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Address: 750 College St, Toronto, Ontario M6G 1C4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-588-7800
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21:00 - 03:30
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Fri - Sat 21:00 - 03:30
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The Latin beat beckons one and all -- straight, gay, and otherwise -- to...

The Latin beat beckons one and all -- straight, gay, and otherwise -- to this lively club. If you don't know how to samba, you can pick up the basics at the Friday- and Sunday-night dance lessons, but if you don't learn, no one on the jam-packed dance floor will notice. There's a substantial hetero contingent that comes out just to watch the fabulous drag queens -- and don't be surprised if you encounter a bachelorette party in progress.

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Love to Dance, Got to Rico!

I am not a fan of crowded place and this place was defenitely crowded. It was hot and humid and no AC. Thde drinks were ok and the crowd was very different. I did however, think... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 February 2016
Vic L
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Oahu, Hawaii
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

What a great spot for dancing! great music, not super crowded either. mixed crowed with people just happy to be there! great drag show!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Amazing night with my girls, the drag show at midnight was AWESOME. 15$ Is on the pricier side for cover but its DEFINITELY worth it.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

I am not a fan of crowded place and this place was defenitely crowded. It was hot and humid and no AC. Thde drinks were ok and the crowd was very different. I did however, think thier drag performance was awesome. A mix crowd, gays and staright.

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Thank Vic L
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We had heard good things but reviews were scarce and mixed.... We we're celebrating a friends birthday and had the best time! A lot of small groups, bachelorettes, birthdays... People really dressed up to casual, younger to older, male and female, gay and straight. Very unpretentious. Queens are super friendly and the music playing was awesome!! We had bottle service... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Came here last week although I wasn't sure what to expect given that most of the reviews were pretty dated. The atmosphere was pretty relaxed with very few pretentious Torontonians. Most people there just seemed to want to have a good time. There were two bars: one serving top shelf liquor and the other selling relatively inexpensive drinks. Music cycled... More 

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Thank Lifes_1_Journey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

To sum it up cheap vibe and very very rude staff. When we arrive around midnight there was barely anyone there and no one dancing, just a very cheesy dance competition on the dancefloor. The bartender was extremely rude and actually made fun of my friend for no reason rolling her eyes and talking about her to another customer right... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Fun as hell (which is always great)! Strippers, drag queens, salsa and house music. What more can I say...it was the perfect girl's night out lol

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1 Thank ElieBen
Mississauga, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

people please stay away from this place ans save your money!!! overpriced cover and drinks, very rude staff, and the most boring midnight show. oh and i forgot to mentions this place is all about drug dealers and sex workers on the dance floor, + a lot of fights, so be very careful. there are plenty of better options around... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

The worst night club ever for straight people unless u are a gay or lessbian . I will never go there again . You bring your gf and your gf's friends and for sure you will get in trouble with those 100 single man that they go around as pack of wolf's to hunt a straight sheep . The bar... More 

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1 Thank Elbasani1973
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

very enjoyable!! great music, great fun!! the show at 1230 will always keep you entertained and talking about it for months after

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