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Horseshoe Tavern

370 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A2, Canada
+1 416-598-4753
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An Icon in the city of Toronto

The Horseshoe is a history in the city of Toronto worth checking out, not only for drinks, or... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Petra R
Nice place with a lot of history

I enjoy dive bars, and so the tavern was a fun time. The beer is not super expensive, and there was... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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Local landmark showcasing well-known country and rock bands, including some of international fame.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“great sound” (2 reviews)
“stage” (6 reviews)
“history” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 pm - 2:30 am
370 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A2, Canada
Queen Street and West Queen West
+1 416-598-4753
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Horseshoe is a history in the city of Toronto worth checking out, not only for drinks, or playing pool but to see a concert. Went to see the Pursuit of Happiness, great group, an awesome performance that went well into the night. Super staff...More

Thank Petra R
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I enjoy dive bars, and so the tavern was a fun time. The beer is not super expensive, and there was some live music happening on the stage in the back, but it was very sparse. It has some nice nooks and crannies in which...More

Thank FlavourSeeker
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Horseshoe is a famous music bar. It works hard to preserve its "smells like an armpit" status. Great music, the beer isn't overpriced, staff understand the history they're standing in. A mandatory stop for all music fans.

Thank PMC456
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Each and every time I go up to Toronto I try to make it a point to stop in at the Horseshoe Tavern for at least one drink and a giggle at the Hot Nuts. I have yet to see a show there, but service...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

A few outside tables, busy shopping street right outside of china town area. Quiet bar, great service, nice place to stop and rest with a drink.

Thank al_spa
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in last Friday and the first 4 drafts I requested while looking at their taps had the same response....."Don't have that". I was told I'd have to leave if my 5th request was also out of stock. Sad joke before the bartender said last...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A really cool venue and a great location for a fun night of music. Was here to see Greg Graffin and the place was packed. The sound is really good and you can see from everywhere in the venue. The reasonable drink prices make for...More

Thank Viper8700
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stopped in here after dinner on Spadina as it was the only place within walking distance open. We were greeted in a very odd manner by the doorman who seemed to be quite intoxicated. He first asked us if we had been drinking anywhere...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Had to visit this iconic watering hole and music venue during my visit to Toronto. Wished I could have stayed longer. Michele was an engaging hostess and very kindly offered to take a photo of us onstage.

1  Thank Hippyhooker
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Best show ever...Foy Vance! Just saw the Rheostatics...great band! The Horseshoe is the place! Lots of memorabilia on the walls, pool table, and access to the fast food outlet next door for snacks.

Thank Katbaloou
Queen Street and West Queen West
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10 December 2016|
Response from PeterDCanada | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several city parking lots...