering it has 4 separate areas that play different types of music.

With that said, Rebel’s demographic and main attraction is it’s massive main stage and dance floor which plays a variety of big room house and Top-40 Electronic / Tech / House remixes. Although Rebel is located outside of the city core at the docks right on the lake, it’s worth checking out because this is the biggest most energetic dance club in all of Toronto hands down. The main dance floor gets packed and there is never a night where this venue doesn’t put on a breathtaking show. 

On top of that the variety of music that’s played in each section of the venue means you can move around if you get bored and want to dance to a different style of music with your friends. If you’ve never been to Rebel, we suggest checking it out on a Saturday night so long as there isn’t an event or concert that’s on.

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Toronto’s Best Top-40 Dance Clubs

Onto our favourite Top-40 Dance Clubs that play pretty much a mix of everything popular including Pop, Electronic, R&B / Hip-Hop / Rap, and even the occasional Pop throwback. What separates these clubs from the others on the list is that they cater to a wider demographic of club-goers and are overall more casual — unlike their cliquey and trendy Toronto Hip-Hop club counter parts.

The Citizen

Citizen Toronto

Address

522 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

Hours

Fridays 4:30p.m.–2a.m.

Saturdays 5p.m.–2a.m.

Demographic

Casual Professionals

Age Range

22 – 35+

Dress Code

Upscale Classy (Collared Shirts / Shoes For Guys), No Sportswear, Graphic Print, Hats or Sneakers

About The Club

The Citizen, is our favourite Top 40 club hands down. This club/bar never disappoints and is very rarely not busy. Citizen is considered a medium sized venue with a large central bar, main dance floor, elevated area (with its own dance floor), booths scattered across the perimeter and a pretty good soundtrack to dance to. In our experience this bar doesn’t try to be something it’s not and on any typical night you’ll see a crowd of people that are jamming out to Top 40 bangers, not taking themselves seriously. 

We can’t recall a single night that we didn’t enjoy going to this venue, but it should be noted that the line moves at a crawl after 11:30pm, so get there early to avoid wasting your night standing around. All in all, this is a great spot to hit on a casual night.

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Everleigh

Everleigh Toronto

Address

580 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M1

Hours

Fridays 10:30p.m.–2a.m.

Saturdays 10:30p.m.–2a.m.

Demographic

Casual Professionals

Age Range

21 – 35+

Dress Code

Upscale Classy (Collared Shirts / Shoes For Guys), No Sportswear, Hats or Sneakers

About The Club

Onto Everleigh, a club that is very well known in the nightlife scene because of its prominent location on King Street West. If you’re looking for a casual spot with a solid Top 40 playlist this is it. You’ll often see a very wide range of ages dancing to Urban Top 40 Hits with a mix of throwback club bangers.

Since the entire club is basically a dance floor with the exception of the booths, you can’t go wrong with this spot! We’ve enjoyed many great nights here and would highly recommend it to any group of people who are looking to dance casually in an environment that isn’t overwhelming or high-energy, but instead has a healthy vibe.

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Love Child

Love Child Toronto

Address

69 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 2P6

Hours

Fridays 8a.m.–2a.m.

Saturdays 7p.m.–12a.m.

Demographic

Energetic Youth

Age Range

19 – 25

Dress Code

Casual

About The Club

Upscale Classy (Collared Shirts / Shoes For Guys), No Sportswear, Graphic Print, Hats or Sneakers

Finally we have Lovechild, everyone’s favourite and wild university aged Top 40 dance club. Love Child tends to play a healthy mix of Top 40 and Urban Top 40 and the crowd usually becomes very energetic after midnight. This venue is quite interesting because it’s actually a co-working space by day, and a club by night. 

Typically you’ll find a much younger university crowd at this club which is why it gets pretty rowdy (as in people like to sing and yell at the top of their lungs, and jump to the beat of the music). This isn’t a bad thing though, if you’re into that type of vibe, you’ll love this party. Overall Lovechild is great and appeals well to its demographic by offering a large space that features 2 main bar areas, an elevated VIP area, booths, and on Fridays there is a signature balloon drop from the ceiling! So if you’re looking for a highly energetic crowd to dance alongside, this is the spot for you.

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In Conclusion

If there is one thing we love about Toronto, and it’s that it always has something to offer for everyone no matter what their taste in music, or what vibe they like when they’re looking to dance the night away to. One thing we’re certain of, is that it’s not just us that share this sentiment. Every weekend when we check out Toronto’s nightclubs we see people turning up and enjoying special moments with their friends. The club culture is very laid back and inclusive in Toronto, one which no one is ever judged, and that’s what makes this city such a fun place to party.

Hopefully this article will help guide you and your friends when looking for a club party at with a vibe that matches yours.

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