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“If you want good music, this is the place”
Review of The Rex

The Rex
Ranked #274 of 9,375 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
Reviewed January 30, 2018

If you want good jazz, blues, and swing then this is the place. It also has that run-down sense about it that many places in Toronto wish they did. Rex on Rex on Rex...

Thank Siphiwe D
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has daily specials. Food is well prepared and presented. Servings are generous. Servers are warm and friendly as well as professional.

Thank Shelley B
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We loved the afternoon jazz so much we went back for the evening show.

The place was packed on a Saturday afternoon but there was no cover, though the donation bucket is passed round close to the end of the set, and lots of choices for draught beer.

With a 4 piece band and vocalist the traditional jazz was amazing! We came back in the evening just at the end of Justin Bacchus set. He, and his band, were fabulous. They played modern music with a great jazz twist. The main highlight was Brian D's Rythmn Method. There was a $12 cover per person for this performance and it was standing room only. Though this was not our favourite style of jazz you could not help be in awe of the talent.

So great to see a venue with so many artists! Check out their calendar and be sure to pop in for a drink if you are in T.O.

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Thank Helen B
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Magical place where staff is uber nice and live performances are just quality and totally worth your time.
This place has something that draws you in and doesn't let you leave... even if you were only going for a drink or two.

Thank Jessica R
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

The location downtown combined with raw great live jazz is fabulous. The burgers were mellow in temperature and not very tasty. Overall it may be best to go there for beer and music. The music volume inside was really far too loud, so we sat outside (summer, 25 deg C in the evening). That was great. The sound that they played was great to listen to.

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Thank swisswuff
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