Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Toronto

This is London
An unashamed homage to a Mayfair gentleman's club aesthetic.
Dakota Tavern
It's only been open since 2006, but this live music bar is already a solid gold institution.
For Your Eyes Only
Not just for your eyes only, but for your hands, too.
Roosevelt Room
Slip down this side alley and slide back into the Old Hollywood of the roaring twenties.
The Drake Underground
Found beneath the ever-popular Drake Hotel, this subterranean live music den has the city's brightest young things rocking out til the small hours.
Dolce Social Ballroom
One of the grandest spots in town, Dolce Social Ballroom oozes glitz, glamour and oodles of gold.
Second City
It's spoof and satire from the improvisational comedy enterprise that started in 1959 in Chicago.
Brass Rail
There's a lot of love for the living legend that is the Brass Rail.
LeVack Block
On a street heavily peppered with bars, this is the hot chili - and it's all down to the dance floor.
Maison Mercer
Fame-seekers and fashion victims crowd into the sumptuous environs of Maison Mercer to see and be seen.
The Horseshoe Tavern
This live music venue has been going strong since 1947.
The Fifth Social Club & Cabin Five
Pleasant country manor house meets raucous nubile crowd in the converted warehouse environs of the Fifth.
Muzik
Set under the dome of the former Horticultural Building of Toronto's Exhibition Place, Muzik continues to nurture Toronto's most exotic-looking specimens.
Reservoir Lounge
This intimate swing, jazz and jump blues bar in the Old Town is as unpretentious and laid-back as it should be.

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