Toronto hotspots for a girls’ night out

Would you rather learn to salsa with a handsome stranger or indulge in a night of pampering? There are plenty of ways to spend an evening in the city with your favourite ladies. Grab your BFFs and head to these Toronto hotspots for a great girls’ night.

1 Hotel Toronto

550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

You and your girlfriends will feel on top of the world at this swank rooftop bar, which boasts 360-degree views of the city and a glowing infinity pool. If you’re feeling ultra luxe, book the Girls Night Out package and enjoy luxury accommodations in a double deluxe or king suite, welcome drinks and exclusive access to the rooftop bar. You’ll also appreciate the late checkout, which will give you plenty of time to recuperate the next morning.

Bar 244

44 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C7

Live instrumentalists accompany the DJ at this rowdy Russian-themed bar on Wellington Street. The chic interior features plenty of red and gold accents and plush banquet seating for groups of revelers. Book a private party ahead of time and enjoy interactive vodka tastings in the special vodka cellar. Just don’t blame us if you find yourself doing your best Coyote Ugly dance moves on the top of the bar at the end of the night.

Elmwood Spa

18 Elm St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2E2

Looking for an evening of rest and relaxation with your girlfriends? Visit this urban oasis on Elm Street and treat yourselves to an evening of pampering with the team of trained massage therapists and beauticians. The spa offers complimentary water therapies with most services so you can unwind and catch up while soaking in the whirlpool or detoxifying in the steam room. Stay until 9 p.m. on weekdays (8 p.m. on Saturdays) and then grab a bite at Bangkok Garden next door.

Crews Bar

508 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C8

You’d be forgiven for wigging out on the dance floor at this entertaining drag bar on the Church Wellesley strip. The multi-levelled bar boasts two dance floors, two outdoor patios and one large main stage, which hosts colourful drag shows packed with jaw-dropping dance moves and plenty of glitter. On Saturdays, the divas and dancing go all night long from 6:30 p.m. till late.

Lula Lounge

1585 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1T9

There’s always room on the dance floor at this flamboyant Dundas West lounge specializing in live music and dancing. The venue plays host to some of Toronto’s best salsa and jazz from around the world and offers dinner and dancing packages every Friday and Saturday night. If you’re celebrating a birthday with a group, book the special birthday package, which features a three-course meal, beginner salsa lessons and a night of dancing with a live salsa orchestra.

The Ten Spot

749 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

Get primped and polished with your BFFs at this trendy beauty bar with locations across the downtown core. Here the signature manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing services will leave you feeling party ready. Visit the newly renovated location on Queen West (open until 9 p.m.) and then grab a glass of wine afterwards at one of the nearby bars. The nail bar also offers private parties with the option to BYOB if you apply for a special occasion permit ahead of time.

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