Drinks and dancing: Top 8 bars and nightclubs in or near Etobicoke

Drinks Dance all night at a Balkan club, catch a live show at an intimate venue, or play pinball with friends in Etobicoke until the wee hours. Whether you’re into live music and dancing or a more reserved evening at a whiskey bar, you’re sure to find a thriving nightlife not far from Gold Seal apartments in Etobicoke. From nightclubs to sports pubs, Toronto’s west end has a diverse selection of late-night restaurants and bars. Here are eight establishments where you can let loose this weekend or any night of the week.

1. The Rock Pile

Located just 15 minutes from Gold Seal’s Fairfield apartments, the Rock Pile is Etobicoke’s premier venue for live music, with an emphasis on rock and metal. In addition to concerts, this venue features weekly Karaoke nights, DJ dance parties and jam sessions.

2. Zam Restaurant and Bar

This upscale yet warm and welcoming Serbian restaurant turns into an impressive nightclub on weekends, with live Balkan entertainment. Located less than 10 minutes from Gold Seal’s Fairfield Towers apartments, Zam Restaurant and Bar also offers a delicious Eastern European menu.

3. Dakota’s Sports Bar and Grill

Order yourself a burger and a beer and catch a Jays game on one of 13 large screen TVs at this Etobicoke sports bar. When the game’s over, a live band takes centre stage. Located only five minutes from Fairfield Towers in Etobicoke, Dakota’s is a great spot, whether you’re into sports or just looking for some late-night fun.

4. Great Lake Brewery

Etobicoke has its own brewery! Located less than 10 minutes from Fairfield Towers, Great Lakes Brewery is a lively spot with a narrow bar and spacious patio, perfect for getting together with a group of friends. This establishment hosts year-round local craft beers and tastings, beer festivals, tap takeovers, and more. When there’s not an event, Great Lake Brewing is a nice casual spot to grab a bite to eat with your family.

5. Henry VIII Ale House

If you’re a connoisseur of cocktails, then you’ll love the selection of scotch and whiskey at Henry VIII Ale House, located five minutes from Gold Seal’s Roxbury Manor apartments. In addition to boasting over 100 single malt scotches, bourbons and Irish whiskeys, this comfortable and charming bar features 18 premium draughts and bottled beers, a good selection of wines and an upscale, affordable menu.

6. Junction City Music Hall

For a night of pinball and performance arts, head to Junction City Music Hall, just 15 minutes from Gold Seal’s apartments for rent in Etobicoke. This unpretentious downstairs venue offers live music by local bands as well as a fantastic selection of craft beer, shooters and premium cocktails.

7. Hugh’s Room

Hugh’s Room is a live performance venue with 200 seats in a warm, intimate atmosphere. Order from a diverse menu of dishes to nibble on while you enjoy musical acts by famous and emerging folk, jazz, blues, and roots performers. A new artist is on stage almost every night. This Toronto establishment is only 10 minutes from Gold Seal’s Roxbury Manor.

8. Flamingo’s Restaurant and Bar

Looking for a cozy late-night date-night spot in Etobicoke? With great music, fast and friendly service, chic decor and delicious food, you’ll love the vibe at Flamingo’s. This bar is located only 10 minutes from Gold Seal’s Etobicoke apartments. Live bands perform on the weekends. Etobicoke isn’t just a fun place for adults. If you’re moving here with your family, check out our list of ways to entertain the kids in Toronto’s west end. Gold Seal owns and manages a number of townhomes and apartment buildings across the GTA including North York, Scarborough, and Toronto. To view Gold Seal’s apartments for rent in Etobicoke, be sure to visit goldsealmanagement.com