Best Pick Up Bars in Toronto

Toronto, or ‘Hogtown’ as it is affectionately known, is a lively young city with plenty of action available on the singles scenes for those looking to pick up girls.

Not only does the university provide plenty of women from a wide range of countries but it is also a busy hub for women on a night out from the neighboring cities of Markham, Scarborough, Oakville and Brampton.

The city provides an eclectic choice of nightclubs, pickup bars and pubs for all tastes including sports bars, hip-hop clubs and everything in between. So, if you are looking to pick up girls in Toronto then check out the bars below…

A Guide to Toronto’s Best Pickup Bars

A Guide to Toronto's best pick up bars for meeting women

A Guide to Toronto’s best pick up bars for meeting women

Disclaimer: When we talk about Toronto pickup bars, please note that these bars do not market themselves as places to come and try and hookup with their female customers. (it’s tragic that we’d have to state this, isn’t it?) Please be subtle with your game, gents!

The Libertine

1307 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X8

A popular haunt during the mid-week for professional types looking to let their hair down, The Libertine has a perfectly clandestine setting for getting in the mood.

With a tag-line of ‘Follow the red light’ the atmosphere is charged with expectation. They serve a range of great cocktails and beers at good prices. It’s a friendly place and you should have no trouble picking up a girl here.

Sneaky Dees

431 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1T1

Sneaky Dees is a popular haunt for hipsters and students which means the resulting average age is very much early 20s at this College Street bar.

They run regular entertainment which ranges from retro discos, legends of karaoke, quiz nights and edgy live music. At weekends the place is fit to bursting point with plenty of close-up dancing and things can get steamy; which explains the free water jugs everywhere.

The place has lots of regular faces so be warned about using the same pick-up lines time if you plan to frequent the place.


461 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4

Better known as a restaurant, Brassaii has a great location on King Street and the bar facilitates an easy pick up, particularly mid-week. The cobblestone, courtyard patio draws you into a sophisticated lounge setting that attracts some very good looking women. It’s a classy venue so make sure you dress accordingly to guarantee a pick up.

Madison Avenue Pub

14 Madison Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 2S1

A place for meeting students aged 19-24, the place is also known as Madison House (or the Maddy) and is actually a series of British style pubs inside three interconnecting Victorian houses.

What is there not to like about a set-up like that?

The atmosphere is casual and laid-back and gets really busy mid-week (except during exam time). The women are from all over the world due to the fact that the university attracts so many international students. You could be picking up a Thai or Brazilian girl just as easily as a Canadian.

Weekends are for partying hard and from 10.30pm onwards the complex is thronging with people. With capacity for 2000 people, it’s not hard to see why the venue is referred to as a ‘mega-pub’.

There’s a patio area for people who want to escape the music and six floors of differently styled rooms to enjoy. Prices are very reasonable but there is a $5 cover; however, with a good game you are almost guaranteed to pick up successfully at the Maddy so it’s definitely a price worth paying.


145 John St, Toronto, ON M5V 2E4

Spread over two floors and able to accommodate up to 900 people, the Ballroom is an entertainment venue which offers a range of activities. From ten-pin bowling to air-hockey, ping-pong and foosball there is plenty of things to do besides be a bar-fly.

Having said that, there are four bars you can get attached to as well as two patio areas. It gets very busy from 11.30 onwards and attracts women aged 20-30 and there are plenty to choose from. There is a dance floor which can also get crowded, particularly on Saturday nights. It’s a casual place so you don’t need to dress up.

Luxy Nightclub

60 Interchange Way, Concord, ON L4K 5C3

With a cover charge of $15-20, the Luxy Nightclub is a bit of an investment but one that should pay off handsomely.

It’s a small venue and, because of its proximity to York University, has a lot of international students. The best time to visit is on a Saturday after 10pm. It covers an area of 13,000 ft2 and is decorated in an ultra-contemporary, European style.

The music varies depending on the night you go and any events they are running but it is guaranteed to be loud and get your adrenaline rushing. The girls here are party animals and nights can get pretty wild.

Can you recommend a Toronto pickup bar that we haven’t mentioned above?

Let us know where you like to head for hooking up with the sexiest (and gamest) ladies in Toronto…

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