Location
Information
Reviews
Details

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Alcohol,
  • Weekend Brunch All You Can Eat Waffle,
  • Comedy,
  • Live Music,
  • Snack Bar,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
961 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A6
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Verify with Merchant

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

Meet the owner

The Smiling Buddha is a College and Dovercourt bar storied in the music history of Toronto. The venue has hosted countless emerging local music acts for several years. Independent bands — with a tendency towards rock and punk — have flourished within the walls of The Buddha.

“We do a lot of live music — we have live music seven nights a week,” says Lucan Wai, the owner and operator of The Buddha. The bar also offers opportunities for other eclectic types of performers to showcase their acts: “We’ve also branched out, so now we have two comedy shows and we do a monthly poetry event on the last Wednesday of every month.”

The Smiling Buddha offers a snack bar menu for evening shows and a delicious weekend brunch consisting of all-you-can-eat waffles on Saturdays and Sundays for $5.95. The ambience and warmth of the venue makes for an enjoyable weekend visit.

Read the story of Smiling Buddha

Ratings & Reviews - Smiling Buddha

No one has rated or reviewed this business yet!
How would you rate this business?

Get an opinion about this business!

Think your friends might be familiar with this business? Ask your friends on Facebook to see what they think.

Appears in 2 Smart Lists

Editor’s Pick
10 places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Toronto

10 places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Toronto

Channel your inner Bluth family member this Cinco de Mayo, because Smiling Buddha is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Day after Cinco de Cuatro: Arrested Development PARTY. The party includes illusions, a live band, $4.25 tequila shots and $5 margaritas. And, it wouldn’t be a Bluth party without frozen bananas. When: May 5, 8 pm Admission: No cover

View this Smart List
Toronto's best live music bars

Toronto's best live music bars

In a small, understated doorway just east of the Octopus Garden Yoga is a hotspot for local and international indie music, always live and often free. They have two stage areas – one on the main floor and one in the basement – so expect to hear all kinds of sounds, from New York indie pop to Parkdale post punk. The space is divey in the best way – it’s casual but not at all sketchy. It hosts a distinct hipster vibe with a selection of local craft beers and a tempting pint-and-shot-of-whiskey special.

View this Smart List
Contact this business
Close menu