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Toronto’s Gay Village: Gay Bars Extravaganza

Toronto’s Gay Village Gay Bars Extravaganza

Did you know that according to Gay Real Estate, Toronto is one of the LGBT-friendly cities there are in the country?

And in the center of it all is the renowned Gay Village, a vibrant enclave where a number of gay bars await, setting the stage for today’s article. 

From drag performances to leather-clad bears, here are our top picks for the best gay bars in Toronto – all serving unapologetic fabulousness!

1. Pegasus on Church


Address: 489B Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C6, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-927-8832

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Friday – 3 PM to 2 AM 
  • Saturday and Sunday – 12 PM to 2 AM

Situated in the bustling Downtown Toronto, Pegasus on Church injects the energy of voguing, colorful rainbow decorations, and non-stop pool parties into the dynamic neighborhood. 

Yes, you heard the latter one right! Going beyond the stereotypical gay bar, this charming establishment offers its patrons fun games that come with balls – no, not what you’re thinking!

We’re talking about billiards and paintballs! On some nights, you can even catch trivia and drag bingo. 

If you’re part of the LGBTQIA+ community and you’re new in town, hoping to make new friends, you’re going to love it here. 

No need to do much to break the ice – just invite them for a fun game!

2. Woody’s and Sailor


Address: 467 Church St #465, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C5, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-972-0887

Operating hours:

  • Monday – closed
  • Tuesday to Friday – 3 AM to 2 AM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 1 PM to 2 AM 

Another thrilling queer hotspot downtown is the dynamic Woody’s and Sailor, a vivacious locale that has been painting the city in rainbow hues for 34 years. 

Every night, there’s a DJ pumping up pulsating tunes that compel anyone to command the dance floor with their moves. Consider this your warning – be sure to bring those dance moves!

Meanwhile, weekends are an even more exciting time, especially if you like seeing hot men! They have men’s competitions where contestants will get to win titles like ‘best ass’ and ‘best chest’!

And of course, you can also expect to see drag shows here and there.

3. Black Eagle


Address: 457 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C5, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-413-1219

Operating hours:

  • Monday to Sunday – 3 PM to 3 AM 

Is it getting warm in here, or is it this spicy gay bar in Toronto cranking up the heat? We think you already know the answer to that!

Black Eagle might just be the steamiest establishment on the list!

For those who already had their fair share of drag shows, a night at Black Eagle promises a unique twist to the typical gay bar. Expect to see a lot of men wearing leather, leather, and oh, did we mention leather? 

At Black Eagle, leather isn’t just a fashion choice – it’s a lifestyle they swear by. 

Gay men who love bears should drop whatever they’re doing and head over there pronto. 

4. Crews & Tangos


Address: 508 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C8, Canada

Contact details: +1 647-349-7469

Operating hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday – closed
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday – 8:30 PM to 2 AM
  • Friday and Saturday – 8 PM to 2 AM

Crews & Tangos is a zesty gay and lesbian bar and a hotspot for the most fiery drag shows in the city. The drag queens are exemplary with each having their own gimmicks, making each performance memorable. 

Surprisingly, if you’re looking for a laidback spot, it still proves to be a standout choice.

Thanks to its multiple rooms that beckon to anyone looking for a diverse hub, Crews & Tangos has earned our stamp of approval for this interesting yet fascinating touch of inclusivity. 

Anyway, don’t forget to tip your drag queen!

5. The Drink – Cocktail & Pizza Bar


Address: 459 Church St 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C5, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-920-0101

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 4 PM to 2 AM

The Drink is a vibrant gay bar on Church where you can sit down and soak up the upbeat ambiance – an introvert’s oasis who wants to explore the city’s nightlife. After all, we introverts like to join in the party too!

While watching fierce and often hilarious drag shows, you’re encouraged to sit down, relax, and try a bite of the classic bar grub while sipping on the delectable espresso martini – a personal favorite!

The best part? The drinks here are quite affordable compared to most places downtown.  

Relaxed yet dynamic ambiance, exhilarating drag shows, and cheap drinks? Sign us up!

6. Flash on Church


Address: 463 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C7, Canada

Contact details: +1 416-925-8363

Operating hours: 

  • Monday – 9 PM to 2 AM 
  • Tuesday to Sunday – 1 PM to 2 AM 

Another exciting gay bar along the Gay Village is Flash on Church, offering an eclectic mix of events weekly. It’s a place where you can always expect something exciting to unfold!

For example, we went there on a Thursday and were surprisingly treated to an enthralling drag performance downstairs. At the same time, there was a jockstrap night right upstairs! 

It definitely caters to a diverse crowd, so it’s a great place to meet different kinds of queer people. Oh, and if your idea of a good time is to dance along to upbeat Latin tunes, you now know where to go!