Full Toronto Latin and Salsa Club Listings

revised June 2, 2002

 

We've subdivided the Toronto Salsa Club Listings into the following categories
to help tourists and newcomers to the Latin Scene decide on where they would like to go...


New Latino Nights This section covers all the new latino club openings.
Latin Bars - Dinner and Dancing This section covers all the quaint little latino bars with latin food and a small dance area -- great places to hang out with your friends and socialize.
Latin Clubs - Live Bands Here are all the places you can enjoy live bands.

Latin Clubs - Active

Here is the list of all the clubs with DJ's.
Latin Clubs - Closed/Non-Active This section covers all the clubs which have closed and/or have had very little response or activity.
Club Reviews This section has been added to include all the Reader's reviews of each club. If you would like to provide any feedback about your experiences, you can fill in our feedback form at any time.


Latin Clubs with Live Bands

Bamboo
312 Queen St. W. (just west of Spadina)
(416) 593-5771

- Special Latin Live Band Nights on our What's Happening Home Page about once a month with DJ Billy Bryans, usually $10 Cover

Berlin

http://www.berlinnightclub.com

2335 Yonge St., Toronto (just north of Eglinton, east side of Yonge)
(416) 489-7777
Tue $10

Live latin band every week and
DJ Efren Dinamita plays salsa, merengue, bachata, chacha and house music
Dance Lessons with Jennifer and Giovanni ($12 incl. cover charge)
7:30pm (beginner) and 8:30pm (intermediate)
Dress code in effect

Restaurant -- One of longest lasting latin nights in Toronto.

Cafe Havana
236 Adelaide St. W (between Duncan and Simcoe, north side)
(416) 598-4444
Thu, Fri, Sat $10 Cover

DJ Cartel - latin music with some dance and house
(Club Reviews)

Cervejaria Downtown Bar-Grill

842 College St. (at Ossington, north-west corner)
(416) 588-0162

Salsa caliente

Fri $5,  Sat 

Restaurant with Live Bands (Son Ache)

DJ Fernando

El Convento Rico

http://www.elconventorico.com/
750 College St., Toronto (4 lights west of Bathurst at Crawford)
(416) 588-7800
Thursday Havana Nights with Live Latin Bands
$5 Cover also includes food
Notes: Gay latin club with salsa, merengue and dance music

La Carreta (Cuban restaurant) - Starting September 22, 2001
2579 Yonge St. (north of Eglinton) - (416) 322-9677
Sonido Cubano (weekly latin band on Saturdays), 9pm w/$5 Cover

Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W., (west of Dufferin St., south side)
(416) 588-0307
New Latin Music Club which just opened up on May 31, 2002, populated by musicians and lovers of live latin music with a Hardwood floor, a Stage for Live Bands and Seating Available. If you love live music, this is a great new place to see the raw musical talent of Toronto.

Sereno Lounge - Starting September 28, 2001
Portuguese/Italian Restaurant Lounge
1256 St. Clair Ave. W. (of Dufferin), (416) 654-6363.

"Sonido Cubano" will be playing every Friday night -- no cover
Swimming Pool Restaurant, 3200 Dufferin St, North of Lawrence.
8-piece Live band every Thursday night (latin sound)
416-782-7946
   

Latin Clubs - Active

Ba-ba-lu

http://www.babaluu.com/
136 Yorkville Ave., Toronto (near Avenue and Bloor)
(416) 515-0587
- Wed $5: Sabor Latin Roots hosted by DJ Alvaro C. (90% salsa)
- Thu $8: With DJ Carlitos, Free dance lesson (latin and house)
- Fri & Sat $10: WIth DJ Julio Cezar (latin and house)
- Sun $5: With DJ Carlitos, Free dance lesson (latin and house)
Free before 9:00pm. CLub is also a restaurant (Note: Must pay cover if you don't spend over $30/pp). Club Capacity : 300

Bamboleo (Tapas Lounge)
1910 Yonge St, (north-west corner of Yonge & Davisville)

(416) 483-2111

Fri ($10 Cover)
Latin and House Music

Courthouse, 10 Court St. (rear entrance to 57 Adelaide St. E.)
Info (416) 214-9379
Fri $10 Cover, Ladies get in free before 10:30 pm

El Convento Rico

http://www.elconventorico.com/
750 College St., Toronto (4 lights west of Bathurst at Crawford)
(416) 588-7800
Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 
Notes: Gay latin club with salsa, merengue and dance music

El Rancho Restaurant/Borinquen Nightclub
http://www.toronto.com/elrancho

430 College St., Toronto (east of Bathurst, north side)
(416) 921-2752

Two level nightclub with smooth hardwood floors with latin and some dance
- Thu $5
- Fri $10 (Ladies Free B4 10:30 pm)
- Sat $10 (Ladies Free B4 10:30 pm)
- Sun (Ladies Free)
Click here for free coupon

Fregata Restaurant

http://www.fregata.com/
1900 Dundas St. E., Mississauga (between Dixie and 427, south side)
(905) 270-6265
Thu, $Free

Dress code preferred
DJ Efren Dinamita
Restaurant : Polish

G-Spot Night Club
296 Richmond St. W. (across from the Paramount Theatre) (416) 351-7768
Fri, Sat - $10 cover, ladies free before 11:30pm
- 3 dance floors. Latin music is featured in their VIP Room starting at 11pm.
It Bar (formerly Momento's)
1201 St.Clair West (of Dufferin) 416-653-3611
Parking on the street or in 2 lots closeby.
-- Free Beginners' Salsa Class 9-10pm sponsored by Arthur Yuen of United Salseros. No Cover for the month of February and March.

La Classique Latin Night Club
http://www.laclassique.com/
1069 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto (between Oakwood and Dufferin, south side)
(416) 658-7581
Thu $5 (Casino Rueda night)

Fri, Sat $8 ($10 special occasions)

Sun $Free

DJ Victor "Explosivo"

Latin Fever

http://www.toronto.com/latinfever
2220 Keele St., Vaughan (at highway #7, north east side)
(905) 761-9402

Fri, Sat

Left Bank
567 Queen St. W, Toronto (between Bathurst and Spadina, south side)
(416) 504-1626
Sun $5, Nirvana Cubana, DJ Salsero plays all latin music 

Lessons with United Salseros

Palazzo
DJ Carlitos Tel. : (905) 738-0000
99 Peelard Rd., Jane Entertainment Complex off of Jane, N. of Hwy 407

- Fri $10: With DJ Carlitos (plays latin and dance music)

Panorama, Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. W., 51st Floor,
416-967-0000,
DJ Alex, 9pm, Dance Lesson at 9:15 pm with Stephanie Gurnon, Ladies free before 10 pm, $5 Cover
Paparazzi Latin Night, 270 West Beaver Creek Rd., Richmond Hill,
DJ Dinamita, 905-886-6239

Plaza Flamingo Restaurant
http://www.toronto.com/plazaflamingo

423 College St., Toronto (east of Bathurst, south side)
(416) 603-8884
- Fri $6 (ladies free before 10:30 pm)
- Sat $8
DJ plays salsa, merengue, bachata and some dance music
Restaurant and shows
Click here for free coupon

Smokey Joe's Cafe

4899 Yonge St., just north of Sheppard Ave.,
Tel: 229-2262

- Mon $Free: Hosted by Frank Bishun
DJ Eddy plays salsa, merengue, bachata and some chacha

Tequila Lounge, Restaurant and Nightclub (Non-Smoking Venue)
794 Bathurst St. (at Bloor, north-west side, 2nd floor)
(416) 451-2150 Rene's cell / (416) 536-0346 Club
- Tue: Hosted by United Salseros
- $7 Cover includes the entrance, multi-level lessons (technique and turn patterns), and light buffet style dinner.
DJ plays 90% salsa with merengue, bachata and some chacha.
For smokers, a separate Smoking Lounge is available.
8:45 - 9:30 pm - Advance Beginner - Intermediate-Advance Technique
9:30 - 10:15 pm -Intro-Beginner - Beginner - Intermediate - Advance

  


  
Latin Bars - Dinner and Dancing

Cha Cha Cha
11 Duncan Tel: 598-3538
Fri, Sat
Note: Tiny dance floor, more of a bar/restaurant than a nightclub.

Momentos Restaurant - Bar
http://www.momentos.ca/
111 Yorkville Ave., Toronto
(416) 924-9955
Tuesday - Martini Nights - funk and alternative latin grooves
Wednesday - Latin Rock and Pop - DJ Alex
Thursday - Brazilian Nights - DJ Romel "La Maquina"
Friday and Saturday - Rumba Mundial - DJ Romel "La Maquina"
Sunday - Retro Salsa

Motivos Restaurant & Bar
http://www.motivos.ca
1042 St. Clair Ave. W. (east of Dufferin)
(416) 652-3855
Open Monday to Sunday, New Location, open since March, 2000 -- no cover

Wed - Costa Rica's Night, with live show (Costa Rican Rock Music)
Thurs - Salsa Night with DJ Jimmy "Salsero"
Fri/Sat - Tropical -- Dance to the latest music with DJ Jimmy "Salsero"
Sun -- Live Show with "Grupo Marabu" (group of four musicians that play any type of music -- dancing, romantic and oldies) from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. then DJ Jimmy "Salsero" with your request

Picante Tapas Bar & Restaurant

http://www.toronto.com/picante

326 Adelaide St. W, Toronto (east of Peter St., north side)
(416) 408-2958
Fri and Sat

Tapas Bar (temporarily closed as of March, 2002)
226 Carlton St., Toronto (east of Sherbourne, north side)
(416) 323-9651
- Thur-Sat
No cover
Notes: This place is very small (maybe holds 50 people), and the dancing area is very tight between the tables, the bar and the people standing around. It is a very fun place. The music is excellent (they will even let you play the cow bell!) and the atmosphere is infectious. If you're going out to do some serious dancing, this place is not for you, but if you want to hear some good latin tunes and dance around a bit, you will not be disappointed.

Toronto Dinner and Dance Theatre
247 Spadina Ave.,
10 pm, $10 Cover
416-638-9111 / 416-884-8418 / 416-608-3331
Latin Night on Saturdays -- Just had their Grand Opening on May 25th

   


 

Note: We try to keep these pages as current as possible, but clubs change constantly so please confirm before you head out.

If you would like to include any feedback on any of these clubs, please e-mail us your information and we'll be happy to include it on this page.