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Horseshoe Tavern

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Bar
370 Queen St. W (at Spadina Ave.), Toronto ON M5V 2A2, Canada
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  • Today
    • 8:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
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  • What you need to know
    the BREL team
    "Legendary dingy live venue"(5 Tips)
    Chris B.
    "Unexpectedly good bar service for a live venue."(2 Tips)
    Dan B.
    "Cheap beer, but you come for the music!"(3 Tips)
    Andrew Drew D.
    "Best venue in Toronto for live music!"(5 Tips)
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  • Rachel B.

    Get A&W while you are inside the bar!

    Rachel Butler · 5 days ago
  • Alessandro W.

    Don't come here for the decor. Good music though.

    Alessandro Würgler · September 7
  • Cheryl D.

    You can not miss Nerd Noise Night x 2 at the Horseshoe. It coincides with Fan Expo. Tonight's headliners were The Cybertronic Spree.

    Cheryl Duggan · September 6
  • Manny D.

    Friendly staff, great acoustics for live music, and an overall chill environment. TBM tonight is going to rock! Also, guess Wi-Fi password is: buyabeer.

    Manny David · August 27
  • Eric J.

    Cool spot. If you don't want to pay the cover, you can still sit at the bar and listen to the music

    Eric J · July 19
  • Kevin R.

    Great service all the time!

    Kevin Riti · January 27
  • Chris D.

    Avoid wearing layers, it gets really warm

    Chris Davies · September 25, 2014
  • Dan B.

    Cheap beer, but you come for the music!

    Dan Brown · August 7, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal

    They bring in big names but also local and traveling bands, and know they will get an audience. You do have to know what you're getting yourself into—this is not an upscale place. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • Erika S.

    Best music venue in the city.

    Erika Strong · June 21, 2014
  • Ilker Z.


    Ilker Zaimoglu · May 24, 2014
  • Zoltan H.

    Live music. Cheep beer!

    Zoltan H. · May 10, 2014
  • Kevin B.

    This place smells like the b.o. of a man who pissed himself but I don't mind

    Kevin Branigan · September 14, 2013
  • Canadian Music W.

    Performances and showcases for Canadian Music Fest all week long, March 19-24! Check for details!

    Canadian Music Week · March 14, 2013
  • John M.

    I have been here many times for some legendary performances. When the weather is fine, the patio here is a "place to be" on Queen St.

    John Matheson · March 8, 2013
  • Dave Z.


    Dave Zissou · February 9, 2013
  • Luke A.

    There's probably a great band playing here.

    Luke Andrews · January 27, 2013
  • Hilary

    They have Tank House on tap! And if that wasn't a good enough reason, the live bands are always nice.

    Hilary · November 4, 2012
  • Tman (.

    Used to hang out here in the 70's and 80's... heard some stellar bands...including Teenage Head.

    Tman (aka Tim C) · September 9, 2012
  • Fiona L.

    it's legendary.

    Fiona L · July 31, 2012
  • Owen H.

    Anybody booked here is always a safe bet, especially those you've never heard of

    Owen Hurst · June 15, 2012
  • JugnooMe

    This is one of the NXNE 2012 venues in Jugnoo's NXnecessities. Check out for the rest of the NXnecessities.

    JugnooMe · June 11, 2012
  • Andrew Drew D.

    Best venue in Toronto for live music!

    Andrew Drew Durman · May 5, 2012
  • the BREL team

    Legendary dingy live venue has hosted everyone from the Rolling Stones, the Band, Police, Ramones and Willie Nelson to the Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo and Skydiggers. Get drunk & loud.

    the BREL team · March 2, 2012
  • Simon M.

    Free shows every Tuesday night. Swing by Ann's check out some of the best new bands you haven't heard of.

    Simon MacDougall Sadava · January 30, 2012
  • Heather K.

    MUSI Artist Development Launch Party on Jan 13, 2012 at the Horseshoe ft. @tinydanza @caswellmusic @soundoflions and @janesparty! $8, doors at 9. Dont miss this!!

    Heather Kelly · January 6, 2012
  • Maria E.

    Jot your name down on the chalkboard and shoot some pool with the greatest people. Free bands every Tuesday!

    Maria Eva · December 22, 2011
  • Andrew S.

    Hear no evil. Pure beauty.

    Andrew Sutherland · December 7, 2011
  • Lisa

    All the good local bands play here, best place to find new tunes.

    Lisa · November 12, 2011
  • Erik C.

    They don't have Hendricks but that's ok.

    Erik Christensen · November 3, 2011
  • robby

    Shonen Knife from Osaka Japan !!!!! 10/20/11

    robby · October 20, 2011
  • Jen F.

    Because it's legendary

    Jen Fidler · October 19, 2011
  • HMV

    Historic Toronto venue. You must see a show here at least once. Great sound in a small venue.

    HMV · August 27, 2011
  • Last Gang E.

    FREE show Tuesday, Oct 4th w/ San Sebastian to celebrate the release of their new album 'Relations'. for more info

    Last Gang Ent. · August 15, 2011
  • Pierre L.

    Wear your best zebra or cheetah prints

    Pierre Langlois · July 5, 2011
  • Darek ☠ K.

    NXNE is my favorite time to be here.

    Darek ☠ K · June 16, 2011
  • Chris B.

    Unexpectedly good bar service for a live venue. Read more

    Chris Boutet · May 23, 2011
  • Darek ☠ K.

    Shoot some pool with great music.

    Darek ☠ K · April 20, 2011
  • BQMBurger

    Bring your show ticket and get 10% off our great burgers at BQM Diner

    BQMBurger · January 10, 2011
  • Alexandre M.

    Very nice bar to drink with good classic rock bands playing.

    Alexandre Macedo · October 25, 2010
  • Moe L.

    If you're seeing a band in the back, get a pitcher from the back. You can go back and forth.

    Moe Levin · October 17, 2010
  • Jamie O. were here and left checkerprint all over the floor

    Jamie O · October 13, 2010
  • James T.

    War Child Busking 4 Change will be here, Sept 21. People you recognize! Busking! For charity!

    James Topham · September 13, 2010
  • Alan C.

    This former blacksmiths shop built in 1861 has been in operation as a music venue since 1947 and once had actor Dan Ackroyd as a part owner. Acts who have played the ‘Shoe include the Ramones, Talkin

    Alan Cross · August 4, 2010
  • Logan A.

    Wear a cape, no cover

    Logan Aube · August 1, 2010
  • Scott M.

    Hot nuts.

    Scott Matthews · July 22, 2010
  • Ruth H.

    Do not touch anything in the bathrooms. So disusting.

    Ruth Hurst · July 17, 2010
  • alex w.

    dating coach was here!

    alex wayne · June 23, 2010
  • Leanda Q.

    An institution! One of the oldest venues in Toronto...built like a saloon...See a ton of awesome bands here. New music night on Thursdays, free cover. cheap beer. pool table x1 Read more

    Leanda Quinquet · June 18, 2010
  • NXNE

    One of Toronto's most legendary venues. Check out Warpaint, Free Energy, Elliott Brood, Man or Astro-Man, Mudhoney etc etc etc all during NXNE from 06/17/10 - 06/20/10

    NXNE · June 16, 2010

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