Toronto is full of hip, uniquely-themed bars. In a city of delicious food from around the world, great drinks, and an exciting nightlife, bars are constantly trying to distinguishing themselves with retro decor and nostalgia. From video games to Harry Potter, it’s finally cool to be a nerd. Whatever you’re into, Toronto has a bar for you.
Take a step back in time at Toronto’s jukebox
bars. If you’re a fan of Grease
and want an authentic watering hole, there’s nothing like experiencing the nostalgia of dropping a quarter in the slot and picking your favourite tune on the jukebox. For your next “best night ever,” here are Toronto’s best jukebox bars:
Where? 13 Ossington Ave.
Sweaty Betty’s is a west end gem with some of the cheapest drinks you’ll find in the city, an unpretentious crowd, and a great upstairs patio. For low-key drinks with friends or a fun first date, Sweaty Betty’s is the place to be.
The decor is can be described as a cross between Sherlock Holmes’s parlour and a western saloon. The jukebox is the cherry on top, giving this bar a vibe that will quickly make it feel like a second home.
Where? 965 Bloor St. W
Disgraceland is all about the music, with karaoke nights on the regular and a rad jukebox. If you want to meet great people and browse a 5-star selection of vegan comfort food menu at a great price, then check out this Bloor West staple.
The jukebox at Disgraceland has over 1,000 songs, so you’ll undoubtedly find a track that gets the place and your inner 21-year-old moving. The menu has both meat and vegan options, so there’s something for everyone.
Where? 1574 Dundas St. W
Black Dice is a Japanese “rockabilly” bar. When you mix Japanese with anything, it’s going to be awesome, amirite
When the doors open at 7:30 p.m., Black Dice is the destination for the most impressive casual drink you’ve ever had. It’s inspired by 50s era American and British pop culture with a hint of Japanese influence, evidenced in their drink menu (they serve Japanese whiskey, sake, and craft beer). However, you won’t find top 40 music on their jukebox.
Where? 54 Dundas St. E
For the downtown crowd, there’s the Imperial Pub. This Toronto fixture opened in 1944 when it was the Imperial Hotel. The Imperial is more than an old-timey bar, it’s relic of mid-20th century Toronto that refuses to go away.
The late Jack Newman was founded the bar and poured his heart and soul into creating a beloved establishment where the hardworking people of Toronto could relax after a long day. Newman installed the bar’s two jazz jukeboxes in the 50s, both of which are still there today. So, if you want a truly unique experience (and you’re a fan of jazz music), the Imperial Pub is a must.
Where? 229 College St.
We hear that if you drink at Einstein’s, you’ll become a genius...at least that’s what the UofT students told us. Textbooks in hand or not, we’re always down for Einstein’s.
Einstein is a favourite hangout of university students with cheap drinks and great comfort food (try the wings!). The decor is casual with foosball, pinball, ping pong, pool, and a jukebox. If you can’t have fun here, you can’t have fun anywhere!
Low-key pub fare for food, a wide selection of beers, and YOLO-ing UofT students have made the bar a favourite of young and old alike. Save up your quarters and be the jukebox hero of the night with a TouchTunes right by the bar!
The nostalgia of jukebox bars are undeniable and will be loved by generations to come. Jukeboxes are meant to bring people together, and when combined with drinks, food, and friends, is all you need for the perfect night out.
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