Dakota Tavern

Dakota Tavern

Bar and Music Venue
249 Ossington Ave. (at Dundas St.), Toronto ON M6J 3A1, Canada
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 9:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 PM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
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the best live music in toronto


Based on 85 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Meg K.
    "Sundays are Bluegrass Brunch"(3 Tips)
    Nicole T.
    "Blue grass brunch on Sundays is a must!"(2 Tips)
    "great live music from bands like AA Bondy and locals"(9 Tips)
    jeff g.
    "There's an all you can eat Bluegrass Brunch on Sunday mornings"(2 Tips)
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31 tips and reviews.

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  • live music
  • brunch food
  • all you can eat
  • great value
  • mac & cheese
  • good for groups
  • trendy
  • cozy
  • authentic
  • casual
  • beer
  • family-friendly
  • bacon
  • basement
  • horseradish
  • dive bars
  • mountains
  • Aprile E.

    I had high hopes for this place but didn't love the house band. I'm willing to try it again...

    Aprile Elcich · August 19
  • Carlos P.

    Bluegrass for brunch!

    Carlos Pacheco · May 17
  • Steve J.

    A decent collection of bourbon on offer, plus some great live music.

    Steve Johnston · March 1
  • Totto A.

    Amazing live music.. Great join

    Totto Alvarado · December 5, 2014
  • Pao!!!

    The place has Live Music 👍. The food is tipycal jungles food no so tasty! The service is regular. I received dirty cups, plates, etc. for the food and serices that you received is expensive +18$ p/p

    Pao!!! · November 13, 2014
  • Nicole T.

    Blue grass brunch on Sundays is a must!

    Nicole Tupechka · September 22, 2014
  • Nessa G.

    Live music

    Nessa Grant · August 27, 2014
  • Dan B.

    Love this place. Great crowds, and sometimes they have country bands. Keep an eye on their website.

    Dan Brown · August 8, 2014
  • Adriana A.

    Beer and great bands from Toronto

    Adriana Avila · July 13, 2014
  • Chris Z.

    No cell reception or Internet here :(

    Chris Zacchia · March 23, 2013
  • Canadian Music W.

    Check out tons of Canadian Music Fest performances all week long! Details at www.cmw.net!

    Canadian Music Week · March 14, 2013
  • Luke A.

    Great music venue, dive bar

    Luke Andrews · January 27, 2013
  • Ann rose S.

    Fried chicken sandwich is thr booomb. Seriously.

    Ann rose San diego · December 30, 2012
  • Rob W.

    Maria Bonita is a good brasilera band that goes on at midnight (Monday). Great fun!

    Rob Was · July 31, 2012
  • JugnooMe

    This is one of the NXNE 2012 venues in Jugnoo's NXnecessities. Check out http://www.nxnecessities.com for the rest of the NXnecessities.

    JugnooMe · June 11, 2012
  • jeff g.

    There's an all you can eat Bluegrass Brunch on Sunday mornings

    jeff green · May 23, 2012
  • the BREL team

    A great live music venue, but also one of the best Sunday brunches around. Kid friendly, live bluegrass, mountains of bacon. Go early (opens at 11am) to avoid lines. Mariachi Monday is awesome too.

    the BREL team · January 14, 2012
  • AskMen

    The Dakota Tavern is a fine concert venue and so on, but every Sunday its bluegrass brunch knocks it out of the park. Read more

    AskMen · January 11, 2012
  • Chelsea N.

    Get your Caesar spicy! Must like horseradish ... Yummy!

    Chelsea Newton · January 8, 2012
  • Lisa

    The best basement dive in the city, amazing musicians play here regularly.

    Lisa · November 12, 2011
  • Jen F.

    Western-style meets Cottage-style = Cozy and fun.

    Jen Fidler · October 19, 2011
  • Kim G.

    Hey! Danny Gorman is playing Elvis Monday @ the Drake, Aug 22, 10:15pm. No cover, join us!

    Kim Gardner · August 21, 2011
  • Matthieu O.

    Best country venue in town!

    Matthieu O. · March 23, 2011
  • Brandon M.

    Sunday brunch and stay all day - the beauties take the stage round ten

    Brandon Mcarthur · March 2, 2011
  • Jeff D.

    They don't like it if you go on the stage during set-breaks.

    Jeff Davis · January 23, 2011
  • AskMen

    When you descend into this alt-country classic and pass by the cow skull on your way in, you’ll pretty much know how your night’s going to turn out -- awesome. Read more

    AskMen · October 29, 2010
  • Dani W.

    Awesome live bands.. You have to check out The Beauties or even The Sure Things.. The atmosphere and the decor are original and awesome.. Cool place to grab a drink and listen to live music =D

    Dani Winters · October 14, 2010
  • NXNE

    Rub up on Dakota this week(end) for great live music from bands like AA Bondy and locals, Schomberg Fair. Check out what NXNE has to offer between 06/16/10 - 06/19/10. I'll be at the table with Chili Read more

    NXNE · June 16, 2010
  • Makurrah

    Go to Dakota and if you're lucky hear Hugh Cornwell from 2 ft away. Read more

    Makurrah · February 24, 2010
  • Meg K.

    Sundays are Bluegrass Brunch - $14 gets you all you can eat and live music!

    Meg Kerr · February 8, 2010
  • Terry F.

    Monday nights. Great country music. Be sure to try the Mac & Cheese. Read more

    Terry Foster · October 22, 2009

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