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Horseshoe Tavern

Queen Street and West Queen West
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Address: 370 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-598-4753
12:00 - 02:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 02:30

Local landmark showcasing well-known country and rock bands, including some...

Local landmark showcasing well-known country and rock bands, including some of international fame.

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Historic club

Best show ever...Foy Vance! Just saw the Rheostatics...great band! The Horseshoe is the place! Lots of memorabilia on the walls, pool table, and access to the fast food outlet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
Trent Hills, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here after dinner on Spadina as it was the only place within walking distance open. We were greeted in a very odd manner by the doorman who seemed to be quite intoxicated. He first asked us if we had been drinking anywhere before and then searched our bags. There was like four people, including the bartender in... More 

Thank Megan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to visit this iconic watering hole and music venue during my visit to Toronto. Wished I could have stayed longer. Michele was an engaging hostess and very kindly offered to take a photo of us onstage.

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Trent Hills, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Best show ever...Foy Vance! Just saw the Rheostatics...great band! The Horseshoe is the place! Lots of memorabilia on the walls, pool table, and access to the fast food outlet next door for snacks.

Thank Katbaloou
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Sat on the deck on a sunny afternoon. Great people watching :) !!! Even though only two people inside bartender would no serve drinks on the deck. Understand if the bar was busy but...

Thank PeterDCanada
St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Visited early August looking to catch some live music with a few other couples that were traveling with us and this place didn't disappoint. Great place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Live music, cheap beers, good times. Not too large and always a good crowd. Good place to catch new music or to see your "back in the day" faves.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

About eight of us met on a Thursday night for an album release party of the band Jane's Party's first CD, Tunnel Visions. Admission was $10 in advance or $12.50 at the door, which included access to several bands. There is no food - drinks only. Servers show up frequently to take orders and, if you like beer, you're in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I went here for a David Cook concert, and the place looked like a old dive bar. Not the cleanest of places, but certainly you can see there's a lot of history. It ups the cool factor. The sound system they have is genius. It is probably one of the best sound systems I've ever experienced for a concert. Worth... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Now, listen: I don't want any of you out-of-towners going here when I'm in Toronto. This IS the best bar for hanging in Toronto; hands down. You do not find bars like this ANYWHERE in Toronto. I just walked 23 blocks to get back to this place after a 2.5 year hiatus from finding the place the first time I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Daytime Bartender makes the BEST Caesar in town bar none, always stop for one when I am in Toronto. Lots of groovy photos on the wall and TONS of history at this Tavern.

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