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Cameron House

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Address: 408 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A7, Canada
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+1 416-703-0811
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16:00 - 16:15
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 16:15
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Club featuring experimental music and attracting a wide variety of...

Club featuring experimental music and attracting a wide variety of clientele, from punks to suburbanites.

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The Cameron House is an interesting place to hear blues, folk, country and regular music

The Cameron House is still decorated in a 1950's style and is a bare bones saloon with some table seating. They serve only drinks, at a very reasonable price, but let people bring... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mikeheydon13
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cameron House is still decorated in a 1950's style and is a bare bones saloon with some table seating. They serve only drinks, at a very reasonable price, but let people bring in their own food if they want to eat dinner or a snack during the music or in the breaks between music. If you go to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Cute place and great music. It's pretty small and not a lot of area to sit. Drinks were pricy and they only take cash so make you you take money out. The machine costs 1.75$

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Thank Mj6789
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I live close to this place and I see myself going there everytime I want a good unexpensive night out. Its a bar with a stage in the front and another in the back. Every night of the week they have concerts every two hours and you only need to show up and buy yourself a beer if you are... More 

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Comox,British Columbia,Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Wasn't impressed Three or 4 people not even listening to the music The place is a dive Someone was smoking inside perhaps the bartender The band that was playing were very talented After a few tunes we left Not an option to return for us

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Thank islandrockin
Wantage, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Just go there. It's a very friendly bar that has amazing local bands. Caliber of music is high and level of bar coolness is too. Tried to download the three weekday bands we saw. Failed. But go there and enjoy yourself.

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Thank MelissaMacK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

These kinds of bars don't exist in small towns. I really enjoyed the gritty honest vibe of this bar. The back room costs 5 dollars to enter (not sure why) but the music was good and local. I generally enjoy all live music, but I understand how some bands might not be for everyone. Bring cash. Not cards. No table... More 

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Thank B W
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Keep in mind, as a Toronto native, I've spent more then my fair share of time in this venue. When I get off work, there are very few places I can go to see live music, at 6pm the first band goes on in the front room and It is one of the few places that offers consistent residencies, i.e.... More 

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Thank Dave B
Waterdown, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Cool at first, but then it got old quick. 2 rooms to check out. the back room we paid 5$ cover and it so wasn't worth it. we came and saw in about an hour's time. ahh well, good to try something new.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and absolutely loved it. The music was brilliant and it felt like a real find in the middle of the city. Great fun super music fab decor and staff were friendly .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Three friends met here on Wednesday night solely to hear a band that has a gig every week here now in "The Back Room" - The Dreamboats. I was slightly appalled upon entering. The place looks a little scary at first glance. It's old and dark and sparsely furnished with what looks like 1960s garage sale offerings. The ladies room... More 

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