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Lee's Palace & The Dance Cave

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Nightclub · Downtown Toronto
529 Bloor St. W. (at Bathurst St.), Toronto ON M5S 1Y5, Canada
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 8:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 PM–11:00 PM
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    Anne D.
    "Favourite concert venue in Toronto."(2 Tips)
    "my favourite venues"(2 Tips)
    Fiona L.
    "Dance Cave plays the best music on Friday nights."(11 Tips)
    Sony Music Canada
    "Dance Cave: cheap drinks, good music (think FTP), huge dancefloor,..."(3 Tips)
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  • paolo f.

    This place is like a cave. But caveman like rock beat. It stinks like old beer and sweat. But the sound system is good. Go here.

    paolo f · 2 weeks ago
  • Cydney B.

    Fun place to dance if you want a fun relaxed environment without the aggressiveness of a real club. Also loved the retro music and decor!

    Cydney Boyington · October 1, 2015
  • Kristina G.

    This is one of my favourite venues in Toronto (also yours if you like climbing 20 flights of stairs to take a piss).

    Kristina Gringogidget · June 9, 2015
  • Cheryl D.

    Is it always slower than snails to get in the door if there is a line up? Oh well Amanda Palmer was worth it.

    Cheryl Duggan · November 26, 2014
  • OJ R.

    Cheap drinks. Bouncers are really rude with people.

    OJ Ramones · November 2, 2014
  • Chris D.

    Great place to see bands play. Bad place to use a washroom.

    Chris Davies · October 11, 2014
  • Dan B.

    If you're stumbling in or out, get the burritos made inside. Also take time to admire the amazing artscape painted on the building.

    Dan Brown · August 7, 2014
  • Norman M.

    Try and grab a spot at the first or second rail. You see everything over the pit.

    Norman McGlashan · August 4, 2014
  • Ohura

    thinkin about heading to #The_Dance_Cave <3

    Ohura · March 9, 2014
  • Diego L.

    Good place to listen music live and also the top floor is a really good dance floor ... Really cool place

    Diego La Manno · October 19, 2013
  • Chris S.

    Great small club be nice to security

    Chris Stewart · October 5, 2013
  • Kate R.

    Cool Man Cool is playing tonight at 9:30, don't miss it!

    Kate Roberts · July 14, 2013
  • Paul B.

    Awesome venue! It's small, intimate and loud!! Great staff slugging out beers and every time I've gone had a blast watching some rock and roll baby!!

    Paul Bergsma · May 16, 2013
  • Chris Z.

    Some great shows here! Tonight @thevalleys (Mtl) and @savages (uk) both really sick acts! (Playing Canadian music week) #cmw #music

    Chris Zacchia · March 24, 2013
  • Canadian Music W.

    Suzie McNeil, Two Hours Traffic, SUUNS and so many more performing for Canadian Music Fest!

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

    Dance cave would be a great dive bar if not for the staff. There are many much better places to enjoy a drink, no need to waste your time here.

    John Black · December 2, 2012
  • plucker

    Used to be one of my favourite venues, until security turned me away for having a point and shoot(!) camera with me. Looks like Sound Academy's camera nazis work here too.

    plucker · November 18, 2012
  • Jonathan L.

    Cheap drinks before Midnight on Mondays, and before 11:30 Thurs. to Sat.

    Jonathan L · October 12, 2012
  • Lucas D.

    Bouncer is nice enough to sell you back confiscated ID for pretty cheap

    Lucas Durand · July 3, 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
  • Eric

    Don't come until past 11 pm or it will be empty

    Eric · May 28, 2012
  • David D.

    Try the dancing.

    David Doel · May 19, 2012
  • The Parlotones M.

    Check out The Parlotones live on June 5! Get your tickets here:

    The Parlotones Manager · April 27, 2012
  • Dan F.

    Dancecave is the best and im26

    Dan Fiander · March 12, 2012
  • Jarvis E.

    Big Fat Burrito outside now :) and this is where Ron Jeremy has been know to go to party - Rock Rock Rock...

    Jarvis Emerald · March 1, 2012
  • Moira F.

    Wear layers; the heat in the bar is tropical, you will be wishing for a tank top and shorts in January

    Moira Fogarty · December 27, 2011
  • Fiona L.

    Dance Cave plays the best music on Friday nights.

    Fiona L · November 16, 2011
  • Lisa

    Lee's is great for shows, many of the best international bands play this venue. The upstairs (Dance Cave) is to be avoided if you are over 19 years old.

    Lisa · November 12, 2011
  • Jen F.

    Iconic store front. Great bands.

    Jen Fidler · October 19, 2011
  • David O.

    Retro with DJ Shannon on Monday nights! Yes you should!

    David Owen · September 11, 2011
  • Michael A.

    The service is awful and their security is like the Gestapo! Terrible place, don't go there!

    Michael A · September 4, 2011
  • Constance C.

    Do pre-drinks at the Labyrinth and walk to Dance cave at 12 during the weekends!

    Constance Chan · June 26, 2011
  • Sony Music Canada

    Dance Cave: cheap drinks, good music (think FTP), huge dancefloor, and even a foosball table! If you're a student, flash your valid student ID and get in for free! Great place to dance your socks off. Read more

    Sony Music Canada · May 31, 2011
  • Ines O.

    Sweet little music venue. You'll have no problems getting a clear view anywhere. See your fav bands here before they make it to the ACCs and Molson Ampitheatres of the world.

    Ines Obtinalla · May 4, 2011
  • Vancouver Sun

    Vancouver's Destroyer (a.k.a. New Pornographers' Dan Bejar's other band) hits Lee's on March 31. Watch his latest video here: Read more

    Vancouver Sun · January 6, 2011
  • Anne D.

    Favourite concert venue in Toronto. Bask in its music-y awesomeness.

    Anne D. · October 9, 2010
  • Darren C.

    Holy shit this place hasn't changed in the last decade!

    Darren Chartier · October 1, 2010
  • NXNE

    Catch Jim Cuddy, Hawksley Workman, Justin Rutledge, Oh Susanna, Japandroids, Wavves, Cold Cave, Avi Buffalo and many many more bands during the NXNE fest. Lee's Lineup is stellar 06/17/10 - /06/20/10

    NXNE · June 16, 2010
  • NXNE

    Catch Jim Cuddy, Hawksley Workman, Justin Rutledge, Oh Susanna, Japandroids, Wavves, Cold Cave, Avi Buffalo and many many more bands during the NXNE fest. Lee's Lineup is stellar 06/17/10-/06/20/10

    NXNE · June 16, 2010
  • Crystal G.

    You here to listen to a rad band? Go to for more auditory pleasure!!

    Crystal Gibson · April 23, 2010
  • Lindsay H.

    CMW can't wait to see think about life

    Lindsay Hutchison · March 13, 2010
  • heidi w.

    Get ye to the front of the concert stage soon.

    heidi wallace · February 12, 2010
  • Meg K.

    No matter how girly you are, don't try to pull off a dress. Jeans and dirty rock tees are the uniform here.

    Meg Kerr · December 10, 2009
  • Michael

    Mission Impossible: Find a loo with working lights AND toilet

    Michael · December 3, 2009
  • Sadie W.

    Go to The Dance Cave, order a drink, and dance the night away! Perfect for a night of fun with a group of friends. However, be sure to watch out for those under-agers! Read more

    Sadie W · December 1, 2009
  • Andrea C.

    The Dodos last night.

    Andrea C · October 18, 2009

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